senseFly eBee X Combines with Agisoft Metashape

senseFly, the global leader in fixed-wing drones, has announced a limited-time offer which combines the senseFly eBee X (and its highly precise suite of cameras) with intelligent photogrammetry software from Agisoft Metashape. Until 30 September 2019, customers who purchase an eBee X with one of the following sensors (senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D, senseFly Aeria X or MicaSense RedEdge-MX) will receive 1,000 (USD/CHF/EUR) off the price of the drone and a six-month Agisoft Metashape Professional license for free (offer ends 30 September 2019, or while supplies last, whichever comes first). Combined, this solution provides users with fully integrated and highly precise suite... (read more)
2019-07-26 01:10:06

Virtual Surveyor Enhances Lidar Point Cloud Handling

Virtual Surveyor has enhanced the Lidar elevation data handling capabilities in version 6.4 of its drone surveying and mapping software. The function enables users to select specific feature classes from classified Lidar point clouds before converting the point cloud to a surface terrain. “The latest upgrades in Virtual Surveyor 6.4 are designed to meet the needs of UAV users who are increasingly equipping their drones with Lidar systems,” said Tom Op ‘t Eyndt, CEO of Virtual Surveyor nv in Belgium. Virtual Surveyor bridges the gap between UAV photogrammetric processing applications and engineering design packages. The software generates an interactive onscreen... (read more)
2019-07-11 10:28:49

Esri Releases 'GIS and the 2020 Census'

Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, has announced the publication of GIS and the 2020 Census: Modernizing Official Statistics. In preparation for the 2020 round of censuses comes a book providing statistical organizations with the most recent methodologies and technological tools to support all stages of the census. GIS and the 2020 Census supports the transformation of countries' censuses with the use of geographic information system (GIS) software and related geospatial technologies to improve data collection, analysis, and dissemination and to enable agencies to build accurate, authoritative, actionable data. Mapping is generally recognized as one of the most crucial activities of a... (read more)
2019-07-08 10:15:12

LandViewer Now Features Change Detection that Runs in Browser

The major utilization of remote sensing data has been to compare images of an area taken at different times and identify the changes it underwent. With a wealth of long-term satellite imagery currently in open use, detecting such changes manually would be time-consuming and most likely inaccurate. EOS Data Analytics has now introduced the automated Change Detection tool to its flagship product LandViewer – a cloud-based tool for satellite imagery search and analysis. Unlike the methods involving neural networks that identify changes in the previously extracted features, the change detection algorithm implemented by EOS is using a pixel-based strategy, meaning... (read more)
2019-07-03 10:37:30

Hexagon Adds M.App Enterprise and M.App X to Education Programme

Hexagon’s Geospatial Division has made its M.App Enterprise and M.App X solutions available through its global Education Programme. This addition will offer students a chance to experience enhanced geospatial app building and deployment, giving them a technical edge in a competitive job market. “As the geospatial industry progresses into enterprise cloud-based applications, we need to equip universities with the proper tools to prepare students for the future,” said Mike Lane, Global Education Manager for Hexagon’s Geospatial division. “M.App Enterprise and M.App X allow universities to take advantage of Hexagon’s enterprise technology to teach students how to use geospatial data to solve... (read more)
2019-06-24 10:00:16

Leica Cyclone 3DR Reality Capture Streamlines Point Cloud Processing

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, has announced Leica Cyclone 3DR, the new reality capture software that fuses technology for centralised, full-scale point cloud management with advanced, automated point cloud analysis and modelling from 3DReshaper. The software delivers a simplified platform for surveying, architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), and tank inspection applications. With industry-centric guided workflows, Cyclone 3DR includes a range of adaptable features for automating cleaning, modelling, meshing, extraction, inspection and reporting. An assortment of 3D deliverables can be created to meet the unique needs of reality capture professionals across a wide spectrum of fields. Specialized workflows, such as construction... (read more)
2019-06-21 10:16:46

SimActive Releases Multispectral Imagery Update for Correlator3D

SimActive has announced the release of Correlator3D 8.2, which contains new processing capabilities for multispectral and infrared imagery. The release supports the MicaSense RedEdge / Altum and Parrot Sequoia sensors – and offers automatic registration for infrared and multispectral images. “There is a growing need for multispectral sensors in agricultural applications such as crop management”, said Louis Simard, CTO at SimActive. “The new version allows our users to profit from the multiple bands available, seamlessly.” The features facilitate much faster generation of multiband orthomosaics, DSMs and DTMs with perfect image co-registration. (read more)
2019-06-12 10:40:23

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

Topcon Announces Next Generation Flight Planning Software

Topcon Positioning Group has announced the next generation flight planning system for its rotary-wing aerial UAV offering – Intel Mission Control Software. The software is designed to facilitate automated flight planning, managing missions, and data handling for the Intel Falcon 8+ Drone – Topcon Edition and its available payload options. The software is designed to increase accuracy with advanced mapping features that allow operators to easily set project parameters and prepare missions using presets for 2D areas like polygon, corridor and city grid, as well as 3D structures like towers, buildings and facades. “Operators can take advantage of 2D and... (read more)
2019-05-29 10:53:39

Topcon Announces Advanced Bentley Integration for Aerial Photogrammetry Processing

Topcon Positioning Group has introduced the new cloud-based photogrammetry processing powered by Bentley ContextCapture to its MAGNET Collage Web web-based service for the publication, sharing and analysis of reality capture data. The integration allows MAGNET Collage Web users who share and collaborate with scanning and mesh datasets to now process and add unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or 'drone') photos directly to the MAGNET Collage 3D environment. The built-in Bentley ContextCapture Cloud Processing Service enables operators to upload UAV imagery direct-to-web without the need for high-end hardware requirements or IT constraints. Sharing UAV imagery projects “Operators with photos taken by any UAV will easily use the... (read more)
2019-05-27 08:40:53
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