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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Orbit GT and Topcon Positioning Middle East and Africa, UAE, sign reseller Agreement

Lokeren, Belgium, April 19th, 2016. Orbit GeoSpatial Technologies is proud to announce that Topcon Positioning Middle East and Africa FZE, U.A.E., has been selected as Reseller of Orbit GT Mobile Mapping software products. “We are pleased to have signed a Reseller Agreement with Topcon Positioning Middle East and Africa, one of the world’s leading providers of Mobile Mapping hardware”, says […]

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Blue Marble Wraps up Successful User Conference Road Show

Hallowell, Maine – April 12, 2016 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the successful completion of its first annual User Conference Road Show. Throughout the month of March, Blue Marble staff members traveled to four locations in the US and Canada to share the latest company news; to provide insight on future product developments; and to provide […]

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GEO Business launch hard hitting conference programme featuring leading organisations in the geospatial industry

The The highly anticipated and action packed GEO Business Conference Programme has been launched to critical acclaim as it brings together some of the most high profile names within the industry. Presentation and panel debate contributors include, but are not limited to: Google, Costain, ARUP, Cambridge University, Cass Business School, Land Registry, Environment Agency, Highways England, Thames Tideway, Skanska and […]

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Autodesk Unveils ReCap 360 PRO

Autodesk, Inc. will showcase its revamped ReCap offering at Booth #703 at the SPAR 3D Expo & Conference in The Woodlands, Texas.  ReCap 360 PRO offers new packaging, new features, and best of all – dramatically low pricing!   While the free version, ReCap 360, still exists, there is now only one option available for upgrade that unlocks the gates to all of the […]

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The Impact of Software on the Lidar Industry

The Trusty Slide Rule I’m sitting here looking at the Sun Hemmi slide rule that I keep on my desk (I have been using it as a ruler over the past several decades) and I reflect that this wonderful device never required any software updates or battery charges, yet it still delivers very accurate advanced mathematical calculations. One could postulate […]

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