Hexagon Announces Updates for the 2018 Airborne Imagery Collection Plans

Hexagon’s Geosystems Division has presented updates for the 2018 airborne imagery collection plans of the Hexagon Imagery Program (HxIP), the premier source for professional airborne imagery provided through the cloud. In North America, the HxIP will update its coverage by more than 4.5 million square kilometres by the end of 2018. This includes a refresh of 24 previously captured US states. In addition to the 30cm programme, the HxIP is refreshing 15cm coverage for more than 260 cities in 2018. In Europe, more than 900,000km² of newly collected and updated areas will join the existing 30cm coverage bringing more than... (read more)
2018-08-08 02:14:19

CyArk Brings Accurate 3D Immersive Data to Life in Virtual Reality

CyArk and FarBridge have partnered with Oculus to bring photorealistic and fully explorable replicas of some of the world’s most amazing monuments in virtual reality. Launching for both Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR, MasterWorks transports users to four historic sites on three continents that span over 3,000 years of human history. Users can discover the fate of the ancient capital of Thailand, unravel the mysteries of a pre-Incan temple in the Peruvian Andes, explore the astonishing Native American cliff dwellings of Colorado, and get up close to the monumental stone carvings of Mt Rushmore in South Dakota. The experience... (read more)
2018-02-22 10:31:53

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

Gaia Engineers Acquires Maptek Spatial Modelling and Geotechnical Tools

Gaia Engineers Ltd, based in Auckland, New Zealand, has acquired Maptek I-Site Studio and Maptek Eureka for their civil engineering practice. Gaia saw the need for smart automated tools to help interpret geological and geotechnical features from large photogrammetry and laser scan point cloud datasets, which are available in I-Site Studio. Incorporating drilling data to model geology for analysis of structures and failures is streamlined in Eureka. Eureka provides an interactive 3D environment for visualisation and modelling of drilling, geophysical surveys, maps, imagery and GIS data. "The Maptek workflows played a critical part in the purchasing decision," said Technical Director... (read more)
2017-01-15 03:26:30

Esri Introduces Image Platform Bundles for Analysis and More

Esri has introduced four image platform bundles that enable management and analytics of all forms of imagery in a fraction of the time most desktop or enterprise image processing technologies require. The platform bundles allow organizations to save time on detailed and precise image analytics, making these tasks more cost-efficient than ever. The new Image Analysis, Image Management, Image Analytics, and Ortho Mapping bundles transform remotely sensed data—such as satellite, aerial, and drone imagery—into actionable information that organizations can use to make important operational decisions. For instance, the Chesapeake Conservancy used Esri's imagery capabilities to rapidly perform analytics on high-resolution... (read more)
2017-03-22 03:08:41

Earth-i Chooses Spacemetric to Process Footage from Prototype Satellite

Earth-i has announced that images and video from its new prototype satellite due for launch early January 2018 will be managed, catalogued and geometrically corrected using software from Swedish photogrammetry and imagery specialist, Spacemetric. Earth-i is building the first commercial constellation in the world to provide full-colour video; and the first European-owned constellation able to provide both video and still images. Footage recorded by Earth-i’s fleet of satellites will be available for analysis within minutes of acquisition. Spacemetric’s Keystone software will be installed at Earth-i’s Data Processing Centre in Guildford, UK and will perform two vital processes: Pin-pointing the precise... (read more)
2018-01-02 10:21:17

Leica Geosystems Upgrades Pegasus Mobile Mapping Platform

Leica Geosystems has released the new Leica Pegasus:Two Ultimate, an upgrade to its current mobile mapping platform bringing higher-quality digital reality capture to the market. With the new mobile mapping platform also comes new mobile mapping software. The Leica Pegasus Webviewer is an online platform that visualises all captured data – stored completely in the cloud – from any browser. Users can service new market segments, including Smart City applications by digitising road and rail infrastructures while expanding into new markets in support of autonomous vehicles, with seamless 360 and higher resolution imagery, and increased expansion ports for additional sensors.... (read more)
2018-02-08 10:48:14

Do GIS Professionals Understand their Own Industry Well Enough?

As the power of locational data starts to dawn on a wider range of industries, the GIS profession needs to ensure that it understands the fast-changing world within which it operates. This very challenge, of redefining itself for the 21st century, is explored in the following article by New Zealander, Nathan Heazlewood. Thought-provoking, to say the least. Many people employed in the GIS Industry are interested in what is happening to our field; for example, trends in changing technology, usage patterns, profitability, and employment prospects. However, getting an accurate picture is problematic in such a multi-faceted industry. Setting criteria and... (read more)
2018-02-06 12:38:14

We Have the Skills and Tools

Welcome to the first edition of a new year, with a refreshed layout and a renewed focus on how GIS can help people and organisations make informed decisions. We offer the tools, skills and data sources, but it’s up to others to draw the conclusions to make businesses successful, governments make the right decisions or deliver the right services and for people to gain the information they need to hold governments in check. The use of GPS and GIS to help track restoration work in Florida’s Everglades, one of the world’s important wetlands and centre for wading and migrating birds... (read more)
2017-02-16 10:29:46

INTERGEO – Bridge To A Digital Future

When geo IT experts from the worlds of business and science sat down together at a roundtable for INTERGEO and got talking, they put together a picture of geo IT’s significance and role at the present time and looking ahead as the transformation to a digital future takes shape. The experts concluded that intelligent geo applications will provide the answers to pressing issues that arise in the future. Each of the experts at the table has a particular specialism. Surprisingly, despite the great diversity of the industry representatives from Hexagon Geosystems and Trimble and the scientists from the disciplines of... (read more)
2017-07-25 03:02:24
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