Leica Geosystems and Autodesk Extend Collaboration to Streamline Construction Documentation

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, has announced further cooperation with Autodesk to offer streamlined communication and collaboration by integrating the field software Leica Captivate and iCON with Autodesk BIM 360. With the increasing complexity of construction projects and massive amounts of information generated, interoperability with various information systems and industry standards is a requirement for project success. The two organizations are again joining forces to bring new efficiencies in building construction. Professionals can now implement streamlined workflows based on reliable, high-accuracy data and workable 3D models. “As a user of Leica iCON and of Autodesk BIM 360, BAM are excited... (read more)
2019-06-27 09:04:42

Leica Geosystems Streamlines Workflow with New Point Cloud Software

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, has announced Leica Cyclone 3DR: new reality capture software that fuses technology for centralized, full-scale point cloud management from Leica Cyclone with advanced, automated point cloud analysis and modelling from 3DReshaper. The new software delivers a simplified platform for surveying, architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) and tank inspection applications. With industry-centric guided workflows, Cyclone 3DR includes a range of adaptable features for automating cleaning, modelling, meshing, extraction, inspection and reporting. An assortment of 3D deliverables can be created to meet the unique needs of reality capture professionals across a wide spectrum of fields. Specialized workflows, such... (read more)
2019-06-18 11:27:50

Nearmap Unveils Streaming 3D Online Platform and AI Technology

Nearmap, an aerial imagery company, has launched a 3D product in a move that could potentially change the way industries such as urban planning, architecture, construction, government and councils view and shape cities across Australia and the USA. More than 400,000 km2 have already been covered. Nearmap 3D allows customers to stream and export 3D imagery on demand on a massive scale, through its proprietary MapBrowser web application. Additionally, because the imagery is updated frequently, businesses can work with the most current information to make better-informed decisions. Nearmap has developed AI technology that is turning millions of aerial images, captured over a... (read more)
2019-06-14 10:49:47

Hexagon Expands Leica BLK Series to Enhance 3D Reality Capture

Hexagon has introduced two new additions to the Leica BLK series. The Leica BLK2GO is one of the smallest portable, completely integrated handheld-imaging scanners in the industry, and the Leica BLK247 is a 3D laser-scanning sensor for security surveillance providing continuous, 24/7 situational awareness. “Extending the BLK series continues Hexagon’s 20-year focus on revolutionizing reality capture,” said Ola Rollén, Hexagon president and CEO. “These sensors are not only groundbreaking for their technical capabilities, but also for their practicality. The Leica BLK2GO can be taken anywhere, and the Leica BLK247 never sleeps.” The Leica BLK2GO introduces never-before-seen mobility for scanning complex... (read more)
2019-06-13 12:53:41

Geospatial Data in Support of 3D Cadastre

Zooming in on Recent Technical Developments
The urbanization trend is leading to an increasing number of people living in cities, thus also placing new demands on cadastral registration. To be able to register the complex infrastructures and built-up areas properly, the cadastre will need to consider the third spatial dimension. The 3D cadastre is based on 3D parcels (spatial units) which are single volumes (or multiple volumes) of space. Although the technology offers numerous possibilities for implementation of the 3D cadastre, there are still some open issues, as this article explains. We live in a three-dimensional world. Over the past decades, there have been an increasing... (read more)
2019-05-22 08:21:03

Nearmap Partners with HNTB to Use 3D Aerial Imagery

Nearmap, a provider of high-resolution aerial imagery, is strengthening HNTB’s ability to create lifelike 3D HD-quality visuals and models. Using Nearmap’s timely and accurate aerial imagery throughout the entire proposal pipeline helps HNTB be more accurate and more efficient in competing for large, complex architecture, construction and engineering (ACE) projects. “Assessing orthographic and panoramic views, the ability to measure slopes and footprints of buildings, and to accurately measure building height – that all used to be guesswork for us,” said Austin Reed, 3D visualization team lead for HNTB. “Nearmap gives us the ability to get data we want when we... (read more)
2019-04-26 10:20:12

The Conference Venue: University of Twente Campus

The ISPRS Geospatial Week 2019 will be held on the University of Twente campus. The University of Twente (UT) is the only university in the Netherlands with a genuine campus. It is set in extensive parkland that houses buildings for education and research, facilities for sports and culture, student and staff accommodation and a shopping centre. The ISPRS Geospatial Week will take place in some of the buildings on the so-called ‘O&O plein’ (‘Education & Research Square’), such as the Hal B/Waaier and Carré buildings. The buildings on the O&O plein are located close together, connected by pedestrian walkways. In... (read more)
2019-04-16 09:49:39

Tutorials at ISPRS Geospatial Week 2019

The ISPRS Geospatial Week organizing committee invites you to participate in the Geospatial Week 2019, which will take place at the campus of the University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands, from 10 to 14 June 2019. In addition to the main conference, four tutorials will be offered on Sunday 9 June, which will be held in the building of the Faculty ITC, Hengelosestraat 99, Enschede. They are ranging from traditional geospatial web service technologies to modern deep learning methods.    The first half-day tutorial, Deep learning for geospatial data analysis, will be presented by Dr Nico Lang from ETH Zurich,... (read more)
2019-04-16 09:21:56

High-quality Aerial Imagery Helps to Unlock 5G Networks

Telecommunication operators are working at full speed to bring a 5G network to life in the early 2020s. Most operators are currently at the signal propagation planning stage and are defining optimal locations for the network nodes. Although widely used for the planning of 3G/4G networks, digital surface models generated from satellite images are insufficient for 5G antenna positioning. Another source, with required high-resolution data, is now available for the USA and large parts of Europe and Canada. 5G is the next generation of wireless network technologies. For 5G to become a reality, however, significant and fundamental changes need to... (read more)
2019-03-26 10:04:57

Landsat: the Cornerstone of Global Land Imaging

Advancing the Understanding of Planet Earth
The Landsat satellites provide an uninterrupted space-based data record of the Earth’s land surface to help advance scientific research towards understanding our changing planet. In this article, the authors look at how the use of data from Landsat satellites has evolved over time to become a cornerstone of global land imaging with broad societal benefits. They conclude that the Landsat archive is poised to shift into a more real-time monitoring capability to help further our understanding of a changing Earth. Since 1972, the Landsat satellites have provided an uninterrupted space-based data record of the Earth’s land surface to help advance... (read more)
2019-02-20 11:32:34
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