Orbit GT to exhibit and present at Esri’s Imaging and Mapping Forum, San Diego

Orbit GeoSpatial Technologies will exhibit and present at Esri’s specialized pre-UC conference Imaging and Mapping Forum, San Diego. “Our seamless integrations throughout the Esri platform opens up powerful and efficient use of vast resources, such as huge volumes of Mobile Mapping, Oblique or UAS content”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “The Image Mapping Forum is a great place […]

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Rescue-Scanning in Zanzibar

The tropical island of Zanzibar on Africa’s East Coast, the embodiment of exotic dreams and a reminder of the largely lost world of Indian Ocean trade is still trying to hold onto its history and its Swahili culture. Stone Town, the historical part of Zanzibar’s main city, with its colourful shops and crowded markets, its unique architecture, its narrow lanes […]

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Pivot or Persevere?

Eco3D has been a laser scanning service provider for the last 7 years, growing to 50+ full-time employees with offices in Phoenix, New York, and Utah. All we do is laser scanning, 2d replication, and 3d modeling – no engineering, surveying, or other services. I share this only to provide referential support for the views I’m about to share. Our […]

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Mapping the Coastal Zone (Litto3D®) with the Help of Global Mapper

Operating under the administration of the French Ministry of Defense, the Service Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine (SHOM) provides a public service in the fields of hydrography and maritime cartography. Working in partnership with IGN (Institut national de l’information géographique et forestière), SHOM has embarked on an ambitious project to create a seamless, high-resolution elevation model incorporating both bathymetric […]

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Mobile Building Documentation Services

Background In the early 1980’s Russell Klein, one of the founders of Archidata, a New York city – based building conditions survey firm began his career as a licensed architect by working with a number of early CAD systems.  This included a product (CADAM) that had used a light pen and an unmarked box with 36 function keys to create […]

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GPS Outage in Southwest U.S.

A Notam (Notice to Airmen) is warning operators of “all aircraft relying on GPS” (and other mobile mapping systems?) of widespread GPS outages starting today throughout the Southwest and especially southern California. Although the FAA doesn’t go into detail, it seems the military is testing something…Read More at In The Scan Blog

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GEO Business 2016 firmly establishes itself as the ‘must attend’ event in the industry!

GEO Business 2016 took place in London at the end of May and has reported another incredibly successful show with overall attendance up a remarkable 10% on last year.  Building on the momentum of the two previous instalments, over 2,200 visitors, from a staggering 50 countries attended the show, setting the bar extremely high and positioning GEO Business as a […]

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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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Maptek to offer Aegis underground drill & blast design and analysis software

Technology developer Maptek has announced it will offer Aegis underground drill & blast software as the newest addition to its mining solutions. Aegis is a powerful, award-winning tool with a rich and intuitive 3D environment for underground drill & blast design and analytics. ‘Aegis brings proven value to an underground operation’s drill & blast process, intelligently creating editable drill and […]

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Merrick-Surdex JV Awarded Contract with USGS

June 7, 2016 – COLORADO – The Merrick-Surdex Joint Venture (JV) has signed a five-year, multimillion dollar Geospatial Product and Services Contract (GPSC) with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to provide mapping and surveying services. GPSC is a suite of contracts used by federal, state, and municipal government entities to partner with USGS for the purpose of fulfilling their […]

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Large – Volume Scanning Standard

As part of an effort by NIST’s Physical Measurement Laboratory to produce an international performance evaluation standard for these instruments, scientists at the Engineering Physics Division (EPD) designed and constructed a calibration facility to…Read More at In The Scan Blog

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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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Topcon and Bentley Systems announce integration between MAGNET 4.0 and ProjectWise

LIVERMORE, Calif., USA/ CAPELLE A/D IJSSEL, The Netherlands, and EXTON, Pa., USA – June 2, 2016 –Topcon Positioning Group and Bentley Systems announce a new level of direct communication between Bentley’s design applications and Topcon mobile work force products with the upcoming MAGNET® 4.0 release.   With the direct communication from MAGNET Enterprise to Bentley’s ProjectWise, users of Topcon’s industry-leading […]

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Maptek to ‘Switch on Innovation’ at technology conference in Johannesburg

Integrated solutions developer Maptek invites African mining professionals to gather at Switch on Innovation to learn ways Maptek technology fulfils their productivity and safety goals.   The conference will be held at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg from August 30 to September 1. The dynamic program includes product showcases, software workshops and practical demonstrations of hardware technology.   Maptek […]

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3D LASER MAPPING LAUNCHES NEW MULTIPLATFORM MAPPING SYSTEM

World leading geospatial technology supplier, 3D Laser Mapping, has launched an innovative multi-platform mapping system at GeoBusiness 2016. The new platform, named ROBIN, is the first of its kind on the market and provides three alternative mapping options rolled into one solution. The versatile system allows users to benefit from the ability to map areas via walking, driving or flying. ROBIN provides a multi-purpose all round system, integrating a […]

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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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Small, Lightweight TiM351 2D Laser Scanner Ensures Reliable Indoor and Outdoor Detection Capabilities

Minneapolis, Minn., June 22, 2015 – SICK (www.sickusa.com), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification solutions for factory and logistics automation, today announced the launch of the TiM351 2D laser scanner for outdoor-rated detection applications. Using time-of-flight measurement technology, the TiM351 can determine the presence or absence of an object within […]

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GeoSLAM @ GeoBusiness 2016

It was another busy week for GeoSLAM as we headed down to London for two important events. On Monday we held the inaugural Distributor Forum event for our European and Middle East dealers. We were delighted with the turnout as over 35 delegates from over 22 distributors travelled to the event, in which we set out our growth strategy and […]

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A Portable Scanning Solution

Background MK Surveys, based in the UK has been using 3D laser scanners since 2002. They offer a wide range of professional measurement services including; topographical surveys, measured building surveys, mobile mapping, 3D laser scanning, BIM, 3D modelling (CAD / Revit), HDR (High Dynamic Range) imagery, utility surveys to PAS128 standard, CCTV drainage condition surveys, adoption surveys, GIS data capture […]

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