Portfolio of Optical Survey Solutions

Spectra Precision has introduced new additions to its Spectra Precision Focus line of optical survey solutions. With the new additions, survey and construction professionals have more positioning instrument choices to meet their job requirements. The announcement was made at the Spectra Precision - Nikon Worldwide Distribution Conference held in Frankfurt (Germany). The Spectra Precision Focus line is to be showcased in Karlsruhe (Germany), at Intergeo 2009.   The Spectra Precision Focus  30 is a robotic total station providing high speed, accuracy and precision in measurement. The robotic instrument moves the power of the observer from the instrument to the range... (read more)
2002-09-22 12:00:00

Tsunami Disaster Mapping Portal

DM Solutions Group (Canada) and the University of Ottawa (Canada) have released a Tsunami Disaster Mapping Portal (DMapP). This interactive, internet-based infrastructure provides free access to current and historical spatial data for short-term emergency needs, as well as for post-disaster supplies distribution, rehabilitation planning and infrastructure restoration. The targeted data portal was quickly created thanks to the use of Open Source technologies. The Laboratory for Applied Geomatics and GIS Science (LAGGISS) at the University of Ottawa was instrumental in helping obtain and integrate space shuttle and satellite observations. Universities in Thailand and Japan have already contributed high-quality pre and post-tsunami... (read more)
2005-03-07 12:00:00

Earthquake and Tsunami Support

ESRI (CA, USA) and its international distributors are supporting response to the recent Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami disaster by working with government agencies and disaster relief organisations to provide GIS resources including software, spatial data warehousing and management, Web hosting, emergency response GIS applications etc. Software, temporary keycodes, technical support and other assistance are available within 24 hours of request. ESRI support includes locating, organising and building spatial datasets and spatial data libraries, creating static maps for download, making available online mapping services from Geography Network, meeting journalistic mapping needs with new content for MapShop and providing emergency software... (read more)
2005-03-07 12:00:00

Racurs PHOTOMOD v3.7

Racurs (Russia) has made available version 3.7 of PHOTOMOD. Features introduced in this version include on-the-fly epipolar transformation, QuickBird and Ikonos mono blocks processing, and Spot 5 imagery processing (HRG and HRS sensors). Users of versions 3.5 and 3.6 can download updates at the company’s website. (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00

Thailand Orders Total Stations

The Thai Department of Lands (DOL) has signed a contract for the purchase of 151 units of Sokkia RED-tech EDM-equipped Reflectorless Total Stations through S.D.M. Company Limited, Sokkia's exclusive distributor for Thailand. The DOL embarked upon a nation-wide cadastral survey project aiming for land rights to be issued throughout the country within three years of the project start date of October 2003. Purchasing a large number of Sokkia RED-tech Reflectorless Total Stations was an important step towards accomplishing this challenging task by the target date of September 2006. All instruments will be put in use in the year 2005. (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00

Applanix Service Pack 1 for POSPac 4.2

Applanix (Canada) has released Service Pack 1 for its POSPac 4.2 post-processing software, aimed at airborne and land-based POS users operating a variety of sensors such as aerial cameras, LiDAR, Synthetic Aperture Radar, and vehicle-mounted terrestrial scanners. In addition to adding support for the latest release of POS AV Firmware V 3.1, a number of features have been incorporated. POSPac 4.2 Service Pack 1 is available to all current POSPac 4.2 users free of charge. (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00

Launch Applanix POS LV 200

Applanix (Canada) has launched its POS LV 200 system (Position and Orientation System for Land Vehicles). The system is intended for upgrading survey vehicles that already incorporate GPS and DMI sensors (Distance Measurement Indicator). It is designed for easy integration with existing Trimble GPS equipment and engineered for a variety of land vehicle applications such as road profiling, pavement analysis, mobile mapping and infrastructure asset management. (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00

Pentax R-300X Total Stations

The new Pentax R-300X series has been released, offering improved performance and a higher specification. Improvements over current models include increased on-board memory, to 20,000 points, 40% reduction in initial measurement time using Quick Mode and prism or reflector sheet, EDM accuracy ± (2+2ppm) on all models except R-326EX ± (3+2ppm), incorporation of date clock in all non-prism models in addition to 2" and 3" prism models and reflectorless measurement capability of 200m with visible dot laser pointer (R-322NX/R-323NX/R-325NX/R-315NX). The series comprises eleven models giving a choice of 2", 3", 5" or 6" angular accuracy, five non-prism models and six... (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00

Digitising Indian Maps

The Government of India and Microsoft Research India have signed a memorandum of understanding for research collaboration under which the first project will concern a geographic information system to put India’s vast collection of satellite images, remote sensing data and other information about the country's terrain in digital form. This will make it available to the public in an easily understandable form. Microsoft Research India has recently opened a centre in Bangalore that will accommodate scientists to work on technologies for emergent software markets such as India, multilingual systems and other specialities. The new research centre will fund projects in... (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00

VP Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping

Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping (GA, USA) has appointed Jim Farley vice-president business development. Mr Farley has spent more than twenty years in the information technology industry in both mainstream IT and GIS, working in the public and private sectors and in academia. For the past four years, he has been senior product manager at Oracle, where he led spatial product initiatives. Before joining Oracle, Jim Farley served both as professor in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas and as technical director at the university’s Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies. He received a Smithsonian... (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00
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