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100 Resilient Cities Launches London Office and Announces Esri Partnership

100 Resilient Cities – pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) – has announced the opening of their regional headquarters in London to serve member cities in Europe, and the Middle East. 100 RC also announced new partnerships with AIR Worldwide and Esri. 100RC is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century, including UK member cities London, Bristol and Glasgow. The move comes less than six months after London was named part of the presently 67-city global network.  London’s membership in the 100RC network provides significant benefits to the city, as with all 100RC member cities, as the city moves to address its possible... (read more)
02/07/2015
 

Swiss Use TatukGIS SDK for Road Infrastructure Management

Switzerland-based geologix AG has used the TatukGIS Developer Kernel to develop GIS functionality in its "Logo" information system for planning, managing, and maintaining road infrastructure. Logo is addressed to all persons and organisations entrusted with roads administration, including road engineering and construction planning. Logo customers in Switzerland and Germany range from smaller communes with up to 30km of roads and streets, cities with up to 500km of road and streets, to counties/states with more than 3,000km of roads and streets to manage. With its modular design, Logo can be adapted to different requirements. Dedicated modules contain functions and models for managing the whole range of road-related infrastructure, including pavement quality, drainage, bridges, road signs,... (read more)
01/07/2015

FIG Working Week 2016 Programme Unveiled

FIG is inviting geomatics professionals to the FIG Working Week 2016 which will be held in Christchurch, New Zealand from 2 to 6 May 2016. The Working Week is hosted by the FIG and the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors, NZIS, as the local host. The FIG Working Week 2016 has wide support  throughout New Zealand with a commitment already pledged by the Christchurch City Council and Land Information New Zealand; New Zealand’s government department responsible for land titles, geodetic and cadastral survey systems and topographic information. The academic community and private practitioners are also committed to the FIG Working Week 2016. The conference expects to attract between 700–900 local and international delegates each of whom will be taking a ‘once in a lif... (read more)
01/07/2015

Supergeo Announces SuperGIS Server 10 Series

Supergeo is going to upgrade all the products to a new level, the 10 series, including SuperGIS Server. The most notable change in SuperGIS Server 10 is its integration of 2D and 3D capabilities. In SuperGIS 3 series, SuperGIS Server and SuperGIS 3D Earth Server provide 2D and 3D map visualisation respectively. With the integration of 2D and 3D, users can view the same map layers in 2 different modes, and gain a better understanding of their data. With SuperGIS Server 10, users will be able to publish and share their data in both 2D and 3D view. According to Supergeo it will be so much easier to create a web application that runs on almost every platform, including PC, Mac, and mobile devices. This is done by a new tool called Web Mapper, which enables users to easily create web applicatio... (read more)
30/06/2015

Geo-matching.com Adds Handheld Scanners Category

Geo-matching.com has recently added Handheld Scanners to its broad spectrum of product categories. FARO Europe, DotProduct and Artec 3D Scanners are the first suppliers in this category. In addition to general specifications, detailed information is given about scanning characteristics, connectivity and sensors and functionality. To see the Handheld Scanners category, visit www.geo-matching.com. Geo-matching.com is the independent geomatic and hydrographic product comparison website featuring detailed spec-based comparisons and user reviews for more than 920 products in 35 product categories. The website guides users through the maze of specifications and gives them the opportunity to compare products from different suppliers. They can also read other professionals’ re... (read more)
30/06/2015
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Just four days after being sent into orbit, Europe’s Sentinel-2A satellite recently delivered its first images of Earth, offering a glimpse of the ‘colour vision’ that it will provide for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme. With a swath width of 290km, the satellite’s first acquisition began in Sweden. It then made a strip-like observation through central Europe and the Mediterranean region, ending in Algeria. The data was relayed in real time to Italy’s Matera ground station. While northern and central Europe were mostly cloudy, Italy’s sunny weather allowed the teams to get their first glimpse of the multispectral instrument’s capabilities over the northwestern part of the country and the French Riviera. With a ground res... (read more)
The organisers of Commercial UAV Expo have announced the 2015 conference programme. It will delve into key issues faced by large-enterprise organisations when implementing unmanned aerial systems (UASs), including system selection and integration; developing enterprise workflows, guidelines and policies; data management and integration; and legal, safety and regulatory considerations for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Commercial UAV Expo will take place from 5-7 October 2015 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, USA. Lisa Murray, director of Commercial UAV Expo, said the conference programme will give end users the critical information they need to make informed decisions about the technology that’s revolutionising countless industries. Keynotes Presenters include experts from AECOM... (read more)
A 360-degree video-recording system from Arithmetica has been used to create an educational yet entertaining 360-degree film about the wanton excesses at King Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace, UK. Forming part of the 'Historic Royal Palaces Tudors on Tour' event, the 360-degree interactive cinema experience explores the working kitchens, wine cellar and fine decorations of Hampton Court, inviting the audience to gather evidence of the king’s excessive spending for the treasury. Created by specialist production company TX, using a SphereVision 360-degree recording and production system, the 15-minute film was first debuted at Tatton Park in Cheshire, where nearly 4,000 children immersed themselves in the digital 360-degree pop-up cinema from Igloo Vision on the first day alone.... (read more)
Teledyne Optech has been looking back on a successful 2015 Imaging and Lidar Solutions Conference (ILSC) which concluded on Friday, 12 June. Visitors from across the globe came together in Toronto, Canada, to share ideas, learn about Teledyne Optech technology and hear keynote speeches on rocket science and UAV challenges from Dr Mark Whorton and Lewis Graham. The ILSC 2015 presentations offered insight into best practices and innovative applications leveraged by Teledyne Optech sensors. Industry leaders Applanix, Terrasolid, Certainty 3D, Gexcel, Merrick and Orbit GT gave workshops showcasing their latest developments, while Applied Imagery, Blue Marble, geo-konzept, ITRES and SOMAG AG Jena presented case studies. Attendants gained a lot from the conference with great interactio... (read more)
Aerial photography and computer-generated models of buildings and trees from Bluesky, UK, are helping specialist graphics company 3D Web Technologies (3DW) create interactive 3D visualisations. The highly detailed models have been used to support planning applications and consultations for some of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects. The models help by improving communication and enhancing the understanding of the impact of projects such as wind and solar farms, power lines and power stations, as well as housing and regeneration projects. By using Bluesky’s high-resolution aerial photography, National Tree Map data, 3D building models as well as Ordnance Survey map data it is possible to efficiently create models of a proposed development, commented Kangjie Zhao, deve... (read more)

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