Hexagon Buys COWI’s Aerial Mapping Division

Hexagon, a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions, has announced the signing of an agreement to acquire COWI's aerial mapping business. COWI, based in Denmark, is a leading international consulting group within engineering, economics and environmental sciences with a mapping business that serves as Europe's largest provider of airborne surveying and spatial data processing and a key partner of the HxGN Content Program. Bringing valuable expertise in capturing and selling Content as a Service (CaaS), COWI’s mapping unit has been delivering HxGN Content Program services in Europe since 2015. With approximately 400 specialists worldwide, the business provides public... (read more)
2020-01-30 09:08:12

Icaros Releases Aerial Oblique Image Mapping System

Icaros, a leading provider of advanced aerial remote sensing technology, has announced the release of its latest aerial remote sensing system, the Icaros Digital Mapper (IDM) 1000. The IDM 1000 combines the Icaros nadir, single-camera IDM 200 mapping system with an additional four oblique (45 degrees from nadir) cameras, designed for advanced analysis and 3D modelling application needs. The IDM 1000 improves on other currently available oblique mapping systems through its hybrid camera design that combines an 80MP mapping nadir camera with 39MP visualisation oblique cameras. The modular design allows operators to use the 80MP nadir camera independently for RGB,... (read more)
2013-11-13 02:25:53

10 Years of Ultracam Aerial Mapping Systems

The year 2013 marks the 10-year anniversary of UltraCam digital photogrammetric aerial mapping systems. Since the introduction of the UltraCamD in 2003, numerous and significant technological advancements have contributed to rapid adoption and widespread market acceptance of the product line. For anyone who remembers the hardware and software used to create maps ten years ago, it is clear that the profession has been transformed by digital technology. The volume of data that is collected today with large imaging footprints makes flying more efficient and the faster processing allows access to finished products in shorter periods of time. The geographic reach... (read more)
2013-04-02 10:47:08

GerMAP Launches New Aerial Mapping UAV

G170-V, a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), is the latest UAV German-based GerMAP has added to the remote sensing and aerial mapping market. G170-V ideally combines the easiness of manual or automatic vertical take-off and landing procedures of multicopters with the area coverage efficiency of aeroplanes. With its 20MP RGB-camera the G170-V covers areas up to 25ha in about 20 minutes maintaining close to 3cm ground sampling distance (GSD) from 100m above ground level (AGL) and delivering autopilot-triggered, location-based aerial imagery with 80% along track and 70% across track image overlaps. G170-V's flight control automatically... (read more)
2016-12-12 09:30:15

Topcon Launches UAS for Aerial Mapping

Topcon Positioning Group has announced the release of two unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for mapping: the Sirius Pro and Sirius Basic. Both systems are designed to produce the most accurate solutions for the automated mapping of a wide range of sites – regardless of terrain – including construction sites, mines and quarries, and for use in land surveying, power line and pipeline inspection as well as precision agriculture field mapping. The fixed-wing systems resulted from a partnership with MAVinci, a UAS development company with which Topcon recently entered into a worldwide distribution agreement. Eduardo Falcon, executive vice president and general... (read more)
2014-08-29 09:31:05

New Unmanned Aerial Photogrammetric Mapping Solution

Drone manufacturer ScientificAerospace together with mapping company DroneMetrex from Adelaide, Australia, has developed a photogrammetric mapping solution that offers new possibilities for the geospatial industry. Building on the advantages of ScientificAerospace’s experience over eight years on six continents, its technically advanced multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) creates synergy with DroneMetrex’s mapping accuracy technology to produce an innovative and complete photogrammetric mapping system: the TopoDrone-4Scight. The TopoDrone-4Scight (TD-4Scight) easily collects photogrammetric mapping data of great accuracy (20mm horizontal and better than 25mm vertical) for rapid integration into a wide range of industries including surveying, urban mapping, civil engineering, mining, agriculture, bridge and dam wall mapping, post... (read more)
2016-06-01 10:23:07

Tender: United Kingdom - Aerial Mapping Services

EHS Built Heritage Division wishes to take advantage of the opportunity which high definition LIDAR technology presents to assist it in its archaeological recording function. The high definition LIDAR service provider will be expected to agree with Built Heritage a programme of airborne surveying, and then undertake all necessary fieldwork and post-fieldwork data collection and processing. Bidding Type International Competitive Bidding Financier Self-Funded Country United Kingdom Description   Tenders are invited for aerial mapping services Short description of the contract or purchase(s): The Environment and Heritage Service (EHS) is an executive agency of the Department of the Environment. EHS Built... (read more)
2008-02-19 12:01:46

Pioneering Bespoke Small-scale Aerial Mapping

Since 2009 Blom Germany have been working with SmartPlanes to develop a cost-effective light-weight UAV solution for the European market. With more than a hundred trials and now some ten commercial projects completed since early 2010, the Personal Aerial Mapping System (PAMS) technology is being rolled out to other countries in the Blom Group. A recent example was the successful completion of the ortho mapping of the two towns; Panasesti (North West of Chisinau) and Isacova, both in Moldova. Recent PAMS operations have also been completed in Austria, Netherlands and Germany.   The PAMS-developed SmartPlanes of Sweden includes the plug... (read more)
2011-07-05 09:16:10

The Integration of COWI’s Aerial Mapping Business in Hexagon Geosystems

Q&A with Simon Musäus, Senior Vice President Mapping, COWI
In early 2020, Hexagon announced it would be acquiring COWI’s aerial mapping business, which is known for its leading position in the European market for aerial data capture and geodata digitalization. We asked Simon Musäus, senior vice president of COWI’s Mapping division, how the acquisition is taking shape and what the future holds – for COWI, for Hexagon and for Musäus himself. The COWI aerial mapping business is set to be incorporated into Hexagon’s Geosystems division. Hexagon is mainly known as a manufacturer and developer of geospatial hardware and software solutions. How will adding the COWI aerial business – which... (read more)
2020-03-11 09:57:22

New Solution for Accurate Aerial Mapping and Inspection

4DMapper has partnered with Verity Positioning to offer Verity Cloud, an end-to-end solution for high-accuracy mapping. It offers streamlined photogrammetry processing on Autodesk Forge, a cloud developer platform, delivering unmatched quality in 3D maps and models. 4DMapper, an established provider of cloud hosting and streaming services for geospatial data, has enabled this collaboration via API integrations as an example of how geospatial products can be leveraged on the cloud. Verity Positioning, a powerful PPK geo-referencing hardware/software solution, enables high accuracy mapping without the need to place ground control points. The system uses a sophisticated proprietary methodology for camera positioning, calibration... (read more)
2017-09-21 12:55:03
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