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GIM International Summit Programme nears Completion: Joyeeta Gupta Added to Speakers

With the addition of Joyeeta Gupta to the speakers’ list, the programme for the GIM International Summit has moved another step nearer to completion. The themes for the workshops are also increasingly taking shape. Confirmed topics for the workshop sessions include: climate change, integration for geo-ICT, urban planning, and food security & agriculture. Joyeeta Gupta is based... (read more)

GIS Coalition to Aid Removal of Land Mines

Esri and the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), strengthening a partnership to eliminate land mines and explosive remnants of war through the power of geography. The MOU furthers Esri's support in modernising the Centre's Information Management System for Mine Action (IMSMA). Built with Esri's world-leading GIS techno... (read more)

Hexagon Takes Flight with Wichmann Innovations Awards

Hexagon recently was awarded the first- and second-place prizes in the Wichmann Innovations Award programme held during the Intergeo conference and trade fair in Stuttgart, Germany. Honours went to Leica Pegasus:Backpack – the wearable reality capturing sensor platform combining cameras and Lidar profilers – and Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure's (SG&I... (read more)

Aerial Mapping Project on Impact of Vegetation on Electricity Network

Bluesky has completed a multi-million GBP aerial mapping project to assess the impact of vegetation on the electricity network of East Anglia and the South East of England. Working on behalf of UK Power Networks, Bluesky undertook what is reportedly the largest ever combined laser mapping and aerial photography survey commissioned by an electricity distribution network operator in the UK... (read more)

Fruitful First Edition for interaerial SOLUTIONS

The interaerial SOLUTIONS communications platform premiered at Intergeo 2015 in Stuttgart really took off with exhibitors and visitors alike. Unmanned aircraft system (UAS) manufacturers and suppliers of all manner of UAS-related solutions took to the stage to fly high and showcase their skills. Uwe Nortmann, the managing director of Germany’s UAV association (UAV DACH), said Inter... (read more)

what3words Joins Forces with Safe Software

FME, the spatial data transformation technology created by Safe Software, now supports the innovative location-referencing system, what3words. Don Murray, president of Safe Software, said the collaboration with what3words helps to provide a way for people to integrate this new solution into their existing data and gives FME users a new option for identifying location information. FM... (read more)

Commercial UAV Expo Opens Doors in Las Vegas

The Commercial UAV Expo opened on Monday, 5 October, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, USA, featuring 120 exhibitors. Over 1,500 attendees are expected, including many large enterprise technology leaders from key growth sectors for UAS integration including surveying & mapping, civil infrastructure, mining, construction, process, power & utilities, precision agriculture, law enforc... (read more)

Topcon Adds Rotary-wing UAS to Solution Range

Topcon Positioning Group has added a rotary-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) to its line of mass data collection solutions. The Falcon 8 – powered by German UAS manufacturer Ascending Technologies – is designed for inspection and monitoring as well as survey and mapping applications. Rotary-wing systems provide the perfect solutions for small-scale sites and projects for whi... (read more)
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