Optech Announces Multispectral Airborne Lidar Sensor

Optech has announced the latest addition to its line of airborne laser terrain mappers (ALTM), the Optech Titan. The Canada-based company regards the Optech Titan as the launch of a new era in remote sensing, as the mapper offers the possibility of multispectral active imaging of the environment at day and night, allowing new vertical applications and information extraction capabilities for Lidar. In the past, single or dual-wavelength sensors were developed for specific market verticals and application requirements. Optech states the Titan breaks away from this convention by combining three beams with separate wavelengths, increasing the information content that can be... (read more)
2014-12-01 04:25:27

Serving the Global Aerial Sensor Market

Vexcel Imaging GmbH
Changing the way people acquire, analyse, visualise and disseminate geospatial information is the ambition of Vexcel Imaging GmbH, manufacturer of UltraCam and provider of remote-sensing technologies. Based in Graz, Austria, the company was purchased by Microsoft in 2006 and has 45 specialised staff and sales offices worldwide.?<P> Vexcel Imaging GmbH was founded in Austria in 1993 by Dr Franz Leberl, who had previously formed two US corporations: the now 24-year old remote-sensing organisation Vexcel Corporation, and Vexcel Imaging Corporation. The latter focused on photogrammetric technologies, including the UltraScan 5000 precision photogrammetric scanner. A private company, Vexcel Imaging GmbH, was launched... (read more)
2009-05-06 12:00:00

Proposed Sensor Alert Service (SAS) Standard

The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) seeks public comment on a draft Sensor Alert Service (SAS) Standard. The draft OGC Sensor Alert Service standard defines an alert and notification mechanism that specifies how alert or alarm conditions are defined, detected, and made available to interested users. The Sensor Alert Service uses the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) to provide the push-based notification functionality. The focus of SAS is on alerts from sensors and sensor webs, a more narrow scope than a complete Web-wide alerting service. This draft standard can be downloaded from www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/44. Suggested additions, changes, and comments on... (read more)
2007-11-16 09:09:09

"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
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