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

Teledyne Optech Showcase Tools for Collecting GIS Data

Teledyne Optech is pleased to announce that it will be showcasing some of its latest sensors at the Esri 2015 User Conference in San Diego on 20-24 July, highlighting the game-changing Optech Galaxy and innovative Optech ILRIS and UAV merging technology in particular. The Optech Galaxy is the latest configurable ultra-compact airborne lidar designed to improve collection efficiency and productivity, and will be on display in booth #2412. Stop by to learn how Galaxy’s PulseTRAK technology is cutting cost and complexity from the surveying process and maintaining an even swath width in varying mountainous terrain with its SwathTRAK mode. The... (read more)
2017-01-12 01:57:13

LINZ support for 3D Mapping of Northland

LINZ is partnering in a project to map Northland using Lidar – a method for collecting 3D data on our land and its features. Uses for Lidar data include flood risk assessment, urban planning, forestry and precision agriculture. Improved elevation data is major contributor to LINZ strategic initiatives to improve resilience to natural events and increase the use of geographic information. LINZ is also working with local government to ensure that New Zealand’s Lidar data is collected at a consistent standard and is made freely available on the LINZ Data Service (LDS). Northland data will be collected to this standard... (read more)
2017-08-31 08:53:19

Blue Marble Teams Up with Pointerra

Blue Marble Geographics (www.bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce that it has established a partnership with Pointerra (www.pointerra.com) to provide cloud-based LiDAR data delivery to Global Mapper, its popular GIS software. Pointerra's 3D technology allows users to view massive 3D point clouds at any time, on any device, anywhere in the world and this functionality will be enabled in Global Mapper as an extension for viewing, downloading and publishing LiDAR data. Blue Marble's GIS software is used by a wide range of industries including software, oil and gas, mining, civil engineering, surveying, and technology companies, as well as government departments and... (read more)
2017-01-31 05:38:09

Bluesky and Skyline Create Dynamic 3D Building and City Models

Aerial mapping company Bluesky is working with SkylineGlobe UK on a project to provide high-accuracy, photorealistic 3D city models that will be available as off-the-shelf datasets and via an internet streaming service. The new, dynamic 3D models will provide a visualization and analytical platform for smart city projects, transport and infrastructure planning, risk assessment and mitigation, development planning and environmental work. To create these unique 3D digital twins, Bluesky and Skyline will integrate leading-edge technologies. To capture the city imagery, Bluesky has deployed its hybrid oblique imaging and Lidar airborne sensor. Skyline is then processing and publishing the data into... (read more)
2019-05-14 10:19:10

Bluesky Launches Nationwide Map of Building Heights

Aerial mapping company Bluesky has launched the first UK nationwide map providing accurate height measurement for around 40 million buildings. Created from a combination of remote sensing surveys, including data from aircraft mounted lasers (LiDAR), the Heighted Building dataset covers the whole of England, Wales and Scotland, and will help to change the way we visualise and understand the built environment. By applying height values to 41,083,111 buildings gives planners, developers, local government, utility companies and the emergency services a new perspective. Including multiple values for every residential, leisure, retail, commercial and industrial structure in mainland UK, the dataset will... (read more)
2017-07-18 02:58:13

Thorbjørn Nielsen

Thorbjørn Nielsen, academic specialist, is a chartered surveyor with ten years of experience in product development in the fields of photogrammetry, LiDAR, 3D city modelling and GIS. Since 2013 he has been employed at Danish Geodata Agency (GST) on methods for the quality control of point clouds and derived products. (read more)
2018-07-06 03:10:14

LizardTech Releases New Version for MrSID Generation 4 Decode SDK

LizardTech, a division of Celartem Inc. and a leading provider of software solutions for image asset handling, has announced the release of the MrSID Generation 4 Decode SDK Version 9.5.4 to compliment the release of LizardTech’s GeoExpress Version 9.5.3. This latest SDK release includes support to view MrSID compressed Harris Geiger-Mode LIDAR point clouds, paralleling previously incorporated tools for viewing MrSID compressed LAS and LAZ point clouds. LizardTech continues to enhance LiDAR and raster compression capacity across its image asset handling platform for image compression, management, distribution, integration and deployment. This includes updating compilers, refreshing target computing platforms and improving... (read more)
2017-03-01 05:05:23

Bluesky Aerial Data Helps Model Flood Risks Across England and Wales

Aerial photographs and detailed 3D elevation models purchased from Bluesky’s newly launched Map Shop are helping JBA Consulting model potential flood risks. The aerial photomaps, LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data and DTM (Digital Terrain Model) are being used for testing JFlow – JBA’s award-winning hydraulic modelling software. In addition, the data are being utilised in the preparation and delivery of training courses for the software. JFlow is a two-dimensional hydraulic model which solves the St Venant Shallow Water Equations to model the movement of water over the ground. JFlow was developed by JBA to meet the needs of clients... (read more)
2017-01-06 04:57:20

Bluesky Ireland Releases Online Geographic Data

Bluesky Ireland, a specialist in aerial mapping, has added around 30,000 square kilometres of geographic data to its online Mapshop. Now covering more than 70% of the Republic of Ireland, www.irelandmaps.ie provides a one-stop online shop for the most up to date aerial photography, colour infrared imagery and digital height models. Offering an unrivalled resource for both professional and leisure users of geographic data, visitors can search the online archive before viewing and downloading their data of choice. “We originally launched www.irelandmaps.ie last year with data for around a third of the Republic,” commented Rachel Tidmarsh, Managing Director of Bluesky.... (read more)
2018-03-27 12:41:24
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