NAVVIS RAISES $35.5M TO ACCELERATE GLOBAL EXPANSION

NAVVIS RAISES $35.5M TO ACCELERATE GLOBAL EXPANSION AND MEET RISING ENTERPRISE DEMAND FOR DIGITAL TWIN TECHNOLOGY The indoor spatial intelligence platform hundreds of top manufacturing enterprises use to digitize their industrial facilities is set to accelerate growth as the demand for digital twin solutions intensifies SUMMARY NavVis, the leading global provider of indoor spatial intelligence solutions for enterprises, today announced […]

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COMMERCIAL UAV EXPO EUROPE CONFERENCE 2019

AMSTERDAM THE NETHERLANDS, 11 December 2018– Organizers of the third annual Commercial UAV Expo Europe have announced  the 2019 Conference Programme and initial list of confirmed presenters and panelists. Commercial UAV Expo Europe takes place 8-10 April in Amsterdam, with pre-conference programming and workshops on Monday 8 April followed by conference programming and exhibits on Tuesday 9 April and Wednesday 10 April. […]

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Blue Marble Releases Geographic Calculator 2019

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BLUE MARBLE RELEASES GEOGRAPHIC CALCULATOR 2019 WITH UPDATED GEODETIC DATASOURCE AND NUMEROUS WORKFLOW IMPROVEMENTS Hallowell, Maine – December 9, 2018 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the 2019 release of Geographic Calculator. Over its twenty-five year history, this powerful geodetic software has set the standard for accurate coordinate and datum management and has […]

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ENergy drone and robotics Summit Registration is Open

Registration is officially OPEN for the 2019 Energy Drone and Robotics Summit, taking place June 12-13 at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott in The Woodlands, TX. This is the largest event in the world focused on Industrial UAVs, Robotics & AI Technology for Energy & Engineering. The Energy Drone & Robotics Summit is a forum dedicated to launching, growing and scaling enterprise UAV/Robotics […]

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Unmanned Autonomous Systems Division Web Meeting

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The Unmanned-Autonomous-Systems-Division (UASD) serves the ASPRS members as a resource for mapping standards and industry insights. The UASD includes unmanned autonomous systems (broadly defined, including robotics) and related technologies, including platforms, sensors, communications, algorithms, and derived information, among others. Calling all UAS and Photogrammetry Gurus! The UAS Division (UASD) and Photogrammetric Applications Division are hosting a web meeting on Thursday, […]

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Deep Learning-Based Framework for Feature Extraction

This paper by Wen et al., presents a deep learning-based framework for road marking extraction, classification and completion from three-dimensional (3D) mobile laser scanning (MLS) point clouds. Road markings play a critical role in road traffic safety and are one of the most important elements for guiding autonomous vehicles (AVs). High-Definition (HD) maps with accurate road marking information are very […]

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senseFly Widens Commercial Strategy and Announces New Leadership

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senseFly widens commercial strategy and announces new leadership structure to build on eBee X’s success The fixed-wing drone leader heads into 2019 with a more independent approach—its two co-leaders looking to build on the eBee X drone’s success by leveraging a wider array of strategic partnerships Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, December 6, 2018—senseFly, the industry’s leading provider of professional fixed-wing drone solutions […]

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AeroVironment Quantix To Aid National Park Recovery Efforts – California Fire

AeroVironment Quantix Drone and Decision Support System To Aid National Park Service Recovery Efforts From Southern California Woolsey Fire   SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 4, 2018 –  AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both defense and commercial applications, today announced it is supporting the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program to assess the environmental […]

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RIEGL to Exhibit and Present at IAFSM 2018! – Texas

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RIEGL will be exhibiting and presenting at IAFSM 2018! IAFSM (International Association of Forensic & Security Metrology) 2018 will take place from December 10-14, 2018 at the Hilton Hotel Downtown Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas. RIEGL will be exhibiting at Table 8 during the conference. Meet with our team of RIEGL experts during this conference to learn about the latest developments […]

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LeddarTech Accelerates Momentum with $US 23.7 Million

