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

Web-mapping Demonstrator

British developer of geographic information systems (GIS) software, Cadcorp, has provided unrestricted access to a hosted demonstration version of its popular web-mapping application, Web Map Layers. Prospective users in public and private sector organisations can now judge for themselves how well the application meets their particular requirements for spatial data sharing, by typing the URL of the demonstrator web site into their web browser. Cadcorp has populated the demonstrator with a number of layers of background mapping including OS OpenData for the whole of England, Scotland and Wales, and OS MasterMap data for the major conurbations. Dummy business data is... (read more)
2012-10-09 10:14:45

Indoor Mobile Mapping Solution

Trimble's Indoor Mobile Mapping System (TIMMS) is a manually operated push-cart designed to accurately model interior spaces without accessing GPS. It consists of 3 core elements: Lidar and camera systems engineered to work indoors in mobile mode, computers and electronics for completing data acquisition, and data processing workflow for producing final 2D/3D maps and models. The models are geolocated, meaning that the real-world position of each area is known. A walk-through of an interior space with TIMMS delivers full 360-degree coverage. The spatial data is captured and georeferenced in real time. Thousands of square feet are mapped in minutes, entire buildings... (read more)
2012-06-28 10:08:03

Traffic Noise Mapping

Modelling Replaces Measuring
Traffic is a common source of noise. Standards for noise pollution have been developed in many countries to safeguard human health and wellbeing. However, regulations may be inadequate in developing countries, where fast urbanisation, industrial growth and traffic increase create environments with hazardous noise levels. In India noise monitoring is done through actual measuring of sound levels at strategic locations. Continual measuring at many locations is, however, costly and unfeasible. Better to combine measurements with noise-propagation models. The authors developed such a method, and the resulting noise maps would seem sufficiently accurate. The sound pressure at any location (receiver) is... (read more)
2010-06-07 02:57:51

International LiDAR Mapping Forum

International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) is a technical conference and exhibition showcasing the latest airborne, terrestrial, and underwater LiDAR as well as emerging remote-sensing and data collection tools and technologies. With a special emphasis on data acquisition, fusion, integration, processing and visualization, ILMF is the must-attend event for professionals involved in utility asset management, transportation, urban modeling, coastal zone mapping, and more. (read more)
2018-01-04 12:14:44

European Lidar Mapping Forum

Intelligent Exhibitions is organising the second edition of the European Lidar Mapping Forum. The venue will be Salzburg, Austria and is to take place from 29th to 30th November 2011. The Call for Papers has also been released with the conference committee requesting abstracts in the following areas: Data Acquisition - Airborne and Terrestrial Lidar and Bathymetric, Data Fusion & Processing Technologies, Developments in GIS & Data modelling, Industry Issues, Mobile Mapping & Survey and details on recent projects. The deadline for submission is 25th July 2011.   This event focuses on airborne, bathymetric, and terrestrial Lidar and mobile mapping... (read more)
2011-06-23 04:49:09

NOAA Shoreline Mapping Contract

Photo Science (KY, USA) has been awarded a five-year IDC contract by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide aerial photography and photogrammetric mapping services to support of the nationwide Shoreline Mapping Program. Through this contract, Photo Science will assist NOAA in delineating approximately 95,000 miles of shoreline and provide an official and accurate delineation of the National Shoreline. This will be accomplished via stereo photogrammetry using tide-coordinated aerial photography controlled by kinematic GPS techniques. This process produces a seamless, digital database of the national shoreline and a database of aerial photography which will help establish the legal... (read more)
2006-08-24 12:00:00

Underground Mobile Mapping

Laser Scanning and Imaging of Corridors in Japan
Common mobile mapping systems heavily rely on positioning using GNSS. However, concrete, soil and other materials block GNSS signals, thus impeding their use when inspecting pipelines, subways or other underground corridors. Furthermore, such corridors are often narrow, which requires the system to be compact. Here, the author describes a platform equipped with laser scanners and a camera which has been developed in Japan for mapping a wide variety of narrow underground spaces. Regular inspection of underground corridors is important to detect deformations and damage. The success of above-ground mobile mapping systems (MMSs) triggered us to design an MMS for use... (read more)
2014-06-06 10:27:22

Digital Mapping Camera Conference

More than 50 leading aerial mapping company representatives and Intergraph Digital Mapping Camera (DMC) users from twelve different countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East met for the fourth annual Intergraph European Digital Mapping Camera User Forum. At the event, attendees heard from industry leaders and learned more about producing high-resolution digital aerial images.   The user forum, held 26 and 27 January in Münster (Germany) featured keynote speaker Dr. Karsten Jacobsen of the Institute of Photogrammetry and GeoInformation at the University of Hanover. Dr. Jacobsen presented a comparison of "GSD versus true GSD" and why specially designed camera... (read more)
2009-03-16 11:54:54

Mangrove Mapping and Monitoring

RS and GIS in Conservation and Management Planning
The mangroves of the Sunderban area in India are one of the most productive and diverse ecosystems in the world, and yet they are a threatened habitat. To formulate a conservation and management plan periodic mapping and monitoring of mangroves is a prime requisite. The authors demonstrate that remote sensing and GIS techniques, including visual interpretation, are effective and efficient techniques for this purpose. The objectives of this study are threefold: mangrove mapping and monitoring, database creation and conservation prioritisation. Essential parameters in monitoring mangrove areas are disturbance index and fragmentation level. The disturbance index provides a measure for the... (read more)
2006-02-23 12:00:00
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