Geomni Launches Mobile App for Ground Imagery and Drone Inspections

Geomni, a Verisk business, has launched its new mobile app for ground imagery and UAV inspections. The app enables users to collect imagery and other data directly with their mobile devices or to conduct complete UAV inspections with compatible DJI drones. “The idea behind the app is for inspectors in the field to be able to do their jobs without having to venture onto steep rooftops or climb to unsafe positions. They can now gather exterior imagery and measurements needed from the safety of the ground,” said Jeffery C. Taylor, Geomni’s president. The mobile app enables iOS smartphones and tablets... (read more)
2018-02-26 10:11:59

DigitalGlobe and Ecopia Produce US Building Footprints Dataset with Machine Learning

DigitalGlobe has announced that they have produced the first precision, GIS-ready building footprints dataset of the entire United States in partnership with Ecopia Tech Corporation. Ecopia U.S. Building Footprints, available for order, includes more than 169 million building footprints created by proprietary artificial intelligence algorithms in combination with DigitalGlobe's high-resolution, high-accuracy satellite imagery. The detailed dataset helps customers save time and money by knowing exactly what the built environment looks like in their area of interest, allowing them to make decisions with confidence. The 2D vector polygon dataset has a greater than 95% accuracy rating and will be refreshed every six months based on... (read more)
2018-10-15 02:34:36

Trimble Catalyst Usage-based Service Plans Enable Positioning On Demand

Trimble has announced its Trimble Catalyst software-defined Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver for Android phones and tablets is now available with a usage-based service plan - Trimble Catalyst On Demand. The new service plan is focused on satisfying the requirements of a growing number of industries and organizations who recognize the benefits of using high-accuracy GNSS technology in the field but need a more flexible payment model. Trimble Catalyst On Demand provides scalable access to RTK-quality GNSS positioning using an affordable pay-per-use hourly pricing model in addition to the current Catalyst monthly plans. The new service also enables automated domain-level email address access, which streamlines license allocation for organizations with a large number... (read more)
2019-07-17 10:01:58

Surrey Heath Council Explore the Versatility of the Arrow 100

Surrey Heath Borough Council has found their current GIS kit is proving to be more versatile than expected! The team based in Camberley in Surrey has been successfully using the Eos Positioning Systems Arrow 100 to capture grounds maintenance data after it was recommended by Eos’s exclusive UK distributor MGISS just over a year ago. They wanted to be able to manage their grounds maintenance more effectively and finding new ways of achieving this in a way that saves money and manpower is always advantageous to local authorities many of which now share services with other councils which have to... (read more)
2017-01-31 11:17:17

BAE Systems Enhances Geospatial Software

BAE Systems has integrated capabilities called Movement Intelligence, or MOVINT, into its Geospatial eXploitation Products (GXP) line of software, helping analysts to more easily identify intelligence threats using motion sensors. These new capabilities, which include complex multi-tracking analytics, interpret movement and activity from video, radar, and other types of motion sensors, enabling analysts to efficiently track people, vehicles, and other objects of interest. Detection and tracking of key targets and activities often requires analysts to painstakingly monitor, review, and interpret large volumes of data and imagery from multiple sensors, compromising the effectiveness of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations. Eliminating the... (read more)
2017-06-09 02:37:46

Esri Releases Complete Utility GIS Platform

Esri, the global leader in GIS technology and spatial analytics, has announced it is releasing a Utility Network Management extension for ArcGIS. It delivers the new utility network, letting users create, manage and share complete data about networks from source to demand, such as residential meters for electricity, water, wastewater and gas as well as among district heating and telecommunications companies.  These network management capabilities enhance Esri's current utility platform for handling billions of data elements while providing access to the utility network on any device. For the first time, workers will be able to edit and trace the path... (read more)
2018-01-25 10:28:29

Gaming Technology Brings 3D and VR Data Visualisation to Mining Industry

Mining technology developer Maptek and augmented reality experts LlamaZOO are teaming up together to bring digital twinning and advanced 3D data visualisation to the mining industry. LlamaZOO Interactive is an award-winning software studio developing 3D interactive data visualisation solutions for enterprise and industry 4.0. LlamaZOO specialises in centralising disparate spatial datasets and making the information actionable for all stakeholders through real-time engaging 3D and VR/AR. Maptek stakeholders within customer networks will be able to interact with their spatial data in high-resolution 3D, in a format typically only seen with high-end video games, but with actionable real-world data. Imagine viewing live... (read more)
2018-08-22 11:27:21

SuperSurv 10 Selected for Coastal Protection in Thailand

Supergeo’s mobile GIS-app SuperSurv 10 has been selected by the government agency that is in charge of protecting marine and coastal resources in Thailand for spatial data collection. The core mission of this department is to conserve and restore the precious flora and fauna resided in the marine and coastal ecosystem. Because Thailand is a country located in tropical climate zone and has a thriving tourism industry, it is a critical work to conserve the valuable coral reef and mangrove forests along its 3,200 kilometres long coastline. Now, this agency has seven branch offices evenly distributed across Thailand and divisions... (read more)
2017-07-14 11:15:48

PlanetObserver Announces Release of 2017 PlanetSAT Global Imagery Basemap

French company PlanetObserver, supplier of geospatial data for all civil and military visualization and simulation applications, and GIS solutions has announced the release of PlanetSAT Global #2017, the unique seamless and global imagery basemap processed with fresh and cloud-free satellite images. Processed with current Landsat 8 source data for 40% of the global and more than 300 major urban areas across the world, PlanetSAT Global version #2017 is the high quality natural colour imagery basemap that offers detailed and up-to-date geographic information, perfect for 1:50,000 scale mapping. PlanetSAT Global imagery basemap is ready-to-use as a unique backdrop map of many military, commercial... (read more)
2017-05-02 03:05:26

Pointfuse Launches Laser Scanning Software Suite

Pointfuse is releasing Pointfuse 2018, a suite of laser scanning software which includes a cloud-based data processing service called Pointfuse Bolt. Designed to promote and support the capture of digitised ‘as-built’ data, Pointfuse 2018 will help BIM practitioners create intelligent data that is easy to consume and easy to share. Pointfuse Bolt is powered by unlimited parallelised computing on an industry-standard secure platform to process point clouds captured during the design, build and delivery of complex construction projects. Offering a scalable yet affordable solution, the Bolt service reduces processing times and minimises the IT requirement for expensive hardware whilst maximising... (read more)
2018-10-19 10:23:57
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