Racurs PHOTOMOD v3.7

Racurs (Russia) has made available version 3.7 of PHOTOMOD. Features introduced in this version include on-the-fly epipolar transformation, QuickBird and Ikonos mono blocks processing, and Spot 5 imagery processing (HRG and HRS sensors). Users of versions 3.5 and 3.6 can download updates at the company’s website. (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00

LizardTech GeoExpress v5.0

LizardTech (WA, USA) has released GeoExpress version 5.0, with MrSID image processing software. The new version includes image re-projection from one to another coordinate reference system. ‘Area of interest’ encoding is also available, allowing specification of different compression ratios within one image or mosaic. GeoExpress JPEG 2000 encoding offers pre-defined image profiles (NPJE, EPJE) that ensure compliance with US Department of Defense image standards. Enhanced mosaic features enable any combination of supported input images into one seamless mosaic. The product is available in three versions: Unlimited Standalone, Bundled, and Lite. (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00

Applanix Service Pack 1 for POSPac 4.2

Applanix (Canada) has released Service Pack 1 for its POSPac 4.2 post-processing software, aimed at airborne and land-based POS users operating a variety of sensors such as aerial cameras, LiDAR, Synthetic Aperture Radar, and vehicle-mounted terrestrial scanners. In addition to adding support for the latest release of POS AV Firmware V 3.1, a number of features have been incorporated. POSPac 4.2 Service Pack 1 is available to all current POSPac 4.2 users free of charge. (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00

RaveGeo for ArcGIS

Idevio (Sweden) has made RaveGeo available for ArcGIS as an installable plug-in. RaveGeo is a product for compression and streaming of multi-resolution vector maps, enabling real-time viewing, analysing and processing of geographic objects. This is especially beneficial for spreading information from large vector databases within an intranet or over the internet. RaveGeo is available for ArcGIS products version 8.3 and higher. It also works with ArcIMS and with ArcGIS Engine for embedded GIS. (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00

Vexcel VP Mapping and Photogrammetry

Vexcel Corporation (CO, USA) has announced that Dr William B. Gail, formerly director at Ball Aerospace, has joined Vexcel as vice-president of Mapping and Photogrammetric Solutions. He will lead the marketing and support for the UltraCam digital aerial camera and the UltraMap server. Bill Gail’s remote sensing experience includes spaceborne and airborne sensor technologies, remote sensing policy, and business development for a wide range of projects. Before his career at Ball Aerospace he managed radar processing and adaptive systems projects at the Aerospace Corporation. Dr Gail received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, where he focused his research... (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00

Changing

Developments in geo-technology move almost faster than a ray of light and as a consequence the daily work of a surveyor has been changing dramatically over recent years. Digitalisation of data collection, data processing and data storing have had a particularly major impact on the work of people both in the field and office. And developments will inevitably continue into the near future and beyond. Such developments place certain demands on each surveyor at every level of every company or institution: they have to be willing to learn to work with new techniques and procedures On the other hand, for... (read more)
2005-03-16 12:00:00

New Owner Land Info

INTEC Americas Corp (CO, USA) agreed in 2004 to acquire a controlling interest in the assets of LAND INFO International (CO, USA); operations of the two companies are now integrated into a new company doing business as LAND INFO Worldwide Mapping (CO, USA). Recent activities include generating and processing digital map data and high-resolution satellite imagery on various projects. The company is a Space Imaging authorised reseller, a DigitalGlobe distribution partner, and a business partner of both USGS and ESRI. (read more)
2005-03-16 12:00:00

Envisat Support for Lawrence Livermore

Vexcel Corporation (CO, USA) has installed its Envisat/ASAR processing system at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), a scientific centre at which science and engineering is used to break new ground in energy, biomedicine and environmental science. Its Earth Sciences division uses SAR satellite data in various research projects. One of the projects for which LLNL needs Envisat support is the GNEM programme, established to develop and improve seismic techniques to monitor underground nuclear explosions. (read more)
2005-03-16 12:00:00

Joint China-Brazil Remote Sensing Satellites

CBERS-2
The CBERS Programme, a co-operative Chinese-Brazilian Earth Resources Satellites Programme with versatile cameras, has realised a vast success of the Brazilian data distribution policy that is leveraging research and business in Earth observation. It is expected that in 2005 new ground stations around the world will be receiving CBERS images. Since the launch of the first US Landsat-1, formerly called ERTS (Earth Resources Technology Satellite), back in 1972, the world never stopped to improve on remote sensing technologies and broaden the applications. Landsat-1 opened to the world new opportunities for observing the Earth from a completely new point of view.... (read more)
2005-03-16 12:00:00

An IFSAR Quality Management System

Meeting DEM and Ortho-imagery Specifications
Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (IFSAR) is emerging as a highly cost-effective 3D mapping technology. Digital elevation models and ortho-rectified radar imagery are core commercial Intermap Technologies products using its airborne IFSAR based STAR technology, the list of applications for which is continually growing. Quality control and assurance ensure consistent data quality. Data quality has become a matter of escalating interest amongst the geospatial community. Data providers must thus ensure their data products meet specifications; quality must be built into the production process so that data consistently and predictably meets expectations. A rigorous Quality Management System (QMS) needs to be designed... (read more)
2005-03-16 12:00:00
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