PhotoSat Delivers Satellite Surveying of AbraPlata Diablillos in Argentina

PhotoSat has announced the completion of a satellite survey of the AbraPlata Diablillos Project in Argentina. The surveying was carried out using stereo photos from the high-resolution DigitalGlobe WorldView-3 imaging satellite. With the survey consisting of an elevation point every metre, contours with 1m elevation intervals, and over 200 ground survey points; the survey accuracy is better than 20cm in elevation. "We are delighted to have the opportunity to apply our cutting-edge satellite surveying technology and the world's highest quality imaging satellites to advance AbraPlata's Diablillos Project. Exploration and development success on the project will provide significant economic benefits to AbraPlata stakeholders... (read more)
2017-11-16 11:10:51

Geneq Inc Announces SXblue F90 GNSS Receiver for Surveying

Geneq Inc. has announced the SXblue F90, a multi-constellation GNSS receiver with very high level technology integration. The receiver hopes to fulfil the current surveyor’s demands in terms of performance, flexibility and cost-effectiveness. F90 tracks multi-constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou…) and can maximise the acquisition and tracking process with all-in-view GNSS satellite frequencies. Providing maximum performance for accuracy and real-time measurements, F90 also supports RTK correction service, including RTX service that can get cm accuracy without a base station. The GNSS also ensures high performance even in harsh environments such as under heavy canopy. The F90 has a combination of... (read more)
2018-08-28 11:09:54

Young UK Surveying Stars Battle for ‘Young Surveyor of the Year’ Title

Eighty of the UK's most inspiring young surveyors will compete for the esteemed 'RICS Matrics UK Young Surveyor of the Year' title after being recognised as influential leaders in their sectors, having made the shortlist of this year's Young Surveyor of the Year Awards. The annual awards celebrate the vast range of young talented surveyors, trainees and apprentices – aged 35 and under – who are role models in leading and managing exemplary built projects and initiatives. They also recognise the ambitious and astute future leaders of the surveying profession who have made a significant contribution to their workplace, including... (read more)
2019-09-11 11:27:22

Virtual Surveyor Introduces Enhanced Cut-and-fill Mapping in Drone Surveying Package

Virtual Surveyor has added cut-and-fill mapping capabilities to Version 7.0 of its popular unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or 'drone') surveying package. The new functionality enables users to quickly perform volume difference calculations and generate cut-and-fill maps from drone images captured on two or more different dates. “Calculating volume differences between surface models derived from drone imagery now takes less than a minute instead of hours…and the results are more accurate,” said Tom Op ‘t Eyndt, CEO of Virtual Surveyor in Belgium. “The entire workflow of cleaning the surface models and subtracting one from the other can be accomplished in Virtual... (read more)
2019-09-12 01:24:18

This Is How a Dual Mapping Survey Vessel Is Used for Bathymetric Surveying Services

H2H Geoscience Engineering (H2H) has announced a new contract with Albany Water Board, providing topographic and bathymetric surveying services for their two reservoirs – Alcove and Basic Creek in Albany County, New York. The Alcove reservoir has not had elevation-capacity tables updated since the 1930s, and no elevation-capacity tables for Basic Creek reservoir currently exist. The Albany Water Board has requested that an updated elevation-capacity table be measured for Alcove reservoir, and also created for Basic Creek reservoir. Dual Mapping Survey Vessel For this project, H2H will utilize its dual mapping survey vessel, stationed in Troy, NY, equipped with the... (read more)
2020-04-21 09:20:17

New Wearable System Paves Way for Mobile Mapping for Mainstream Use in Surveying

NavVis, a pioneer of indoor spatial intelligence technology and enterprise solutions, has announced the launch of NavVis VLX, a wearable mapping system that captures high-quality data in even the most complex built environments such as construction sites, stairwells and small technical rooms. The all-in-one reality-capture capabilities of NavVis VLX include both survey-grade point clouds and high-resolution panoramas. The combination of high-quality data capture and a compact, economical design will transform the way AEC projects are captured with fast, efficient scanning for BIM and CAD applications, while also extending the scope of projects to new deliverables such as web-based digital twins.... (read more)
2020-05-13 03:24:38

Drone Surveying Software Simplifies Workflow for Earthworks Monitoring at Construction Sites

Version 7.3 of Virtual Surveyor's drone surveying software makes it even easier to monitor earthworks progress at construction sites. Virtual Surveyor has introduced new functionality in Version 7.3 of its popular drone surveying software to create a simplified workflow for monitoring earthworks progress at construction sites. The productive workflow enables construction managers to quickly calculate cut-and-fill changes over time for comparison with the earthworks design plan. “Drones are an inexpensive and accurate way to monitor the movement of dirt at construction projects, but surveying software has lacked the tools for quick earthworks analysis with drone imagery – until now,” said... (read more)
2020-06-17 09:48:13

Asia Air Survey Acquires Optech Galaxy for Mountain and Forestry Surveying

Teledyne Optech has announced Asia Air Survey Co. (AAS), Tokyo, Japan, has taken delivery of an ALTM Galaxy T1000 for use in their forest resource management initiatives, road and railway facility management, as well as slope stability monitoring activities. With 70% of Japan covered in mountains and hillsides, the country can be very susceptible to geomorphic hazards, such as landslides, often caused by seismic activity. To predict and mitigate these hazards, AAS plans to use the Galaxy airborne lidar sensor to collect high-density 3D data to create detailed maps of the country. The Galaxy is uniquely suited to collect high-accuracy... (read more)
2018-04-30 02:25:32

Surveying and Monitoring Systems Ensure Safety on Record-breaking Alpine Tunnel

The world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel under the Alps has been completed to line and level thanks to Swiss measurement and monitoring technology. On 1st June 2016 the 57km twin-bore Gotthard base tunnel was inaugurated with full service expected to begin in December 2016. The tunnel, which is the longest rail tunnel in the world, will provide a high-speed rail link under the Swiss Alps between northern and southern Europe. The previous longest tunnel was the Seiken in Japan at 53.9km, which beat Eurotunnel’s 50.5km. The Gotthard tunnel’s inauguration was marked by an odd opening ceremony featuring dancers and... (read more)
2016-12-23 03:54:08

Pointfuse Helps Skanska Join Up Laser Scanning Dots for Highway Surveying

Skanska is pioneering the use of new software that automatically creates 3D computer models directly from laser scanners. The global project development and construction company has successfully trialled the Pointfuse software that also offers automated extraction of features from laser scanned data. Using a vehicle mounted mobile mapping system Skanska surveyed a stretch of motorway collecting millions of individual measurements detailing bridges, gantries and crash barriers. The software was used to process the large point cloud, recognising and extracting features automatically and in a matter of minutes. Pointfuse is a powerful modelling engine developed by Arithmetica, a hi-tech company based at... (read more)
2017-01-06 12:36:32
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