Velodyne Lidar’s Groundbreaking Sensors Power Kaarta Mobile Mapping

SAN JOSE, Calif. & PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Allvision Parkview Uses Kaarta Platform with Velodyne Lidar to Inventory Roads, Curbs, and Sidewalks Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced Kaarta has included Velodyne’s smart, powerful lidar technology in Kaarta’s new Stencil 2-32 ground surface mapping solution. Equipped with Velodyne lidar, Stencil 2-32 accurately scans ground level surfaces, mapping items such as curbs, manholes, signs, poles, and other features at […]

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Blue Marble Releases Service Pack 1 Geographic Calculator 2019 with Updates

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Blue Marble Releases Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Geographic Calculator 2019 with Updates and Improvements Throughout the Application Hallowell, Maine – June 4, 2019 – Blue Marble Geographics ( has released a service pack update to its coordinate conversion and datum transformation software — Geographic Calculator 2019. This upgrade introduces new file format and data access options, a new batch […]

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Virtual Surveyor Unveils Terrain Lenses in Drone Mapping Software

Virtual Surveyor Unveils Terrain Lenses in Drone Mapping Software Better Understanding of Topography LEUVEN, Belgium, 4 June 2019 – Virtual Surveyor has unveiled Terrain Lenses in Version 6.3 of its popular drone surveying and mapping software. Overlaid on a LiDAR point cloud or orthophoto, the six lenses enhance different aspects of the terrain in 3D to give users a better understanding […]

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ARE Corp: Erosion and Gully Alternatives LiDAR Analysis

The Plainfield Recreation Road project required careful planning and implementation of  drone lidar to collect the required 3D map data. INTRODUCTION With the increased need for real-time results in today’s world, on-foot inspection is not always the best approach for collecting site characterization data. This particular project involves a very dense area with lots of aerial cover, making it hard […]

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Techmake Eagle X Swoops into Aerial-Mapping Market

Techmake Eagle X Swoops into Aerial-Mapping Market – Equipped with Velodyne Lidar Sensors SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr 17, 2019–Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced that Techmake Solutions, S.A., an IT consulting and technology development company headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, is including Velodyne lidar sensors in its Eagle X mapping and surveying system. Velodyne’s lightweight lidar sensor provides Eagle X unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) […]

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Orbit GT releases 3D Mapping Cloud v19.4

ORBIT GT RELEASES 3D MAPPING CLOUD V19.4 SUPPORTING 3D MODELS AND HYBRID RESOURCES Orbit GT releases a new version of its SaaS solution introducing 3D Models support and Hybrid Resources.   “As 3D Mapping and BIM grow closer, we now added support for 3D Models in“, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “Customers can now create a […]

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Fraunhofer IMS covers the whole range of LiDAR


Fraunhofer IMS covers the whole range of LiDAR starting from the development of extremely sensitive CSPAD detectors up to LiDAR camera systems and signal processing algorithms. The three-dimensional perception of the environment is central in applications like advanced driver assistance systems, self-driving cars or industrial robotics and security.   The principle of LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) is based on the determination of […]

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WEBINAR: USING THE RIGHT DRONES FOR THE RIGHT JOB Join Microdrones for their next Wednesday Webinar on April 3, 2019 at 9AM and 6PM EDT and learn how Crafton Tull successfully implemented UAV – based Lidar, condensing their time on site in half and saving over 50% in the process. Crafton Tull is a civil engineering, surveying, architecture, landscape architecture, […]

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Navvis-convert point clouds into interactive, fully immersive 3D buildings online


NavVis – Laser scanning professionals can now convert point clouds into interactive, fully immersive 3D buildings online The launch of NavVis Cloud gives laser scanning professionals on-demand, flexible access to a next-generation deliverable that lets every stakeholder easily access, interpret and interact with scan projects March 19th, 2019. Munich, Germany – NavVis, the leading global provider of indoor spatial intelligence solutions for […]

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Orbit GT releases SDK and QGIS Plugin v19.3

Orbit GT releases SDK and QGIS Plugin v19.3 Lokeren, Belgium, March 19th , 2019 Orbit GT releases version 19.3 of its SDK for 3D Mapping Cloud and 3DM Publisher, and the Plugin for QGISbased on this same SDK. “We’re happy to announce the release of our new SDK for viewing and integrating massive 3D Mapping content into any workflow“, says […]

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unmanned aircraft systems map installation assets, maximize efficiency


USING UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS TO MAP INSTALLATION ASSETS MAXIMIZES EFFICIENCY VICKSBURG, Miss. (Feb. 26, 2018)–Jenny Laird, Thommy Berry, Kenneth Matheson, Elizabeth Lord and Robby Boyd, all of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Environmental Laboratory, utilized unmanned aircraft systems to conduct an infrastructure inventory and assessment of the ERDC-Vicksburg installation, part of a collaborative effort with ERDC’s Directorate […]

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riegl – Spaceborne Data: Mapping and Monitoring Carbon

Spaceborne Data:Mapping and Monitoring the Carbon Content of Earth’s Forests Laura Duncanson, Assistant Professor University of Maryland; NASA Goddard Space flight Center presents recent NASA laser missions – the ICESat-2 satellite and the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) – and their contributions to mapping global forest biomass, to guide forest management programs and inform climate mitigation plans. Duncanson will show […]

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Delair Teams With Trimble Business Center on PPK

image of drone Delair and Trimble Join Forces

TOULOUSE, France – January 16, 2019 – Delair, a leading supplier of commercial drone solutions, today announced interoperability of high-precision data acquired from the Delair UX11 drone with version 5.0 of the Trimble Business Center software. The integration enables geospatial professionals to simply drag and drop Delair UX11 PPK ( post-processed kinematic capabilities) data directly into Trimble Business Center projects. […]

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Nikon Corporation Invests $25 Million in Velodyne Lidar

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Velodyne), the inventor and leader of the lidar sensor industry for autonomous vehicles (AV), today announced Nikon Corporation (Nikon) as a new strategic investor with an investment of $25M. This is certainly a vote of confidence in Velodyne’s technology. The parties further announced they have begun discussions for a multifaceted business alliance. Nikon is […]

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Orbit GT Releases Version 19 of 3D Mapping Portfolio

Orbit GT

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


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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ASTRALiTe Demonstrates Scanning Topo-Bathy LiDAR System

ASTRALiTe Demonstrates Scanning Topo-Bathy LiDAR System on DJI Matrice 600 Pro Louisville, CO, November 2018—ASTRALiTe, Inc.,successfully demonstrated its 2-in-1 Topo-Bathy LiDAR flying on a DJI Matrice 600 Pro UAV during three separate missions over the course of a month. “It’s a breakthrough to have a bathymetric scanning lidar system capable of working on the widely available DJI Matrice UAV. It […]

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Golden Software Enhances 3D Data Visualization in Surfer 16

Golden Software, a developer of affordable scientific graphics software, has enhanced the visualization capabilities in version 16 of its Surfer® gridding, contouring and 3D surface mapping package. Geologists, environmental consultants, and geospatial professionals will find Surfer 16 makes it easier for them to interpret complex scientific data. “We have improved every aspect of core functionality in Surfer 16 so it’s […]

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