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

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

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

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

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

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

Geo-data, Disasters, and Beyond

Disaster risks stem from sudden energy release in one of the three basic environmental compartments: air, water and land. Today risk assessment, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery are of major concern to governments at all levels: national, state, provincial and municipal. The availability of sound geo-data is crucial for fighting disasters in all above five stages. The choice of a data type or mix depends heavily on the spatial and temporal extent of the disaster. For example, Airborne Lidar is very well suited for the generation of DEMS of river areas, urban conglomerates and coastal zones, both pre and post-disaster.... (read more)
2005-03-16 12:00:00

Today and Tomorrow

4th International Conference and Exhibition Laser Scanning and Digital Aerial Photography
The 4th International Conference and Exhibition Laser Scanning and Digital Aerial Photography was recently successfully held with the theme of ‘Today and Tomorrow’. More than 170 participants from twelve countries attended the event in Moscow from 9th to 10th December, and over 40 presentations were given. This conference enables specialists to share practical results of the use of aerial photography and laser scanning techniques, to establish new contacts among users, manufacturers and geodesy engineers and to announce innovations. One of the organisers of the event, Mr Gritskov from the Federal Ecological, Technological and Atomic Supervision Service drew attention to the... (read more)
2005-03-16 12:00:00
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