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Velodyne Lidar Calls for Action to Improve Pedestrian Safety

New Velodyne White Paper Shows How Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Can be Improved to Reduce Nighttime Dangers to Pedestrians SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR) today published a white paper that calls for independent performance testing of driver assistance systems to be expanded to include dark nighttime scenarios. The change would address a gap in current testing protocols […]

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Bentley Announces Winners in Infrastructure 2020 Awards

Bentley Systems Announces Winners of Year in Infrastructure 2020 Awards EXTON, Pa. – October 21, 2020 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, (Nasdaq: BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, has announced the winners of the Year in Infrastructure 2020 Awards. The annual awards program honors the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing design, construction, and operations of infrastructure throughout the world. Sixteen independent jury panels selected the 57 finalists from over […]

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SBG to release virtual base station feature in Qinertia…

SBG Systems to release the virtual base station feature in Qinertia, its in-house post-processing software Carrières-sur-seine, October 20th, 2020 – SBG Systems releases the Virtual Base Station feature in its in-house post-processing software called Qinertia. Geospatial professionals benefit from an optimal centimetric position accuracy in all their projects, even for corridor mapping and in poorly covered RTK areas. Qinertia is […]

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Cohesive Companies – Acquisition of PCSG

The Cohesive Companies Announces the Acquisition of Professional Construction Strategies Group Ltd. (PCSG)  Will expand digital twin advisory services globally and across infrastructure sectors  EXTON, Pa. – October 19, 2020 – The Cohesive Companies, a digital integrator investment of the Acceleration Fund of Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq: BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced its acquisition of Professional Construction Strategies […]

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Bentley Systems expands alliance with Microsoft
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Bentley Systems Expands Alliance with Microsoft to Accelerate Infrastructure Digital Twin Innovations Companies will deliver and scale advancements for urban planning and smart cities REDMOND, Wash., and EXTON, Penn. — Oct. 19, 2020 — Bentley Systems (Nasdaq: BSY) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) on Monday announced an expansion of a strategic alliance focused on advancing infrastructure for smart city urban planning and smart […]

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USGIF Path to Industry Certification: High School Industry Geospatial..

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USGIF Path to Industry Certification: High School Industry Geospatial Intelligence Credentialing The USGIF High School Industry Geospatial Intelligence Credentialing initiative encourages high school students to pursue a GEOINT industry credential while pursuing a high school diploma Herndon, Virginia (October 19, 2020)—The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) partnered with Gateway Global American Youth and Business Alliance Academies Inc. (AYBAA), an […]

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Shell Deepwater Selects Bentley’s iTwin for Project Delivery

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Shell Deepwater Selects Bentley’s iTwin Platform for Project Delivery Bentley invests in FutureOn for subsea planning, engineering and visibility EXTON, Pa. – October 16, 2020 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure today announced that Shell’s Deepwater business has selected Bentley’s digital […]

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Velodyne – World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology Agenda

Velodyne Lidar Announces World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology Agenda Free Virtual Event Promotes How AVs and ADAS Advance Safety and Safe Communities SAN JOSE, Calif. (October 14, 2020) – Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR) today announced the agenda for the third annual World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology (WSS) that will address vehicle autonomy and advanced driver assistance systems on roadways and […]

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Laser Scanning Helps High-Tech Retailer Open New Store One Month Early

Laser Scanning Helps High-Tech Retailer Open New Store One Month Early    (Southlake, TX; October 15, 2020) — A popular high-tech retailer recently utilized NVision Inc.’s Long Range Scanning/Measurement services to reduce by one full month the time and cost of expanding its business into a newly vacated space. Southlake, Texas-based NVision used its Long-Range Scanning system–designed to scan large […]

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Should Your Business Invest in Drone Photogrammetry?

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 Should Your Business Invest in Drone Photogrammetry? Rome, NY- Drone Surveying technology is become more widespread in surveying, engineering, and construction industries.  Volumetric measurement, topographic mapping, progress tracking and pre-construction survey are just a few of the applications where drone photogrammetry can provide much more efficient results. Therefore, many businesses in these industries are no longer asking if they should […]

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Velodyne Lidar Announces Sales Agreement with Baidu

Velodyne Lidar Announces Three-Year Sales Agreement with Baidu SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR) today announced a three-year sales agreement with Baidu for its Alpha Prime™ lidar sensors. The Alpha Prime sensors will be utilized for autonomous applications. Velodyne’s low-cost, high-scale manufacturing delivers attractive pricing for Baidu and its Apollo partners. Baidu and Baidu’s Apollo program, an open-source autonomous vehicle software […]

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Versatile Mobile LiDAR Changes the Game for Bowman Consulting

Versatile Mobile LiDAR Changes the Game for Bowman Consulting Lidar News recently had the opportunity to interview Seth Gulich, Florida LiDAR and UAS Manager for Bowman Consulting about their investment in drones, lidar and 3D laser scanning.  Can you please provide a brief overview of your professional background and experience with 3D laser scanning/lidar technology, as well as a brief […]

