Blue Marble to Showcase the Latest Innovations in Blue Marble Technology at the ISPRS Congress

Hallowell, Maine – July 6, 2016 – Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting and delivering a LiDAR workshop at the upcoming International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) XXIII Congress in Prague, Czech Republic. This quadrennial event brings together thousands of specialists in photogrammetry, remote sensing, and spatial information science from throughout the […]

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Global Mapper SDK v17.2 Released with New and Improved Functionality for Software Developers

Hallowell, Maine – June 8, 2016 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 17.2 of the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) along with the Global Mapper LiDAR Module SDK. The latest upgrade to this powerful developer’s toolkit comes shortly after the latest release of the standard version of Global Mapper and incorporates […]

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Merging Terrestrial and Hydrographic Scanning

Background Back in the late 1980’s John F. Sawyer saw the need for a surveying services company that could provide accurate hydrographic surveying and quantity calculations. Mr. Sawyer had a background in dredging and in 1989 Arc Surveying and Mapping (Arc) was born. The company is family – owned and operated with three brothers running the day – to – […]

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SITECO Enters the UAV Market With Sky-Scanner

30 May, 2016, Bologna, Italy – Siteco Informatica S.R.L has launched their new high performance Sky-ScannerLiDAR and image data collection system for UAV’s. In development since early 2015, the Sky-Scanner has already exceeded all performance expectations on the DJI-S1000 and DJI Matrice-600 airborne platforms.   The development project was spearheaded in collaboration with: LTS, a high-tech survey Company headquartered in […]

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Tying Data Together

The LiDAR profession continues to evolve and with evolution comes new solutions, innovation and analytics which causes the provider of data to evaluate the best solution for the application. Merrick & Company uses most every remote sensing technology to provide solutions to most mapping applications. One of the more challenging aspects of combining technologies is making all the data fit […]

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Merrick Awarded Contract with Southern Nevada Water Authority

April 28, 2017 – COLORADO – Merrick & Company was recently awarded a contract through the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) to provide high-resolution LiDAR services in support of the water agency’s most successful water conservation program, known as the Water Smart Landscape (WSL) program. The high-resolution LiDAR data will be collected as part of the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) […]

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Global Mapper SDK v17.1 Released with Updates and Performance Improvements throughout the Toolkit

Hallowell, Maine – March 31, 2016 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 17.1 of the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) along with the Global Mapper LiDAR Module SDK. This update, released in conjunction with version 17.1 of the standard version of Global Mapper, includes numerous performance improvements, new and improved functionality, […]

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Solution-Based Remote Sensing Analytics

Solution-based mapping for a variety of applications has become predominate over the last five years as a result of advancing technology and the need to provide solutions with a variety of sensors for a given application. Merrick & Co. has been applying a variety of mapping technologies to address these applications. They include but are not limited to positive train […]

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ILMF 2016 hits record number of attendees and re-signs 51% of exhibit floor for 2017 event

March 4, 2016 (Portland, Maine) –  The 2016 International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF), held last week, February 22-24 in Denver, boasted a record 908 attendees, as well as a sold out exhibit floor with more than 65 leading metric mapping solutions providers. Hundreds of professionals from the LiDAR community convened at the event to learn about the latest advances in […]

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uGRIDD Releases Feature Extraction Function in uPANO

uGRIDD Corporation announced its release of a new feature built-in its popular LiDAR data viewer, uPANO. This feature will offer uGRIDD customers an easy to use and low cost web-based tool to extract XYZ coordinates directly from uPANO, a proprietary panoramic viewing interface for LiDAR data, panoramic photo and 3D CAD/BIM models.   LiDAR data, typically captured by terrestrial, mobile […]

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Birdview — Accelerating Growth with a Phase One Camera and LIDAR

Introduction: Established in 2007, Birdview Srl. is an Italian aerial data acquisition company that specializes in power line inspection. Their main office is in the north of the country, where they operate with nine employees and service Italian and international utility providers. The missions are typically flown with helicopters and are meant to assist utility companies to control and maintain […]

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New YellowScan Surveyor: World’s lightest and most accurate LiDAR solution for Civil Engineering & Mining professionals

Denver, CO, USA – February 22, 2016 – YellowScan is pleased to announce the global launch of its new LiDAR UAS surveying solution with highest accuracy and most dense geo-referenced point cloud data: 3cm accuracy – 300 000 shots/s – 1.5 kg R&D development for the YellowScan Surveyor solution started in early 2015 with the same philosophy and technology foundation […]

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RIEGL and Aeroscout Announce Strategic Partnership!

