An App Transforms Land Administration

GIS Is Innovating How Land Data Is Collected and Managed
When Brent Jones – the man who oversees Esri's worldwide strategic planning, business development and marketing activities for land records, land surveying and land administration – started his career as a surveyor, data collection involved hauling around heavy tools such as total stations, tripods and range poles. Data had to be manually recorded in weatherproof field books using a number-four lead mechanical pencil. Then came the advent of the Global Positioning System (GPS), experimental satellites, receivers powered by car batteries and PhD students to help us process that data. However, more recent advances in the field have been exponential. Today's GIS technology... (read more)
2020-08-19 02:02:17

Satellite Data to Make Europe's Mining Industry Safer

The European Commission has entered into a contract with EOS Data Analytics, a satellite analytics company founded by Max Polyakov, to develop technologies for the monitoring and analysis of mining sites across Europe. The three-year project, called Goldeneye, has a total budget of €8.3 million. The project will develop solutions that improve the safety, environmental impact and profitability of mines by creating a platform that combines Earth observation technologies with on-site sensing. “With Goldeneye, we are not solving just one problem. Our goal is to bring together different technologies in a platform that can offer innovative solutions to both businesses... (read more)
2020-08-18 12:38:56

senseFly Announces Partnership with Leading Chilean Geospatial Solutions Firm

senseFly has entered into a new distribution partnership with GEOCOM Soluciones Geoespaciales, one of Chile's most experienced and trusted geospatial solutions firms. Founded in 1985, GEOCOM provides geospatial solutions for government, private and research institutions across several industries, including mining, forestry, construction and engineering. The company has built its reputation as a market leader by delivering sales, rental and technical services to professionals who require the very best geospatial solutions, including GNSS, laser scanners and UAS/UAVs – all of which are continually assessed by GEOCOM’s team of experts. After several years of trialling alternative technologies, including leading VTOL systems, GEOCOM... (read more)
2020-08-14 09:51:21

SatLab Is Looking to Expand Its Dealer Network in Europe

Become a SatLab Geosolutions Partner
SatLab Geosolutions is the Swedish based global satellite positioning solutions company; from field surveying to aerial mapping, SatLab offers hardware, software and integrated solutions to enhance their users’ mobility. SatLab is constantly expanding its market both horizontally and vertically and now actively looking for global partners, especially in Europe. Founded by a group of passionate and pioneering engineers, with a total of more than 40 years of experience in the GNSS industry, the management team is made up of veteran industry experts. With offices strategically located around the world. Focusing on research and development, the Satlab Geosolutions team works around the... (read more)
2020-07-23 01:50:08

Multibeam Lidar for Mobile Mapping Systems

Features and Productivity
In mobile mapping, geospatial data is acquired by one or more cameras and/or one or more Lidar sensors mounted on a vehicle that moves over land, through water or through the air. The distribution of Lidar beams over the scene may be realized by a spinning mirror or by a solid-state device. Multiple beams may be emitted simultaneously, and single or multiple returns may be captured. This article discusses the features and productivity of various multibeam Lidar sensors suited for mobile mapping. In the case of the selected Lidar sensors, the mechanisms for distributing emitted beams over the scene are... (read more)
2020-08-12 11:16:06

Image Anonymization for Mobile Mapping

Achieving Legal Compliance of Mobile Mapping by Anonymizing Images
Large amounts of personal data, such as faces and number plates, are collected during mobile mapping. Receiving consent from individuals for large-scale data collection is not feasible but is required by law in certain countries. Anonymizing images not only eliminates the need for consent but also increases trust in companies who conduct mobile mapping. Privacy concerns in mobile mapping go back to 2010, when the Belgian Privacy Commission published the “Recommendation on Mobile Mapping”.  The scope of the recommendation covered not only applications such as Google Street View but also other types of mobile mapping such as mapping by public... (read more)
2020-08-12 10:28:28

Teledyne Optech Launches Airborne Lidar Sensor for Corridor Mapping

Teledyne Optech, the Canada-based advanced Lidar sensors company, has extended its Galaxy line-up to include the CM2000, a new sensor specifically designed for corridor mapping.  With a true measuring rate of up to two million points per second, the Galaxy CM2000 delivers precise detail of fine corridor elements such as electric wires and conductors, distribution power poles, railway signs and cellular tower antennas, as well the ability to detect fine changes in the ground over time for pipeline monitoring. The CM2000’s adjustable field of view provides users with the flexibility to narrow the field of view to the exact width... (read more)
2020-08-11 11:23:01

SAR Images of Beirut Explosion

On Tuesday 4 August, at approximately 18:00 local time, a terrible accident occurred in the main port in Beirut, Lebanon. A large explosion caused by a stockpile of over 2,700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate resulted in more than 200 deaths, and thousands of people injured. Synthetic-aperture radar imagery is an important tool for visualizing and detecting the damage. While watching the news at home in Ottawa, Canada, Kevin Jones of PCI Geomatics immediately turned his attention to the potential use of earth observation and derived information to assist with recovery efforts. Mapping the extent of the damage is increasingly possible given the ubiquitous availability... (read more)
2020-08-11 10:13:30

Geomatics on the Move Competition Open for Submissions

The European GNSS Agency (GSA), in collaboration with the Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE), has launched the Geomatics on the Move 2020 competition with the aim of fostering the use of EU satellite programmes Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus among students, young professionals, entrepreneurs and small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs), to create innovative geomatics applications and solutions across Europe. The deadline for the submission of ideas is 16 October 2020. Building and expanding on the CLGE student contest, which has been held for the past nine years, the new Geomatics on the Move competition also targets applications that integrate the use of additional technologies such... (read more)
2020-08-07 10:51:22

YellowScan Expands into Chinese Market

YellowScan, a market leader in UAV Lidar mapping solutions, has announced a new distribution partnership with Beijing MapCore Technology. MapCore is known as a company with extensive experience in survey and mapping, engineering, construction, GIS, forensics, mining, forestry, water resources and many other sectors throughout China. “I am delighted to welcome Beijing MapCore Technology to join YellowScan's distribution channel partners within the APAC region. I’m convinced that MapCore is a good fit to represent YellowScan in the Chinese market,” stated Teresa Hong, business developer manager APAC at YellowScan. “It is vital for YellowScan to have a distributor that speaks the... (read more)
2020-08-06 10:46:00
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