Sentinel-5P Atmospheric Data Processing Begins

Sentinel-5P data open to the public, and Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) has begun processing with detailed forecasts anticipated later in 2018. The Sentinels are a fleet of satellites central to Europe’s Earth-observation programme, Copernicus, addressing six main thematic areas: atmosphere, climate change, marine environment, emergency management, land and security. Atmospheric monitoring mission Sentinel-5P, the precursor to Sentinel-5, has just graduated from its official commissioning and validation phase, within which preliminary data was evaluated and instruments were calibrated. Early data was compared with the CAMS forecasting system, which allowed detection and solving of ‘teething’ issues. TROPOMI (Tropospheric Monitoring Instrument) gathers... (read more)
2018-07-25 03:49:54

Vercator Desktop Delivers Efficient Point Cloud Processing

Vercator Desktop software is developed by Correvate, a UCL spin-out company whose vision is to improve geospatial understanding by delivering unrivalled 3D point cloud data processing. The new software delivers fast, automatic 3D point cloud registration and data processing by exploiting an innovative approach which utilises natural features in the environment to register data sets. Accuracy is enhanced as a result with traceable, repeatable reporting. Initially targeted at the construction sector, Vercator Desktop promises to improve the productivity of BIM users in the supply chain. As those involved in the delivery of a construction project increase their appreciation of BIM,... (read more)
2018-07-02 11:45:18

Leica Geosystems Launches Linear-mode Lidar System

Leica Geosystems, an industry leader in measurement technology, has announced the launch of TerrainMapper, its next-generation linear-mode Lidar system. As part of the RealTerrain airborne Lidar mapping solution, the new sensor builds on Leica Geosystems' sensor technology and is supported by the HxMap unified multi-sensor post-processing workflow. TerrainMapper enables users to increase point accuracy and deliver even point density across the swath, and accommodates more efficient flight planning in complex terrain such as those encountered in urban spaces and mountainous areas. The newest sensor increases both acquisition speed and processing productivity, providing efficiency and precision for any project.  Larger swath... (read more)
2018-02-14 11:34:35

GeoSLAM Launches Desktop v3

GeoSLAM has announced the launch of Desktop v3, the latest release of their industry leading SLAM registration software. Desktop v3 builds on the success of the popular local desktop version of their SLAM processing software that was released at the start of 2016. Whilst maintaining the simplicity and ease of use of the initial software, v3 now provides users with increased functionality to view, edit, and define results. It also now incorporates a 2D and 3D viewer such that registered point clouds can be immediately viewed without moving to third-party software. Furthermore, if the ZEB-CAM camera accessory is used, it... (read more)
2017-02-02 05:49:32

Leica VADASE: A autonomous GNSS monitoring solution onboard a stand-alone receiver

Leica Geosystems has released Leica VADASE, the world’s first GNSS monitoring solution integrated into a stand-alone receiver detecting fast movements of man-made and natural structures in real time. Running onboard the Leica Geosystems reference station and monitoring receivers, Leica Velocity and Displacement Autonomous Solution Engine (VADASE) provides an in-depth look into fast movements using unique processing algorithms. In real time, accurate high-rate velocity and displacement information of various activities and structures are provided to engineers and researchers for a complete, precise and reliable monitoring solution. Leica VADASE delivers actionable information independent of any GNSS RTK correction service in real time.... (read more)
2017-01-11 11:34:07

Klau Geomatics Launches PPK Positioning Kits for UAVs in Japan

Australian technology company Klau Geomatics has announced the launch of its KlauPPK kits in Japan in partnership with Skylink to distribute to the Japanese surveying, engineering and construction markets. The KlauPPK technology enables users to create highly accurate, reliable and repeatable mapping data without ground control points, transforming the capabilities of drones for construction, infrastructure, mining, telecommunications and other sectors. SkyLink, the leading DJI distributor in Japan, will be importing and supporting the system for Japanese customers. The company has independently verified the accuracy of KlauPPK on various DJI drones carrying cameras from DJI, Sony and Phase One. High-precision mapping in... (read more)
2018-04-05 10:03:14

Arithmetica Launch Pointfuse Pro at SPAR Europe

Arithmetica is launching Pointfuse Pro, a new version of its automated point cloud processing software that offers batch and simultaneous processing options. It is designed for professional users with high volume workflows and provides a fast, precise, yet flexible way of converting laser scanned point clouds into highly accurate vector models. For the first time potential users can now download an evaluation version of Pointfuse Pro from Arithmetica’s website allowing for the production and export of 3D models for use further down the workflow in third party software. The software will be officially launched at SPAR Europe, the conference and... (read more)
2017-01-06 01:24:44

SBG Systems Launches Horizon IMU for High Performance Surveying

SBG Systems has released the FOG-based Horizon inertial measurement unit (IMU), designed for high demanding surveying applications such as high-altitude data collection, or mobile mapping in very dense areas such as urban canyons. Navsight Land/Air Solution consists in a ready-to-use inertial navigation solution dedicated to surveyors for mobile data collection. It is available at different levels of accuracy to meet the various application requirements and can be connected to various external equipment such as an odometer, Lidar, etc. Navsight Land/Air Solution already offered two levels of performance with the Ekinox and Apogee IMUs. These MEMS-based IMUs provide most surveying markets... (read more)
2019-01-31 10:08:23

LizardTech Awarded Lidar Patent for Point Cloud Compression

LizardTech, a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, has been awarded a USA patent for the compression of Lidar point clouds. The patented technology provides lossless compression of point clouds captured by airborne Lidar sensors or terrestrial laser scanners for easy and cost-effective processing, storage and transmission of data sets. “Lidar systems capture terabytes of data that can be difficult to exploit due to the difficulty processing such massive files,” said John Hayes, LizardTech Senior Engineer. “Our Lidar compression technique allows users to maximize their return on investment in point cloud data collection.” LizardTech developed the... (read more)
2017-09-25 02:47:34

ILMF 2018 Announce Call for Papers

The 18th annual International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF), taking place in Denver, Colorado, USA, 5-7 February 2018, has announced a Call for Papers and invites interested parties to submit their abstracts by 14 August 2017. ILMF is a technical conference and exhibition focused on surveying and mapping technologies including aerial, mobile and bathymetric lidar as well as other emerging remote sensing technologies. Technologies addressed include aerial and mobile lidar systems as well as emerging technology platforms including UAV/UAS. Other technologies include topo/bathymetric solutions, Geiger-mode and single photon lidar, multi and hyperspectral imaging. Data processing content addresses the latest innovations to... (read more)
2017-07-04 03:55:58
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