RIEGL and Aeroscout have worked closely for many years. As a pioneer in the UAV LiDAR field, Aeroscout has integrated RIEGL scanners into many of their systems. In 2016, RIEGL and Aeroscout strengthened their long-standing business relationship by entering into a strategic partnership, which both companies expect to benefit their technological exchange and input for future development of highly advanced […]

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Global Mapper LiDAR Module 17.1 Released with New Custom Feature Extraction Tool

Hallowell, Maine – February 16, 2016 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of an update to the Global Mapper LiDAR Module. Offered in conjunction with the recent release of Global Mapper version 17.1, Blue Marble’s renowned GIS software, the latest edition of the module includes numerous functional enhancements and performance improvements that have been […]

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Where Are We With Feature Extraction?

Feature extraction and automated feature extraction were the main topics of discussion at conferences and during presentations about five years ago. Now, focal plane LiDAR and UAV’s are all the buzz. Feature extraction is still a vital part of what we do and are trying to do better. Where are we with feature extraction and how have we progressed? Companies […]

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Teledyne Optech lidar approved for use in OSIRIS-REx asteroid mission

January 12, 2016 — Teledyne Optech is pleased to announce that NASA, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), and York University have approved the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter (OLA) designed by scientists and engineers from Teledyne Optech and built by MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA). The OLA is now being prepared for installation aboard the Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft.   […]

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GEOCUE Announces Release Of LP360 2015.1

Huntsville, AL – GeoCue Group is pleased to announce the latest release of LP360. Available both as an add-in to ArcGIS® and as a standalone 64 bit application, LP360 is the world’s most powerful and popular LIDAR extension for the ESRI environment. This release (2015.1.76) includes many feature updates as well as new tools aimed at improving our users’ ability […]

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LizardTech to Exhibit at Texas GIS Forum

SEATTLE, Wash. — Oct. 23, 2015 — LizardTech®, the creator of MrSID® and provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, announced today it will exhibit at the Texas GIS Forum in booth number 114 Oct. 26-29, 2015 at the Commons Learning Center at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus in Austin, TX.   At the forum, LizardTech will […]

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Global Mapper LiDAR Module V17 Released with New Noise Filtering and Power Line Extraction Tools

Hallowell, Maine – October 20, 2015 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of an update to the Global Mapper LiDAR Module. Offered in conjunction with the recent release of Global Mapper version 17, Blue Marble’s renowned GIS software, the latest edition of the module includes numerous functional enhancements and performance improvements that have been […]

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The Opportunity to Automate Quality Control

Author:  John M. Russo, AIA If you haven’t noticed there are a lot more people jumping into the laser scanning business lately.  Perhaps this is due to scanner prices dropping, or maybe it’s because the software is making it easier to process the data.  Maybe the growth of the market is just creating a lot of opportunity. Many of the […]

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BioVectra Success Story

Industrial Plant Renovation and Spatial Accuracy Like any process industry installation, pharmaceutical facilities are complex and difficult to renovate and pose serious challenges for design consultants. 2D as-built drawings, if even available, don’t adequately communicate the spatial information needed to design in an environment that demands high accuracy and tight tolerances. SDMM’s 3D laser scanning delivers reliable data on existing […]

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The Power of Lidar

I have written about this discovery, but this is the first time that the “story behind the story” has been reported. A film maker by the name of Steve Elkins has been looking for the Lost city of the Monkey God for the past twenty years without any success But he never gave up. In 2010 he read an article […]

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Laser Scanning Technology & The Kuwait Cultural Center: 3d Measurement in Real Time Proves Essential.

The Kuwaiti Cultural Center, currently under construction in Kuwait City, is intended to become the icon for the country and the entire region. It’s composed of 4 separate structures that are all free form in design and cladded in titanium. There is literally nothing like it in the world. The challenge the building envelope contractor, BEMO International, had was to […]

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