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
2017-02-22 11:38:21

DNV GL Launches Data Platform to Unlock Big Data

DNV GL is launching an industry data platform targeted at companies in the maritime and energy industries that are increasingly recognizing the need to overcome data quality issues and manage the ownership, control, sharing and use of data to boost their profitability and explore new business models through digitalization. Remi Eriksen, President and CEO of DNV GL, explains: “The potential for smarter use of data in our industries is enormous. Companies have always turned to us for independent, expert assessments and best practices – to build trust in the safety, efficiency and sustainability of their physical assets or operations. Now... (read more)
2017-02-13 11:22:48

Crunchy Data Strengthens Open Source Geospatial Data Management

Crunchy Data, a leading provider of open source PostgreSQL technology, support, and training, has announced its commitment to providing open source geospatial data management and analytics engineering and support by welcoming Paul Ramsey, Chair of the PostGIS Project Steering Committee and PostgreSQL Major Contributor, to its team of open source contributors. PostGIS is a geospatial database extender to PostgreSQL that provides robust geometric and geographic functionality that allows engineers to create complex, location-aware applications. PostGIS has over 15 years of active development and has been widely deployed across many enterprises and governmental organisations.  PostGIS is leveraged by a variety of geospatial... (read more)
2018-09-05 02:38:49

Interacting with Big Geospatial Data

Methods for Virtual Exploration and Visual Analysis
Advances in capturing techniques such as laser scanning and photogrammetry have significantly increased the volume of geospatial datasets. Big geodata has become an important asset for analysis and decision-making, but also poses a challenge for state-of-the-art visualisation techniques. This article presents research results addressing this problem for the infrastructure and planetary science application domains. The methods discussed here enable users to fluently explore and efficiently analyse the growing wealth of geospatial data.  The data volume of 3D reconstructions is steadily growing for two reasons. Firstly, there is a demand to increase the accuracy of data acquisition, now reaching even sub-millimetre... (read more)
2017-04-20 09:29:33

Azimap Launches Public Data Library

Azimap has announced the release of Azimap 5.5 for all existing customers and anyone who signs up to try Azimap Professional, free for 30 days. The new version introduces a number of User Interface enhancements that significantly improve the user experience, with more streamlined workflows and increased mobile usability, improving the accessibility for users on Tablets or Smartphones. Additionally, version 5.5 sees the inclusion of a number of major new features and enhancements, most notably the launch of the Azimap Data Library. Data Library The all new Data Library will change the way users are able to access, view and analyse... (read more)
2018-05-16 10:31:05

More Maps From Big Data?

The rise of mapmaking amongst those without cartographic qualifications presents a challenge, argues Nico Regnauld. Big data and the ever expanding demand for mapping on a variety of devices means generalisation of datasets and integration of skills. The arrival of new software tools can speed up this work for both neo and traditional cartographers. For centuries maps have been an effective way to display location information; how things relate to one another geographically. This information can be represented in many forms: georeferenced coordinates, addresses, place names, relative position (5 miles south of the Angel of the North) etc. The most... (read more)
2017-01-05 04:31:46

YellowScan Releases Point Cloud Data Software CloudStation

YellowScan, the UAV Lidar Solutions provider, has announced the release of CloudStation, its new software providing a complete solution to create and manipulate point cloud data. It allows the user to extract, process and display data immediately after flight acquisition. The auto-generation of flight lines and the production of LAS files are now done in a few clicks. “This launch is an exciting move for YellowScan, it allows a better and simplified experience for the customers.” says Tristan Allouis, Chief Technical Officer of YellowScan. “Better user experience leads to more efficiency for our demanding client’s projects." Key benefits include: Checking... (read more)
2019-06-19 10:58:05
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