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

thinkWhere Launches Map Portal for European Geographic Data Services

An online mapping portal designed to demonstrate the potential of a single access point to official European geospatial open data has been launched. Developed by thinkWhere, the user interface was also presented at the EuroGeographics Extraordinary General Assembly held in Leuven, Belgium. This was attended by delegates representing National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registry Authorities from 27 countries across geographical Europe. thinkWhere developed the online solution as part of the Open European Location Services (Open ELS) project. Working with EuroGeographics, the interface uses metadata provided by Europe’s national mapping agencies, survey organizations and government land registries. The interface enables users to search,... (read more)
2019-06-20 10:25:33

Nearmap Unveils Streaming 3D Online Platform and AI Technology

Nearmap, an aerial imagery company, has launched a 3D product in a move that could potentially change the way industries such as urban planning, architecture, construction, government and councils view and shape cities across Australia and the USA. More than 400,000 km2 have already been covered. Nearmap 3D allows customers to stream and export 3D imagery on demand on a massive scale, through its proprietary MapBrowser web application. Additionally, because the imagery is updated frequently, businesses can work with the most current information to make better-informed decisions. Nearmap has developed AI technology that is turning millions of aerial images, captured over a... (read more)
2019-06-14 10:49:47

Why a Smart City is the Only Possible City

There are not so many people around thinking about the area they dwell in. I mean really thinking about efficiency, economy, aesthetics, and standards. We rarely even raise our heads up and turn our eyes away from our smartphones to contemplate the scenery or enjoy the view in a city – and more often than not it’s justified. City of the Past In the past, cities were organized next to water supplies with the distance not exceeding one mile from a river or lake, which made water delivery possible. With the invention of the automobile, cities stretched to indecent distances,... (read more)
2019-06-05 05:51:24

San Mateo County Entrusts GIS Implementation Project to DATAMARK

In advance of the transition to Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1), San Mateo County, California, has commissioned DATAMARK, the public safety GIS business of Michael Baker International, to complete an estimated US$400,000 data implementation project to ensure the accuracy and completeness of its address databases. The project, for completion in 2019, includes creating road centerlines, performing an address comparison evaluation, and aggregating GIS data from existing sources into one database to meet the specific provisioning needs of the computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system and NG9-1-1 requirements. San Mateo County first engaged with Michael Baker International in 2017 on an enterprise technical architecture project to provide... (read more)
2019-05-31 10:05:37

Sentera Announces Real-time Analytics with FieldAgent

Sentera FieldAgent now delivers instant plant population and weed pressure reports in the FieldAgent mobile app while the drone is still in flight. Agriculture professionals can obtain up to 100 times more in-field measurements versus manual scouting methods and get better coverage across the field. No memory card or post-flight processing is required. The analytics results are delivered live as the drone flies. "Our two most widely-used analytics products can now deliver answers to our customers in real-time," said Eric Taipale, Sentera CEO. "In-field scouting is about accurately assessing field conditions, and giving scouts, agronomists, and advisors that data to drive... (read more)
2019-03-28 11:08:35

High-quality Aerial Imagery Helps to Unlock 5G Networks

Telecommunication operators are working at full speed to bring a 5G network to life in the early 2020s. Most operators are currently at the signal propagation planning stage and are defining optimal locations for the network nodes. Although widely used for the planning of 3G/4G networks, digital surface models generated from satellite images are insufficient for 5G antenna positioning. Another source, with required high-resolution data, is now available for the USA and large parts of Europe and Canada. 5G is the next generation of wireless network technologies. For 5G to become a reality, however, significant and fundamental changes need to... (read more)
2019-03-26 10:04:57

Maptek Invests with PETRA Data Science

Maptek and PETRA Data Science have established a partnership which will enable seamless value chain optimization and simulation from resource models through to metal produced. Mining companies will be able, for the first time, to use millions of tonnes of their historical performance and resource metadata for dynamic optimization. “Whether you are looking at their 3D virtual environments for geological modelling and mine optimization, or long-range laser scanners for 3D mapping and monitoring, every aspect is custom built for mining. Any true digital twin in mining needs to consider geology,” said a PETRA spokesperson. “Our partnership with Maptek provides PETRA... (read more)
2019-03-25 10:23:03

Esri Publishes Switching to ArcGIS Pro from ArcMap

Esri has announced the publication of Switching to ArcGIS Pro from ArcMap. The workbook offers existing ArcMap users a road map to successfully transition from using Esri ArcGIS Desktop software's ArcMap application to using the ArcGIS Pro application. For close to 20 years, many Esri software users have become skilled in using ArcMap to create maps, perform spatial analysis, manage geographic data, and then share the results. But ArcMap is soon to be retired, and Switching to ArcGIS Pro from ArcMap helps users retain that expertise as they switch to the next generation ArcGIS Pro. Best-selling GIS author Maribeth H. Price details the following benefits of... (read more)
2019-02-27 10:08:25

thinkWhere Creates Map Portal for Open European Geographic Data Services

thinkWhere is developing an online mapping portal to improve access to official European geospatial open data. Working with EuroGeographics, as part of the Open European Location Services (Open ELS) project, thinkWhere will create, maintain and support a user interface giving registered users access to open data from public authorities. “thinkWhere has a proven track record within the not-for-profit sector having worked alongside organizations such as the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team and People In Need, and were a natural fit as technical lead on this element of the project,” said Mick Cory, secretary general and executive director, EuroGeographics. thinkWhere will use metadata... (read more)
2019-02-08 10:19:39
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