Rolling Shutter Effect Important in UAV Photogrammetry

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Many are not aware that photographs taken with a UAV are subject to the rolling shutter effect. (Be sure to watch the video at the end for great visual explanation.) The main disadvantage of UAV photogrammetry is that it uses non-metric cameras. These cameras have low-quality movable lenses, a small focal length, and most have a CMOS sensor with an […]

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Lincoln Laboratory Assesses Destruction in Puerto Rico

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Lincoln Laboratory team’s lidar data will allow FEMA to be better prepared if another hurricane strikes the island. by Rowena Lindsay In the wake of a disaster, responding agencies need to assess damage quickly in order to figure out where to focus their efforts and where debris might block rescue crews. Adam Norige, associate leader of MIT Lincoln Laboratory’s Humanitarian […]

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Siemens and Bentley Strengthen Strategic Alliance

Successful strategic alliance with Siemens and Bentley Systems, which started in 2016, to be further expanded Joint investment initiative extended by an additional €50 million, totaling €100 million Ambition to further accelerate joint business In the companies’ latest Alliance Board meeting, Bentley Systems and Siemens decided to further strengthen their strategic alliance. The two companies have decided to extend their […]

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Easier Access to Innovative Railways Surveying Solutions +

New distribution agreement for the US and Canada market provides easier access to innovative railways surveying solutions and factory-certified service Amberg Technologies, the world’s leading specialist for innovative and user-friendly surveying solutions, today announced that Hexagon’s Geosystems division has been appointed to distribute and support the complete range of Amberg Technologies rail surveying products and services in order to further […]

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Quantum Spatial Supports Lidar Data Acquisition for USGS

Public and Private-Sector Coalitions Awarded 3DEP Funds through Annual Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), Which Opens August 31 St. Petersburg, Florida – August 21, 2018 – Quantum Spatial, Inc. (QSI), the nation’s largest independent geospatial data firm, announced that it is currently working on more than two dozen Lidar collection projects designed to address the country’s need for high-quality topographic data […]

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Maximilian Boosfeld on Wingtra VTOL UAS

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Wingtra is the world’s leading producer of vertical take-off and landing – VTOL drones. The Early Years Wingtra Founder and CEO Maximilian Boosfeld was studying Mechanical Engineering at one of the top science schools in the world, ETH Zurich. (As evidence of the claim, Albert Einstein graduated from the same university.) During the studies he met many truly smart people. […]

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Bluesky Captures First Ultra High Resolution Aerial Survey Images of Dublin

Leicestershire, 14 August 2018 – Aerial mapping company Bluesky Ireland has captured the first ever 12.5 centimetre resolution aerial photography coverage of the whole of the Greater Dublin area. Covering a total of 1,850 square kilometres the imagery is so detailed road markings, street furniture and property boundaries are all easily visible and is accurate for use in Geographical Information […]

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RealWorld Engineering Consultants Created 3D GIS Models

Bentley’s ContextCapture Improved Collaboration to Save 90 Percent of Total Project Time for RealWorld Engineering Consultants Modeling New Taipei City New Taipei City is a special municipality in Taipei and the most populous city in Taiwan. The city includes a stretch of the island’s coastline and surrounds the Taipei Basin. Known as Taipei County before its upgrade in 2010, the […]

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GEO Business 2019: Over 70% of Exhibitors Re-booked

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GEO Business 2019 – the UK’s largest geospatial exhibition and conference, is well on track for another record-breaking show when it returns to the Business Design Centre, in London, on 21-22 May 2019. The vast majority of exhibitors re-booked their stands within 2 weeks of the launch date, and now the GEO Business team welcomes new exhibitors to join the […]

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Orbit GT and CompassData Inc., USA, sign Reseller Agreement

Lokeren, Belgium, August 9th, 2018 “We’re very pleased to announce that CompassData is joining the global Orbit GT family”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “CompassData is a well respected company with great knowledge and experience in reality capture and 3D mapping. We’re thrilled to start co-operation and jointly bring growing success to the customer.” “We are honored to […]

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Speakers Announced for USIBD’s 2018 Symposium, in conjunction with BIMForum

September 24 – 24 2018 The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV Tustin, CA, August 09, 2018: The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation is pleased to announce the initial presentations for USIBD’s sessions at the combined Symposium/BIMForum in September. Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Afternoon Sessions: “Building Documentation in Use: Measuring the impact of BIM as an FM solution” – George Broadbent, Autodesk […]

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LeddarTech Delivers First LCA2 LiDAR Chips to Automotive Partners

Samples and evaluation kits of industry’s first 3D SSL system-on-chip ships to first partners for autonomous driving applications QUEBEC CITY, August 9th, 2018 – LeddarTech has delivered the first A-samples of its LeddarCore LCA2 system-on-chip (SoC) to select automotive partners, which will be publicly disclosed at a later date this year. The LCA2 is the autonomous vehicle industry’s first 3D […]

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RIEGL Is Proud to Be a Founding Member of the World Geospatial Industry Council!

In a historic development, worldwide geospatial industry leaders have come together to announce the formation of the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC). The official announcement and introduction of the council was made on August 1, 2018 at the 8th session of the UN-GGIM (United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management) by Jack Dangermond, Founder and CEO of Esri and Chairman of WGIC. […]

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Blue Marble Geographics Announces Dynamic Speakers for Upcoming User Conference in Maine

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08/8/2018 Hallowell, Maine – August 8, 2018 – Blue Marble Geographics today announced the keynote speakers for its 25th anniversary Blue Marble User Conference (BMUC) as it made plans to welcome several of its international partners to this Maine-hosted event. Scheduled to take place on September 21st in Portland, the conference will feature Ron Chapple, cinematographer and CEO of Aerial […]

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World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) Launched at UNGGIM

Press Release: 7 August 2018 World Geospatial Industry Council Donauweg 10, 1043 AJ, Amsterdam The Netherlands Amsterdam: In a landmark development, geospatial industry leaders from across the world came together to announce the formation of the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC). The announcement was made on August 1, 2018 at the 8th session of the UN-GGIM (United Nations Global Geospatial […]

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Latest Software Release from Maptek Supports 19,000 Vulcan Users

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8 August 2018 New and enhanced features in Maptek Vulcan 11 target the productivity and efficiency gains that operations desire as mining activity ramps up. The enduring relationship between Maptek and 19,000 Vulcan users is maintained through continuous improvement in our software functionality and performance, underpinned by technical know-how and professional support. Miners are hard-pressed to find a more […]

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Bentley Systems Announces Finalists in the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards Program

 EXTON, Pa. – August 7, 2018 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced the finalists in the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards program. The annual awards program honors the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world. Twelve independent jury panels of distinguished industry […]

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MAPPS 2018 Summer Meeting Echoes a Call to Action and Business Networking

The 2018 MAPPS Annual Summer Meeting recently ended with an engaging panel discussion and a “call to action” for members to continue their involvement in the legislative process. Members must remain diligent by actively participating in events that promote and create policy that is in the best interest of the geospatial community and public. As President Brian Raber of Merrick […]

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Technology Manifesto for the 3D Built Environment

(Editor Note – The first two parts of the Technology Manifesto were published on the Lidar News In the Scan blog during July. Those have been included here along with a third and final portion making this the complete article.) Introduction It’s quite a long title that has evolved over the years. I guess you could say I have been thinking about […]

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