senseFly eBee X Combines with Agisoft Metashape

senseFly, the global leader in fixed-wing drones, has announced a limited-time offer which combines the senseFly eBee X (and its highly precise suite of cameras) with intelligent photogrammetry software from Agisoft Metashape. Until 30 September 2019, customers who purchase an eBee X with one of the following sensors (senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D, senseFly Aeria X or MicaSense RedEdge-MX) will receive 1,000 (USD/CHF/EUR) off the price of the drone and a six-month Agisoft Metashape Professional license for free (offer ends 30 September 2019, or while supplies last, whichever comes first). Combined, this solution provides users with fully integrated and highly precise suite... (read more)
2019-07-26 01:10:06

How to Increase Retail Sales Bridging IoT, Geospatial and AI

In the modern world, brick-and-mortar retail stores have to focus on new technologies to improve user experience (UX) and compete with the e-commerce stores. Geospatial analytics of location characteristics, demographic data, and trade areas helps retailers understand the impact this data has on store sales so that they can moderate success rates and improve performance. Internet of Things (IoT) also provides businesses with the ability to analyze the in-store impact light and temperature level has on consumer buying behaviour. However, defining true buying behaviour patterns can only be accomplished by using artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that combine IoT data with... (read more)
2019-07-19 05:28:34

Vricon Launches 3D Data Product CitySuite

Vricon has announced the launch of CitySuite, a 3D data product to meet the ever-changing demands of the geospatial market. CitySuite is derived from Vricon’s Globe in 3D, which offers users the entire world in highly accurate, immersive 3D. The software package is designed to meet the many and variable demands of 3D geospatial users who require accuracy at a city scale, but need reasonably priced options. Vricon 3D geodata is being used by emergency responders who want to reduce response times for urban residents. It also can be used by city planners who want to leapfrog aging infrastructures. Insurance companies... (read more)
2019-07-18 02:33:21

Bluesky 3D Model Helps AECOM Create Blueprint for Huddersfield

A detailed 3D computer model from Bluesky is being used to communicate a £250 million transformation of the town centre of Huddersfield, UK. Created from the most up to date, nationwide coverage of aerial photography, the model forms part of AECOM’s visualization of plans prepared for Kirklees Council. Including a 3D fly-through and realistic animations, the AECOM presentation will form part of an online platform used to consult and engage with the community. “Working with Kirklees Council we have been able to develop a strategy to transform Huddersfield town centre and identify specific projects to achieve this,” said Becky Mather,... (read more)
2019-07-12 10:44:08

Virtual Surveyor Enhances Lidar Point Cloud Handling

Virtual Surveyor has enhanced the Lidar elevation data handling capabilities in version 6.4 of its drone surveying and mapping software. The function enables users to select specific feature classes from classified Lidar point clouds before converting the point cloud to a surface terrain. “The latest upgrades in Virtual Surveyor 6.4 are designed to meet the needs of UAV users who are increasingly equipping their drones with Lidar systems,” said Tom Op ‘t Eyndt, CEO of Virtual Surveyor nv in Belgium. Virtual Surveyor bridges the gap between UAV photogrammetric processing applications and engineering design packages. The software generates an interactive onscreen... (read more)
2019-07-11 10:28:49

Europa Technologies Introduces Data Vault in G-Cloud 11

Europa Technologies has announced that its services have been included in the latest procurement framework for cloud-based services for UK Public Sector organizations with G-Cloud 11. G-Cloud 11 includes all the familiar viaEuropa services, providing comprehensive web services for data from Ordnance Survey, Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland (from Land & Property Services), British Geological Survey, JBA Risk Management and OceanWise. Where appropriate, these datasets may also be licensed through G-Cloud, providing a time-saving ‘one-stop-shop’ solution for clients who need to license products for use within viaEuropa services. Notably, subscriptions to viaEuropa services have now been enhanced so that all service... (read more)
2019-07-10 11:33:34

Hexagon Strengthens 3D Visualisation with Melown Technologies Acquisition

Hexagon’s Geosystems division has announced the acquisition of Melown Technologies, a Prague-based technology company from Ivo Lukačovič´s investment company Helifreak Limited. Melown Technologies develops mass-scale computer vision and advanced visualization technology for interactive web-based rendering, enabling high performing 3D visualization of digital urban and natural landscape models that are derived from aerial and terrestrial reality capture sensors. “Melown Technologies has been the subject of takeover bids and offers of strategic cooperation for some time,” says Lukačovič. “The bid from Hexagon was the most interesting as it offers us the best prospects for the future development of the company.” “At Hexagon, we... (read more)
2019-07-05 10:22:47

Airbus Strengthens Imagery Capabilities with Vision-1

Airbus has enlarged its high-resolution imagery portfolio following an agreement to leverage capacity from the S1-4 satellite built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL). This imagery from Vision-1 delivers full end-to-end imaging operations to Airbus’ customers. Vision-1 provides 0.9m resolution imagery in the panchromatic band and 3.5m in the multispectral bands (NIR, RGB), with a 20.8km swath width. These specifications are ideal for defence, security and agriculture applications, while the extra revisit opportunity further strengthens Airbus’ satellite fleet. “This new asset will reinforce our monitoring capabilities for sub-metre imaging and feed our OneAtlas digital platform to provide increased freshness,” said... (read more)
2019-07-04 10:09:42

Leica Cyclone 3DR Reality Capture Streamlines Point Cloud Processing

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, has announced Leica Cyclone 3DR, the new reality capture software that fuses technology for centralised, full-scale point cloud management with advanced, automated point cloud analysis and modelling from 3DReshaper. The software delivers a simplified platform for surveying, architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), and tank inspection applications. With industry-centric guided workflows, Cyclone 3DR includes a range of adaptable features for automating cleaning, modelling, meshing, extraction, inspection and reporting. An assortment of 3D deliverables can be created to meet the unique needs of reality capture professionals across a wide spectrum of fields. Specialized workflows, such as construction... (read more)
2019-06-21 10:16:46

NavVis IndoorViewer Automatically Generates Highly Detailed Floorplans

NavVis, the leading global provider of indoor spatial intelligence technology and solutions for enterprises, has announced the release of NavVis IndoorViewer 2.4. The software release includes an option to automatically generate highly detailed floorplans, enhanced routing capabilities, a new way to customize and view content and enterprise-ready security features. NavVis IndoorViewer is a web-based application that combines realistic 3D visualization of buildings with a user-friendly interface and advanced functionality that lets users interact with and enrich scan data. Building scan data is displayed as fully immersive 360° images, point clouds and maps. The 360° image and point cloud views let... (read more)
2019-06-17 09:58:16
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