3D Laser Mapping Launches Mobile Mapping Data Logger

3D Laser Mapping, a UK-based developer of laser scanning solutions, has made the ZEB1 mobile mapping system easier to use, more portable and more reliable by including a special data recording system. ZEB1 was introduced in 2012 and is a mobile, handheld, rapid laser mapping system. The ZEB-DL2600 data logger uses state-of-the-art data storage and access technology and is designed to make the ZEB1 even easier to use in the field, eliminating the need for a separate laptop and power supply. ZEB1 already allows for fast data capture, without complex set-up or the requirement for lengthy data processing, commented Dr... (read more)
2013-08-23 08:30:00

Mapping the World with 3D Laser Mapping

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is to use a new laser scanner to map volcanoes, glaciers and other natural phenomena. The Riegl VZ-1000 purchased from 3D Laser Mapping will be used around the world to collect data for creating photorealistic fly-throughs, 3D height models and highly accurate area and volume calculations. The BGS uses terrestrial laser scanners from Riegl across its operations because of their flexibility, range and portability. Laser scanning is a tool of modern geoscience and allows unprecedented resolution and accuracy. Remote measurement and monitoring are also essential in many of the dangerous and inhospitable environments BGS operates... (read more)
2012-09-07 09:14:03

New R&D Facility for 3D Laser Mapping

UK-based laser scanning specialist 3D Laser Mapping has opened a new research and development centre strategically located close to its global headquarters in Nottingham, UK. Focusing on new product development and research into laser scanning solutions across a range of markets, the centre will be staffed by a combination of existing and newly recruited personnel. Dr Graham Hunter is heading the new facility, which will play a key role in the company’s strategy for development of existing products, such as the market leading mobile mapping system StreetMapper and the mine monitoring system SiteMonitor, as well as new laser scanning solutions... (read more)
2013-02-19 09:23:32

Apple Acquires 3D Mapping Company C3 Technologies

According to 9to5mac, Apple has acquired the Swedish company C3 Technologies. The Apple experts have learned that Apple is the previously undisclosed owner of C3 Technologies. Sources say that C3 Technologies' CEO Mattias Astrom, C3 Technologies' CFO Kjell Cederstrand, and C3 Technologies' Product Manager Ludvig Emgard are now working within Apple's iOS division. The trio, along with most of the former C3 Technologies employees, are still working as a team in Sweden, where the C3 Technologies company was located prior to the acquisition by Apple.   Apple's iOS devices have made use of an Apple-built Google Maps application to provide... (read more)
2011-10-31 10:01:21

3D Robotics Launches New 3DR Mapping Platforms

3D Robotics, a North American UAV company, has announced the launch of the new 3DR mapping platforms, consisting of the 3DR X8-M (multi-copter) and Aero-M (fixed-wing), with highly accurate resolution that allows users to zoom in from the sky “down to the grape.” Each platform is bundled with both hardware and software solutions, including a high-resolution visible-spectrum camera, protective hard-case, auto-pilot controlled image acquisition and professional image processing software powered by Pix4D, 3DR’s newest business partner. The new 3DR mapping platforms have a simple, fully automated three-step workflow: plan, fly, process. The flight planning software computes flight paths over a... (read more)
2014-10-20 08:53:21

3D Routing Through OpenStreetMap-3D

Users now can plan a route online at OSM-3D.org and then interactively fly along the route presented in 3D. Currently the routing is available for cars (fastest/shortest) as well as for pedestrians or bicycles for all of Germany. It is also possible to create an animation that follows the 3D route automatically. The application is powered by an extended version of OpenRouteService.org and uses the free data from OpenStreetMap.org and the Open Location Services (OpenLS) specifications of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).     The data from OSM-3D.org is generated by combining data from OpenStreetMap and SRTM elevation data. Start... (read more)
2009-07-06 10:51:57

3D UAS Mapping of a Copper Mine

Capturing Geospatial Data under Challenging Circumstances
In May 2018, the Erdenet Mine in the north of Mongolia was mapped in just three days. The open pit mine measures 5km by 2km and has an elevation difference of 200 metres. The dusty and complex circumstances called for the use of an unmanned aerial system (UAS). Despite the strong wind and extremely variable weather conditions, a single UAS quickly captured the geospatial output necessary for the management of one of Asia’s – and the world’s – largest copper mines, as described in this article. The big data gathered and processed by the Czech firm UpVision provided a perfect... (read more)
2018-08-23 11:51:25

3D Laser Mapping Launches Riegl LPM 321

3D Laser Mapping (United Kingdom) has launched a laser profile measuring system achieving high accuracy measurements at ranges of up to 6 kilometres: the Riegl LPM 321 which is suited for inhospitable, inaccessible and dangerous environments such as those encountered in mining, engineering and archaeological projects. The Riegl LMP 321 uses laser beams to measure the position of features and surfaces, recording up to 1,000 points per second with millimetre accuracy the system is robust yet lightweight, easy to use and includes an integrated Canon digital camera for capture of fully referenced images of the scene being surveyed.   3D... (read more)
2007-10-05 12:00:00

3D Laser Mapping Supports Kumba Iron Ore Extraction

3D Laser Mapping (United Kingdom) is helping Kumba Iron Ore to improve the safety of iron ore extraction in South Africa. 3D Laser Mapping has supplied and installed a Riegl LMS Z420i laser scanner, the first scanner of its type in South Africa. The laser scanner is being used to monitor slope deformation in order to reduce the levels of risk to personnel and equipment that occur as a result of potential slope failure. The system uses the latest laser technology to capture highly accurate slope measurements that are then analysed to identify areas of movement and therefore potential failure.     “The... (read more)
2007-02-15 02:26:29

3D Mobile Mapping for Highway Management Presentation

Topcon Positioning Systems and Mandli Communications will present a seminar on ‘Building a 3D Mobile Mapping Vehicle for Highway Management Applications,' at the SPAR 2010 conference. The presentation is scheduled for 9th February. The joint presentation by Topcon and Mandli will focus on the core systems involved in mobile mapping data collection. Topcon will detail the functions and operation of their own core positioning components for mobile collection systems. This includes the IP-S2, which consists of a GNSS receiver, an IMU and wheel odometry. Mandli will present the point-of-view of an OEM working with their components, and how they can... (read more)
2010-02-02 09:59:52
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