Merrick Releases Remote Sensing Software Suite

Merrick & Company, specialised in Lidar, digital orthophotography, hyperspectral imaging and geographic information systems (GIS) data integration, has launched Version 2017 of the Merrick Advanced Remote Sensing (MARS) software suite. The MARS software suite provides comprehensive support for Lidar point cloud visualisation, data management, automated data processing, Lidar quality control and geospatial data production. The newest version of MARS provides many software enhancements and new features, which improve LAS 1.4 data throughput and application usability. This release focuses on significant improvements to the QC Module to include automated reporting for the USGS NGP Lidar Base Specification Version 1.2, including a very... (read more)
2017-04-19 04:44:48

John Allan

John Allan is Vice President of Sales and Marketing at GeoSLAM. An experienced Sales and Marketing professional, John has successfully built S&M infrastructures and channels for both established and start-up companies across the world. John has extensive global contacts in the GIS, Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry and Maritime industries. (read more)
2017-08-07 11:27:46

Bluesky Tree Map Helps Identify Diseases in UK Trees

Bluesky, creator of the National Tree Map, is working with researchers at the University of Leicester, UK, to investigate the use of airborne mapping systems to identify diseases in trees. The health of UK forestry has been in the news for many years with Sudden Oak Death, Dutch Elm and more recently Ash Die Back and Red Band Needle Drop all generating headlines. Funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and supported by Forest Research, the study will investigate the use of aerial photography, thermal imaging and airborne laser mapping systems to improve the identification of diseases, determine the... (read more)
2014-07-22 08:50:01

Belgorod and Bryansk Regional Maps on Bank of Spatial Data Updated

On the geoportal Bank of Spatial Data, the maps of the Belgorod and Bryansk regions, created using OpenStreetMap data, were updated. Source data obtained from the GIS-Lab website are complemented by objects from maps of scale 1: 1,000,000. There are added the objects of hydrography, vegetation, road network. For work with the received map it is possible to use the GIS Panorama Mini application or other software products of KB Panorama. Publishing of updates in bank of spatial data is made by using the program of Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data. Publishing contents of bank of spatial... (read more)
2017-08-08 12:48:51

Monitoring, Mapping, and Modelling Saltmarsh

The UAV Way
Coastal and estuarine saltmarsh has long been recognized as having key physical, ecological, and recreational value, acting as sediment and nutrient traps and as natural coastal protection structures functioning as protective buffers between the land and sea. Additionally, they are important areas for shelter, feeding and breeding of diverse forms of wildlife (Doody, 2007). Recent work suggests that saltmarshes are particularly good for demonstrating how the coast can change in response to environmental influences, including relative sea level rise. The pace of current Scottish relative sea level rise (Rennie and Hansom, 2011) may lead to inundation of coastal saltmarsh, with... (read more)
2017-07-31 03:59:08

Aerial mapping company Bluesky expands with new appointments

Aerial mapping company Bluesky International has expanded its commercial operation with a number of new appointments at its Leicestershire based headquarters. Sarah Wright has been appointed as Project Manager and Joshua Aves as GIS Analyst. In addition Alys Hudson joins as Sales Executive while David Beniston takes on the role of Office Administrator. Sarah Wright, who holds an MSc in Geographical Information Systems from the University of Leicester, joins Bluesky from Network Mapping where she held the role of Remote Sensing Technician. With considerable experience in the production of geographic datasets and the co-ordination of workflows and end user specifications... (read more)
2017-01-06 04:19:31

Bluesky LiDAR data reveals First World War trenches

High resolution laser scanned height models may have revealed previously unrecorded First World War practice trenches. The LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data, captured by aerial mapping company Bluesky, was commissioned by the Coal Authority as part of their research and development programme, which is looking at alternative ways to inspect mine entries in remote and rural areas. However on closer inspection by specialists at English Heritage, patterns in the terrain revealed trenches that are thought to have been used by soldiers preparing for the battlefields of World War One. Phil Broughton, Project Manager (Research and Development and Mine Entry... (read more)
2017-01-09 02:52:15

Teledyne Optech showing new tools for collecting GIS data at Esri 2015 UC

Teledyne Optech is pleased to announce that it will be showcasing some of its latest sensors at the Esri 2015 User Conference in San Diego on July 20-24, highlighting the game changing Optech Galaxy and innovative Optech ILRIS and UAV merging technology in particular. The Optech Galaxy is the latest configurable ultra-compact airborne lidar designed to improve collection efficiency and productivity, and will be on display in booth #2412. Stop by to learn how Galaxy’s PulseTRAK technology is cutting cost and complexity from the surveying process and maintaining an even swath width in varying mountainous terrain with its SwathTRAK mode.... (read more)
2017-01-12 01:57:13

Bluesky Appoints Steve Winter as Strategic Development Manager

Aerial mapping specialist Bluesky has appointed Steve Winter to the positon of Strategic Development Manager. Winter, an accomplished and driven industry strategist, will help the Leicestershire based company devise, develop and deliver a comprehensive strategic and tactical plan for business development, growth and international expansion. Winter will work alongside the existing commercial and technical teams to identify marketable opportunities and realise their potential and, reporting directly to the board of directors, will help shape the company’s expansion into new market sectors and geographical regions. "Steve has a proven track record in technical sales management,” commented Rachel Tidmarsh, Managing Director of... (read more)
2017-02-08 11:58:11
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