3D Laser Mapping Launches Mobile Mapping Data Logger

3D Laser Mapping, a UK-based developer of laser scanning solutions, has made the ZEB1 mobile mapping system easier to use, more portable and more reliable by including a special data recording system. ZEB1 was introduced in 2012 and is a mobile, handheld, rapid laser mapping system. The ZEB-DL2600 data logger uses state-of-the-art data storage and access technology and is designed to make the ZEB1 even easier to use in the field, eliminating the need for a separate laptop and power supply. ZEB1 already allows for fast data capture, without complex set-up or the requirement for lengthy data processing, commented Dr... (read more)
2013-08-23 08:30:00

Columna sobre mapeo móvil 3D

En los últimos años a nivel de calle el mapeo móvil y la captura de la realidad ha llegado a convertirse en una de las más importantes tecnologías de mapeo geoespacial. Ya hay cientos de vehículos de mapeo de recolección de vastas cantidades de datos geoespaciales. Pero lo que vemos hoy es sólo el principio. Por Stephan Nebiker En el futuro, representaciones 3D precisas y densas del medio ambiente urbano a lo largo de los corredores de tráfico y dentro de edificios serán capturados y creadas de forma totalmente automática y regularmente actualizadas, si no en tiempo real. Estas realidades... (read more)
2016-09-07 02:11:56

Future of Surveyors: Moving up the Food Chain?

Robin McLaren has recently learned that both the medical profession and the architecture profession are in a dilemma due to the emergence of IBM’s ‘Watson’ supercomputer and the challenges of fast-evolving technical and business worlds. So how is the surveying profession coping? In this column, he explores how the surveying profession can remain relevant under pressure from other potentially more agile and better-prepared professions. I attended an event at this year’s Edinburgh Science Festival where the medical profession was debating the potential role and impact of IBM’s ‘Watson’. It is a supercomputer that combines artificial intelligence (AI) and sophisticated analytical software... (read more)
2017-10-05 11:45:35

Wearable Reality Capture with Leica Pegasus:Backpack

Leica Geosystems announced a wearable reality-capture technology with the Pegasus:Backpack at HxGN LIVE, which was held from 1-4 June in Las Vegas, USA. This mobile mapping solution combines five high-dynamic cameras, which work in a variety of light conditions, and a Lidar profiler with an ultra-light and ergonomic carbon-fibre chassis. The result is a 3D view indoors or outdoors for engineering or professional documentation creation at the highest level of authority. For Building Information Modelling, or BIM, or simply for capturing 2D square foot updates to a large building, the Leica Pegasus:Backpack creates a very realistic view by capturing synchronised... (read more)
2015-06-08 07:00:00

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

Call for Abstracts: 9th International Symposium on Mobile Mapping Technology

The 9th International Symposium on Mobile Mapping Technology (MMT 2015) will be hosted by the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of New South Wales in the harbourside city of Sydney, Australia, from Wednesday 9 to Friday 11 December 2015. Over the past 20 years, the MMT Symposium has been the primary event jointly sponsored by the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing ( ISPRS), International Association of Geodesy (IAG) and the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG). In addition, for the first time, another two major international organisations, the International Society of Mine Surveying (ISM) and... (read more)
2015-05-26 09:21:49

Looking ahead to the ISPRS Geospatial Week 2019 in the Netherlands

If you are looking for a good opportunity to take a deep dive into the latest geospatial technology and science, look no further. The ISPRS Geospatial Week 2019 will take place from 10-14 June in Enschede, the Netherlands, on the green campus of the University of Twente with Prof George Vosselman as Geospatial Week director. The five days will cover the latest advances, for instance, in using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in geomatics, in deploying the latest sensor technology such as hyperspectral sensing, and in the role of artificial intelligence in handling this sensory big data. Those worried about climate... (read more)
2019-02-14 09:33:19

Mobile Terrestrial Solution for Surveying and Indoor Mapping

Geomatics engineering is an emerging technology discipline that specialises in acquiring, processing, modelling, analysing, and managing geospatial information. The Geomatics Engineering Department from the University of Calgary in Canada has recently developed a mobile terrestrial system that can capture dense 3D point clouds of indoor environments. Google Maps and GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) together have revolutionised the way we live and travel. Maps are a fundamental component of personal navigation devices. Conventionally these maps are built by means of surveying, but indoor environments such as offices, museums, and airports can be very time consuming to survey due to occlusions.... (read more)
2014-08-14 03:22:30

ZEB1 Mobile Mapper Wins Australian Science and Technology Awards

The ZEB1 mobile mapping system, available from 3D Laser Mapping, has won two prestigious Australian research awards. CSIRO, the developer of ZEB1, which is a truly mobile, handheld, rapid laser mapping system, has been awarded the Eureka Prize for the Innovative use of Technology as well as the iAwards Prize for Research and Development. The Eureka Prize, which is given to the top scientists in Australia each year, is often referred to as the “Oscars of science in Australia”. The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes, including the ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)-sponsored award, celebrate the best in Australian science,... (read more)
2013-09-11 08:30:00

ZEB1 Handheld Laser Mapping at Historic South African Mine

A ZEB1 handheld laser mapping system is being used to map excavations at a gold mine in South Africa. Mining has been taking place at Barberton Mines in the Mpumalanga province since 1884 during which time mine managers have employed a range of surveying techniques and technologies. The latest innovation in surveying is allowing for 3D measurement of mined out excavations at depths of up to 1,450 metres. The ZEB1 has been purchased from 3D Laser Mapping. Koos Verster, chief surveyor of Barberton Mines, stated he is very confident with the results they are getting using the ZEB1, combined with... (read more)
2014-03-27 10:29:38
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