"Sensor Web for IoT" Standards Working Group

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is forming a new OGC Technical Committee Standards Working Group (SWG) to advance the candidate OGC Internet of Things REST API (Sensor Web for IoT) Standard. The OGC members invite the public to comment on the Sensor Web for IoT SWG charter and will consider comments received before 10 August 2012. The OGC's existing Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) standards, as well as standards from other groups and proposals submitted by members, will inform the new Sensor Web for IoT working group. OGC SWE standards currently support such complex tasks as controlling Earth imaging satellites, but... (read more)
2012-07-11 10:36:29

Multi-Sensor GPS Evidence Mapping System

Altus Positioning Systems has introduced a GPS-based evidence mapping system for law enforcement. This evidence mapping package includes an ikeGPS multi-sensor data-acquisition system integrated with MapScenes' Evidence Recorder custom software for evidence collection and scene mapping.     The ikeGPS multi-sensor data acquisition platform combines a GPS receiver, laser rangefinder, 3D compass and digital camera in a single ruggedised handheld device, providing a fully integrated low-cost solution for capturing geospatial data on scene. The versatile system permits the user to geolocate objects quickly and easily from a single location with the laser rangefinder and compass, using the recorder's GPS coordinates... (read more)
2011-12-16 11:26:05

SPECIM Launches Full Spectrum Sensor at Intergeo

SPECIM, a leading manufacturer of hyperspectral imaging instruments and systems, introduced AisaFENIX 1K, a full spectrum sensor that cuts the costs of hyperspectral data capture, at Intergeo 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The full spectrum hyperspectral sensor with 1,024 spatial pixels produces readily co-registered VNIR and SWIR data and is developed to take the productivity of hyperspectral imaging to a new level. The sensor is able to produce the same high-quality full spectrum hyperspectral data as its forerunner, AisaFENIX and, at the same time, to reduce the flight costs by 60%, because less flight lines are required.  Petri Nygrén, navigator and... (read more)
2014-10-14 09:13:47

Versatile Multi-sensor GPS Data Acquisition Package

Altus Positioning Systems has announced the introduction of a new GPS-based data acquisition system for seismic applications. The new package includes an ikeGPS multi-sensor data acquisition system integrated with Seismic Surveyor custom software from MicroSurvey to allow the user to stake hundreds of points each day, and quickly compute positions of target items.   The ikeGPS multi-sensor data acquisition platform combines a GPS receiver, laser rangefinder, 3D compass and digital camera in a single ruggedised handheld device, providing a fully integrated low-cost solution for capturing geospatial data and 3D seismic volume during oil and gas exploration. The versatile system permits... (read more)
2012-02-24 12:10:35

Seminar Report ‘OGC standards for Sensor Networks'

A seminar on theme ‘OGC standards for Sensor Networks' was held on 11 April 2008. It was organised by Centre for the study of Regional Development with support of Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi (India). Over the period, Sensor Web Enablement has become a content development workflow for spatial data infrastructures (SDI's). Seeing its importance for generating information regarding earth process across various scales, there is need for understanding design prototypes of SWE in Indian scenario.   Sub themes were:   A. OGC standards for sensor enabled systems/environment. B. Current trends in OGC based sensor network C. Case... (read more)
2008-08-12 11:12:04

Survey-grade Lidar Sensor for UAS

RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems has been developing their first survey-grade UAS Lidar sensor, the VUX-1, and the company will be presenting it later this month. The VUX-1 will be presented for the first time at the official launch event, ILMF, which will be held in Denver, USA, from 17 to 19 February. The innovative sensor was designed to meet the challenges of emerging surveying solutions by UAS, gyrocopters, and ultra-light aircraft, both in measurement performance and in system integration. The VUX-1 is an ultra lightweight Lidar sensor with less than 4 kilograms (less than 9 pounds) overall weight, that can... (read more)
2014-02-07 09:17:11

Partnership Results in Hyperspectral Multi-sensor Aircraft

With the successful integration of SPECIM's AisaFENIX, a full spectrum imager, on the DA42 MPP special mission aeroplane, Diamond Aircraft Industries has added first-rate hyperspectral detection capabilities to its range of turnkey survey solutions. Diamond Aircraft Industries, Exogenesis and SPECIM teamed up to unite hyperspectral data capture and multipurpose data analysis options on the advanced DA42 MPP remote sensing platform. Test flights in Wiener Neustadt (Austria) where Diamond Aircraft is based demonstrated the performance of this hyperspectral turnkey solution. According to Diamond Aircraft and SPECIM, the AisaFENIX sensor found all the intended targets with zero false positives, found potential unexploded... (read more)
2014-06-18 08:30:00

Sensor Web Workshop Draws Interdisciplinary Crowd

52°North, the German initiative for geospatial open source software, recently held its annual Sensor Web Workshop at the University of Münster's Insitute for Geoinformatics. Sensor Web enthusiasts and practitioners met with experts at 52°North’s Sensor Web Workshop to share their experience with Sensor Web activities and identify next research and development steps. The 2 day workshop provided an overview of current and planned Sensor Web projects and activities. More than twenty participants from throughout Europe (e.g. EEA, Wupperverband, IRCEL-CELINE, BfG, BSH, Mines ParisTech, British Antarctic Survey, Helmholtz Centres, etc.) met with 52°North staff and discussed motivations, use cases, implementations, issues... (read more)
2014-12-17 11:07:00

Racing Game Benefits from Velodyne Lidar Sensor

Velodyne's HDL-64E LIDAR (Light Distance and Ranging) sensor is being used by Real Time Race to map Formula One race courses for its immersive media technology. The sensor is used on a Real Time Race data collection vehicle in conjunction with a 360 degree video camera to create an accurate 3D digital map of the course, enabling Real Time Race to place its customers directly into a live event and side-by-side with a professional driver.   Before a race, Velodyne's lidar sensor quickly and accurately creates a digital 3D map of each part of the track. A video recording is... (read more)
2009-11-20 12:27:46

Flight and Sensor Control Management v3.34

Leica Geosystems has launched version 3.34 of its powerful Leica Flight & Sensor Control Management System (FCMS) for all its airborne sensor systems. New features such as automatic generation of bitmaps from DTM data have been added. The package provides easy and highly automated operation of the recently released Leica ALS70 high-performance Airborne LiDAR system as well as of the new Leica RCD30 medium format camera, a 60MP camera to acquire multispectral imagery in RGB and N.   Both, the Leica ALS70 and the Leica RCD30, can be operated either as a standalone installed system or as multi-sensor system ALS70+... (read more)
2011-08-12 11:31:24
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