Woolpert Sources its First UAS

Woolpert, an American geospatial, infrastructure management and design consulting firm, has purchased its first UAS, the Nova Block III, from partnering UAS firm Altavian. The Nova Block III is an all-electric system that collects high-resolution, accurate imagery with the capability to deliver data in real time. The system can collect 3D mapping as well as thermal, infrared and high-definition data, making it very suitable for surveying and mapping collection. Woolpert evaluated and tested a number of systems, and found Altavian’s best at meeting their needs and those of their clients, said Jeff Lovin, Woolpert senior vice president and director of... (read more)
2013-04-19 03:10:07

ISPRS Celebrates its First Centenary

The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) celebrated the centenary of its founding at the Vienna University of Technology on 4th July 2010, with a wide international participation of more than 350 people, including many representatives from related international organisations, in the same building as its foundation on 4th July 1910. The International Society of Photogrammetry (ISP) (as it was then) was founded at the Vienna University of Technology by Professor Eduard Doležal, Professor of Practical Geometry and former rector of the University.At the celebrations the Society: •laid a wreath on the grave of Eduard Doležal recognizing his... (read more)
2010-09-07 10:21:39

How Google Gave Geography its Groove Back

GIM International interviews Ed Parsons
Once upon a time, the study of the Earth's surface, its features, inhabitants and phenomena was nothing more than a tiresome school subject for the average person on the street. Google has changed all that with its interactive map of the world. Stitched together from aerial and satellite footage, it has been downloaded more than 400 million times, with people and organisations putting it to all sorts of interesting uses, from spying on celebrities to locating the nearest hotel in a foreign city. We spoke to Ed Parsons, Google's geospatial technologist, to find out more about what lies ahead for... (read more)
2009-03-03 12:00:00

NASA Study Finds Glacier Doubling Its Speed

A NASA-funded study found that Greenland's largest outlet glacier, Jakobshavn Isbrae, has doubled its speed of ice flow between 1997 and 2003. The study used data from satellites and airborne lasers to derive ice movements. Synthetic aperture radar data from the Canadian RADARSAT and ESA’s ERS satellites were used to measure the glacier's velocity. Researchers tracked distinct features in NASA Landsat satellite image pairs to determine velocities. The study provides newly discovered relationships between ice sheets, sea level rise and climate warming. Jakobshavn Isbrae drains 6.5% of Greenland's ice sheet area. The increased ice flow into the ocean is important... (read more)
2005-03-10 12:00:00

How Google Gave Geography its Groove Back

GIM International Interviews Ed Parsons
Once upon a time, the study of the Earth's surface, its features, inhabitants and phenomena was nothing more than a tiresome school subject for the average person on the street. Google has changed all that with its interactive map of the world. Stitched together from aerial and satellite footage, it has been downloaded more than 400 million times, with people and organisations putting it to all sorts of interesting uses, from spying on celebrities to locating the nearest hotel in a foreign city. We spoke to Ed Parsons, Google's geospatial technologist, to find out more about what lies ahead for... (read more)
2009-02-24 12:21:20

GIOVE-B Transmitting its First Signals

Following a successful launch on 27 April, GIOVE-B has begun transmitting navigation signal on 7 May. This is a historic step for satellite navigation since GIOVE-B is now, for the first time, transmitting the GPS-Galileo common signal using a specific optimised waveform, MBOC (multiplexed binary offset carrier), in accordance with the agreement drawn up in July 2007 by the EU and the US for their respective systems, Galileo and the future GPS III. These GIOVE B signals, locked on-board to a highly stable Passive Hydrogen Maser clock, will provide higher accuracy in challenging environments where multipath and interference are present,... (read more)
2008-05-08 09:51:40

It’s All Go for a Mobile World

GITA 2005 ‘Crossing Boundaries’
Thousands of geospatial professionals took part in GITA 2005, the 28th annual conference of the Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA), held in Denver, Colorado from 5th to 10th March. The conference started with two days of in-depth seminars, followed by two days of educational sessions and concluded with User Group meetings for Oracle Spatial and Ten Sails Smallworld. As conference themes of general interest there were key presentations and seminars on critical infrastructure protection, mobile computing, web services, interoperability and standards, homeland security, return on investment, and enterprise integration. Opening and Awards GITA officially kicked off on Tuesday with... (read more)
2005-05-12 12:00:00

Trimble Extends its BIM-to-field Capabilities

Trimble (USA) has introduced the first integration of SketchUp file import capabilities into the Trimble Field Link layout software. By supporting model data from Tekla, Autodesk and now SketchUp, Trimble has extended its capabilities in bringing constructible Building Information Modelling (BIM) solutions from the office to the field. Recently acquired by Trimble from Google, SketchUp Pro is used by architects, general, steel and concrete contractors, and mechanical, engineering and plumbing (MEP) contractors to easily create 3D models for visualisation of residential and commercial building construction projects. The Trimble Field Link layout software is part of Trimble's construction layout solutions that... (read more)
2012-08-02 12:22:36

Atmos UAV Expands its Camera Options and Launches New Software

Drone company Atmos UAV has just expanded its payload options. Through multiple R&D projects that lasted almost three months, the Atmos engineering team optimally integrated additional cameras that are now available for customers. Furthermore, the team also launched the newest version of MarLynk, the flight planning and ground control software provided with every Marlyn unit. To further satisfy customers’ needs for ever-higher accuracy, Atmos UAV extended its camera options to include the RGB Sony RX1RII Full Frame camera and the new MicaSense RedEdge-MX, on top of the Sony QX1 it currently carries. The new Sony sensor offers an unprecedented ultra-high definition of 42.4MP... (read more)
2019-02-19 01:42:17

SatLab Is Looking to Expand Its Dealer Network in Europe

Become a SatLab Geosolutions Partner
SatLab Geosolutions is the Swedish based global satellite positioning solutions company; from field surveying to aerial mapping, SatLab offers hardware, software and integrated solutions to enhance their users’ mobility. SatLab is constantly expanding its market both horizontally and vertically and now actively looking for global partners, especially in Europe. Founded by a group of passionate and pioneering engineers, with a total of more than 40 years of experience in the GNSS industry, the management team is made up of veteran industry experts. With offices strategically located around the world. Focusing on research and development, the Satlab Geosolutions team works around the... (read more)
2020-07-23 01:50:08
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