Archive for February, 2018

Young scientists put data to work in solving problems

A group of young data science students could have the answer to help prevent fatalities in South African mines due to seismic activity and rock bursts, with the development of an early warning and monitoring system called Rock Pulse. The students are part of a group participating in the Data Science for Impact and Decision […]

Smart antenna for high accuracy data collection

The release of the Leica Zeno GG04 Plus smart antenna realises the full potential of the Zeno Smart Antenna concept. In addition to Android and Windows, the data collector now enables centimetre accuracy on Apple devices. It brings GNSS technology and 555 channel tracking power to expert and general users. Users will benefit from a […]

Cloud platform integrates various 3D workflows

Orbit GT released a major update of its software-as-a-service (SaaS) product, 3D Mapping Cloud, a powerful and versatile online platform for large 3D resources. The latest update includes a series of improved functionalities, enabling oblique imagery, UAV mapping, indoor and terrestrial scanning and street level mobile mapping multi-sensor content to be stored, organised, and shared […]

GIS software enhances data import

Maptitude 2018 will be released in the first quarter of 2018, with new features including the ability to update linked tables/Excel locations, enhanced data import (MapPoint waypoints), and enhanced results. Data linking was one of the best features of Microsoft MapPoint and has been added to Maptitude 2018. The new release will allow users to […]

Lightweight compact receiver

The new Pentax G6Ni GNSS base and rover system is designed to meet the needs of today’s surveyors and is based on the manufacturer’s many years of experience in instrument design and construction. The company aims for ease of use, a low cost of ownership and flexibility to accommodate different working environments, and chooses its […]

Hackathon to test earth observation data processing capabilities

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) upcoming Earth Observation Exploitation Platform Hackathon 2018 will test the readiness of new, interoperable cloud-deployment architectures for processing of earth observation data. The hackathon aims to demonstrate that the Testbed-13 results, described in the consortium’s engineering reports, are fit for purpose. With the reports outlining several options, this hackathon will […]

GNSS manufacturer wins creative contribution award

ComNav Technology won the State Science and Technology Progress Award in high-precision GNSS positioning technology and applications. The award is granted to Chinese citizens and organisations who made creative contributions in technological research and promote high-tech industrialisation. The company has been recognised for its work in core algorithms, featured applications in high-precision GNSS applications, especially […]

Blockchain’s role in an energy revolution

The international energy industry is about to go through another major revolution. Blockchain will change the way energy systems operate, offering new ways for private financiers to invest in distributed energy generation with a low-cost, secure payment mechanism. Speaking at the recent South African National Energy Association’s (SANEA’s) Energy Rendezvous event, PwC’s Paul Mitchell said […]