ArcHeritage Reveal National Trust Hidden Treasures

3D maps created from aircraft mounted lasers are helping the National Trust uncover secrets at the historic Canons Ashby estate in Northamptonshire, UK. Working with archaeological and heritage practice ArcHeritage, Bluesky has completed a Lidar survey of 690 hectares, around and including the estate. From the millions of individual laser measurements collected, Bluesky created high resolution 3D models of the bare earth surface (Digital Terrain Model / DTM) and of its surface features, including building and trees (Digital Surface Model / DSM). Analysis of the models has already uncovered evidence of more than 300 potential archaeological features within the survey... (read more)
2017-08-14 10:40:48

Global Mapper Chosen for UAV Imagery Processing

US, Colorado-based DroneMapper has selected Global Mapper to perform the bulk of its data processing workflows. The company employs the software’s 2D and 3D visualisation tools to provide quality control of its ortho-rectified imagery and makes use of Global Mapper’s Lidar processing capabilities for DTM creation and terrain analysis. Unlike most companies who evaluate multiple software alternatives, DroneMapper found Global Mapper first and has stuck with it. The range of functionality in tandem with the format support convinced them that Global Mapper was an ideal solution for their needs. For over two decades, Blue Marble's GIS software has been meeting... (read more)
2017-07-26 01:59:38

Ron Behrendt

Ron Behrendt has been providing geospatial consulting services for organisations since 2005 with a focus on applying remote sensing technologies such as imagery and Lidar in combination with GIS. He provides clients with the expertise to identify useful applications, determine the appropriate manned or unmanned aircraft and sensor combinations, and develop and implement appropriate workflows ensuring maximum results. Past and present clients include Esri, RIEGL and NASA. Prior to founding Behron, he was one of the founding members and CEO of Positive Systems, an industry leader in the development and use of digital aerial photography systems. (read more)
2018-11-06 11:23:52

Viametris Introduces vMS3D for Vehicles

Viametris, a leader in mobile scanning technology, has announced the introduction of their new mobile scanning system for vehicles, the vMS3D. The mobile mapping system is dedicated to outdoors, roads and urban areas utilising innovative technology for localisation not dependent upon GNSS receivers and poor GNSS reception quality is no longer a problem. This technology is no longer tightly dependent on GNSS receivers. Based on unique technology, and years of expertise in indoor mobile scanning, Viametris has become a leading expert in mobile scanning in GNSS-denied environments. Mobile mapping systems allow rapid measurements, faster than any other technologies. But one main... (read more)
2017-04-19 04:26:50

Virtual Surveyor Unveils Terrain Lenses in Drone Mapping Software

Virtual Surveyor has unveiled Terrain Lenses in Version 6.3 of its drone surveying and mapping software. Overlaid on a Lidar point cloud or orthophoto, the six lenses enhance different aspects of the terrain in 3D to give users a better understanding of the topography in the area they mapped with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The Virtual Surveyor package enables professional surveyors to generate accurate topographic end products from drone data five times faster than traditional fieldwork, bridging the gap between UAV photogrammetric processing software and engineering design packages. “Whether a drone surveyor is generating map products from orthorectified imagery... (read more)
2019-06-10 10:09:49

Teledyne Optech Presents Tools for GIS at Esri Eastern Africa Conference

Teledyne Optech is pleased to announce that it will show its latest surveying and mapping solutions to professionals in Africa’s growing GIS industry at the Esri Eastern Africa User Conference taking place from 7-9 October in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Applications like infrastructure management and engineering surveys all benefit from the Optech Galaxy, a compact and highly innovative airborne lidar system that collects dense and accurate spatial data over extremely wide areas. Galaxy makes it significantly easier to deliver complete and consistent data in rugged and mountainous terrain, where its PulseTRAK and SwathTRAK technologies remove blind zones and keep the laser... (read more)
2017-01-13 02:57:12

Bluesky Aerial Survey Helps Malta Develop Geospatial Infrastructure

Aerial mapping company Bluesky has captured aerial photography and 3D map coverage of Malta. Working alongside tender lead IIC Technologies and Ordnance Survey, Bluesky captured ultra-high resolution aerial photography together with high density LiDAR measurements. Part of project SIntegraM - Spatial Data Integration for the Maltese Islands, the data will be used across various government departments and entities as part of the ERDF.02.030; a Maltese Government project led by the Planning Authority through ERDF Funding. “The timely capture of such detailed aerial photography and height measurements by Bluesky is a first for Malta,” said Ashley Hili, SIntegraM Project Leader from... (read more)
2018-08-03 10:35:44

Orbit GT Releases New Version of 3D Mapping Content Manager

Orbit GT has announced the release of 3D Mapping Content Manager v18. “The Content Manager is arguably the most powerful product in our 3D mapping portfolio” said Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “As version 18 bundles all the expertise and technology to support the various types of 3D mapping techniques, the content manager now offers capabilities for oblique imagery, UAV mapping, indoor and terrestrial scanning projects on top of its mobile mapping capabilities. It is ideal to optimise and prep your data to be used in feature extraction, analysis, publication or sharing online using 3D mapping cloud.” Update highlights include:... (read more)
2018-02-06 02:52:31

4DMapper Incorporates Global Mapper SDK Enabling Cloud-based Geospatial Analytics

4DMapper has chosen the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) from Blue Marble Geographics as the engine behind its online data analytics services. The company's cloud-based approach to geospatial data creation and distribution reduces the need for its customers to maintain high-end processing hardware and software, plus it simplifies and streamlines access to the processed data. By using a collection of Global Mapper's 3D data manipulation tools, 4DMapper users can quickly and easily convert a point cloud into contours, generate an elevation grid and much more. Built around an intuitive, user-friendly interface, the 4DMapper enterprise geospatial data management platform leverages... (read more)
2017-10-24 09:26:24

Orbit GT and Vexcel Imaging Showcase Oblique and Streetlevel 3D Data in ArcOnline

Orbit GT and Vexcel Imaging has showcased an integrated solution for Aerial Oblique and streetlevel Mobile Mapping data, operational within ArcOnline, at Esri User Conference. “We’ve been supporting Oblique Imagery and Mobile Mapping data for several years in ArcGIS Desktop, and now we’re fusing these complex datasets together in a single solution based on our 3dmapping.cloud SaaS platform, integrated in ArcOnline using a standard Widget. It is a great leap forward to disclose highly valuable content to many users, extremely valuable for decision making.” says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “We have been looking for an application that combines... (read more)
2017-07-14 02:54:04
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