More Than a Map – Property Management Methods Enhancing Tax Modernization

Introduction The quest for a sustainable and transparent approach to managing property records in Latin America has been challenging. A variety of approaches have been employed yet most yield little results for generating accurate, fair and consistent tax revenue. México is one country that is implementing social reforms to modernize processes in property appraisals, land registration, invoicing alternatives, and tax […]

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Orbit GT to support 3D Laser Mapping “ROBIN” system at GeoBusiness, London

London, UK, May 24th, 2016. Orbit GT, world leader in Mobile Mapping software solutions, fully supports the launch of the mobile mapping system “ROBIN” by 3D Laser Mapping, at London’s GeoBusiness show. “We’re proud to fully support our partner 3D Laser Mapping in their release of the ‘ROBIN’ Mobile Mapping system,“ says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “We especially […]

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Orbit GT to exhibit and lecture at GeoBusiness, London

Lokeren, Belgium, May 23rd, 2016. Orbit GT, world leader in Mobile Mapping solutions, exhibits and lectures at London’s GeoBusiness show. “We’re happy to join GeoBusiness for the first time, with an exhibit and lecture”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “Join us in booth J15 for live demo’s on the newest and best tools available to exploit Mobile Mapping […]

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10 Times Speed-up: Producing High-Quality 3D Maps from Lidar

DIPPER, a spin-off company from the University of Twente (Enschede, the Netherlands), provides a breakthrough solution on processing massive lidar data in an accurate and efficient way. It offers comprehensive services on lidar data processing and 3D scene modelling. The self-developed software is highly automatic, enabling DIPPER to create high quality 3D maps for 10,000 buildings within only one week, […]

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Top 5 Considerations for Choosing Lidar for Outdoor Robots

Designing a robot for outdoor use – for example, in agricultural or mining robots—comes with a unique set of considerations when selecting navigational hardware. For example, outdoor robots must contend with inclement weather, blinding sunlight, and variable temperatures that can interfere with scanner function and impair reliability.  But choosing the right laser scanner (Lidar) ensures accurate navigation and extends the […]

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ClearEdge3D and INOVX announce new partnership

Monday May 9, 2016 – ClearEdge3D Inc. and INOVX Solutions Inc. are pleased to announce they have signed a collaboration agreement to better leverage both companies and their technologies. The key objective is to increase value in solutions offered by both ClearEdge3D and INOVX through efficiently creating and better utilizing and maintaining intelligent 3D models built from point clouds. The […]

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Automated Feature Extraction Goes Mainstream

Background Civil Maps is an artificial intelligence (AI) start-up based in Silicon Valley.  Over the past couple of years, they have developed industry leading technologies for the autonomous vehicle industry.  Their key technologies include automated registration of LiDAR point clouds without the need for ground control points, automated feature extraction to rapidly produce large area maps, and Scout, their low-cost […]

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NM Group collaborate with Harris Corporation to provide Geiger-mode LiDAR to distribution utilities

In an industry first, Harris Corporation and NM Group now offer Geiger-mode LiDAR for aerially mapping power networks. This emergent technology allows large geographic areas to be acquired in a single economic flight. LiDAR is an established technique for companies operating and maintaining electricity networks. It can improve the safety, reliability and capacity of a network through processes such as […]

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Orbit GT launches AutoCAD MAP plugin for Mobile Mapping

Lokeren, Belgium, May 10th, 2016. Orbit GeoSpatial Technologies is pleased to announce the launch of the Mobile Mapping plugin for AutoCAD MAP. “We’re pleased to announce that from today, every AutoCAD user now has access to the vast volumes of Mobile Mapping data”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “By connecting to our Publisher, the AutoCAD MAP user consumers […]

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Blue Marble to Showcase the Latest Innovations in Global Mapper at the 2016 GEOINT Symposium

Hallowell, Maine – May 10, 2016 – Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the upcoming GEOINT Symposium in Orlando, Florida. Hosted by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), a non-profit educational organization, the annual GEOINT Symposium is the nation’s largest gathering of defense, intelligence, and homeland security professionals representing private industry, academia, […]

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Using LOA and LOD to Reduce Risk

My firm Architectural Resource Consultants (ARC) has been performing building documentation services for nearly twenty years.  Over time I have come to realize that most clients don’t know how to write a Request for Proposal (RFP), or properly specify the services they are requesting.  Most of the time when I’ve run into trouble with an unmet expectation on a project […]

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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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Bentley Systems Issues Call for Submissions to 2016 Be Inspired Awards for Excellence in Infrastructure

EXTON, Pa., U.S.A. – May 3, 2016 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced its call for submissions to the 2016 Be Inspired Awards program. The deadline for entries is May 30, 2016. The awards, which are selected by independent juries of industry experts, recognize the extraordinary work of organizations […]

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Bentley Systems’ Dr. Paul Scarponcini Receives 2016 InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards Merit Award

EXTON, Pa., U.S.A. – May 4, 2016 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced that Paul Scarponcini, PE, Ph.D., Bentley senior information architect, geospatial and civil software standards, has been presented with a 2016 InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) Merit Award. The award was given in recognition of Dr. […]

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Delights and Challenges When Scanning in Africa

A hidden Ethiopian treasure history of Yemrehanna Kristos Yemrehanna Kristos is one of Ethiopia’s lesser known and, maybe for that reason, better preserved churches compared to churches of Lalibela. Built by a Zagwe king-priest of the same name, around the 12th century, this church is an outstanding example of a late Axumite design. It was, and still is, an important […]

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Comparing Aerial Photogrammetry and 3D Laser Scanning

In the last decade, the evolution in computing power – both in CPUs and GPUs – has allowed the development of photogrammetry software that can turn a set of photos of an object, such as a building, into a 3D model. These software products compete with laser scanners, which are widely used throughout design, construction, and operations of infrastructure assets […]

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New UAV Website

May 2, 2016 – Portland, Maine, USA – Diversified Communications announced today the launch of the website commercialuavnews.com. The site is designed to provide news, insight and resources for UAV/UAS (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/Unmanned Aircraft Systems) professionals in seven industries in which drones are becoming an increasing indispensable part of the workflow. Last year, the company launched Commercial UAV Expo, a trade […]

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Industrial Geomatics

This article in Hydrocarbon Engineering proposes the use of “industrial geomatics” as an emerging part of the 3D intelligent management of plant facilities. It is an interesting combination of terms and I think…Read More at In The Scan

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Indoor Localization Competition

The Microsoft Indoor Localization Competition is a well-known annual benchmark for assessing many approaches to indoor localization. The purpose of the competition was to bring together real-time indoor location technologies and compare their performance in the same space. The competition had nearly 50 competitors in 2D and the more challenging 3D category. Each team…Read More at In The Scan

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Dignity in 3D

Direct Dimensions has had the opportunity to work on many amazing art projects in the last fifteen years ranging from documenting famous sculptures for museums to working with talented local artists. One of our recent projects has been a partnership with Zachary Oxman, a sculptor based in nearby Bethesda, Maryland. Mr. Oxman is known for his bronze art work as […]

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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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SITECO Implements Integrated Road Safety System for Italian Authorities

22 April, 2016, Bologna, Italy –SITECO Informatica srl has developed and implemented an Integrated Road Safety System for the Road Safety Coordination and Monitoring Unit (CReMSS) of Italy’s Basilicata Region.   To meet the rigid tender requirements and increase the global awareness on road safety, SITECO’s powerfulRoad-SIT software suite was adapted to achieve the following:   Data collection and monitoring, processing of […]

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