NEW FOR 2019 – GEODATA FORUM CO-LOCATES AT GEO BUSINESS 2019 – A LEADING EVENT FOR DATA SPECIALISTS FOCUSED ON LOCATION INTELLIGENCE GeoDATA Forum is a new event for data specialists focused on location intelligence and is co-locating with the long established GEO Business event taking place 21 – 22 May 2019.  This sector has previously been served by a series of showcase […]

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Bentley Systems Announces Acquisition of SignCAD Systems

BENTLEY SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF SIGNCAD SYSTEMS, LEADING PROVIDER OF TRAFFIC SIGN DESIGN SOFTWARE Sign design solutions augment Bentley’s software portfolio to enable greater detail for digital twins of transportation assets EXTON, Pa. – February 10, 2019 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today announced the acquisition of […]

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The Making of PX-80: the World’s First Handheld LiDAR Scanner with Color Data

PX-80 Background Paracosm has been at the forefront of SLAM-based 3D-mapping since the company’s founding in 2013. In the ensuing years, they’ve racked up an impressive resume: helping Google develop the dense 3D-mapping engine on the Project Tango smartphone, receiving iRobot’s first corporate VC investment, and most recently being acquired by spatial computing powerhouse Occipital (makers of the Structure Sensor). […]

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BVLOS Drone Flights Improve Operational Economics

photo of drone BVLOS are The Missing Element

The number one issue holding back the drone industry is the inability, in general to fly beyond visual line of sight – BVLOS.  The following is an excerpt from The Economics of BVLOS, a whitepaper—written in partnership with Skylogic Research—that compares traditional inspection methods with VLOS and BVLOS drone operations on the basis of cost, safety, data quality, and time-to-value. […]

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USGS 3DEP Lidar Point Cloud Now Available as Amazon Public Dataset

USGS 3DEP LIDAR POINT CLOUD NOW AVAILABLE AS AMAZON PUBLIC DATASET Release Date: FEBRUARY 7, 2019 The USGS 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) is excited to announce the availability of a new way to access and process lidar point cloud data from the 3DEP repository. 3DEP has been acquiring three-dimensional information across the United States using light detection and ranging (lidar) technology- an airborne […]

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Delair launches, industry’s most powerful aerial intelligence

Delair launches, industry’s most powerful aerial intelligence platform, to unlock the value of drone data collection for enterprises New cloud-based solution introduces new levels of efficiency for UAV workflows and integrates industry-optimized analytics, establishing Delair as the leading enterprise software provider in the drone industry TOULOUSE, France – February 6, 2019  –  Delair, a leading supplier of commercial drone […]

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NavVis IndoorViewer converts static scans into immersive 360°

NavVis IndoorViewer now converts static scans into immersive 360° imagery New software feature brings full functionality of IndoorViewer to structured E57 point cloud files NavVis, a leading provider of indoor spatial intelligence technology, can now automatically convert E57 point cloud files into interactive, realistic 360° walkthroughs, following the latest software upgrade to IndoorViewer. NavVis IndoorViewer is a web-based application that displays realistic […]

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Canada Awards Microsatellite Contract FOR ARCTIC SURVEILLANCE

CANADA AWARDS MICROSATELLITE CONTRACT TO SPACE FLIGHT LABORATORY FOR ARCTIC SURVEILLANCE TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, 4 February 2019 – The Canadian Department of National Defence has awarded a C$15 million contract to Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) for development of multipurpose microsatellites to support Arctic surveillance. Upon successful completion and testing of the prototype, […]

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Carline Amsing – Younger Geospatial professional

Our next Younger Geospatial Professional Spotlight Interview is with Carline Amsing who is located in the Netherlands. What strikes me is the high level of professional geospatial opportunities that she has been taking advantage of. 1. Please provide a recap of your post high school education and training. Do you have any licenses or certifications? Are you a member of […]

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VELODYNE LIDAR- Bringing Autonomous Vessels to Open Water

Velodyne Sponsorship of RoboNation Brings State-of-the-Art Lidar Technology and Skills to Future Engineers Bringing Autonomous Vessels to Open Water: Velodyne Lidar Supports the Next Generation of AV Developers in Maritime RobotX Challenge San Jose, Calif., United States At the 2018 Maritime RobotX Challenge, Velodyne Lidar, Inc. contributed mentorship and lidar sensors to 15 university teams competing in an autonomous maritime competition. Held […]

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RIEGL announces expansion of global presence in Australia + Oceania

RIEGL office in Australia opened! The new office will provide direct RIEGL representation throughout Australia and New Zealand, offering full support to its existing RIEGL distributors in Australia C.R. Kennedy, and in New Zealand, Geospace. RIEGL Australia will have a primary focus on the airborne/UAV sectors, whilst our partners will continue to drive terrestrial and mobile products into various industries […]

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Quantum Spatial Wins Two Prestigious MAPPS Excellence Awards

