3D Laser Mapping Arms Robots with Laser Vision

3D Laser Mapping (UK) is helping pioneer research into intelligent field mapping robots. The firm's laser scanning technology can create highly detailed 3D visualisations of the surroundings so that robots can make intelligent decisions in virtual real time. As a result of a partnership with Reutech Radar Systems, 3D Laser Mapping has supplied the advanced laser scanning system to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa, one of the world's leading research, development and implementation organisations. The system will assist the CSIR with research into intelligent field robotics for studies relating to perception, mobility and navigation.... (read more)
2008-06-11 03:14:39

Juniper Field Computer Now Available in Combination with Altus GNSS Receiver

Altus Positioning Systems, USA, has announced the availability of the new Juniper Archer 2 field computer packaged with Altus’ APS-3 GNSS RTK receiver. When paired with the performance, portability and flexibility of the APS-3, the new Archer 2 forms a dynamic duo that will allow surveyors to improve productivity by capturing data faster and staying in the field longer. The Archer 2 is a powerful handheld computer with an industry leading IP68 certification and MIL-STD-810G compliance, and operates between -30 to +60 degrees C. It features a 1.0 GHz processor, 512MB RAM and 8GB flash storage. This second-generation instrument introduces... (read more)
2013-11-08 09:47:21

Professor Marc Pollefeys to Deliver Keynote at SPAR Europe 2012

Marc Pollefeys, Professor at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich), will deliver a keynote address at SPAR Europe 2012, taking place from 12 to 14 November 2012 in The Hague, The Netherlands. In his keynote, “Extracting 3D Data from Image and Video Data,” he will share what is ahead for 3D computer vision, including city reconstruction, autonomous flight, and surveying and mapping.   His research combines approaches developed in the fields of computer vision, computer graphics and photogrammetry to compute 3D models as output while using images or video as input. Dr. Pollefeys is a full professor in... (read more)
2012-08-22 10:16:13

Christoph Strecha Honoured with Carl Pulfrich Award 2015

The Leica Geosystems Geospatial Solutions Division has announced that the Carl Pulfrich Award 2015 has been awarded to Dr Christoph Strecha. By developing algorithms in the areas of feature detection and 3D reconstructions using computer vision (CV) and UAV photogrammetry, Strecha has significantly influenced theory and practice alike. The Carl Pulfrich Award is a prestigious award which honours cutting-edge innovations and developments in geodesy, photogrammetry and the Earth sciences. The academic Earth imaging community was encouraged to submit nominations for the biennial award. Nominees were considered on the basis of experience, activities in field of photogrammetry and remote sensing, and contributions to... (read more)
2015-09-09 04:19:05

Mapping the Middle East

Vision
Owned and operated in the United Arab Emirates, Vision, which was launched at Map Middle East in May 2009, has invested significant resources in expanding its regional aerial-survey and digital-mapping capabilities. Formerly known as Pictometry Middle East, Vision combines diverse aerial survey capabilities with local experience to offer end-to-end mapping solutions for projects of any size in the Middle East and North Africa.<P>   Simple Goal In creating Vision the goal was simple: the company would serve as a reliable one-stop provider of cost-effective geospatial information customised to meet individual client needs. Headquartered at Dubai Airport, Vision understands that every... (read more)
2009-06-30 12:00:00

Dieter Fritsch

Dieter Fritsch is a research professor and professor emeritus at the University of Stuttgart. His R&D activities cover a wide range of fields: computer vision, computer graphics, GIS, laser scanning, photogrammetry, remote sensing and statistical inference. He has published more than 420 research papers and proceedings. (read more)
2017-11-16 11:46:04

Boosting Productivity, Quality and Accuracy

VisionMap
VisionMap digital mapping systems reduce the cost of collecting and processing accurate, up-to-date geospatial data and increase the productivity of aerial survey providers. The company’s flexible A3 systems are deployed throughout the world, providing mapping for environmental monitoring, urban planning, agriculture, navigation, disaster management and location-based services. VisionMap was started in 2004 by Michael Pechatnikov, a talented young image processing expert who had previously founded TelMap – a mobile navigation company that was later bought by Intel – when aged just 17. Back in 2004, Michael realised that digital imaging technology and affordable computing power could fundamentally change the way... (read more)
2012-04-17 03:18:54

Marianne Deuber

Marianne Deuber received an MSc in geoinformation technology from FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, where she currently is a researcher focusing on dense image matching, computer vision and 3D reconstruction. (read more)
2017-12-15 11:32:24

An Image Is Worth More Than a Thousand Words - Is It Really?

Who hasn’t heard or even used that famous saying, credited to a Chinese philosopher. It makes eminent sense, doesn’t it? We all intuitively agree how difficult it is to adequately describe images. Images are so rich in information, they invoke different sensations that are indeed hard to capture in words. The challenge is perhaps not so much in the number of words but in finding the proper words to describe an image in a meaningful way. Vision is our most impressive and complex sense. We see and analyse our environment continually, without conscious effort. Imagine you are about to cross... (read more)
2005-03-16 12:00:00

An Image Is Worth More Than a Thousand Words - Is It Really?

Who hasn’t heard or even used that famous saying, credited to a Chinese philosopher. It makes eminent sense, doesn’t it? We all intuitively agree how difficult it is to adequately describe images. Images are so rich in information, they invoke different sensations that are indeed hard to capture in words. The challenge is perhaps not so much in the number of words but in finding the proper words to describe an image in a meaningful way. Vision is our most impressive and complex sense. We see and analyse our environment continually, without conscious effort. Imagine you are about to cross... (read more)
2005-03-16 12:00:00
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