Standard to Improve the Way Information Is Referenced to the Earth

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has approved the Discrete Global Grid System (DGGS) as OGC Abstract Specification - Topic 21 [OGC 15-104r5]. The goal of DGGS is to enable rapid assembly of spatial data without the difficulties of working with projected coordinate reference systems. The OGC DGGS Abstract Specification standard defines the conceptual model and a set of rules for building highly efficient architectures for spatial data storage, integration and analytics. DGGSs represent the Earth as hierarchical sequences of equal area tessellations on the surface of the Earth, each with global coverage and with progressively finer spatial resolution. Individual observations... (read more)
2017-11-01 08:42:35

FARO Release PointSense Update with added Features

FARO has released the PointSense 18.0 update. The software now allows Autodesk customers to utilize the point cloud processing tools with the latest Autodesk 2018 design tools, released in March and April 2017. The PointSense Plug'ins now support: AutoCAD 2018 64 bit versions (from 2015 upwards) and related products such as AutoCAD Architecture and Civil 3D 2018 Autodesk Revit 2018 64 bit version (from 2015 upwards)   To download new software setups please turn to http://setups.faro3dsoftware.com/ All-in-One Solution The PointSense Suite is a new product bundle of FARO's popular PointSense Plug'ins for AutoCAD and Revit which accelerates the evaluation of laser scan data. It provides a complete set... (read more)
2017-04-27 01:04:42

Ordnance Survey Releases First Fully Automated Geospatial Dataset

Ordnance Survey (OS) has released its first fully automated product derived from large-scale source data. This means that users can now create a premium national dataset using the most up-to-date OS source data in just eight days. The automated derived version of OS VectorMap Local, which is a world-leading first by OS, was released to customers on 18 October 2018. The OS project team defined several objectives which included delivering efficiencies to OS by replacing the highly manual process of maintaining the product, improving the product currency, and implementing a ‘framework’ system which could be re-used for other OS products.... (read more)
2018-11-02 01:08:39

New Solution for Precise Autonomous Vehicle Localisation and Navigation

Civil Maps, a leading developer of cognition software for autonomous vehicles, has announced the availability of Fingerprint Base Map, a scalable solution for precise autonomous vehicle localisation and navigation. Architected from the ground up to meet the demands of production-scale vehicle autonomy, Fingerprint Base Map allows self-driving cars to precisely determine their location in six degrees of freedom (6DoF), while evaluating the safest route to travel. This technology serves as the localisation layer in the company’s HD Semantic Map. For self-driving automakers and mobility companies, Fingerprint Base Map leverages Civil Maps’ proprietary fingerprinting process to tackle some of the most... (read more)
2018-01-10 10:05:39

vHive Raises Two Million Dollars to Start New Venture

vHive, the developer of cloud based software that enables organizations to operate autonomous drone fleets for the acquisition, management and processing of field data, has announced that it completed a $2 million first round of funding led by venture capital firm StageOne and several additional private investors. The round will enable vHive to further develop its Mission AI technology and to expand into new markets. The company is also adding two new directors: Mr. Yoav Samet of StageOne and serial entrepreneur Benny Schnaider. "vHive is a game changer with its ability to harness drone fleets for autonomous missions of any scale and any complexity in... (read more)
2017-04-26 11:59:15

Solv3D Software Adds Features and Pricing Model

Solv3D, a provider of 3D processing, geospatial data visualization and collaboration tools has announced that a number of new features have been released within SiteVisit360 and 3DPointLogic along with a newly developed pricing model for the latter. “This release focuses on improving our user experience with both products,” said Kevin Miller, CTO. “Changes to the measurements user interface as well as including the ability to perform 3D area measurements greatly improves the analytics users can perform with the data. Within 3DPointLogic, we’ve also improved our automated processing speeds for getting the data ready for SiteVisit360. This means that users can quickly load... (read more)
2019-05-03 10:13:15

Bluesky Appoints Dr Simon Schuffert to Lead Software Innovation

Aerial mapping company Bluesky has appointed Dr Simon Schuffert to the role of Software Engineer. Schuffert is highly qualified with specialist skills in automated image processing, photogrammetry and GIS, having gained a PhD in Photogrammetry from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany. Prior to joining, Schuffert undertook research projects around the world, working with a range of organisations including the European Commission, Heidelberg Academy of Science and Humanities, and the Federal University of Bahia in Brazil. “Simon will play a crucial role in the next phase of growth and development of the business,” commented James Eddy, Technical Director of... (read more)
2017-01-14 05:24:59

Pointfuse Point Cloud Software Transforms Design of Construction

Swanton Consulting has transformed the design of temporary works – such as façade and basement retention – using a software innovation that creates instant 3D models from laser scanner data. Processing of the millions of individual 3D laser scan measurements, known collectively as point clouds, used to take Swanton up to two weeks. However, since introducing Pointfuse V2 point cloud processing software, Swanton can now produce highly accurate vector models, suitable for immediate use by design engineers, in less than a day. Swanton Consulting specializes in the design of temporary works, deep basements, façade retentions, retaining walls, specialist structural elements... (read more)
2017-04-20 01:13:53

NavVis Deploys SLAM to Automatically Remove Point Cloud Artifacts

NavVis, the Germany-based global provider of indoor spatial intelligence solutions for enterprises, has released new software for the NavVis M6 indoor mobile mapping system (IMMS) that automatically detects and removes dynamic objects and object fringe points from point clouds during the post-processing of scan data. Fringe points and dynamic objects are two common types of point cloud artifacts that affect all 3D laser scanning devices. Fringe points arise when a laser beam hits the edge of an object as well as its background. This scattered beam ultimately appears as a so-called fringe around the edge of the object in the... (read more)
2019-02-14 10:28:24

Optimising Pipeline Surveying Technology

Specialist engineering input, combined with customised software development, has resulted in a pipeline surveying solution that emphasises why partnerships can be so effective. The starting point for this application-specific solution from Capita’s property and infrastructure business was a Bluetooth link between an RD8000 cable and pipe locator and KOREC’s data collection software. Capita’s property and infrastructure business is one of the UK's leading multidisciplinary consultancies providing a range of design, project delivery, infrastructure, real-estate and business transformation services. Its utilities and industrial division specialises in engineering, design and project management services for a wide range of clients including major UK... (read more)
2017-05-31 02:44:08
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