ILMF Keynote: Lidar In Exploring the Moon and Mars

The International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF) has announced that Dr. Michael Zanetti, Planetary Scientist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, will give a keynote presentation titled Bringing Light (Detection and Ranging) into Shadow: The Role of Lidar in Exploring the Moon. This keynote is the second of several available to attendees of both ILMF and the co-located ASPRS Annual Conference, taking place 23-25 March at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Dr Michael Zanetti, a lunar and planetary geologist, will discuss NASA’s Artemis program, which aims to land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024,... (read more)
2020-02-06 10:20:47

Industry Support for Geo Connect Asia 2020 Builds Momentum

An expanding list of industry leaders will be joining Geo Connect Asia 2020 – South East Asia's geospatial services and location intelligence event – taking place on 18 and 19 March in Singapore. Themed ‘Mapping the data-driven future economy’, the event will feature leading technology and non-government organizations with representatives from the likes of the World Bank, Southeast Asian mobile technology giant Grab, the UK government’s mapping agency Ordnance Survey, and others. An Asian event with a global audience, Geo Connect Asia 2020 has announced new global exhibitors and sponsors who will be bringing their latest technologies and innovations to Singapore.  New exhibitors... (read more)
2020-02-05 09:44:50

Using Lidar North of the Arctic Circle

Challenging Aerial Acquisition Mission in Greenland
The acquisition of precise geodata is a high priority in Greenland, the world’s biggest island and a place of great diversity. There, geodata is considered vital to support almost all aspects of community activities and also for the future development of the autonomous territory within the kingdom of Denmark. This article provides insight into an aerial acquisition mission made all the more challenging by Greenland’s unique Arctic location. In the summer of 2019, ASIAQ Greenland Survey commissioned the engineering company Niras to acquire Lidar data and photographic imagery of the five largest cities in Greenland: Nuuk, Sisimiut, Ilulissat, Qaqortoq and... (read more)
2020-01-29 11:11:17

Avineon Acquires Dutch GIS Consulting Company Tensing

Avineon, a US-based geospatial products and services provider, has announced the acquisition of Tensing. As one of the leading GIS consulting companies in the Netherlands, Tensing has helped clients succeed with a wealth of knowledge and experience in Esri and Safe Software’s FME technology. With a focus on innovation, client engagement and high-end technical expertise, Tensing provides consulting services, project management and GIS development and administration for clients across the Netherlands and beyond. Both an Esri Gold Partner and Safe Software (FME) Silver Partner, Tensing adds over 60 high-caliber GIS consultants to Avineon’s global professional services team. With a shared... (read more)
2020-01-28 10:31:35

First Keynote Announced for International Lidar Mapping Forum 2020

The International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF) has announced that Tara O’Shea, director of forest programmes at Planet, will give a keynote presentation titled ‘Combining Remote Sensing & Analytics Technologies: Emerging Environmental Applications’ at the 2020 event. This highly anticipated keynote, the first of several available to both ILMF and the co-located ASPRS Annual Conference attendees, will kick off three days of conference programming at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, USA, on 23 March 2020. During her presentation, O'Shea will examine the explosion in the availability of remotely sensed data over the past decade and its impact... (read more)
2020-01-20 11:34:06

3D BIM Models for Heritage Asset Management

Moving beyond the Field of Data Capture for Digital Preservation
Research undertaken under a collaborative doctoral partnership between Historic England and the University of Reading, UK, is moving beyond the field of 3D data capture for digital preservation. It considers how critical information for the conservation, repair and maintenance of historic buildings can be visualized in 3D BIM models and how BIM processes can be used for the management of structured datasets that inform conservation and repair programmes. A pilot study has been conducted using the work of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust and historic British research base ‘E’ on Stonington Island, Antarctica, to consider this potential. Building information modelling... (read more)
2020-01-16 09:49:50

Indoor Mobile Mapping Goes Mainstream

In his previous column about the future of indoor mobile mapping, Felix Reinshagen made the case for why this technology was on the brink of widespread adoption. That was just over a year ago, and a lot has changed since then: brisk expansion of the products and services on offer, together with a widening field of applications. So after another incredible year, Reinshagen has written a new column outlining why he believes that mobile mapping is well past the tipping point and is about to go mainstream. The emphasis now is on assessing data quality and establishing universal standards in... (read more)
2020-01-16 09:27:27

New Satellite Services Company Provides Smart Data for the Planet

Advances in technology for observing the Earth from space have resulted in the formation of a new company that will bring a range of innovative satellite intelligence and data services to market. 4 Earth Intelligence (4EI) has pioneered the use of satellite data for smart monitoring and analysis creating city, region and countrywide data solutions for applications such as air quality, asset management, ecology and urban heat monitoring. With offices in Bristol, UK and in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4 Earth Intelligence has been established to focus on new sectors and technical innovations using machine learning and artificial intelligence to provide... (read more)
2020-01-15 10:01:56

Bosch Unveils Lidar Sensor for Autonomous Driving

Bosch has become the first company to develop a production-ready long-range Lidar sensor for automotive use. The Lidar system has been demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place in Las Vegas, USA, this week. It complements the company’s existing radar and camera systems to provide the extra level of safety needed to make autonomous driving a reality.  According to Bosch, the laser-based distance measurement technology known as Lidar is indispensable for driving functions at SAE Levels 3 to 5. The new Bosch sensor covers both long and close ranges, making it suitable for use both on motorways and... (read more)
2020-01-09 10:34:03

Preparations for Inaugural Geo Connect Asia 2020 Gather Momentum

With just two months to go until the first-ever edition of Geo Connect Asia 2020, organizers Montgomery Asia have announced the first wave of speakers and exhibitors. This March, the inaugural event will be a focal point for the multi-billion-dollar ASEAN geospatial industry. The global geospatial market is predicted to be worth US$134 billion by 2025, with the Asia-Pacific region in particular expected to post the highest growth rates. This growth will be driven by the anticipated high demand for geospatial technologies as governments in the ASEAN region continue to invest in new infrastructure and other ‘smart’ initiatives, such as... (read more)
2020-01-09 10:45:39
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