Archive for February, 2018

Software improves DEMs and orthophotos

The new PhotoModeler 2018.0 release offers faster processing, robust Coded Targets, and gridded DEM export, as well as orthophoto improvements. PhotoModeler UAS 2018.0 adds the ability to export gridded digital elevation models (DEMs) when creating orthophotos. Gridded DEMs can be exported as sparse XYZ text files, or as GeoTIFF files (16-bit integer or 32-bit float). Several […]

Adding geospatial content to images

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks public comment on the GML in JPEG 2000 (GMLJP2) version 2.1 Candidate Encoding Standard. The candidate encoding standard defines how the Geography Markup Language (GML) is used within JPEG 2000 images and other gridded coverage data for adding geospatial content to imagery, such as the geographic coordinates of the image, annotations, or references […]

Partnership steps up enterprise development drive

Now in its sixth year of collaboration, the MTN SA Foundation and the Datacomb Development Hub (DDH) project is part of MTN’s Accelerated Business Development Programme which has, to date, helped nurture and grow over 100 SMEs. The project is currently looking for this year’s 20 SMEs which will benefit from this programme. The DDH […]

South African nautical charts now available

East View Geospatial (EVG) has expanded its nautical chart offerings via an agreement with the South African Navy Hydrographic Office (SANHO). This agreement makes the company an official distributor of SANHO’s original paper charts. The South Africa nautical chart series includes 91 charts and covers all of South Africa, as well as the coastlines of […]

Complete utility GIS replacement

Schneider Electric, a GIS solutions provider for utilities and communications providers, and Power Engineers, a global consulting engineering firm specialising in the delivery of integrated solutions, have successfully deployed a GIS replacement project for Madison Gas and Electric (MGE). The utility’s existing GIS was replaced with products that comprise the ArcFM Solution, which is built […]

Radar satellite launch successful

The Airbus-built PAZ radar satellite has been successfully launched and will be positioned at a 514 km orbit. The satellite is equipped with advanced active synthetic aperture radar (SAR) technology designed for high flexibility and the capability to operate in multiple modes with different image sizes and resolutions. It will take images 24/7 and in […]

Supporting marine survey for global initiative

Fugro is leading the marine survey industry in support of NF-GEBCO Seabed 2030, a global initiative to produce a definitive, high-resolution bathymetric map of the entire world’s ocean floor by the year 2030. The company has committed its support with crowd-sourced bathymetry data, and devised a methodology for collecting valuable high-resolution bathymetry datasets while its […]

Upgraded GNSS features tilt compensation

ComNav Technology introduced its T300 Plus GNSS receiver, featuring full-constellation tracking capability, tilt compensation, 8 GB internal memory and SurveyMaster software. As an upgrade of the T300, the new SinoGNSS T300 Plus combines a GNSS board, Bluetooth and adjustable TX&RX UHF, WiFi and 4G modem into a rugged device for demanding surveying tasks. Its built-in […]

Multidisciplinary rock engineering solution implemented

The iGlobe Group were contracted to develop a rock engineering solution for a well-known coal mining company in Witbank. The goal was to develop a GIS system for surveyors to capture the data and post it into a database environment where the spatial visualisation of features could be used for post processing and future plans. […]