Archaeology in the Palm of Your Hand

New technologies are redefining how archaeologists share the past with the present.  The thrill of discovery, our methodologies and interpretations, and the need to preserve vital, irreplaceable resources – we struggle every day with the challenge of communicating these concepts to the public.  The Fairfield Foundation launched a new initiative in 2017 to tackle some of these issues using drones, […]

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SenseFly Takes Drone Flight to next Level with EMotion 3.5

The company’s acclaimed software—supplied with every senseFly drone—now 
includes CN and ES language support, integration with Agisoft PhotoScan, improved 
resume mission functionality and a new live air traffic data option Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, March 26, 2018: senseFly, the world’s first-choice producer of professional mapping drones, and a Parrot Group company, today released a groundbreaking new version of its industry-acclaimed flight and […]

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VIAMETRIS Chooses Ellipse-D System to Equip New Backpack

March 28th2018, Carrières-sur-Seine, France – 2018 VIAMETRIS , specialist of SLAM-based mobile scanning systems, completes its product range with a backpack-based scanning system called the “bMS3D-360”. The company continues to rely on SBG Systems’ expertise in inertial navigation by integrating the Ellipse2-D, an inertial navigation system with embedded RTK GNSS receiver. VIAMETRIS has been developing SLAM-based scanning systems for more […]

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Cepton Announces Next-Generation LiDAR Solution for Autonomous Vehicles

High Performance, Low Power, Cost Effective Vista LiDAR Available Today San Jose, Calif. – March 27, 2018 – Cepton Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of 3D LiDAR solutions for automotive, industrial and mapping applications, today announced its Vista LiDAR product at the annual NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference, and immediate availability for the autonomous vehicle market. The Vista LiDAR sensor presents […]

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Quantum Spatial – Setting the Standard

Background Russ Faux is currently Sr. Vice President for Growth Initiatives at Quantum Spatial, Inc. He has spent most of his 30-year career working with some form of airborne remote sensing and geospatial technologies. In 1998, he founded a small remote sensing company named Watershed Sciences, Inc. (WSI) that focused on water resource applications using thermal infrared imagery and newly […]

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Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference and Awards Gala to be Held in London, Oct. 15-18

Annual Conference Brings Together Global Leaders in Infrastructure Design, Construction, and Operations to Learn Best Practices for Going Digital EXTON, Pa. — March 20, 2018 — Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced that the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference will be held Oct. 15 through 18 in London at the […]

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Col-East Inventories Salt Piles from the Air Each Winter in Preparation for Snowy Weather

NORTH ADAMS, Massachusetts, 20 March 2018 – Surveying and Mapping Consultants Inc. (SMC) of Braintree, Mass., has teamed with Col-East International Ltd. for the past 12 years to monitor inventories of salt that will be applied to snowy Northeast roadways every winter. Col-East captures the inventory data safely and accurately using high-resolution aerial imagery. “Thousands of tons of salt are used to […]

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Global Mapper and LiDAR Module SDK v19.1 Now Available with New 3D Mesh Generation Capabilities

Hallowell, Maine – March 20, 2017 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 19.1 of the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) along with the accompanying LiDAR Module SDK. Incorporating many of the enhancements that were introduced in the recently released desktop version of the software, this powerful developer’s toolkit provides software engineers with […]

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New SR3 underground laser scanner from Maptek

March 20, 2018 New SR3 underground laser scanner from Maptek Whether for general underground survey or detailed geological face mapping, few understand the mine survey challenge like Maptek. Which is why the new Maptek I-Site SR3 600-metre range laser scanner is destined to become the mine measurement standard for underground operations. The SR3 follows the extra long range XR3 and […]

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Orbit GT releases 3D Mapping Content Manager v18

Lokeren, Belgium, March 14, 2018 Orbit GT is happy to release the new 3D Mapping Content Manager v18. “The Content Manager is arguably the most unique yet extremely powerful product in our 3D Mapping portfolio,”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “As version 18 bundles all the expertise and technology to support the various types of 3D mapping techniques, […]

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New bMS3D-360: the first Backpack Mobile Scanning System including panoramic camera

France – March 12, 2018 – Viametris, a leader in mobile scanning technology launches its industry leading bMS3D backpack mobile scanning system embedding a 360° camera. “Users of mobile scanning systems know how difficult it is to cover an entire city with this kind of system and how complex the completeness is” says Jerome Ninot, Founder of VIAMETRIS. Narrow streets […]

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Hexagon acquires AGTEK, a leading software solutions provider to the civil construction industry

Hexagon

Hexagon AB, a leading global provider of information technology solutions, announced today the acquisition of AGTEK, a leading US based software company specialising in planning and productivity solutions for the heavy civil construction industry. With headquarters in Livermore, California, AGTEK is the pioneer of 3D takeoff (cost estimation) software for civil construction and the developer of the widely used Earthwork […]

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VRMesh v10.0 Released With a New Construction Module

Seattle, WA – March 14th, 2018 – VirtualGrid is pleased to announce the availability of VRMesh v10.0, the latest version of its powerful 3D point cloud and mesh processing software. VRMesh is best known for its unique point cloud classification method, extensive feature extraction functions, and accurate triangular meshing capabilities. This new release has added another exciting construction module that […]

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StructionSite Acquires Construction QA/QC Pioneer Rithm

Best-in-class construction monitoring and inspection software joins forces with industry-leading 360 photo and video provider. SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) March 12, 2018 StructionSite Inc., industry-leading 360 photo and video documentation platform, has acquired Rithm LLC, a leader and pioneer in 3D laser scanning for construction QA/QC. The combination promises to provide project teams a unified platform that manages all types of […]

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SSI: Investing in 3D Technology

Background Andrew Semenchuk was an early adopter of laser scanning technology. As a professional surveyor, licensed in multiple states, he has over twenty years of experience in the transportation industry. Andy served for 15 years in state government and held the position of Automation Specialist where he was responsible for developing and successfully operating the first statewide CORS network and […]

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Bentley Systems – Call for Submissions 2018 Awards for Going Digital: Advancements in Infrastructure

Winners to be Selected and Announced at the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference in London EXTON, Pa., U.S.A. – March 7, 2018 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced its call for submissions to the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards program. The awards, which are judged by independent juries of industry experts, recognize infrastructure projects for digital innovations that […]

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Velodyne LiDAR Showcases Everything You Need to Know About the Future of Roadway Safety

LiDAR 101: Getting You Home Safely and Advancing Roadway Safety Through Autonomous Technology SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Imagine a world in which roadway safety is no longer a dream of the future, but an everyday lived reality. That world starts now. That day starts today. Velodyne LiDAR, the world leader in LiDAR sensors, has answered the challenge of making this world […]

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TREKK Design Group Acquires Mobile LiDAR Firm Terrametrix, Inc.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City-based civil engineering firm, TREKK Design Group, LLC, (TREKK) has acquired Terrametrix, Inc., a mobile LiDAR provider based in Omaha, Nebraska. Founded in 2008, Terrametrix provides mobile LiDAR survey technology to clients across the country. LiDAR, which stands for light detection and ranging, uses laser scanning and navigation to provide safe and efficient survey-grade data […]

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SPAR 3D Expo & Conference Announces 2018 Education Program

Anaheim, March 5, 2018 – The conference program for SPAR 3D Expo & Conference, the premier international event for the application of 3D technology in industry, has been finalized. The highly anticipated program, organized by conference planners and an Advisory Board comprised of 15 industry experts, includes 24 product previews and 48 sessions made up of keynote presentations, plenaries, 101-tracks, […]

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