Opposable Thumbs versus Fingers

Thanks to Jeff Fagerman at Lidar USA for this article. Really, which is more important and useful, a thumb or a finger? Your thumb is undoubtedly more flexible and the largest of your “fingers.” You have four fingers and only one thumb on each hand. The thumb and the fingers all share common features. They each have hinged joints that […]

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GeoSLAM Launches ZEB-CAM for ZEB-REVO

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GeoSLAM unveils ZEB-CAM, a new add-on option for the ZEB-REVO mobile indoor mapping system. ZEB-CAM integrates seamlessly with the existing ZEB-REVO and allows imagery to be captured simultaneously alongside scan data. With an integrated inertial sensor ZEB-CAM utilises optical flow technology to accurately synchronise the acquired imagery to the point cloud data. Mark Reid GeoSLAM’s COO said “At GeoSLAM we […]

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Focused on 3D

The Firm Since its inception in 1995, Chustz Surveying, Inc. has continued to grow through hard work and client satisfaction. They began by providing surveying and mapping services as a sub-contractor for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (New Orleans District) project with only a pickup truck and a single boat. From that point on, Chustz has invested in the […]

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SITECO FEATURES NEW PRODUCTS AND PARTNERS AT INTERGEO 2016

6 October, 2016, Bologna, Italy – SITECO Infomatica SRL will be attending Intergeo 2016 in Hamburg, Hall A3 booth F3.013, showcasing their exciting new hardware and software releases. Featured products will include the recently launched Sky-Scanner airborne lidar and imaging system, suitable for automated deployment on most commercial duty UAV’s and manned fixed or rotary winged aircraft. Its level of […]

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GeoSLAM and Blackdog Sign Partnership Agreement

Date: 4th October 2016 – For immediate Issue GeoSLAM and Blackdog Robotics sign partnership agreement to supply unmanned mobile indoor mapping solutions GeoSLAM Ltd, the UK based pioneers of SLAM based mobile indoor mapping systems, and Blackdog Robotics, a leading US manufacturer of modular robots, have joined forces to offer Law enforcement, first responders, and the Military a unique rapid […]

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US Army Research Laboratory Launches On-Line Technology Store

October 4, 2016 Press Release – For Immediate Release For more information contact: Dan Swanson, TechLink Technology Manager (406-994-7736), dss@montana.edu, or Austin Leach, TechLink Technology Manager (406-994-7707), austin.leach@montana.edu Web: http://techlinkcenter.org US Army Research Laboratory Launches On-Line Technology Store Have you ever wondered how to tap into cutting-edge technology from the Department of Defense to make your business more competitive and […]

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Don’t Let Your Robot Fall Down the Stairs!

Why Negative Obstacle Detection Using Lidar is a Must for Mobile Robots Lidar is often used in robotics to detect objects obstructing the robot’s path and allow the robot to plan an alternative route around the obstacle to avoid collision. In a growing number of indoor robotics applications, it is also necessary for mobile robots to be able to detect […]

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FLIR Systems to Acquire Point Grey Research, Inc. for $253 Million

FLIR Systems to Acquire Point Grey Research, Inc. for $253 Million Acquisition expands FLIR’s presence in machine vision, intelligent imaging for retail analytics, and visible spectrum camera solutions. WILSONVILLE, OR, October 3, 2016 – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has reached a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire the business of Point Grey Research, Inc., a […]

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NM Group become first to test Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight LiDAR UAV for electricity transmission in USA

In July 2016, a Midwest utility completed a project with NM Group to deploy an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) with LiDAR technology testing its suitability for vegetation compliance analysis. This project was the first time a LiDAR equipped UAV has been tested Beyond Visual Line of Site (BVLOS) for a power utility. The project demonstrated the suitability of LiDAR scanning […]

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Trimble Launches New Portfolio of Wireless IoT Sensors for Water Monitoring

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Trimble Launches New Portfolio of Wireless IoT Sensors for Water Monitoring Battery-Powered Sensors Leverage LoRa Wireless Technology for Low-Power, Long-Range Communications NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 26, 2016—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today its Telog® 41 Series of wireless, battery-powered sensors for water monitoring applications. These new Internet of Things (IoT) sensors use innovative, low-power, Long-Range (LoRa® technology) wireless communications to remotely measure and […]

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Global Mapper v18 Released with Improved User Interface and Full Range Rendering of 3D Data

Hallowell, Maine – September 26, 2016 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Global Mapper version 18. The culmination of an extensive design and development effort, this major version release boasts a bold new look and feel with new graphics, reconfigured menus; customizable toolbars; and improved layer management. Beyond usability upgrades, version 18 also […]

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OGC requests participation in its Land Administration DWG

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is calling for public participation in its newly-established Land Administration Domain Working Group (Land Admin DWG). Worldwide, effective and efficient land administration is an ongoing concern, as only a small number of nations have mature land information systems, and few others have some for of land administration capability in place. Location is a crucial aspect […]

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Bentley Announces Finalists in 2016 Be Inspired Awards

Bentley Announces the Finalists in 2016 Be Inspired Awards Program Recognizing Innovation in Infrastructure Design, Construction, and Operations Winners Will Be Announced at The Year in Infrastructure 2016 Conference, Nov. 1-3 in London EXTON, Pa., U.S.A. – September 20, 2016 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced the project finalists […]

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StreetMapper Helps Power Growth for AAM in India

Global geospatial service provider AAM Group has reported an increase in both profit and team capacity following the introduction of mobile mapping system StreetMapper. AAM Group started using the Mobile Laser Scanning (MLS) technology from supplier 3D Laser Mapping at the end of 2015 after similar success for the company’s South African office, which utilised a unit originally purchased in […]

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USIBD Cornerstone Report Announced

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The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) announced the opening today of the attached survey to support our eighth Cornerstone Report™, focused on General Contracting. The survey applies to all those who are associated with the industry of documenting buildings. Those of you who contribute to this survey are eligible to receive…Read More at In The Scan

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Orbit GT Launches QGIS Plugin for Mobile Mapping.

Lokeren, Belgium, September 5th, 2016. Orbit GeoSpatial Technologies is pleased to announce the launch of the Mobile Mapping plugin for QGIS. “We’re pleased to announce that from today, every QGIS 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 QGIS user consumers spherical imagery […]

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