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

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 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 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

University of Leeds Acquires 3D Laser Mapping System

The University of Leeds, UK, has purchased a laser scanning system from 3D Laser Mapping. The RIEGL VZ-1000, which can capture highly accurate measurements from almost a mile away (1,400 metres), will be primarily used within the Earth sciences departments. Applications will include the measurement of earth surface change in inhospitable environments such as polar, artic and alpine regions. It is hoped the RIEGL VZ-1000 will facilitate more efficient and effective field studies in addition to benefits afforded through its use in laboratory experiments.      The latest addition to the University’s field survey kit will be used to serve the... (read more)
2013-05-21 09:10:45

Tenders Open for Lidar 3D Mapping across New Zealand

Flying companies specializing in 3D mapping now have until 4 September to apply to provide services that will help transform how regional councils in New Zealand plan investments and prepare for climate change. LINZ (Land Information New Zealand) has issued a Request for Tender (RFT) on the Government’s Electronic Tender Service for Lidar services over approximately 100,000 square kilometres of the country. The RFT begins procurement for the Government’s Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) Lidar elevation data capture project which is providing up to NZ$19 million in co-funding over five years to support regional councils to develop a national elevation dataset. Infrastructure investment... (read more)
2019-07-30 08:35:42

3D Laser Mapping Partner Brazilian Surveying Specialist

3D Laser Mapping has appointed CPE Technologia to act as a reseller of SiteMonitor the specialist mine safety monitoring system. Founded in 1974, CPE is active in the leasing and sale of surveying equipment in Brazil and offers experience and expertise for the country\'s mining industry. "The addition of SiteMonitor to our product portfolio will further enhance our position as the leading provider of surveying solutions in Brazil," commented Rogerio Herschel, Director of CPE Tecnologia. "Already proven within the mining community we are looking forward to exploring it's operation in other arenas including environmental applications and the construction market."SiteMonitor is... (read more)
2010-01-26 09:20:50

3D Laser Mapping Develops Laser Scanning Robot

3D Laser Mapping (United Kingdom) has developed a laser-scanning robot to provide an electronic eye in dangerous and in-hospitable environments. Using laser scanning units combined with wireless communications and advanced robotic technology the 3D-R1 allows a 3D map of the surrounding area to be created. 3D-RI can be deployed in any environment where a risk to personnel may be present including earthquake zones, fire damaged buildings or hostage situations. The 3D-RI remote operated survey vehicle was developed in partnership with Jobling Purser RSV LLP and was originally designed for use in underground mining operations to reduce the risk to the... (read more)
2007-05-02 09:45:45

Intelligent Robot for Mapping Applications in 3D

Motivated by the increasing need for rapid characterisation of environments in 3D, a German university has designed a robot system that automates the work of an operator of terrestrial laser scanners. The system makes it possible to work without markers or targets, saving surveyors more than 75% of the time spent on site. Another impulse for developing the platform was the demand for a remote inspection tool. The robot is capable of surveying remote sites or danger areas, such as plants, underground mines, tunnels, caves or channels. The availability of the robotic platform further enables the study of mobile laser... (read more)
2013-10-28 11:40:55

Airbus to Deliver 3D Urban Mapping Solution to PASCO

Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second-largest space company, has signed a contract with PASCO, Japan, for the installation of the Street Factory 3D urban mapping solution at one of its Japanese production facilities, thereby completing PASCO’s Pixel Factory processing suite. Launched in July 2012, Street Factory is a fully integrated solution enabling rapid and fully automatic processing of images from any aerial or street camera for the generation of a 3D textured database. These realistic and precise 3D data are used in 3D modelling and visualisation in fields including urban planning, risk management, defence and telecommunications. Street Factory helps... (read more)
2014-04-16 09:13:31
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