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

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

Geomares and Diversified Communications Announce Cooperation

Geomares and Diversified Communications have announced a cooperation whereby the media company’s Geo-matching.com product database will become the official supplier directory for the following trade events and e-media sites organised by Diversified: SPAR3D Expo & Conference, SPAR3D.com, International LiDAR Mapping Forum, Commercial UAV News, Commercial UAV Expo Europe and Commercial UAV Expo Americas. Exhibiting companies at Diversified’s events that have an expanded Geo-matching.com profile will be linked directly from the exhibitor list to their profile on Geo-matching.com, which includes information such as company description, contact information, videos, technical specifications, product categories and more. This will give event visitors direct online... (read more)
2017-01-17 10:27:46

Lively Agenda in a Busy Day - AGI Scotland 2016

A trip north for GIS Professional's editor found him immersed in a different culture where even the units of measurement can be different. AGI Scotland’s annual conference was a reminder that they do some things differently there. This was an interesting and busy day in Edinburgh of mainly short lively presentations, debates and networking that attracted some 160 people. After a scene-setting introduction by AGI Scotland Chair Prof Bruce Gittings, we were off on the first of two keynotes. North of the border, local government is guided and informed by the Improvement Service, an organisation to help councils improve the... (read more)
2017-04-25 11:52:52

Skytec Joins Esri Startup Program

Skytec LLC, a leading Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Drone as a Service (DaaS) provider, has been selected to join the Esri Startup program as an emerging business partner. The three-year program is part of a global Esri initiative to help emerging businesses succeed by giving them access to ArcGIS software along with the services, tools, content, education and training they need to successfully integrate the ArcGIS mapping and location technology into their business platforms. A leading service provider in the rapidly-emerging UAS industry, Skytec delivers high-accuracy custom data visualisation and analytics for clients across a wide range of sectors... (read more)
2018-04-12 10:18:50

Civil Maps Releases Fingerprint Base Map for Autonomous Cars

Civil Maps’ Fingerprint Base Map, which was presented at CES 2018, has been released and offers a robust, scalable and precise solution for autonomous vehicle mapping and localisation that forms part of the company´s HD semantic map. The basemap can be updated in real-time and performs in challenging weather situations as well. Explaining the technology behind the product, the company compares it with the Shazam technology for recognising songs with your smartphone: An app grabs an audio snippet of a song, consults a database and when there´s a match, information about the song is passed to the user from the... (read more)
2018-01-31 11:38:38

Bluesky Remote Sensing Data Improves Efficiency for WSP Smart Consulting

WSP, the global company providing management and consultancy services to the built and natural environment, is using a range of remotely sensed data from Bluesky to aid existing analysis and develop new techniques. Using the data, including laser mapped 3D models, UK National Tree Map data, near infrared imagery and aerial photography, WSP has improved the efficiencies of environmental surveys and reduced the need for site visits. The data has already been used for a number of projects, including an award nominated environmental assessment for a district heating feasibility project. “Application of the Bluesky LiDAR data within our analysis has... (read more)
2018-01-29 12:34:25

Big Data, Polygons, Land Registration and Geohazards

In articles and in the news columns we have an eclectic mix of topics and geography this month – from land reform to lidar, from pricing and licensing to centralised address maintenance and from Wales to the south Pacific via eastern Europe. Throw in crowdsourcing and Big Data and I think we have something for everyone. Last month we commented on the Land Registry being rushed towards the private sector and its simultaneous attempts to offer wider services to local authorities. This month it seems that Ordnance Survey is following suit and, although there are no (public) consultations on privatisation,... (read more)
2016-12-22 02:32:36

Bluesky Aerial Photomaps Help Keep Runners on Track

High-resolution aerial images and laser-mapped height data are helping members at one of the UK’s largest orienteering clubs navigate their way around complex landscapes. The Bluesky data is used to create comprehensive orienteering maps depicting small depressions and pits, changes in vegetation and otherwise unmapped paths and trails. More detailed and intricate than traditional map products, the maps produced by Nottinghamshire Orienteering Club (NOC) are used to help participants decipher the landscape and select the fastest route between a set of control points. Orienteering maps show far more detail than other tourist or leisure maps, commented David Olivant, a trained... (read more)
2017-01-31 04:00:07
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