Hosting Massive Geodata Made Easier

Memory requirements for geodata are continually increasing. To meet this growing demand, virtualcitySYSTEMS, a Berlin-based systems house, has developed a new hosting solution which it will unveil at INTERGEO. virtualcityCLOUD is a high-performance online platform that provides combinations of 2D and 3D data as well as oblique aerial images. This solution caters to municipalities, surveying offices and urban planners. They provide raw data and virtualcitySYSTEMS generates an online model. The hosting solution incorporates different types of geodata in its online map according to the municipality design, while also offering various measurement and planning tools. The municipality receives a web address... (read more)
2017-09-20 04:29:27

Free Copies of Global Mapper to Organizations Responding to Hurricane Harvey

Blue Marble Geographics is offering free licenses of Global Mapper to assist in the clean-up and recovery process in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Blue Marble has a very close relationship with the city of Houston, its businesses, and its people. The city is home to many of the world's leading energy exploration, extraction, and processing companies, many of whom were early adopters of Blue Marble's geodetic software and were instrumental in helping us establish a foothold in the geospatial industry over two decades ago.  While there is no doubt that the city will recover, the short-term challenges are immense.... (read more)
2017-09-04 10:07:12

FARO Updates SCENE for Faster Performance and Better VR

FARO has announced the 2018 version of its processing and visualisation solution for their Focus line of scanners. This platform has been developed with an eye toward optimising “the entire AEC construction lifecycle,” or what FARO calls “traceable construction.” The software includes a new feature called Laser-HDR that uses a proprietary process to “intelligently” combine a laser scan image and a photograph. FARO promises that the results improve on conventional multi-exposure HDR techniques, cutting down on scan time by 5x and reducing data volume to 150MB per scan. Notably, the feature is compatible with “all generations” of FARO Focus laser scanners,... (read more)
2018-08-30 01:10:06

Tata Consultancy Services Launches Drone Research Lab

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, has opened its first Drones Research Lab in the US at its Seven Hills Park Innovation Center located in Cincinnati, OH, to address the rapidly expanding demand for unmanned aerial vehicles and business solutions across industries. The TCS Drones Research Lab – featuring both indoor labs, showcase, warehouse, and outdoor terrain footprints – provides a rapid experimentation and co-innovation environment for customers to build solutions for specific industry problems in accelerated 30-60-90-day delivery cycles. FAA part 107 certified TCS pilots based at the... (read more)
2017-05-10 04:08:44

TomTom Provides Live Traffic & Online Routing to BMW Group

TomTom has been chosen by the BMW Group to provide drivers with Live TomTom Traffic information, Online Routing and Electric Vehicle (EV) Services for BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles. The deal is being announced after an extensive testing programme that began in April 2018. TomTom Traffic provides drivers with live updates on upcoming traffic and delays, keeping the driver informed and reducing their total travel time. TomTom’s Online Routing technology uses cloud-based processing power to quickly send alternative routes to the navigation system embedded in the vehicle. TomTom’s EV Service provides drivers with information on the distance that their vehicle... (read more)
2018-10-05 11:08:47

BigData Earth Release Property Location Reports for Australia

BigData Earth is pleased to release, a new web portal where consumers and professionals can quickly request property (exposure) location profile reports for Australian addresses and sites. For industries such as real estate, asset management and insurance underwriting, the location information is among the most important. We develop location profile reports (easy-to-read PDF files) and are currently making two offerings: Sydney locations (reporting at a site level within a radius of 200m); Australia-wide locations (reporting at a site level within a radius of 1200m). Main features include a wide range of address-level and location-specific environmental metrics – elevation, slope, surface... (read more)
2017-03-15 04:11:04

Esri and Smart Dubai Sign Enterprise Agreement

Smart Dubai, the government agency leading Dubai's smart city transformation, has signed an enterprise agreement (EA)with Esri  providing ArcGIS technology to 44 entities across the government. The EA will be used by Smart Dubai for its smart city platform, called Dubai Pulse, to integrate and map data for better decision-making. The shift toward smart technologies in recording and processing data is the foundation for success in the era of big data. Dubai Pulse will use Esri's geographic information system (GIS) technology—clubbed with data accumulated by the Dubai Data Establishment—to offer smart and secure services and tools including dashboards, mobile apps,... (read more)
2017-08-09 09:09:14

Topcon Releases MAGNET Relay for GIS

Topcon Positioning Group announces the addition of MAGNET Relay for GIS to its suite of cloud-based solutions software. As a component of MAGNET Field GIS, MAGNET Relay GIS is a mobile base station RTK (Real Time Kinematic) broadcasting service. The system is designed to allow subscribers to connect a GNSS base receiver to the relay via a cellular connection for high-accuracy RTK corrections. “The RTK base station can be used by up to ten rovers, which makes MAGNET Relay a great solution for large scale and highly precise GIS projects,” said Stefan Naumann, business manager, software and solutions for Topcon Europe Positioning.... (read more)
2017-01-06 04:10:43

AiC Launch New Version of n4ce

Applications in CADD (AiC) Ltd has launched its biggest revision to its n4ce mapping and modelling software, with fully integrated Point Cloud processing. This means you can mix your traditional survey features and terrain surfaces with the cloud data, thereby interacting with all the available information and introducing true design in 3D. With its multi-screen interface digitising coded features in the 3D view, it quickly produces deliverables in the survey model, as if surveyed via more traditional means. Specialist cloud editing tools are available for taking sections through the cloud and identifying features from the intensity of points in the... (read more)
2018-02-05 03:57:38

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
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