Vexcel Imaging Launches European Aerial Image Library

Vexcel Imaging, a leading provider of aerial camera systems, mobile mapping platforms and fully integrated photogrammetry software, is launching one of Europe’s highest-quality and most up-to-date aerial image libraries. Starting in Germany, the cloud-based image library enables companies, public safety organizations and government agencies to save a significant amount of time and money. They will now find it quicker and easier to acquire up-to-date, concise and high-definition imagery and to leverage it organization-wide into critical location intelligence.   Starting with orthorectified imagery at 20cm resolution, the subscription service also includes near-infrared imagery and derivative data products such as digital terrain... (read more)
2019-09-13 12:54:27

New Platform Connects Construction and Surveying Professionals

Publishing company Geomares, the name behind the leading international magazines 'GIM International' and 'Hydro International' for geospatial and hydrographic surveying professionals, is now expanding its activities with the launch of 'Geo4Construction'. This new online platform brings together construction engineers and geospatial professionals in order to disseminate surveying knowledge in the Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) industry and pave the way for the digital future. The AEC industry cannot escape the digital transformation, which is creating a growing need for geospatial knowledge. Highly accurate measurements are crucial throughout the built-environment life cycle, and that is precisely where surveying skills come into... (read more)
2019-09-13 11:05:26

DJI and Delair Announce Visual Data Collection Partnership

DJI, a global leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, and Delair, a leading provider of visual data management solutions for enterprise, are partnering up to collaborate on enhanced and integrated solutions for visual data collection and analysis for businesses. The partnership will include an agreement for Delair to sell DJI products through its worldwide sales channel, along with launching a relationship to build compatibility across platforms. “DJI is incredibly excited to be working more closely with the Delair team to support their vision of building a leading software suite. At DJI, we aim at providing reliable, scalable drone... (read more)
2019-09-13 10:58:16

Tobias Hauck

Tobias Hauck is leading the research in the domain of integrating Lidar data into the nFrames SURE software. He graduated with a master’s degree in electronic media and previously worked in software development for feature-film visual effects before joining nFrames in 2016. (read more)
2019-09-13 10:23:16

When Photogrammetry Meets Lidar: Towards the Airborne Hybrid Era

Combining Airborne Camera and Lidar Sensors to Take the Mapping Sector a Step Forwards
The airborne market for area-wide 3D data acquisition is experiencing a noticeable trend towards a hybrid mapping concept. In the near future, most airborne data collection will increasingly be performed by a combination of active and passive sensors. There are two main reasons for this. Firstly, collecting all relevant data while flying is an efficient and cost-effective solution, even when the flying restrictions and regulations are factored in. Secondly, exploiting the advantages of both light detection and ranging (Lidar) and dense image matching (DIM) point clouds will improve the quality of the final geospatial products. This article reports on the... (read more)
2019-09-13 09:56:38

The Surveyors of Our World

A Journey through History
In today’s data-driven society, in which location-based services have become an omnipresent part of everyday life, there is no doubt that surveying is all around us. But did you also know that surveyors have been indispensable to the development of the world since civilization began? In this brief journey through history, John F. Brock provides a surprising and entertaining look at the importance of surveying through the ages, from ancient times up to the modern day.     It is not difficult to conjure up an image of how people in ancient civilizations may have divided up their lands. They certainly... (read more)
2019-09-13 09:42:32

Concept3D Platform Brings 22 Separate Campuses to Life Online

Concept3D, a leader in creating immersive online experiences with 3D modelling, virtual reality (VR), interactive maps and virtual tour software, has announced that Penn State’s University Park and 21 of the Commonwealth Campuses have launched on the Concept3D interactive map and virtual tour platform. The number of campuses and acreage makes Penn State the largest university system to launch on the Concept3D platform. Penn State’s main University Park campus spans nearly 8,000 acres, all of which is mapped out in realistic 3D detail on the interactive map. On desktop or mobile device, online visitors can easily toggle map categories on... (read more)
2019-09-12 10:42:40

New Offline Post-processing Workflow for Trimble TerraFlex Software

The Trimble TerraFlex field software now supports the transfer of data between the field and office without the use of Trimble cloud services. The new software workflow – called offline data transfer – is possible through the integration of Trimble TerraFlex and the Trimble Positions Desktop add-in for Esri ArcGIS Desktop. TerraFlex is a field solution that enables mobile workers to easily collect, manage and edit their geospatial feature data. The new workflow provides an alternative to using Trimble cloud services for storing and transferring GIS feature data collected with the TerraFlex platform. In addition, TerraFlex field data collected via... (read more)
2019-09-12 10:35:25

Against the ‘How to Lie with Data’ Classification

New Task-oriented Methods for Designing Choropleth Maps
Choropleth maps are widely used for presenting population density, social index or other normalized statistical values related to spatial units. One of the ‘white spots’ on the research and development ‘map’ of cartography is that conventional methods for creating choropleth maps are data driven and may lose extreme values or small clusters of extreme values (hot spots) due to an unfavourable setting of class breaks. In this article, the author presents a new method and evaluation measures which enable better preservation of important spatial characteristics. The methods and software implementation result from the aChor project. The choropleth map is a... (read more)
2019-09-12 10:00:18

Updating the Cadastre in Ecuador

Using Photogrammetry and Lidar Data
The integration of photogrammetry and Lidar can generate synergies and economic savings. The two techniques were used together to detect irrigation and drainage canals for a project aiming to improve irrigation methods and create the related land registry in the province of El Oro in Ecuador. For over 60 years, the decentralised provincial government in El Oro, Ecuador, has been committed to the agro-productive development of the province. As part of this, it has promoted the construction, management and maintenance of a network of irrigation and drainage canals, thus supporting investments in the agro-productive sectors. To improve the efficiency of... (read more)
2019-09-12 09:32:35
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