36 Years of Radar Vision

ESA has recently recovered imagery from the oldest synthetic aperture radar (SAR) in space, providing renewed views of a changing Earth. The retreat of two large glaciers in southeast Greenland over a 36-year period is evident in the image which compares data from three generations of radar missions – Seasat, ERS and Sentinel-1. The preliminary analysis shows that the effects of climate change on the world’s second largest ice sheet have had a major impact over the past three decades. The glaciers show significant retreat, with the upper glacier receding by about 5.5km over the past 36 years. This melt... (read more)
2015-02-11 08:30:00

CMOS Cameras at VISION 2012

Teledyne DALSA will showcase its latest cameras and machine vision solutions at VISION 2012 in Stuttgart, Germany from 6 to 8 November, 2012. Teledyne DALSA’s full range of line and area scan cameras, user programmable and smart cameras, vision appliances, frame grabbers, and software will be on display in Hall 1 Stand D52. Teledyne DALSA’s latest product offerings, including the Piranha HS Near Infrared 8k line scan camera and colour versions of Genie TS and Falcon2 will be on display. In addition, those in attendance will get an advance preview of our upcoming Piranha4 cameras which utilise Teledyne DALSA’s next... (read more)
2012-11-02 09:42:38

Combining Vision and Hard Work

Founded in 1994 in Beijing, UniStrong has fourteen years’ experience in the GNSS industry. The company began as a dealer and distributor of GNSS and over the past eight years has acquired extensive expertise in GPS technology and gained a strong reputation in China. The company now leads in the survey and GIS industry in China.<P> UniStrong is headquartered in Bei­jing, China. There are ten bran­ches distributed across the country, two research and development ­centres, two subsidiary compan­ies, and offices in Hong Kong and Singa­pore. Nearly a thousand employees work for the company, half in research and development or as... (read more)
2008-12-10 12:00:00

Handheld Launches Upgrade of Mobile Rugged Computer

Handheld Group, the Swedish manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, has announced an upgrade of the Nautiz X4 rugged handheld, which was launched earlier in 2014. The Nautiz X4, a multipurpose compact handheld computer built for the mobile worker, now also runs Android 4.2 which gives customers a wider choice of operating systems. The Nautiz X4 is optimised for efficient field data collection. It has been designed and developed specifically for mobile workers in tough environments in industries such as warehousing, logistics, surveying, transportation, utilities, field service, security and public safety. Measuring 156 x 74 x 25.5 millimetres (6.1 x 2.9... (read more)
2014-09-17 09:46:07

ARMOR X10gx Rugged Tablet Computer

Mettenmeier GmbH is to introduce the ultra-rugged ARMOR X10gx Tablet PC for the utilities, surveying, GIS, agricultural and forestry fields at the upcoming Intergeo in Nuremberg, Germany. The tablet is the successor to the 'Colibri X7 protect' from Mettenmeier Mobile Solutions and the supplier's lightest tablet ever at just 2.2 kg including battery.   Its qualities include an ultra-rugged chassis, certified to the MIL standard 810G and IP67. Its hot swapping feature makes it possible to replace the batteries during operation, without the need to switch off the device.   The ARMOR X10gx promises amazing sunlight viewability with an exclusive... (read more)
2011-08-30 09:32:59

How Historians Are Now Using Computer Technology

Investigating Spatial Effects in Architecture and Painting
Historians increasingly use the computer for analysing spatial effects and perspective spaces in ways that were hitherto impossible. The authors provide examples of their extensive work on computer modelling of Roman and Renaissance architecture and painting. The computer facilitates the analysis of ‘fictive’ spaces such as painted scenes, and the modelling of ‘anamorphism’, one of the most striking forms of perspective effect (distortion) employed in Renaissance art. Perspective scenes such as those by the Renaissance architect Sebastiano Serlio rely, for example, on vanishing points in mid-air which are impossible to model in conventional ways, and theatrical scenes such as Serlio’s... (read more)
2005-09-28 12:00:00

Airbus Strengthens Imagery Capabilities with Vision-1

Airbus has enlarged its high-resolution imagery portfolio following an agreement to leverage capacity from the S1-4 satellite built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL). This imagery from Vision-1 delivers full end-to-end imaging operations to Airbus’ customers. Vision-1 provides 0.9m resolution imagery in the panchromatic band and 3.5m in the multispectral bands (NIR, RGB), with a 20.8km swath width. These specifications are ideal for defence, security and agriculture applications, while the extra revisit opportunity further strengthens Airbus’ satellite fleet. “This new asset will reinforce our monitoring capabilities for sub-metre imaging and feed our OneAtlas digital platform to provide increased freshness,” said... (read more)
2019-07-04 10:09:42

Vision Communication for Fort Drum Connector Project

HW Lochner won a 2008 BE Award of Excellence in the “Communicating Through Visualization” category for its Fort Drum Connector project. The project is featured in the new publication “The Year in Infrastructure 2008,” available online from Bentley Systems. The USD78 million Fort Drum Connector project consists of designing a four-lane connection from Interstate 81 to Fort Drum (NY, USA) for the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).   The new highway will serve as an Interstate facility and enhance the strategic viability of the U.S. Army base. Successful completion of the project relied on Lochner’s ability to show... (read more)
2009-01-21 02:02:50

Sentinel-1 Satellites Combine Radar Vision

Following its orbital manoeuvres, the recently launched Sentinel-1B satellite reached its designated orbit position on 15 June. It is now orbiting Earth 180° apart from its twin, Sentinel-1A, at an altitude of almost 700km. With both satellites finally in the same orbit, together they can cover the whole globe every six days. Now, for the first time, they have combined to show their capability for revealing even small deformations in Earth’s surface. The two-satellite ‘radar vision’ mission for Europe’s Copernicus programme carries an advanced radar to provide an all-weather, day-and-night supply of imagery of Earth’s surface. It has now been demonstrated that future images... (read more)
2016-06-22 12:11:41

CS25 Tablet Computer with Long Range Bluetooth

The Leica CS25 LRBT is the new model of Leica Geosystems’ Leica CS25 rugged tablet computer. The Leica CS25 LRBT offers the possibility to wirelessly connect to a remote device, such as a Leica Geosystems total station equipped with the RH16 Long Range Bluetooth radio handle. Such a feature was requested by many Leica Zeno GIS users. Now it is possible to perform an object-oriented survey in one-man operation, together with e.g. Leica MobileMatriX, without the need for external separate wireless radios, over a distance of up to 350m (1,150ft). (read more)
2012-05-04 12:05:00
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