Two Companies, One Vision – Lidar Tech

Two Companies, One Vision Elevating the Power of Partnership Background At Quantum Spatial (QSI), we were very early adopters of 3D laser scanning/lidar technology. We completed our first lidar project in 1995 with an airborne system that was equipped with a 2 KHz laser (2,000 points per second). Today, lasers typically operate at 2 MHz, or rates 1,000 times faster. […]

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Georeference pointclouds with the new OxTS Georeferencer

Georeference pointclouds from Hesai, Ouster and Velodyne LiDAR sensors with the new OxTS Georeferencer OxTS Georeferencer is a powerful LiDAR georeferencing software tool that combines OxTS inertial navigation data with raw LiDAR data to give surveyors the ability to create georeferenced pointclouds as well as tools to calibrate their setup and analyse the accuracy of their survey.   With the […]

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Velodyne Announces Sales Agreement with Local Motors

Velodyne Lidar Announces Multi-Year Sales Agreement with Local Motors SAN JOSE, Calif. (November 19,  2020) – Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR) today announced a multi-year sales agreement with Local Motors, a leading digital vehicle manufacturer that develops sustainable mobility solutions to empower communities around the world. Local Motors uses Velodyne’s lidar sensors to enable safe, reliable operation of Olli, the company’s 3D-printed, electric, self-driving […]

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NavVis Introduces Processing in the Cloud…

NavVis Introduces Processing in the Cloud for Even Faster Laser Scanning Workflows From processing to viewing, with NavVis it can now be done entirely in the cloud. November 17, 2020. Munich, Germany – NavVis, an innovator in indoor mobile mapping, today introduced the Cloud Processing Add-on for NavVis IndoorViewer, a cloud-based tool that enables users to quickly and easily convert laser scans […]

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The Open Geospatial Consortium is excited to announce…

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is excited to announce the adoption of the latest of its OGC API family of standards: OGC API – Features – Part 2: Coordinate Reference Systems by Reference. OGC APIs usher in a new age for discovering and accessing location information on the web, enabling a much simpler way to share and access location information that is consistent with […]

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Velodyne Lidar Unveils Breakthrough Solid State Sensor for…

Velodyne Lidar Unveils Breakthrough Solid State Sensor for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomy Available in Affordable Mass Quantities, Velarray H800 is the First in a Family of Solid State Sensors to Enhance Automakers’ Safety Features SAN JOSE, Calif. (November 13, 2020) – Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR) today debuted its latest innovation in its broad array of lidar sensors, the Velarray […]

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Geospatial Intelligence & AI/ML Progress During a Pandemic

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USGIF White Paper: Geospatial Intelligence & AI/ML Progress During a Pandemic   Foundation released white paper on how the IC has adapted a topic impacting the challenges of COVID-19 Herndon, Virginia (November 9, 2020)—The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) published a white paper on a topic impacting the intelligence community (IC) and more specifically, the GEOINT community; Geospatial Intelligence […]

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MGISS Mapping Helps Urban Surveyors Achieve Ultimate Accuracy

MGISS Mapping Technology Helps Urban Surveyors Achieve Ultimate Accuracy  Liverpool, UK, 29 October 2020 – Mobile GIS Services (MGISS) has equipped a team of urban surveyors with new satellite positioning systems to accurately map assets and features such as signage, lighting and landscape features for example flowerbeds.  With highly accurate surveying often problematic in urban environments, MGISS worked with Occam’s Razor […]

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TCarta Develops AI-Based Commercial Bathymetric Mapping..

TCarta Develops AI-Based Commercial Bathymetric Mapping Technologies with National Science Foundation Grant First Commercial Use of ICESat-2 DENVER, Colorado, 26 October 2020 – TCarta Marine, a global provider of hydrospatial products, has announced development of new Machine Learning-based bathymetric mapping technologies – including creation of two software packages and commercial application of NASA’s ICESat-2 satellite – with funding from the National […]

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Bentley Announces Winners in Infrastructure 2020 Awards

Bentley Systems Announces Winners of Year in Infrastructure 2020 Awards EXTON, Pa. – October 21, 2020 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, (Nasdaq: BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, has announced the winners of the Year in Infrastructure 2020 Awards. The annual awards program honors the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing design, construction, and operations of infrastructure throughout the world. Sixteen independent jury panels selected the 57 finalists from over […]

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SBG to release virtual base station feature in Qinertia…

SBG Systems to release the virtual base station feature in Qinertia, its in-house post-processing software Carrières-sur-seine, October 20th, 2020 – SBG Systems releases the Virtual Base Station feature in its in-house post-processing software called Qinertia. Geospatial professionals benefit from an optimal centimetric position accuracy in all their projects, even for corridor mapping and in poorly covered RTK areas. Qinertia is […]

