Climate Change? It’s all about Geomatics!

A close study of the consequences of climate change reveals opportunities for Geomatics, argues Chris Preston, chair of RICS Geomatics Professional Group. One of the fantastic things about our profession is the vast array of varying areas our work can take us. The FIG has recently published an article entitled “Climate change and the role of surveyors.” I have to say that I started to read this and thought, is this really relevant to us? But I was surprised to find that it grabbed my attention. We all cannot have failed to notice the numbers of natural disasters in the... (read more)
2017-10-11 03:36:54

Handheld Group Strengthens its European Sales Structure

Handheld Group, a leading global manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, today announced it has strengthened its management and sales teams with three key appointments, with the goal of expanding sales and better supporting Handheld’s global network of resellers. Claes Egerstad is the new international sales manager at Handheld Europe AB. Egerstad has a decade of experience in sales and managerial positions with global hardware, telecom and software development corporations. Some previous employers include MCI WorldCom, 3 mobile, Telenor, Aptic and most recently, Tieto. Anders Lundgren is the new sales manager at Handheld Scandinavia and will focus on strengthening and supporting... (read more)
2017-01-11 04:29:53

Reality Capture at its Finest - Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2018

Richard Groom travelled to the West End for Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure event. This annual event attracts Bentley users from all over the globe for conference sessions, networking and an awards ceremony. I attended a two-hour session during which the contenders for the reality capture category presented their projects and were then questioned by the judges. Smart Hong Kong First up was “Smart Campus of Hong Kong Science Park”, presented by Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation & Chain Technology Development Co. Limited. The project is seen as a pilot for development of Smart Hong Kong. The presenters showed... (read more)
2019-01-22 12:43:49

Hexagon to Showcase its Smart Cities & Nations Portfolios at Intergeo

Hexagon, a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions, is showcasing its Smart Buildings & Infrastructure and Smart Cities & Nations portfolios at the Intergeo trade show and conference in Stuttgart, Germany, 17-19 September. The event’s theme, 'Knowledge and Action for Planet Earth', and special focus on the expansion of digital technology in mobility, construction and location intelligence applications, tie directly to Hexagon’s overarching value proposition: to shape production and urban ecosystems to become fully autonomous and connected. As stated by Hexagon’s president and CEO, Ola Rollén, “The ultimate form of data leverage is when tasks and processes become... (read more)
2019-09-11 10:44:27

Trimble Adds Trolley Solution to its Rail Track Survey Portfolio

Trimble has introduced a new addition to its track survey and scanning rail portfolio - the GEDO IMS System. The trolley system is lightweight, flexible and fast. It combines an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) with scanning and geodetic sensors for surveying railway lines and documenting assets along the track. The GEDO IMS System provides highly accurate as-built survey documentation of the track and 3D point clouds for asset data collection. The trolley system’s lightweight design is ideal for single-crew operation and on projects near active railway lines. GEDO IMS Field Software and the GEDO Office Software Suite enable smooth data... (read more)
2017-09-28 11:49:30

Handheld Appoints New President of its North American Subsidiary

Handheld Group, a leading global manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, has announced the appointment of Mike Zelman as President of its North American subsidiary, Handheld US. Mike Zelman has been on the Handheld US board since its inception and most recently served as Vice President of Business Development for Handheld Group. Mike Zelman brings broad functional and market expertise to Handheld, with a history of successful management roles in sales, marketing, product management and product development across a variety of end markets. Immediately prior to joining Handheld, he served as Vice President of Marketing for Merix, a leading global manufacturer... (read more)
2017-04-05 02:10:34

Central Alliance Purchases First of its Kind Mobile Mapping System

Pre-construction specialist Central Alliance has further established its reputation for innovation by becoming the first surveying company in the UK to purchase the first of its kind, ground-breaking LiDAR mapping system ROBIN. ROBIN has been produced by world leading geospatial technology supplier, 3D Laser Mapping, and provides three alternative mounting options rolled into one solution. The system allows users to map a variety of areas via walking, driving or flying. Richard Pidcock, technical director at Central Alliance, explains “ROBIN will give us the ability to improve our service offering in a variety of ways - from faster deployment in an... (read more)
2017-01-14 03:43:53

Bluesky Upgrades its Great Britain Flying Programme to Highest Ever Resolution

Aerial mapping specialist Bluesky International has announced new plans to photomap the whole of Great Britain at 12.5 centimetre resolution – its highest level of detail for nationwide coverage to date. The company has already captured the whole of England at this resolution and will now also be upgrading its Wales and Scotland coverage to the higher resolution as part of its ongoing 3-year national update programme. Bluesky holds a reputation to successfully capture and maintain complete aerial photographic coverage of England, Scotland and Wales as well as the Republic of Ireland. “Advances in capture technology and processing systems mean that it... (read more)
2020-07-07 03:21:03

Geovation Celebrates Ten Years and Welcomes First Scottish Start-ups to its Accelerator Programme

As Geovation marks its tenth anniversary, Ordnance Survey (OS) and Registers of Scotland (RoS) are delighted to announce the first group of companies participating in the inaugural Geovation Scotland Accelerator Programme, which was launched on 22 October and continues through to April 2020. Edinburgh-based Geovation Scotland will provide these promising new tech start-ups with focused support, access to quality location and property data and resources to help them develop and thrive. OS and HM Land Registry also welcome the latest set of companies to join the Geovation Accelerator Programme in London. The Clerkenwell-based Accelerator Programme has produced a steady pipeline... (read more)
2019-10-29 09:18:01

3D Target Adds 3 Velodyne Lidar Sensors to its Range

3D Target and Velodyne are expanding their relationship with the integration of Velodyne’s Puck LITE VLP-16, Puck Hi-Res VLP-16 and ULTRA Puck VLP-32C Lidar sensors into the growing Scanfly product line. This 3D Target product range provides a reliable turnkey Lidar system for demanding geospatial applications across air, land and marine platforms. While the product was initially developed for the UAS market, it is designed to be used in any deployment platform, said Paolo Girardi, 3D Target’s CEO. Taking this approach drove them to simplify the user experience without sacrificing system performance. By working with Velodyne Lidar, the company provides an ultra-compact, lightweight... (read more)
2018-05-15 10:19:56
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