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

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

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

3D Mapping Portal

Agency9 (Sweden) has entered into a partnership with the aerial survey company Slagboom en Peeters in The Netherlands, to deliver a geoportal for which users can view its data products, currently “Geo-Oblique” and Orthophoto in one seamless integrated view. Unlike other portals in the market the user can conveniently see an object from all possible angles and use the data view that is best for the application. Additional data types will be introduced later this year. Adding Oblique Viewer extends the value of the 3DMaps platform as the leading solution for visualisation of 3D geospatial data. The combination of different... (read more)
2012-10-12 12:00:00

eGIS PC Mapping Solution

Topcon Europe Positioning, The Netherlands, has introduced a version of eGIS handheld mapping software solution designed for tablet Windows-based personal computers: eGIS PC. This edition allows users to create, edit and display map geometry and attributes, view data which has been overlaid on one of the many web mapping systems available and is fully compatible with the industry standard ESRI ArcPad SHP file format. Designed for GIS data collection specifically for use with GNSS-powered PC devices, or devices with external GNSS modules such as the HiPer SR or GR-5, eGIS PC allows ease of use for all mapping activities from... (read more)
2012-10-09 10:11:24

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
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