Airborne Lidar – Discrete Return or Full Waveform?

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This paper from 2011 provides an excellent treatment of the difference between discrete return airborne lidar and full waveform digital signal processing. Each has its strengths and weaknesses. Discrete return (DR) airborne lidar systems can record 4 returns Full waveform (FW) can record an unlimited number in theory Some systems provide both sensors DR is catching up to FW Excerpts […]

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senseFly and IN-FLIGHT Data Join Forces for Drone Project in Calgary

senseFly and IN-FLIGHT Data join forces for groundbreaking urban Beyond Visual-Line-Of-Sight (BVLOS) drone project in Calgary As the first BVLOS UAS operation permitted in a major North American city, the goal of the project was to demonstrate that BVLOS RPAS flights can be conducted safely and efficiently. Calgary, Canada / Cheseaux, Switzerland, October 25, 2018 — IN-FLIGHT Data, one of […]

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Global Mapper Adds Online Access to NEXTMap One™

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Global Mapper Adds Online Access to NEXTMap One™ Elevation Data from Intermap Hallowell, Maine – October 11, 2018 – Blue Marble Geographics ( is pleased to announce the immediate availability of NEXTMap® worldwide elevation data, including Intermap’s newest generation NEXTMap One, as an online streaming service within Global Mapper. Developed by Intermap Technologies®, NEXTMap One offers both Digital Terrain Model […]

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Orbit GT Opens Singapore Office to Support APAC Region

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Orbit GT opens Singapore office to support APAC region expansion  Singapore, October 3rd, 2018. Orbit GT has opened a subsidiary office in Singapore. Orbit GT Asia will support our Partners and Customer in the APAC region and further enhance regional expansion. “We are thrilled to have established our Orbit GT Asia office in Singapore”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit […]

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RIEGL to Attend and Exhibit at IACP 2018 in Florida!

RIEGL to Attend and Exhibit at IACP 2018!  RIEGL will be exhibiting and presenting at IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) 2018! IACP 2018 will take place from October 6-9, 2018 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. RIEGL will be exhibiting at Booth 368 during the conference. Meet with our team of experts to learn about RIEGL’s scanners and […]

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Extensis and LizardTech Unite to Form One Company

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Extensis and LizardTech – Combined company helps organizations increase the ROI and value of their digital assets, fonts, and large imagery  Portland, Ore.―October 2, 2018—Extensis® and LizardTech today announced they are uniting as one global company to help organizations increase the ROI and value of their digital assets, fonts, and large imagery. Last year, Extensis and LizardTech collaborated on the […]

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3D Repo Wins TechFest ‘Start-Up of the Year’ Award

3D Repo Wins TechFest ‘Start-Up of the Year’ Award London, 01 October 2018 – 3D Repo is celebrating after beating off strong opposition to scoop the Start-Up of the Year Award at the Festival of Innovation and Technology (TechFest) 2018. Commercial Director Andrew Norrie gave a short presentation alongside representatives from fellow start-ups Aphex, Bass Stone, Converge and the Square […]

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Florida DOT Awards Dewberry Continuing Contract

Florida DOT Awards Dewberry Continuing Services Contract for Surveying Services Firm awarded three-year, $5-million contract to provide services for FDOT District 5 Fairfax, VA—September 28, 2018 Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announced that it has been selected by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to provide surveying services for District 5, which includes Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, […]

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Orbit GT Presents New Releases at INTERGEO Frankfurt

Orbit GT Presents New Releases at INTERGEO Frankfurt Lokeren, Belgium, September 30th, 2018. Join Orbit GT at INTERGEO for the latest releases and presentations of the comprehensive Orbit 3D Mapping portfolio.. “For the 20th time, Orbit GT will be exhibiting at the yearly top event INTERGEO”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “Come and visit us at the Frankfurt […]

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USIBD’s Cornerstone Report 11: Hardware Now Available


USIBD’s Cornerstone Report 11: Hardware Now Available Tustin, California – September 18, 2018 – The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) is very pleased to announce the publication of the most recent Cornerstone Report, #011, on Hardware. The previous Cornerstone survey on hardware was conducted in 2014. Download the report here from USIBD’s new and improved website. Many new technologies […]

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Global Mapper v.20 Now Available with Improved 3D Model Functionality

