Accuracy – Efficiency – Consistency. Requirements for Today’s Best Lidar Sensors

This interview provides an inside perspective of NV5, a leading provider of technology, conformity assessment and consulting solutions for public and private clients worldwide. It is being provided here as told by the persons being interviewed.  Accuracy – Efficiency – Consistency. Requirements for Today’s Best Lidar Sensors Background Commercial lidar entered the geospatial services arena in the 1990s, becoming a […]

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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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Descartes Labs Accelerates Growth with Strategic Acquisition of Geosite

Descartes Labs Accelerates Growth with Strategic Acquisition of Geosite SANTA FE, N.M.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Descartes Labs, a leading provider of geospatial analytics and artificial intelligence solutions, announced today that it acquired all of the operating assets of Geosite, a SaaS provider of geospatial intelligence to property and casualty insurance companies. This strategic move will unlock new revenue growth opportunities and further strengthen […]

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Enhancing Infrastructure with Aethon’s Expertise & RIEGL’s Premier Sensors

Editor’s Note: This is an interview with Cameron Shankland, who is responsible for business development at Aethon Aerial Solutions. Can you please provide a brief overview of your professional background (s) and experience, particularly with 3D laser scanning/lidar technology, and/or a brief history of the growth of the company and its use of 3D technology? Please include an idea of […]

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3D Historic Preservation and Landscape Architecture – A Powerful Combination

Thomas J. Elmore began his formal education by earning an Associates degree from Colombia-Greene Community College, while living in my hometown of Catskill, NY. As they say, it’s a small world. After going on to earn his BS and MS in Landscape Architecture and  3D Historic Preservation, Thomas J. Elmore began Elmore Design Collaborative, LLC, Historical Landscape Architecture, in 1999. […]

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How UAV-based LiDAR Has Transformed the Surveying Industry

How UAV-based LiDAR Has Transformed the Surveying Industry CHALLENGE Pape-Dawson Engineers is the largest civil engineering firm headquartered, and exclusively located, in Texas with a staff of over 850 employees. Their team of professionals provide civil engineering, surveying, GIS, and environmental services for land development, transportation, and water resources projects for both private and public clients. Pape-Dawson’s surveyors and engineers […]

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Bowman Enters into Agreement to Acquire Surdex ..

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Hexagon Acquires Itus Digital to Expand ..

Hexagon acquires Itus Digital to expand Asset Performance Management capabilities 2024-04-04 08:00 GMT+02 Hexagon, the global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies, today announced the acquisition of Itus Digital, a Roanoke, Virginia-based provider of asset performance management (APM) software. Itus’s capabilities directly compliment Hexagon’s HxGN EAM platform, as well as other Hexagon products. Asset performance management […]

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CHUNG HSING SURVEYING COMPANY BRINGS GEOSPATIAL ..

CHUNG HSING SURVEYING COMPANY BRINGS GEOSPATIAL DATA ACQUISITION TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH RIEGL MOBILE LIDAR Chung Hsing Surveying Company (CHS) is proud to announce the introduction of RIEGL’s VMX-2HA Mobile Mapping System to the geospatial industry in Taiwan. The company has built an excellent reputation over the past 50 years in the region, and the addition of this RIEGL system enables them to have unprecedented accuracies and efficiencies within […]

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GPI GEOSPATIAL, INC. ENHANCING MOBILE MAPPING ..

GPI GEOSPATIAL, INC. ENHANCING MOBILE MAPPING WITH RIEGL LIDAR Adding a VMX-2HA to their Portfolio of RIEGL Systems GPI Geospatial, Inc. (a subsidiary of Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.) has been a leading geospatial solutions company for over 50 years with a footprint across the Eastern U.S., and they recently upgraded their mobile mapping capabilities by adding a RIEGLVMX-2HA to their data collection portfolio. As a RIEGL customer […]

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SPH Engineering presents Drone Show Software 4.3 ..

SPH Engineering presents Drone Show Software 4.3, elevating Drone Shows to new heights Riga, Latvia – SPH Engineering, a global expert in drone technology development, is thrilled to announce the release of its latest Drone Show Software update, version 4.3. This update introduces cutting-edge features to streamline preflight processes, enhance map visualization and sharing capabilities, and improve operational efficiency for […]

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Commercial UAV Expo Announces 2024 Advisory Board

Commercial UAV Expo Announces 2024 Advisory BoardCommercial UAS industry leaders will provide guidance for landmark 10th edition by serving on Commercial UAV Expo Advisory Board Portland, Maine – USA, March 27, 2024 – Organizers of Commercial UAV Expo, the world’s leading commercial drone trade show and conference, have announced an impressive list of influential leaders in the commercial drone industry […]

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What’s the difference between Laser Radar and LIDAR technology?