Quantum Spatial – Projects Showcase QSI’s Expertise in Topo-bathymetric LiDAR Collection and Analysis, and eGIS Solution Development to Improve Understanding of Natural Resources St. Petersburg, Fla.,– January 29, 2018 – Quantum Spatial, Inc. (QSI), the nation’s largest independent geospatial data firm, this week was presented with two MAPPS 2018 Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Awards during the MAPPS Winter Conference. In the Airborne and Satellite Data Acquisition […]

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CYCLE GMBH RELEASES STATE-OF-THE-ART LASER SOPRANO FOR 3-PHOTON-MICROSCOPY AT PHOTONICS WEST 3-Photon-Microscopy has recently become a popular technique, especially for deep-tissue imaging to study Neuroscience. But it is still missing a cost-effective and useful solution for ultrafast laser sources generating femtosecond pulses in the biological transmission windows which are suffering less from optical attenuation, i.e. 1.3 µm and 1.7 µm. […]

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SBG Systems

SBG SYSTEMS – HORIZON, THE NEW HIGH PERFORMANCE IMU TO COMPLETE THE NAVSIGHT LAND/AIR SOLUTION Carrières-sur-seine, France, January 29th 2019 SBG Systems releases at the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) in Denver, U.S.A, the Horizon IMU, a FOG-based high performance inertial measurement unit (IMU) designed to high demanding surveying applications such as high altitude data collection, or mobile mapping in […]

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Solv3D Releases New Features – 3DPointLogic™ and SiteVisit360™


Solv3D Releases Multiple New Features within 3DPointLogic™ and SiteVisit360™  Solv3D, a leading provider of 3D processing, geospatial data visualization and collaboration tools announced that a number of new features have recently been released within each of their products –SiteVisit360™ and 3DPointLogic™.   “We are extremely pleased with these two releases, as they will enable our customers to produce higher-quality data, […]

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ILMF and ASPRS Open with Workshops and Keynotes

Logo for Geo Week MAPPS, ILMF and ASPRS

With a very successful MAPPS Winter Meeting winding down, the focus shifted to the opening of the ASPRS Annual meeting and ILMF 2019. From what I saw the joint location of MAPPS, ILMF and ASPRS produced a packed exhibit area with a lot of interaction taking place. The 3D digital mapping community geo-located to Denver, CO this week for three […]

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faro – Reduce Scan-to-Project Delivery Time By Up To 50%


Faro – The SCENE 2019.0 Software and FARO® Focus Laser Scanner Firmware solution dramatically accelerates the on-site and in-office data capturing and processing workflow for AEC professionals. Lake Mary, FL, January 28th, 2019: FARO® (NASDAQ: FARO) the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for Construction BIM introduces SCENE 2019 Software and a Focus Laser Scanner Firmware […]

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Hurricane Florence – New waiver for drone operations

Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence – New waiver for drone operations over populated areas to help State Farm® respond to damage in states impacted by Hurricane Florence  Insurer Collaborating with Virginia Tech/MAAP as member of the FAA Integration Pilot Program (IPP) on research to expand safe drone operations To assess damage in communities impacted by Hurricane Florence, State Farm has been granted a waiver for drone […]

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Allvision Announces $3.2 Million Seed Investment

Funding to accelerate development of trusted high definition digital twins for mapping, mobility, and analytics applications  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  PITTSBURGH, PA, January 23rd, 2019 / — Allvision, a geospatial analytics company providing insights and business intelligence to verticals such as infrastructure management, insurance, advertising and security, announced today $3.2 million in Series Seed funding raised. Lavrock Ventures was joined by […]

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Orbit GT brings 3DEP online on 3D Mapping Cloud

Orbit GT brings 3DEP content online to show on MAPPS, ILMF and ASPRS conferences Denver, CO.   “Happy to announce that we’ve brought 3DEP LiDAR content of the whole state of Pennsylvania online on our SaaS platform”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “ILMF is all about LiDAR, and this year 3DEP has a prominent position in it. […]

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Blackmore Announces First Doppler Lidar for Autonomous Fleets

Blackmore’s AFDL and LDP product lines deliver interference-free operation with range extent beyond 450 meters Blackmore’s systems measure instantaneous velocity on every data point, which enhances AI perception and informs safer autonomous systems LAS VEGAS — January 8, 2019 — Blackmore Sensors and Analytics, Inc., the pioneers behind Doppler lidar for automotive applications, today announced two new product lines. The Blackmore AFDL is […]

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RIEGL to Attend and Exhibit at 2019 Esri Federal GIS Conference!


RIEGL will be attending and exhibiting at the 2019 Esri Federal GIS Conference! The 2019 Esri Federal GIS Conference will take place from January 29th-30th, 2019 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. RIEGL will also be exhibiting at Booth 401 during the 2019 Esri Federal GIS Conference. Take this opportunity to come by to meet with our team of RIEGLexperts and to get in-booth demonstrations of the RIEGL VZ-400i. The VZ-400i is a […]

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