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Global Mapper v.20 Now Available with Improved 3D Model Functionality and New Map Layout Options Hallowell, Maine – September 18, 2018 – Blue Marble Geographics ( is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Global Mapper version 20. The latest release of this acclaimed GIS software includes numerous new tools, functional upgrades, and performance improvements across all areas of the […]

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Quanergy Names CRON to Provide Border Security Solutions in India

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Quanergy Names CRON Systems Certified System Integrator to Provide Advanced Border Security Solutions in India Defense technology company to use Quanergy LiDAR sensors and perception software for intrusion detection SUNNYVALE, Calif., September 17, 2018 – ​ Quanergy Systems Inc., a global leader in the design and development of light detection and ranging technology (LiDAR) sensors and smart sensing solutions, and […]

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Quantum Spatial Wins for Most Innovative Solution

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Quantum Spatial Wins Energy Thought Summit (ETS) Pilot Pitch Competition for Most Innovative Solution for Energy and Utility Companies Quantum Spatial, Inc. (QSI), the nation’s largest independent geospatial data firm, today announced that QSI won Zpryme’s start@ETS pilot pitch competition for having the most compelling, innovative solution for energy and utility companies. Hosted by Zpryme, a research agency within the energy industry, start@ETS provides […]

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SITECO Announces Full Compatibility of Road-Scanner Data

SITECO announces full compatibility of Road-Scanner data with TopoDOT 14 September 2018, Bologna, Italy – SITECO Infomatica SRL , developer of the highly flexible Road-Scanner and Pave-Scanner product family, has released their latest version of Road-SIT Survey software suite which now includes complete data format compatibility with TopoDOT software from Certainty3D, Orlando, FL. This new functionality extends the Road-SIT Survey […]

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Delair Receives Funding from Intel to Drive Innovation

Delair – Funding supports further development of joint data-driven drone software solutions for cloud-based asset information modeling  Agreement builds on existing relationship that leverages Delair’s industry-optimized software analytics and Intel’s cloud computing strategy to bring new levels of business intelligence to commercial enterprises TOULOUSE, France – September 13, 2018 – Delair, a leading global supplier of commercial drone solutions, today announced […]

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Three Geospatial Events Combine to Form Geo Week 2019

THREE GEOSPATIAL EVENTS COMBINE TO FORM GEO WEEK JAN 25-31, 2019 September 12, 2019 (Denver, Colorado, USA) — INTERNATIONAL LIDAR MAPPING FORUM (ILMF), ASPRS ANNUAL CONFERENCE, AND MAPPS WINTER CONFERENCE come together to form “Geo Week 2019” taking place January 25-31 in Denver. Previously, these three events took place separately throughout the year. By uniting these three events for the […]

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Arius Technology Collaborates with British Museum Powerhouse

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Arius Technology Collaborates with British Museum Powerhouse, Tate, for 3D Scanning and Reproduction of Art  VANCOUVER, British Columbia and LONDON, Sept. 7, 2018/PRNewswire/ — Arius Technology, the leader in 3D mapping, digitization, and reproduction of fine art, today announced that Tate, UK, has signed a five-year partnership to scan and reproduce artworks by world-famous artists and British masters. Famous for its […]

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DigiDoc is Back! – Stirling, Scotland October 2018

Great news, DigiDoc is back for 2018. Aimed at industry professionals and academics, our three-day conference is taking place at the Engine Shed ( in Stirling, Scotland between 10 and 12 October 2018. We’ll be joined by a range of speakers from across the globe to showcase the very latest innovation in digital documentation and visualisation. Full info here: […]

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eBee X Fixed-Wing Drone Launched by SenseFly

Part of the Parrot Business Solutions portfolio, the eBee X durable, multi-purpose solution features groundbreaking new cameras, Steep Landing technology and a unique Endurance Extension feature for flight times of up to 90 minutes and single-flight coverage of up to 500 ha (1,235 ac) at 400 ft (122 m) September 5, 2018, InterDrone (Las Vegas, USA) — senseFly, the industry’s leading […]

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Bluesky Captures First Ultra High Resolution Aerial Survey Images of Dublin

Leicestershire, 14 August 2018 – Aerial mapping company Bluesky Ireland has captured the first ever 12.5 centimetre resolution aerial photography coverage of the whole of the Greater Dublin area. Covering a total of 1,850 square kilometres the imagery is so detailed road markings, street furniture and property boundaries are all easily visible and is accurate for use in Geographical Information […]

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