Virtual Surveyor Enhances Lidar Point Cloud Handling

Virtual Surveyor has enhanced the Lidar elevation data handling capabilities in version 6.4 of its drone surveying and mapping software. The function enables users to select specific feature classes from classified Lidar point clouds before converting the point cloud to a surface terrain. “The latest upgrades in Virtual Surveyor 6.4 are designed to meet the needs of UAV users who are increasingly equipping their drones with Lidar systems,” said Tom Op ‘t Eyndt, CEO of Virtual Surveyor nv in Belgium. Virtual Surveyor bridges the gap between UAV photogrammetric processing applications and engineering design packages. The software generates an interactive onscreen... (read more)
2019-07-11 10:28:49

Virtual Surveyor Unveils Terrain Lenses in Drone Mapping Software

Virtual Surveyor has unveiled Terrain Lenses in Version 6.3 of its drone surveying and mapping software. Overlaid on a Lidar point cloud or orthophoto, the six lenses enhance different aspects of the terrain in 3D to give users a better understanding of the topography in the area they mapped with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The Virtual Surveyor package enables professional surveyors to generate accurate topographic end products from drone data five times faster than traditional fieldwork, bridging the gap between UAV photogrammetric processing software and engineering design packages. “Whether a drone surveyor is generating map products from orthorectified imagery... (read more)
2019-06-10 10:09:49

'Get Kids Into Survey' and 'Class of Your Own' Announce SURVEY Fest Event

At GEO Business 2019, Get Kids Into Survey (GKIS) and Class of Your Own (COYO) have announced a new partnership plus plans to deliver their first joint event: SURVEY Fest, Geospatial Education For All. The event will address their common goal of encouraging more students to consider a career in surveying. SURVEY Fest will take place on 1 October 2019 at St Ambrose Barlow RC High School in Swinton, Greater Manchester, UK. Primary and high school students and teachers from the wider area will be invited to attend a fully immersive, interactive day of geospatial learning. While the young people... (read more)
2019-05-21 10:53:11

New FIG Publication on 3D Cadastres

Two recent publications on ‘Best Practices 3D Cadastres’ give a comprehensive overview of research, developments and implementations relating to 3D cadastres. Professor Peter van Oosterom, an authority and expert in this field, has been working in this domain for two decades. The first International Workshop on 3D was organized under his chairmanship in 2001, and the sixth edition of that workshop was held last year. Prof Van Oosterom has also chaired the FIG (International Federation of Surveyors) Working Group on 3D Cadastres – a joint Working Group of FIG Commissions 3 ‘Spatial Information Management’ and 7 ‘Cadastre and Land Management’... (read more)
2019-05-15 10:09:46

Landmark Launches Free Interactive Viewable Data Layers on Promap

Landmark Information has announced the launch of a host of features that enable architects, surveyors, developers, and other land and property professionals, to instantly view interactive data layers for free in Promap v2. As part of a significant investment in its digital mapping and data platform, the free viewable data layers provide Promap v2 users with the ability to instantly view flood risk data, commercial ownership information and land use designation data on top of a mapped view. This provides users with clear insight and intelligence when researching future or current projects, without any upfront cost. Flooding Risk Data Users... (read more)
2019-04-18 03:05:18

Trimble Siteworks Adds GNSS Tilt Compensation and Android Support

Trimble has introduced its Siteworks Software version 1.1, featuring full GNSS tilt compensation functionality in standing, walking and vehicle modes, and support for the Android operating system. Construction surveyors can now capture accurate points without levelling the pole, making surveying in areas such as building corners accurate, fast and easy. In addition, Siteworks version 1.1 now supports the Android operating system, giving contractors the flexibility to choose the field device that best fits their needs and budget. "GNSS tilt compensation makes site positioning more accessible and easier to learn for beginners, while experienced surveyors can see significant time savings," said Scott... (read more)
2019-04-12 10:17:22

Virtual Surveyor Now Processes Larger Drone Survey Projects

Virtual Surveyor drone surveying and mapping software has added functionality that enables users to process larger projects without buying more powerful computers or expensive cloud services. The enhancement is among several included in Virtual Surveyor 6.2 released in response to requests from an international client base. “Our objective with Version 6.2 is to make our users more productive while saving them money by eliminating the need to invest in new hardware or processing services,” said Tom Op ‘t Eyndt, CEO of Virtual Surveyor nv in Belgium. “We have addressed the fact that drones are capturing more data at higher resolution,... (read more)
2019-01-25 10:21:34

UAS Platforms the Future of Successful Aerial Image Capture & Modelling

UAS (Unmanned Airborne Systems) are rapidly becoming a valuable source of data for inspection, surveillance, mapping and 3D modelling projects. Investment in the commercial UAS industry - estimated to increase by US$3.5 billion by 2024 – reveals the potential for UAS to aid or replace traditional methods of data collection. The catalyst for the high rate of UAS adoption is primarily the technological developments in microprocessor architecture and the falling costs of the manufacturing process. Even consumer-grade UAS - available for less than £1,000 – now feature sophisticated Internal Measurement Units (IMUs), GPS- and GLONASS-capable GNSS receivers, stabilised gimbals, and... (read more)
2018-11-21 12:05:17

Maptek Launches Spatial Data Application PointStudio

Maptek has launched a new point cloud processing and modelling software called PointStudio 8 – a new name, platform and ribbon interface evolving from I-Site Studio. The next generation 3D platform for modelling, analysis and reporting is delivered on the Maptek Workbench, which unlocks data sharing with other Maptek applications. One of the benefits of moving to the Workbench is access to the Workflow Editor for building interactive command sequences. PointStudio users can link workflow components to data and easily run automations in context. “A good example is site-configured registration workflows. This incorporates data import and filtering, as well as... (read more)
2018-11-14 10:33:08

Saber Online Survey Mapping Speeds Planning for West Sussex Highways

West Sussex County Council is utilising the latest cloud technology to improve the planning of highway maintenance and road safety improvement schemes. Developed by Saber (the new name for Highway Surveyors Ltd), ReGen collects and stores live highway survey data for immediate analysis via the Internet using a Google Map interface. Using ReGen, West Sussex Highways can instantly access condition and inventory survey results to generate forward works programmes, budget reporting and planning. Saber has captured in excess of 2,500km of highway survey data for West Sussex Highways, who are responsible for maintaining the roads in the County. “High quality... (read more)
2018-10-31 10:19:38
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