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Latest financing to support LeddarTech’s accelerated growth and development efforts for its proprietary solutions based on its unique automotive LiDAR development platform, which is rapidly gaining traction with Tier-1 suppliers QUEBEC CITY, Dec. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech, an industry leader providing the most versatile and scalable automotive LiDAR development platform, announces the successful closing of a $US 23.7 […]

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Shelley Copsey is the New CEO at Rapidly Growing GeoSLAM

The global 3D mapping and monitoring technology specialist, GeoSLAM, has set the wheels in motion to achieve ambitious global expansion, with the appointment of new CEO Shelley Copsey, the creation of GeoSLAM Labs, and securing a £5.4million investment. With a wealth of experience in the commercialisation of early stage technologies, Shelley Copsey has been involved in the recruitment of a […]

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Maptek Sentry wins Excellence in Innovation award

Maptek Sentry Wins Excellence in Innovation Award Innovative slope stability monitoring system Maptek Sentry has been recognised for its excellence in the South Australian Premier’s Awards in Energy and Mining. Sentry, a laser based spatial solution for remote monitoring of surface stability and critical risk management in open cut and underground mines, won the Excellence in Innovation: Commercialisation of Research […]

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Structure Core – Spatial Awareness for Any Device

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Occipital, based in San Francisco, CA has announced Structure Core a stand-alone depth sensor that uses structured light to measure in 3D. Should work great for close-up UAV inspections with its mm accuracy. Check out the impressive video. Structure Core is the perfect depth sensor for a new universe of devices that need spatial awareness: robots, drones, AR/VR headsets and […]

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Autonomous Delivery Vehicles Launch in Silicon Valley

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The autonomous delivery vehicles will be using Velodyne’s lidar sensors to navigate a pre-planned route around San Jose, CA. SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Utilizing Velodyne Lidar sensors, ThorDrive, a leading autonomous vehicle (AV) startup, is introducing commercial vehicle services in the first of many pilots. The kick-off event will be attended by local government and business leaders, including Mayor Liz Kniss […]

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Geographic Intelligence – Latest Release of the Global Mapper SDK

Add Geographic Intelligence to your Software Projects with the Latest Release of the Global Mapper SDK Hallowell, Maine – November 27, 2018 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 20 of the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) along with the accompanying LiDAR Module SDK. Mirroring the most important capabilities of the desktop […]

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Orbit GT Releases Version 19 of 3D Mapping Portfolio

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Orbit GT releases version 19.0 of it’s 3D Mapping desktop portfolio. “I’m happy to announce that version 19.0 is now available for download”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “Our customers can now immediately take advantage of new features and updates.  This release includes all 3D Mapping products and offer a wide range of new and improved functionalities.” 3DM […]

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Quanergy Announces Partnership with LiDAR USA

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Quanergy, LiDAR USA to Integrate Quanergy’s Industry-Leading M8 Ultra Sensors in Mapping Solutions  SUNNYVALE, Calif., November 21, 2018 – Quanergy Systems, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions today announced a partnership with LiDAR USA, a distinguished provider of GIS, surveying, civil engineering, agriculture, forensics, BIM and heritage mapping solutions. As […]

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TRB 2019 – The Center of the Transportation Universe

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The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting – TRB 2019 will be held January 13–17, 2019, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world. Autonomous vehicles and lidar are certain to be a major topic of discussion. The meeting program will […]

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Measuring Forests in 3D Provides Greater Accuracy

Measuring forests in the U.S. with 3D laser scanning indicates they may have significantly more carbon than previously thought. In a recent article by A.E.L. Stovall in Science Trends he reports that terrestrial laser scanning is providing more accurate estimates of tree biomass. A new method found 25% more carbon in trees than the traditional approach The good news is […]

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Remote GeoSystems Adds MISB Full Motion Video Support

Remote GeoSystems Adds MISB Full Motion Video (FMV) Support to LineVision Desktop FORT COLLINS, Colorado, USA – Remote GeoSystems, Inc., a global provider of immersive geospatial video software and recorders for survey and inspection, is pleased to announce the LineVision™ Desktop software suite now supports map-based playback and geoProject™ reporting with MISB FMV-compliant videos. Often larger commercial and military drones […]

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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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