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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Blue Marble to Showcase the GeoCalc Geodetic Registry and Petrel CTL Support at ECIM 2016

Hallowell, Maine – August 30, 2016 – Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that it will be conducting a technical presentation at the upcoming Expert Center for Information Management (ECIM) Conference and User Meeting in Haugesund, Norway. This annual event, scheduled for September 12th-14th brings together data managers from the oil and gas industry for three days of workshops, […]

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Dewberry Selected to Provide QA/QC for Connecticut Map Data

Firm will review new statewide geospatial, orthoimagery, and lidar products Fairfax, VA—August 30, 2016 Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm based in Fairfax, Virginia, has been selected by the Capitol Region Council of Governments to perform comprehensive quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) services for Connecticut’s recently acquired statewide data collection. The firm will survey 3-D QA/QC checkpoints, test the horizontal […]

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Self Driving Trucks

Now this is going to get your attention – an autonomous tractor trailer, but actually the ability to mount the sensor systems above most of the traffic is a distinct advantage. Looks like taxi giant Uber has acquired Otto…Read More at In The Scan

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3D Laser Mapping Unveils New Multi-Platform Mapping System in Africa

World leading geospatial technology supplier, 3D Laser Mapping, is unveiling an innovative multi-platform mapping system to the African market at Geomatics Indaba 2016. Named ROBIN, the platform is the first of its kind on the market and provides three alternative mapping options rolled into one solution. The versatile system offers many different methods of data capture, meaning users are no […]

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Quanergy Raises $90 Million in Series B Funding

Leading Solid State LiDAR Company Surpasses $1 Billion in Valuation Attracting Top Tier Investors As It Ramps Up to Enable Mass Adoption of Life Saving Autonomous Technology SUNNYVALE, Calif., August 22, 2016 – Quanergy Systems, Inc., the leading provider of solid state LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions, announced today that it has raised $90 million in Series B funding at […]

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New International Committee on BIM

The WG is calling for interested researchers to join the group and actively participate its activities. The members are expected to help with organising regional activities of the WG and serve as links between the group and industry, practitioners, governments, standardisation bodies, etc….Read More at In the Scan

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