Tandem for 3D Corridor Mapping

Simultaneous Geo-data Capture from the Ground and from the Air
3D mapping of roads, pipelines and other linear structures – often called corridors – is an important geomatics activity. Geodata acquisition technologies, which are increasingly used for corridor mapping and also for 3D mapping of urban areas, are mobile mapping systems and unmanned airborne systems. Can these two technologies be combined for simultaneously capturing corridors from the ground and from the air to improve efficiency, completeness and accuracy? This was the leading question in the mapKITE project. In this article, the authors explain the concepts underlying the project and prove their feasibility through pilot studies.  MapKITE – developed within the... (read more)
2017-08-03 09:13:21

3D Laser Mapping Appoints Australian Distributor

3D Laser Mapping (United Kingdom) has signed an exclusive agreement with Australia's largest distributor of surveying equipment. The distributor agreement with C. R. Kennedy & Company Pty. Ltd., is the latest in a bid to boost international sales and market penetration and covers the sale, support and marketing of 3D Laser Mapping's internationally renowned SiteMonitor solution. SiteMonitor is 3D Laser  Mapping's laser measurement system that integrates laser scanning hardware with easy to use software to automatically capture and analyse complex slope measurements and profiles.   C. R. Kennedy & Company Pty. Ltd is Australia's largest distributor of photographic, surveying surveillance,... (read more)
2007-10-26 10:14:32

3D Laser Mapping Appoints Mining Manager

3D Laser Mapping has appointed Francois Stroh to the position of global mining product manager. Stroh, an engineering surveyor with more than ten years experience of laser scanning sales, installation, training and support, will have responsibility for 3D Laser Mappings global mining division. Stroh will be based in South Africa close to the company's existing client base and will oversee the continued growth of laser scanning hardware and software, including 3D Laser Mapping's mine monitoring solution SiteMonitor. Stroh qualified as a surveyor in the early nineties achieving a National Diploma in Civil Surveying from the Pretoria University of Technology, a... (read more)
2010-06-02 04:07:23

Enabling UAV-based 3D Mapping

Pix4D
Pix4D has developed next-generation software that automatically combines raw images captured by lightweight Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to produce accurate measurements and visualisation of the environment. This enables timely, on-demand local 3D mapping. What if images taken by consumer-grade cameras could be combined to compute accurate 3D environments? This is the question that prompted Dr Christoph Strecha’s research 10 years ago. Back then, the first megapixel cameras were just starting to appear on the consumer market. Christoph’s research led to the development of techniques to produce 3D reconstructions in a fully automated way from a set of standard digital images.... (read more)
2012-06-29 04:58:34

Successful 3D Laser Mapping Lidar Workshop

The first event in a series of educational workshops has been hailed as a success by organisers 3D Laser Mapping (UK). Attracting more than 50 practitioners and professionals from public sector organisations and commercial companies, the workshop took place on 28 March 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Delegates were presented with a thorough overview of data collection methods, explored data processing and extraction methodologies, and were offered examples of real-world projects. The first ‘Lidar Applications Workshop’ took place at the Royale Chulan Hotel in Kuala Lumpur and was organised by 3D Laser Mapping in partnership with local surveying company Jalal... (read more)
2012-04-20 10:20:48

3D Laser Mapping Expands in SA

3D Laser Mapping, UK, has appointed Adriaan Oeschger to the position of Key Account Manager. Oeschger's surveying background dates back more than twenty years working in the mining industry and most recently for a distributor of survey, measurement and geospatial solutions in South Africa. He will join the existing team, providing support and development for key accounts across the region.   Oeschger was employed for almost fifteen years by Lonmin Platinum, the third largest and lowest cost producer of platinum, at their Karee mine. He trained and specialised in both underground and surface surveying, as well as the plotting of... (read more)
2011-08-04 10:39:48

NEXTMap Europe 3D Mapping Programme Completed

Intermap Technologies (CO, USA) has completed the data collection of its NEXTMap Europe 3D mapping programme. The company-funded initiative to collect approximately 2.2 million km2 across Europe began with Great Britain in 2003, continued with Germany in 2006, and was completed April 11, 2008. The Company's NEXTMap Europe datasets include 18 Western European countries, including Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The processing of the data is underway and is scheduled to be fully completed by March 31, 2009. The NEXTMap Europe... (read more)
2008-05-06 09:08:28

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

New Headquarters for 3D Laser Mapping

3D Laser Mapping has opened a new global headquarters near Nottingham, UK, following continued expansion of its worldwide laser scanning solutions business. This relocation to larger premises will allow for development of a dedicated research and development facility together with the capacity and capability for equipment testing and calibration. The new premises will also provide improved administrative services for the company's global operations and will allow for the development and delivery of onsite training courses.Maintaining 3D Laser Mapping's heritage the new premises are also located in Bingham, the same Nottinghamshire market town the company started in back in 1999. The... (read more)
2010-08-19 12:51:03

3D Laser Mapping Launches StreetMapper 2

3D Laser Mapping (United Kingdom) has launched StreetMapper 2, a new modular vehicle-mounted system for the rapid 3D mapping on and off road. Using lasers to 3D map assets and the terrain to millimetre accuracy at speeds of up to 70km an hour, StreetMapper 2 and has been designed as a portable system for equipping different types of vehicle. When fitted to a standard 4 wheel drive vehicle StreetMapper 2 allows surveying off road, extending the scope of use beyond the highway. With easy-fit rack mounting and a roof rack suitable for any 4x4, 3D Laser Mapping is able to... (read more)
2006-11-28 12:00:00
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