3D Cameras Plan to Save Monuments from IS Threat

Cameras capable of taking 3D images are to be given out across the Middle East in a bid to preserve ancient sites from destruction by Islamic State group. Thousands of residents will be asked to capture images as part of a project by Oxford and Harvard archaeologists. The photos should allow academics to use 3D printers to build replicas of damaged buildings and artefacts. There is said to be a renewed urgency after a temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra was destroyed by IS militants. The project by the Institute for Digital Archaeology intends to distribute up to 5,000 cameras... (read more)
2017-01-11 11:31:07

Major Update for RIEGL’s Terrestrial Laser Scanning Software

RIEGL is pleased to announce the release of a major update to their Terrestrial Laser Scanning Software Suite of RiSCAN PRO, RiMINING and RiSOLVE! The update includes a number of key upgrades featuring the new Point Cloud Database (RDB 2.0), which provides new and advanced point cloud capabilities. With this upgrade, it is now possible to visualize and manage massive files, hundreds of scans and billions of points simultaneously with a new level of detail approach. These new features enable massive point clouds to be visualized with the added advantage of providing the user with the ability to instantly toggle... (read more)
2017-01-13 03:28:40

Hi-Target Unveils New Survey Instruments to Distributors

From 20-21 March 2017, Hi-Target held its Asia-Pacific Distributor Conference in Wuhan, China. During the event the company launched its newest mapping system and intelligent surveying unmanned surface vehicle (USV), finally unveiling details of the products which had been the source of much anticipation since the conference was announced. The conference was attended by distributors from Asia-Pacific countries and regions, the Hi-Target team and Hi-Target subsidiaries. During the demonstration session, everyone could take a closer look at the company’s new products. Although this was the first time Hi-Target had presented its high-end products to overseas distributors, the stability, innovation and... (read more)
2017-04-03 03:31:24

How Geospatial Data Supports a Digital Railway Project

Linking Nations, People and Places
The scope of the Rail Baltica Global Project comprises 870km of tracks, 25km of major structures and more than 400 bridge structures (bridge, overpasses, viaducts, pedestrian crossings and animal crossings), as well as three freight terminals and seven international passenger stations. Besides that there are rolling stock maintenance facilities, an energy subsystem and signaling. This article zooms in on the pivotal role geospatial technology plays in the BIM strategy that underpins the digital version of Rail Baltica. When it comes to modelling this highly ambitious project in a digital environment, in order to manage Rail Baltica as a single asset,... (read more)
2020-01-07 01:40:22

3D Repo Drives Adoption of BIM by Joining the UK BIM Alliance

3D Repo is helping to promote the adoption of next-generation Building Information Modelling (BIM) best practice by joining the UK BIM Alliance. Through patronage of the Alliance, 3D Repo will help transform the construction industry as it transitions to a digital era. 3D Repo will also be a key player in the Alliance’s Technology Group; which promotes discussion, agreement and adoption of interoperability and Open BIM standards in the UK and Ireland in conjunction with the Alliance’s Standards Group; which in turn helps to raise and support the Alliance’s drive to digitally transform the Built Environment. “As a well-known technology innovator,... (read more)
2018-07-19 10:51:21

Bluesky Purchases First Leica CityMapper in the UK

Aerial mapping company Bluesky has invested in the world’s most advanced combined Lidar and camera system specifically designed for 3D city modelling and urban mapping. The Leica CityMapper incorporates the first hybrid airborne sensor which can simultaneously capture vertical and oblique aerial photography as well as Lidar. Capturing stunning high-resolution images, the aircraft-fitted camera enables the creation of high accuracy, wide-scale 3D models which are in increasing demand for smart city modelling, infrastructure and building planning, risk assessment and environmental modelling. The purchase of a CityMapper is a first in the UK and will also be one of only two... (read more)
2019-04-11 10:09:03

Fugro Supports 2 Ocean Mapping Initiatives with Crowdsourced Bathymetry Contribution

Fugro recently contributed more than 110,000 square kilometres of high-resolution bathymetry data in the North Atlantic Ocean to help improve the quality and coverage of seabed mapping in the region. The dataset, which covers an area the size of Iceland, was delivered to two complementary programmes: the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance (AORA) and The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project (Seabed 2030). Crowdsourced Bathymetry “As is common across the world’s oceans, much of the Atlantic lacks the modern bathymetry data needed to properly understand the seafloor, its resources, and its processes,” said David Millar, Fugro’s government accounts director in the Americas.... (read more)
2019-05-21 09:41:06

5G Wireless Mapping Puts Geospatial Business on Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies

Land Info Worldwide Mapping LLC has been named to the 2019 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States. The firm credits its explosive three-year revenue growth to recent contract wins supporting 5G wireless network mapping. “We are honoured to join a very select group of geospatial companies to make the Inc. 5000 list,” said Land Info president Nick Hubing. The 2019 Inc. 5000 companies are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018, according to Inc. magazine. “The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says... (read more)
2019-08-27 08:36:27

Bluesky Tree Map Reveals Tree Cover Across London’s Islington

Treeconomics, a specialist in the use of trees to improve urban spaces, is taking advantage of a digital record of over 300 million trees created by aerial mapping company Bluesky. In a landmark project for the London Borough of Islington, Treeconomics completed a study to measure and assess tree canopy cover and understand its impact on the urban environment. The Bluesky National Tree Map was used in conjunction with a variety of open datasets including health and socio-economic data from organizations such as the Office of National Statistics and Public Health England. Following advanced geospatial analysis, Treeconomics were able to... (read more)
2019-11-26 10:46:48

Can the Great Barrier Reef Be Monitored By Drones?

The Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) remote sensing and unmanned aerial vehicle experts are partnering with the Australian Institute for Marine Science (AIMS) to test whether small drones, machine learning and specialised hyperspectral cameras can monitor the Great Barrier Reef more efficiently and in more detail than manned aircraft and satellite surveys. Roughly the size of Japan, the Great Barrier Reef is home to around 3,000 reefs stretching 2,300 kilometres, making it slow and costly to survey using traditional methods. QUT’s project leader Associate Professor Felipe Gonzalez said the team surveyed three reefs in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park from 60 metres in... (read more)
2017-09-15 11:11:16
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