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Bentley Systems expands alliance with Microsoft
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Bentley Systems Expands Alliance with Microsoft to Accelerate Infrastructure Digital Twin Innovations Companies will deliver and scale advancements for urban planning and smart cities REDMOND, Wash., and EXTON, Penn. — Oct. 19, 2020 — Bentley Systems (Nasdaq: BSY) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) on Monday announced an expansion of a strategic alliance focused on advancing infrastructure for smart city urban planning and smart […]

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USGIF Announces First-Ever Student Diversity Awards and…

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USGIF Announces First-Ever Student Diversity Awards and Best Student Poster Award Three outstanding students recognized for academic excellence in the geospatial intelligence community Herndon, Virginia(October 2, 2020)—The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) awarded three student awards, including two new diversity awards, during the GEOINTegration Summit.  The two new diversity awards, $500 each, were sponsored by Dr. Tim Walton, in […]

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GeoCue Group Inc. Launches GeoCue Australia PTY

GeoCue Group Inc. Launches GeoCue Australia PTY September 30, 2020 HUNTSVILLE, AL – GeoCue Group Inc., a leading provider of aerial/mobile LIDAR tools and the  creator of the True View® family of drone 3D imaging solutions has launched GeoCue Australia PTY.  GeoCue Australia is a partnership between GeoCue Group Inc. and two Australian investors with GeoCue Group Inc. taking a […]

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Smart LiDAR Solution to Improve the Safety of School Zones in Seoul

Quanergy and iCent Deliver Smart LiDAR Solution to Improve the Safety of School Zones in Seoul, South Korea SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Quanergy Systems, Inc., a leading provider of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors and smart perception solutions, today announced a new installation of Smart LiDAR solution to improve crosswalk safety in school zones in Seoul, South Korea. This recent deployment […]

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Evolution of the Revolution: Industry Leader Continues to Push the 3D Envelope

Evolution of the Revolution:  Industry Leader Continues to Push the 3D Envelope David Headrick (KCI Technologies, Inc.) certainly has a unique perspective on advanced surveying technologies.  David started his career in traditional surveying, but after the Internet Bubble collapsed, he went to law school and practiced construction law for several years.  In 2012, Tate Jones, owner of LandAir Surveying (since […]

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Weisman Worldwide Expands Distribution Roles with Euclideon

Weisman Worldwide Expands Distribution Roles with Euclideon Holographics and Euclideon International in North America From HoloRooms and Tables to Unlimited Detail data streaming, Weisman Worldwide is representing the Australian tech firm in Aerospace, Defense, Entertainment, Architecture, Gaming and Sports Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In just under a year as the North American distribution partner for Euclideon […]

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Bentley Announces Finalists in the Year in Infrastructure 2020

Winners to Be Selected and Announced at Bentley’s Virtual Year in Infrastructure 2020 Conference, October 20-21  EXTON, Pa. – September 14, 2020 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today announced the finalists in the Year in Infrastructure 2020 Awards program. The annual awards program honors the […]

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Velodyne – Third Annual World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology

Velodyne Lidar Announces Third Annual World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology Velodyne Previews Summit with WSS Webinar Miniseries Kickoff on September 11 SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced the third annual World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology (WSS) that will address safety and autonomy issues in vehicle transportation. The summit brings together a diverse group of experts and thought […]

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RAPID SLAM TECHNOLOGY REVEALS SECRETS OF SINKHOLE

RAPID SLAM TECHNOLOGY REVEALS SECRETS OF SINKHOLE A laser scan has revealed a huge underground void after a sinkhole appeared in a Buckinghamshire playing field. After the sinkhole appeared in a field in the town of Wooburn Green, the local parish council contacted land surveyors and geospatial engineers, Geoterra, to carry out a 3D laser subsurface scan and video survey. […]

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SemiNex Lasers Enable Inexpensive, Efficient, Long-Range LiDAR

SemiNex Multi-Junction Lasers Enable Inexpensive, Efficient, Long-Range LiDAR Applications   SemiNex Corporation announces the introduction of a patent-pending, multi-junction, semiconductor laser diode at eye-safe wavelengths between 1310 nm and 1550 nm with more than 20 times the photons/second and more than 3X the range compared to 905 nm LiDAR systems which will enable mass-market auto-driving cars to finally become a reality. […]

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Emesent’s Hovermap pilots the world’s first underground drone flight

Emesent’s Hovermap pilots the world’s first underground drone flight with the DJI M300 RTK Drone autonomy technology developed by Australian high-tech company Emesent has allowed DJI’s M300 drone to fly autonomously underground in what’s believed to be a world first for the platform.  The flights took place on 4 August at the Round Oak Mt Colin copper mine in Cloncurry, […]

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