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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Michigan-based Surveying Firm Expands With Purchase of Second Mobile Mapping System

Standish, Michigan – April, 2016 Surveying Solutions, Inc. (SSI), a leading geospatial service provider, is excited to announce the purchase of their second VMX Mobile LiDAR system. SSI’s acquisition of the new RIEGL VMX-1HA will aid in the expansion of their robust mapping portfolio. SSI is also the first firm in the U.S. to purchase the new VMX-1HA system. With an […]

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LizardTech Launches New Website

Completely redesigned site offers clean design and improved functionality SEATTLE, Wash. — April 26, 2016 — LizardTech®, the creator of MrSID® and provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, today announced the launch of its newly redesigned website. The site boasts a clean design, improved functionality and enhanced content. The site can be accessed at: http://www.lizardtech.com. “We […]

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SimActive Achieves Breakthrough with Latest Correlator3D™ Release

Montreal, Canada, April 26th, 2016 – SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, is pleased to announce the latest version of Correlator3D™, including a completely redesigned aerial triangulation (AT) module. The tie point extraction and bundle algorithms have been further enhanced, along with the added capability to address problematic input data (e.g. low overlap projects). The release features an […]

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Leica Geosystems- XPONENTIAL Preview

Please Visit us at Booth #161 Aibot X6: A Professional-Grade UAS for Professional Results Safely conducting inspections and monitoring in hazardous areas, mapping challenging terrain, aerial imaging, filming—when your applications require professional-grade results, you can rely on the Aibot X6 from Leica Geosystems. The Aibot X6 offers a unique combination of autonomous flying robot, highly accurate sensors and intelligent software […]

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Trimble – XPONENTIAL Preview

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Please Visit Us at Booth #1037 Trimble’s advanced positioning solutions offer continuous mobile positioning and high-accuracy orientation for applications such as survey & mapping, and guidance & navigation of unmanned vehicles. Combining positioning technologies with office and field software, Trimble is transforming work in applications that serve a wide range of industries. The Applanix POS AV is a hardware and […]

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Phoenix Aerial Systems – XPONENTIAL Preview

Visit Us at Booth #461 Phoenix Aerial Systems Inc., innovators of a full line of the world’s most comprehensive and state-of-the-art mobile LiDAR mapping solutions will be displaying some of their hi-tech wares again this year at the annual Xponential conference in New Orleans. Phoenix Aerial’s turnkey LiDAR solutions include their powerful and highly dynamic proprietary software suite, providing demanding professionals […]

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Topcon – XPONENTIAL Preview

Please Visit Us at Booth #1426 Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. (TPS) designs and manufactures precise positioning solutions for the global mapping, surveying, civil engineering, construction, and agriculture markets. Topcon’s innovative technology provides a decidedly competitive edge – offering an array of integrated technologies to meet changing demands and various project settings and requirements. From fixed wing and rotary wing UAS offerings to lightweight vehicle mobile […]

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Trimble Partners with the University of Cambridge

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 20, 2016—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it is partnering with the University of Cambridge to collaborate on research to advance technology development in the engineering and construction industry. Trimble will work closely with the Laing O’Rourke Centre’s Construction Information Technology Laboratory (CIT). CIT is a state-of-the-art research facility with a mission to solve complex engineering problems and automate […]

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Trimble Announces Call for Speakers for its 2016 Dimensions User Conference

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 19, 2016—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that it is now accepting speaker candidates for Trimble Dimensions 2016 International User Conference being held at a new location in Las Vegas, Nevada—The Venetian, November 7-9, 2016. Sessions at Dimensions User Conference address some of the hottest topics and groundbreaking trends in Agriculture, Building Design, Construction and Operation, Civil Engineering and […]

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Blue Marble to Showcase Global Mapper’s UAV Data Processing Capabilities at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2016

Hallowell, Maine – April 19, 2016 – Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the upcoming Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) XPONENTIAL 2016 conference and trade show in New Orleans, LA. This annual event brings together industry leaders and professionals in the fields of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and robotics for three […]

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