MAGNUM G600 Colour Scanner

Contex (VA, USA) announces the new MAGNUM G600 Scanner, a 54” wide scanner that incorporates technology for enhanced scan speed, 12 inches per second (ips) in monochrome and a superior colour speed of 3/ips, with image quality that rivals the original. MAGNUM G600 features advanced 48-bit CCD technology with 120,000 pixel image capture. Additional features include, scan accuracy of 0.1%+- 1 pixel, Automatic Thickness Adjustment (ALE) for media up to 15mm thick, All wheel drive that cares for originals and flexible connectivity with both FireWire and USB 2.0 for ease of installation and use. The scanner’s 54” imaging area handles... (read more)
2006-08-02 12:00:00

GIT G2010 Remote Sensor

Global Imaging Technologies (GIT) (MD, USA) launched the GIT G2010 sensor series. The size of a small suitcase and at 20Kg (44lbs) about a tenth of the weight of current digital systems, the G2010IMU model incorporates highly accurate IMU that is coupled to GPS. The frames are just under 8,000 pixels wide. The system is fully automated and comes with an internal storage capability of 1,000GB. (read more)
2006-09-22 12:00:00

3G and Lorienne Partnership

During the GeoTunis conference, to be held from 29th November to 3rd December 2010, Lorienne (France) announces a partnership to leverage and extend the German GeoConsultants Group (3G, Germany) offering on its territory. The 3G local presence in North-Africa countries will provide a recognised expertise in the Geo Spatial markets where LorikSoftware will become the masterpiece of the cartographic finishing workflow. Both Lorienne and 3G are focusing on high quality and high performance services to the attention of most demanding customers. This partnership will provide customers in the region the best available technologies and expertise to meet the highest performative... (read more)
2010-11-19 03:08:35

(R)evolution in (G)SDI

Being responsible for R&D in Remote Sensing at the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture, I first met the wider earth-observation community at the conference “Earth Observations and Global Change Decision-Making, 1990: A National Partnership”, where the luncheon speaker was Senator Albert Gore. The global change issue gave birth to the “Mission to Planet Earth”, which called for collaboration between academia and policy makers. The need for a similar level of co-operation between all nations in Geographic Information Systems and Services was articulated some years later, at launch of the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) initiative. While US presidential decrees facilitated access... (read more)
2007-07-07 12:00:00

Topcon 3.4 G3 Firmware

Topcon's Version 3.4 G3 receiver firmware upgrades the performance and usability of all Topcon GNSS receiver platforms including the industry-leading GR-3 and new GRS-1 systems. The 3.4 G3 firmware is the first to be able to automatically detect the make of the network receiver creating corrections for the rover and applying the proper bias to the GLONASS system measurements contained in the GNSS network solution.     Different manufacturers have different offsets (or biases) for the GLONASS constellation of satellites. As each hardware manufacturer outputs different values for GLONASS measurements, it has been a challenge for a customer to mix... (read more)
2009-07-23 09:53:29

New Version of G/Technology

Intergraph (AL, USA) has released a new version of G/Technology, v9.3.3. G/Technology integrates geofacilities management with operational support and service delivery applications. The new version provides compatibility with previous versions. G/Technology 9.3.3 extends Intergraph customers' geofacilities management environment, while continuing to maintain the value of their current investment and lower their total cost of ownership. Additional enhancements to G/Technology 9.3.3 include new Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that enable customisation, as well as new ways to configure software, allowing customers to tailor workflows to unique business needs. G/Technology 9.3.3 also features enhanced support for native CAD and raster. These enhancements further... (read more)
2006-08-31 12:00:00

Topcon Announced G3 Technology

Topcon Europe Positioning (The Netherlands) has announced Gs, a new technology for satellite positioning systems. This development is a receiver technology with Universal Signal Tracking, a system capable of tracking all signals from all three satellite systems: GPS, Glonass and Galileo. Topcon developed G3 to provide access to 30 Galileo satellites planned for launch by ESA, and new signals that will result from the modernisation of the GPS constellation. When these three satellite systems are fully operational, users of G3 will have access to over 80 satellites. To process multiple signals from multiple satellite systems, Topcon engineered the new Paradigm-G3... (read more)
2005-10-07 12:00:00

FOSS4G Conference Programme

The Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) conference has announced the lineup of presentations that features more than 140 individual talks with noted plenary speakers. FOSS4G is the premier international conference focused on open source geospatial software, to be held 12th to 16th September 2011 in Denver (CO, USA). The selection of presentations was very competitive, with 300 submissions for roughly 150 session slots.   The five-day event includes two days of workshops followed by three days of sessions that cover a broad range of technical topics, tool-specific tutorials, application case studies, lightning talks, panel discussions and overviews.... (read more)
2011-06-16 11:47:54
2015-11-05 01:20:04

Landsat 5 Resumes Operations

Landsat 5 is back in operation after imaging operations were temporarily suspended due to technical difficulties. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and NASA engineers were able to adjust the operating procedures for the solar array drive mechanism, providing enough power for the mission to resume normal operations. Consequently, acquisition operations have begun over the conterminous U.S., and the international stations will be brought on line in the coming weeks. The solar array drive mechanism began exhibiting problems in late November 2005. The rotation of the solar array drive became sporadic and the solar array was not able to provide the... (read more)
2006-02-01 12:00:00
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