NCTech Unveils iSTAR Pulsar for Mobile Mapping

NCTech, a developer of reality imaging systems, has announced the availability of iSTAR Pulsar, a professional edge-to-cloud big data system, optimised for capture on the move. iSTAR Pulsar is designed to capture 360° data while mounted on a vehicle, drone or on foot. The system is designed for ease of use and does not require any photography experience or even a computer to operate. The app provides the ability to plan routes, as well as to view and share content online. iSTAR Pulsar is designed specifically for the task of capturing moving 360-degree data, and was developed in association with... (read more)
2018-05-22 12:27:08

International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2017 Keynotes Announced

The organizers of International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF), the world’s leading technical conference and expo covering the newest airborne, terrestrial and underwater LiDAR as well as emerging remote-sensing and data collection tools and technologies, announced the 2017 keynote lineup today. The event takes place February 13-15 in Denver Colorado. The keynoters are:  LARRY MAYER, Professor and Director, School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, University of New Hampshire Keynote: Challenges of Mapping the Deep Ocean: If Only Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Worked in 10,000m of Water TIMOTHY TRAINOR, Co-Chair, United Nations Committee of Experts on... (read more)
2017-01-16 11:41:12

OSNI Digital Mapping Available Through viaEuropa

Europa Technologies has announced that Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland (OSNI) digital map data is now available to consume as a service through its award-winning viaEuropa platform. This development means that for the first time, OSNI data can be provided alongside mapping from Ordnance Survey (GB), thereby providing a complete mapping service for the United Kingdom. viaEuropa allows organisations to quickly and easily consume premium digital map content as a service, without incurring traditional data management overheads. The support for OSNI digital map data means that organisations with interests in Northern Ireland can quickly plug the service into their applications and... (read more)
2017-08-30 01:23:27

DroneDeploy Announces Fieldscanner for Instant Drone Mapping

DroneDeploy has announced the beta release of its new Fieldscanner product offering real-time drone mapping, just in time for the spring growing season. With Fieldscanner, available as part of DroneDeploy's iOS app, farmers can use any DJI drone to create a map of their fields as the drone flies so that they can view insights before it lands. "Growers have been asking for real-time, in-field mapping for a long time, and we're excited to be the first company to deliver a solution," said Mike Winn, CEO of DroneDeploy. Real-time mapping Changes happen fast during the growing season so having timely... (read more)
2017-04-20 01:12:00

Leica Geosystems Upgrades Pegasus Mobile Mapping Platform

Leica Geosystems has released the new Leica Pegasus:Two Ultimate, an upgrade to its current mobile mapping platform bringing higher-quality digital reality capture to the market. With the new mobile mapping platform also comes new mobile mapping software. The Leica Pegasus Webviewer is an online platform that visualises all captured data – stored completely in the cloud – from any browser. Users can service new market segments, including Smart City applications by digitising road and rail infrastructures while expanding into new markets in support of autonomous vehicles, with seamless 360 and higher resolution imagery, and increased expansion ports for additional sensors.... (read more)
2018-02-08 10:48:14

Murphy Surveys Expands Subsurface Mapping Team

Murphy Surveys has introduced the IDS GeoRadar Stream C as their latest addition. The Stream C solution will augment their existing service offering and will provide clients with faster, more accurate, real-time 3D mapping of underground utilities and buried features. Furthermore, they have announced two vacancies for Utility Surveyors in the UK. “We’re experiencing a rise in demand of subsurface mapping in the UK,” said Kai Duebbert, Managing Director Murphy Surveys. “Our clients want increasing visibility of the location and position of underground utilities, to make more informed decisions on the design and build of a site. But, more importantly... (read more)
2018-07-26 01:29:32

National Mapping Organisations - Cambridge Conference 2017

The Cambridge Conference is held every four years by Ordnance Survey. The 2017 conference brought together directors and senior managers involved in mapping and use of geospatial data from 33 countries. The event guide describes the meeting as a unique opportunity for leaders in the field of mapping and geospatial information to discuss issues of mutual interest and global importance. The theme of the conference was 'Mapping Nations: The Next Decades', and the first day concentrated on resilience and challenges. Nigel Clifford, CEO of Ordnance Survey, opened proceedings and emphasised what are now familiar themes in discussion of geospatial data: big... (read more)
2017-09-05 02:53:17

GeoSLAM Showcases 3D Mobile Mapping Technology

GeoSLAM is returning to the GEO Business geospatial conference at the Business Design Centre in London this year after doubling its distribution network in 12 months. The company, specialised in ‘go-anywhere’ 3D mobile mapping technology, is demonstrating its new real-time upgrade option for its market-leading ZEB-REVO handheld mobile mapping system. Visitors to the exhibition can see the upgrade in action for the first time. The revised datalogger, which is compatible with all existing standard REVOs, is able to undertake SLAM registration in real time. The results can be displayed as they are captured, as the datalogger features integrated Wi-Fi, and... (read more)
2017-05-19 12:39:25

Improved Geological Mapping with Sentinel Data

GAF has recently completed an ESA-funded project to support the African Mineral Geoscience Initiative (AMGI). The World Bank-initiated AMGI project is a pan-African initiative for the collection, consolidation, interpretation and effective dissemination of national and regional geological, geochemical, geophysical and mineral resource data through a geoportal. It is aimed at developing a complete geological data catalogue for the whole of Africa in relation to mineral resources. One objective of this project was to test new publicly available Sentinel data and other satellite data (optical, radar and DEM) to produce improved geological maps in various climate zones and geologic settings. The envisaged scale was... (read more)
2018-04-12 10:50:40

From Nautical Chart to Digital Marine Mapping

Digital marine mapping became possible with the arrival of the electronic chart. The authors, who pioneered the re-engineering of this data for use in GIS, question whether the requirement has been fully met or whether fundamental issues still exist. It has been over ten years since UK marine environmental and engineering consultancy, Metoc, started to re-engineer UK Hydrographic Office data to make it suitable for use in GIS. Mike Osborne and John Pepper, who pioneered this work and are now directors of marine data management and GIS specialist, OceanWise, consider how the requirement for digital marine mapping has changed over... (read more)
2017-08-24 03:46:51
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