What’s the difference between Laser Radar and LIDAR technology? Article by John Smits, Gary Confalone, and Tom Kinnare – ECM A question frequently asked by our clients is, “What’s the difference between Laser-Radar and LIDAR technology?” It’s a question without a simple answer. Confusion between the two is understandable. Their names are nearly synonymous and the terms are often used interchangeably. […]

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CartoData Receives the First North American ..

CartoData Receives the First North American Delivery of a RIEGL VQ-1460 CartoData, located in Jalisco, Mexico, has become the first professional survey firm in North America to take delivery of the RIEGL VQ-1460 airborne laser scanner. This new sensor model collects high-density, high-accuracy LiDAR point clouds and imagery for intake into CartoData’s proprietary production workflows and web mapping platform optimized for urban planning […]

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Marking its 40th Anniversary, Bentley Systems Announces ..

Marking its 40th Anniversary, Bentley Systems Announces CEO Transition Plan COO Nicholas Cumins to be Promoted to CEO July 1, 2024, as Greg Bentley will Transition to Executive Chair London – March 21, 2024 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq: BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced that effective July 1, 2024, Greg Bentley will transition from Bentley Systems’ CEO to Executive Chair […]

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FREE WEBINAR: Airborne LiDAR & bathymetry ..

FREE WEBINAR: Airborne LiDAR & bathymetry surveying for coastal mapping and reservoir modeling  TOPODRONE, a Swiss based designer and manufacturer of high-precision surveying equipment, invites to join a free on-line webinar on waters management based on LiDAR and bathymetry data collected with the use of a UAV. Register via the link and join on March 21, 4 pm CET.  Following up the […]

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Technology Demo Suggests How to Keep Drone Traffic Flowing Smoothly

Over nearly a week of testing — a week that followed months of preparation and involved five types of aircraft, four aircraft software systems, more than 30 engineers, pilots, and operations experts, and 141 flights — the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership and its partners sought to answer an increasingly urgent question: How can we effectively manage the diversity and volume of […]

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Bentley Systems Issues Call for Nominations for ..

Bentley Systems Issues Call for Nominations for the 2024 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure Winners to be Selected and Announced at The Year in Infrastructure and Going Digital Awards Event in Vancouver EXTON, Pa. – March 14, 2024 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq: BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced its call for nominations for the 2024 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure. The awards, which are judged by […]

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GdB Geospatial Joins SAM

GdB Geospatial Joins SAM Austin, Texas – SAM, the nation’s leading provider of professional Geospatial and Inspection services across the utility, transportation, and broader infrastructure markets, today announced that GdB Geospatial (GdB), a geomatics, GIS, and spatial data management firm based in New York has joined SAM through a merger with SAM-NY Geospatial, Inc. The merger creates a stronger player […]

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HYSKY Society to co-locate with Commercial UAV Expo in 2024

HYSKY Society to co-locate with Commercial UAV Expo in 2024New strategic collaboration brings the world’s largest hydrogen aviation conference to the leading commercial drone event Portland, Maine – March 13, 2024 – Organizers of Commercial UAV Expo have announced a strategic collaboration to bring HYSKY Society hydrogen aviation education to Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas, NV, September 3-5, 2024. […]

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Carbonix, RIEGL, Phase One announce first fixed-wing

Carbonix, RIEGL, Phase One announce first fixed-wing VTOL integration of long-range dual sensor System Carbonix announced a significant milestone in aerial surveying and data acquisition of linear assets with the collaboration between RIEGL Australia and Phase One. The three companies have successfully joined forces and flown the RIEGL VUX-12023 and Phase One iXM 100 medium format camera on Carbonix’s fixed-wing Ottano X. The combination of these highly sophisticated pieces of equipment […]

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OxTS – NVIDIA DRIVE plug-in

OxTS enhances autonomous vehicle validation solution with new NVIDIA DRIVE plug-in March, 11th 2024 OxTS, a global leader in navigation solutions, today announced that its GNSS-aided Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) are now supported on the NVIDIA DRIVE autonomous vehicle (AV) development platform. The software plug-in, developed in-house by OxTS using the NVIDIA DriveWorks SDK, runs on the NVIDIA DRIVE AGX […]

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Lessons in Quality Construction and Engineering

Background: Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio since 1948, SSOE is an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm doing business across the globe. With a focus on customer satisfaction, SSOE has documented saving $1.5 billion for their clients since 2009 and 150 of their clients have been with SSOE for 20 years. Their company values include utilizing innovation and collaboration with a […]

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