Data Sharing is Smart – Geo-related Trends in Engineering & Construction

There could be many keywords representing important trends in the capture and use of spatial data in the engineering & construction industry, but 3D, BIM, AR and UAV are definitely high on the list. As this article examines, uniting them all is one major cross-industry challenge: interoperability and data integration in support of much-needed higher workflow efficiency in the whole value chain. The engineering & construction sector has been slower than most to adopt new technologies. While innovation may have occurred on the enterprise level, overall productivity in the market has remained almost flat for 50 years. In fact, labour... (read more)
2017-02-22 10:48:26

Opportunity Knocks

Well, I am back in the editor’s chair, for a while at least. Drop me a line if you’d like to apply for the position. It’s not full-time employment, carries no pension and has only a meagre expenses budget and a small honorarium. In return, we offer a great opportunity to get closely involved in geo issues across the board, network and learn what’s happening at lots of geo events, meet and question the opinion formers, thought leaders and other shakers and disrupters. The position might suit someone who is already working, perhaps in consultancy, but is not allied to... (read more)
2017-04-07 10:09:06

Bentley Systems Advances Reality Modelling

Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, demonstrated at SPAR 3D Expo & Conference the latest ContextCapture offerings for reality modelling that increase joint opportunities in surveying and engineering. The capabilities now include cloud processing services, a mobile app, and photo planning for Bentley’s applications. ContextShare extends Bentley’s ProjectWise connected data environment to securely manage, share, and stream reality meshes, and their input sources, across project teams and applications. Navigator Web is a new web application that delivers high-performance streaming of very large reality meshes through the browser to desktop or mobile devices.  For infrastructure project delivery, reality modelling captures the actual context of... (read more)
2017-04-07 12:52:03

How Modern Water Monitoring Systems Improve Flooding and Water Risks

Mitigation Doubles Systems Efficiency
Our climate is changing; in many parts of the world water levels are changing. Storms knock out power and cause more floods than ever, whether or not you live on a coastline or near a river. More effective water level monitoring and flood warning systems will mean less insurance claims and a reduced need for relief funding, saving everyone time and money. New technological developments make water monitoring systems cost a fraction (less than 50%) of what they did just a few years ago. Geospatial data is an important pillar. The ubiquity and proliferation of cost-effective Industrial IoT sensor hardware makes it... (read more)
2018-07-23 10:25:52

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

AgEagle Introduces ParkView Aerial Imagery Solution for American City Parks

AgEagle Aerial Systems, a provider of advanced drone imagery-based data collection and analytics solutions for the sustainable agriculture and precision farming markets, has announced the formal market introduction of ParkView, a proprietary aerial imagery and data analytics platform designed specifically for assessing and supporting sustainability initiatives involving municipal, state and federal public parks and recreation areas. The company further announced that it has won its first ParkView customer with the signing of Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) in Denver, Colorado. Leveraging the underlying imaging technology and robust analytics capabilities of AgEagle’s FarmLens platform, ParkView will empower DPR to utilize aerial... (read more)
2019-04-04 11:05:49

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

senseFly and Trimble Optimise Workflow for Geospatial Drone Operators

senseFly, a leading producer of professional drone solutions, has announced a new software integration with Trimble, which optimises the drone mapping workflow for geospatial professionals. The new integration between the companies' software ensures the smoothest possible end-to-end mapping drone (UAS) workflow. senseFly operators can now, within the recently launched eMotion 3.5 drone software, transform a senseFly S.O.D.A. camera’s georeferenced imagery into an automatically collated project (.jxl format). This enables the simple, one-click import of drone imagery into the Trimble Business Center Aerial Photogrammetry module without the need for manual project creation and organisation of images. The senseFly-to-Trimble mapping workflow becomes... (read more)
2018-04-05 10:11:20

senseFly Updates Drone Flight Planning & Management Tool eMotion

senseFly, a producer of professional mapping drones, and a Parrot Group company, has released a new version of its industry-acclaimed flight and data management software, eMotion. eMotion 3.5 includes a raft of new features and functionality, all designed to make the working lives, and workflows, of geospatial professionals simpler and more efficient. “eMotion is the most powerful software of its kind in the professional drone space,” said Alexis Roze, senseFly’s eMotion Product Owner. “These exciting additions further distance eMotion from the pack, bringing many more commercial UAV operators across the world the exact functionality they need to collect accurate geospatial... (read more)
2018-03-28 02:35:54

senseFly to Host Free Webinar on Mapping Drone Accuracy

senseFly, the world’s leading producer of professional mapping drones, is hosting a free webinar on how to achieve high accuracy with mapping drones at 10:00 EST/16:00 CET on Wednesday 31 May. Jesper Falk from COWI A/S and Christopher Rice from SolSpec LLC will join Francois Gervaix from senseFly during the one-hour webinar. In addition to sharing their experiences of using fixed wing drones in the surveying industry, the experienced operators will discuss how absolute accuracy is attainable, what is required to allow this, and details of how it works. “Innovation in drone technology has opened up new opportunities for surveyors... (read more)
2017-05-30 03:06:45
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