From GNSS to INS

Focusing on mobile mapping applications over the past several months we have looked at what is available regarding the GNSS component. Now it is time to move along to the INS. There seems to be considerable confusion and misunderstanding about the role of GNSS receivers in an INS. By this I mean it is often thought that the two were […]

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The Power of Handheld Scanning

Background H2H Associates, LLC is a small, innovative consulting firm based in Troy, New York that has more than 11 years’ of experience utilizing laser scanning technology. They are a full-service environmental, geologic, construction, and mapping firm providing a wide range of services to clients in the public and private sectors. Their team of highly qualified professionals, each with their […]

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Latest mine scheduling tools with Maptek Evolution

New tools in Maptek Evolution improve performance of mine scheduling processes and deliver greater project value. Evolution 4.5 features the stunning new graphics environment which already provides Maptek I-Site, BlastLogic and Eureka software users with a superior visualisation experience. ‘The high performance graphics engine can display and manipulate large models of several hundred million blocks, along with the solids and […]

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Bringing Airborne LiDAR to the Commercial Market

  Puts everything into 3D world which provides more robust measurements of assets When the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the highly anticipated rules governing the operation of small UAS (sUAS) for commercial purposes, everything changed for drone and sensor manufacturers, aerial data service providers and forward thinking, innovative businesses. Scheduled to take effect by the end of August, the most […]

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The Coming Revolution in Scanning 3D Close Up

A few weeks ago it was announced that Google and Lenovo will start deliveries of the Phab 2 Pro Smartphone, the first Tango enabled device on the market. The developer kits which have been on the market for some time now for $512, are specified with a suite of sensors covering a motion tracking camera, 3D depth sensing, acceleration, ambient […]

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Orbit GT and Vexcel Imaging, Austria sign Reseller Agreement

Lokeren, Belgium, and Graz, Austria, July 8th, 2016. Orbit GT is proud to announce that Vexcel Imaging, Austria, has been selected as Reseller of Orbit GT Oblique, Mobile Mapping and Indoor Mapping software products. “We are very happy to have signed a Reseller Agreement with Vexcel Imaging, for many years a world leading provider of imaging hardware worldwide”, says Peter […]

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Just How Accurate Are Your RFP’s?

Article written by Mike Tully Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are a standard method of soliciting professional services for a reason – they can save your organization money. They can be efficient mechanisms for the buyer to find a qualified service provider at a competitive price. However, when procuring professional geospatial services, it is rarely advisable to use this process to […]

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Blue Marble to Showcase the Latest Innovations in Blue Marble Technology at the ISPRS Congress

Hallowell, Maine – July 6, 2016 – Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting and delivering a LiDAR workshop at the upcoming International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) XXIII Congress in Prague, Czech Republic. This quadrennial event brings together thousands of specialists in photogrammetry, remote sensing, and spatial information science from throughout the […]

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Got Data?

3D point cloud software in the geospatial industry has been steadily improving as LiDAR and 3D imaging technologies have rapidly evolved.  New innovative breakthroughs have now made it possible to move from traditional, limiting data management techniques to instantaneous data access and visualization. Recent technological developments such as Semi-Global Matching (SGM) and Structure from Motion (SfM) are creating enormously dense […]

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Mapping Singapore in 3D

User Name: Singapore Land Authority (2015 Be Inspired Finalist, Innovation in Government) Project Name: Mapping Singapore in 3D Location: Singapore Overview: Bentley Map is instrumental in Singapore Land Authority’s production of 3D map data and city model for all of Singapore—more than 700 square kilometers.  Solution: Singapore Land Authority employed multiple rapid mapping technologies such as oblique imagery, airborne laser […]

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Blue Marble Geographics Announces Revised Public Training Class Schedule and User Conference for Fall 2016

Hallowell, Maine – June 29, 2016 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) today confirmed the locations for the remaining Global Mapper public training classes for 2016 as well as the date for rescheduled Blue Marble User Conference (BMUC) in Pittsburgh, PA. During the first six months of 2016, Blue Marble Applications Specialists conducted training classes in several cities throughout North America […]

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Keystone Aerial Surveys, Inc. optimizes efficiency with Optech Galaxy

June 27, 2016 — Teledyne Optech is pleased to announce that Keystone Aerial Surveys, Inc. has accepted delivery of the most capable airborne lidar system on the market, the Optech Galaxy. As a provider of millions of miles of high-quality lidar and photogrammetric products, Keystone will make full use of the Galaxy’s efficiency-enhancing technologies. The Galaxy’s SwathTRAK™ technology will improve […]

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Delivering Returns on 3D Investment Series – Tilden Coil

This Project Showcase provides an in-depth look at the use of 3D laser scanning by an innovative company based in the heart of Southern California. Tilden-Coil Constructors must compete with both small and large companies in some of the most challenging commercial, industrial, and institutional construction markets. In order to continue to provide the best value to its clients, and continue […]

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FAA Announces UAS Regs

From the FAA press release, Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules (PDF) for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”)…Read More at In The Scan

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The Value of 3D Workflows

Background In 2014 AECOM combined with URS Corporation to establish the world’s #1-ranked engineering design firm by revenue, according to Engineering News-Record magazine. More importantly, in 2015, they were recognized by Fortune magazine for the first time as a World’s Most Admired Company. Quite an honor in such a short period of time. AECOM is listed on the Fortune 500 […]

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Three Advantages of Lidar Technology for Intralogistics and Order Fulfillment Robots

Small mobile robots are quickly becoming important fixtures in intralogistics, and Lidar technology has helped move these robots forward.  Lidar is not new to logistics – it has been used for collision avoidance and navigation in Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) for years.  However, in some applications, an AGV is not a feasible solution and would require extensive modifications to the […]

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3D Competitive Advantage

The Firm Kapur and Associates, is a multi-discipline, consulting engineering firm with four offices in Wisconsin and one in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1981, the firm ranges in size from 150 – 200 people and is partially employee owned with approximately 1/3 being involved with survey. Kapur has been growing steadily over the past couple of years performing heavy construction […]

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Global Mapper Mobile Now Available for iOS Devices

Hallowell, Maine – June 21, 2016 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Global Mapper Mobile for iOS, a field-optimized version of the renowned desktop GIS software. Global Mapper Mobile offers powerful GIS data viewing and field data collection functionality utilizing the mobile device’s GPS capability to provide situational awareness and locational intelligence for […]

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Cornerstone Mapping Processing Thermal Imagery with SimActive

Montreal, Canada, June 21st, 2016 – SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, is pleased to announce purchase of Correlator3D™ by Cornerstone Mapping Inc. Based in the U.S., they are primarily using the software to process large datasets of thermal imagery. “Our main requirement was to process thermal-infrared data for multiple applications including city-wide energy audits, surface water assessment, […]

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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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