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SimActive Develops New Workflow for Faster Processing of Large Projects

SimActive Develops New Workflow for Faster Processing of Large Projects  Montreal, Canada, October 13th, 2020 – SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, announces a new workflow to accelerate processing of large projects.  These can comprise several tens of thousands of images, which can now be collected very quickly using today’s commercial drones. The new workflow allows hardware resources […]

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Leica Geosystems continues airborne hybrid road map with latest modular sensor offering

Leica TerrainMapper-2 integrates LiDAR and imaging for regional mapping projects and offers simple upgrade path to oblique imaging system (Heerbrugg, Switzerland, 13 October 2020) – Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, today introduced the Leica TerrainMapper-2, the latest solution in the company’s hybrid sensor road map that integrates LiDAR and image capture technology in airborne sensors and allows users to collect more data […]

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Bluesky Funds University study of LiDAR for Detailed Tree Analysis

Bluesky Funds University of Leicester Study into use of LiDAR for Detailed Tree Analysis Leicestershire, UK, 12 October 2020 – Bluesky International is partnering with the UK’s University of Leicester to co-fund an advanced postgraduate degree study into the use of LiDAR, machine learning and artificial intelligence to create citywide maps of trees enriched with new levels of information. A […]

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SBG Systems supports Education with IMU, AHRS, INS/GNSS…

SBG Systems supports Education with IMU, AHRS, INS/GNSS, and PPK Software Carrières-sur-Seine, France, October 6th, 2020 – SBG Systems is highly involved in supporting future engineers in their challenges and skill learning. The company has built a specific program to sponsor student teams participating in competitions as well as specific discount to Universities and Research Centers on inertial sensors and […]

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Aethon Aerial Solutions and Flight Evolved merge …

Aethon Aerial Solutions and Flight Evolved merge to address asset inspection requirements for utilities. Toronto, Ontario & San Diego, California, September 30, 2020 – Aethon Aerial Solutions and Flight Evolved announce they have, with an investment from Copley Equity Partners, merged to create the most technologically advanced aerial inspection company dedicated to asset management for utilities in North America. By […]

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Saddleback Surveys, Inc. Gets Big Returns with Lidar

Lidar News recently had the opportunity to interview Kathie and Rick Tetreault, the founders of Saddleback Surveys, based in Irvine, CA about their investment in Lidar and 3D laser scanning. Here are their valuable insights. Can you please provide a brief overview of your professional background and experience with 3D laser scanning/lidar technology, as well as a brief history of […]

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USGIF Announces First-Ever Student Diversity Awards and…

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USGIF Announces First-Ever Student Diversity Awards and Best Student Poster Award Three outstanding students recognized for academic excellence in the geospatial intelligence community Herndon, Virginia(October 2, 2020)—The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) awarded three student awards, including two new diversity awards, during the GEOINTegration Summit.  The two new diversity awards, $500 each, were sponsored by Dr. Tim Walton, in […]

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6 months free + unlimited post-processing for any purchase of a high-performance INS

Promotional Offer: Speed up your projects with 6 months free and unlimited post-processing for any purchase of a high-performance INS Carrières-sur-Seine, June 22nd 2020 – SBG Systems to announce a promotional offer consisting in a free 6-month post-processing license of SBG Systems’ Qinertia PPK software for the purchase of a High Performance SBG inertial navigation system. The offer applies from […]

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USGIF Recognizes Individuals for Their Years of Service

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USGIF Recognizes Individuals for Their Years of Service   Five GEOINT professionals awarded for their leadership and commitment to GEOINT Herndon, Virginia (September 30, 2020)— During the 2020 GEOINTegration Summit the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) recognized five GEOINT professionals who exemplify  leadership and commitment to the geospatial tradecraft, education, professional development, scholarly pursuits, and mentorship.  The winners were nominated […]

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WildTrack wins AUVSI XCELLENCE Humanitarian Award

WildTrack wins AUVSI XCELLENCE Humanitarian Award for pioneering conservation project using senseFly drones CHESEAUX-SUR-LAUSANNE, Switzerland, 30 September 2020 – WildTrack, a non-profit organization dedicated to non-invasive wildlife monitoring and conservation, has today been awarded a prestigious AUVSI XCELLENCE Humanitarian Award. The organization won for pairing its Footprint Identification Technique (FIT) in JMP software with high-resolution drone imagery captured using senseFly […]

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NV5 Awarded $28 Million in Geospatial Contracts to Support…

NV5 Awarded $28 Million in Geospatial Contracts to Support U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Geological Survey HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Sept. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NV5 Global, Inc. (the “Company” or “NV5”) (Nasdaq: NVEE), a provider of compliance, technology, and engineering consulting solutions, announced today that its subsidiary, Quantum Spatial, Inc. (“Quantum Spatial”), North America’s largest geospatial services firm, has been awarded contracts totaling $28 million to support […]

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