Corridor Mapping Solution

The ALTM Orion C200 isased on the Orion platform, and the first in a series of ALTMs designed specifically for the corridor market. This low-altitude mapping solution addresses the needs of a burgeoning industry demanding a turn-key solution which is fully supported, upgradeable and cost-effective.   Ideally suited for smaller aircraft with minimal payload and power capability, the ALTM Orion C200 incorporates an eye-safe, 1.5 micron high-precision laser with an effective repetition rate of 200 kHz, and a variable field of view for those requiring maximum available density in a robust and flexible package.  Standard design features include variable roll... (read more)
2009-03-13 04:27:43

Intermap Malaysia Mapping Programme

Intermap Technologies (CO, USA) has entered into a new distribution programme with the Sabah Lands and Surveys Department in East Malaysia. The program, called Digital Sabah, will make available high-resolution 3D digital elevation data and imagery covering the entire State of Sabah. Sabah, located on the Island of Borneo and the Malaysia Borneon state, encompasses one of the worlds few remaining rain forests, boasting wild elephants, orangutans, and other endangered species. Available now, the high-resolution data will be used to enable the State of Sabah to manage environmentally sensitive areas using Intermap's highly accurate imagery and elevation data. Expected uses... (read more)
2008-08-22 08:38:25

Geneq GPS Mapping Receiver

Geneq, Inc. (Canada) has introduced the SXBlue II, a submeter Bluetooth wireless GPS mapping receiver that allows you to use off-the-shelf Bluetooth-enabled PDA/notebook computers to collect GPS map data. As the second generation in Geneq's SX Blue line, the SX Blue II offers improved tracking/accuracy under tree canopy, improved accuracy in open sky conditions, integrated battery pack, battery pack "gas gauge", 200 metre long-range Bluetooth, USB port and improved form factor.   There is no need for post-processing or other sources of differential corrections as the SX Blue II uses WAAS (North America), EGNOS (Europe), MSAS (Japan) or GAGAN (India)... (read more)
2007-08-09 01:40:12

Mapping the Yangtze River

One Local Authority, 400km², 21,000 Images and One Map
The Zhenjiang Municipal Flood Control Bureau is a short walk from the Yangtze River: staff can clearly see the river from the office. In July 2019, a massive orthophoto was created from 21,000 images, representing 400 square kilometres. Before this, the region's flood planning maps, water conservation data and related information were stored as separate, discrete files. For such a big project, the team needed to bring all these together with a custom base map. Zhenjiang is a transport hub lying on the southern bank of the Yangtze River near the Grand Canal, and at constant risk of floods. The... (read more)
2020-05-07 09:41:07

Mapping Reaches the Heights

The ICA Commission on Mountain Cartography was established in 1999 to define the topics involved and promote methods and knowledge of mountain cartography among scientists and professionals in cartography and related fields. The challenges have become more urgent in recent years because of the increased social and economic importance of mountain regions: they are exploited for recreation and for human transport and transit, there are increasing economic pressures on mountain zones, and natural hazards are ever-present. The International Year of the Mountains (2002) showed the importance attached to such environments by the UN. The Commission holds its biannual workshops in... (read more)
2006-01-10 12:00:00

Belize Biodiversity Mapping Service

Public Access to Biodiversity Information via the Web
The newly established Belize Biodiversity Mapping Service makes spatially-enabled biodiversity information available via a public website. Students, NGOs and government agencies are the primary users. For financial sustainability, the BBMS was developed using open-source map-server, database and web-scripting technologies. Whilst scientific investigation strives to improve the extant knowledge base, traditionally the results have been accessible only to an elite group of scientists. The Age of Technology is, however, rapidly democratising information of all types and opening up the world of science to anyone with a computer and an internet connection. But old habits die hard, and there is a lot... (read more)
2005-03-18 12:00:00

Aerial Mapping for Malaga

Blom has signed an agreement with the County Council of Malaga (Diputación de Malaga), Spain, to deliver aerial products and services covering the full range of the customer value chain. Blom is to deliver a broad range of products and services, including oblique aerial imagery, urban vector maps, 3D models, laser scanning services and access to BlomURBEX, covering all the geographic areas as managed by the customer. The project will begin immediately and is expected to last over the next two years.     The delivered data will among other be used for updating land information, development of roads and... (read more)
2011-01-18 12:00:00

Mobile Mapping System

Gispro have successfully implemented Land Based Mobile Mapping System (MMS/MLS). The system consists of Riegl laser scanners, digital videoscanners and ground-penetrating radar. Positioning and orienation are established using POS420 and GPS receivers with IMU and DMI, built onto a car.   The exact configuration is as follows: 3 laser scanners from Riegl. Two VZ-400 scanners are placed on the sides of the car and can be easily removed and used for static scanning. Between them there is a VQ-250 "Full Circle" scanner. These are currently the most advanced laser scanners in the world. 6 digital video cameras Arecont Vision allowing... (read more)
2009-08-12 03:42:04

Airborne Mapping Innovation

Intermap Technologies Corp. (CO, USA) has announced an engineering innovation and technological advancement to an industry-leading radar collection technology - IFSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar). The company has reached a significant breakthrough to its STAR-4 airborne mapping system with the addition of an advanced planar array antennae that improves the efficiency and accuracy of the IFSAR technology. The upgraded system was fully integrated into the company’s production stream last week and is expected to enable Intermap’s STAR-4 mapping system to collect 3D elevation data 12% to 15% more efficiently than with the previous antenna configuration. The company’s STAR-4 mapping system... (read more)
2006-10-25 12:00:00

Tsunami Disaster Mapping Portal

DM Solutions Group (Canada) and the University of Ottawa (Canada) have released a Tsunami Disaster Mapping Portal (DMapP). This interactive, internet-based infrastructure provides free access to current and historical spatial data for short-term emergency needs, as well as for post-disaster supplies distribution, rehabilitation planning and infrastructure restoration. The targeted data portal was quickly created thanks to the use of Open Source technologies. The Laboratory for Applied Geomatics and GIS Science (LAGGISS) at the University of Ottawa was instrumental in helping obtain and integrate space shuttle and satellite observations. Universities in Thailand and Japan have already contributed high-quality pre and post-tsunami... (read more)
2005-03-07 12:00:00
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