Archive for February, 2018

High-performance laptop range launched

Toshiba released seven new E-Generation devices offering professional performance and durability, designed to support users on the move. The latest professional range has undergone a technical refresh to maximise performance and efficiency with the use of up to an 8th Generation Intel Core processor. The new devices are the Portégé X20W-E and X30-E, the Tecra […]

Near real-time satellite data access

Airbus has launched near real-time satellite imagery capabilities along with its 24/7 Emergency Image Delivery Service to aid those facing emergency situations. By leveraging the Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) polar ground station in Norway, Pléiades and SPOT constellation images are now retrieved at every orbit, resulting in ultra-fast image deliveries after collection, anywhere in the […]

Mobile mapping tool refines catalogue functionality

Orbit GT has released 3D Mapping Content Manager v18, which supports various types of 3D mapping, and now offers capabilities for oblique imagery, UAV mapping, indoor and terrestrial scanning projects on top of its mobile mapping capabilities. The software will be of interest to anyone involved in large mapping projects. It is the useful tool […]

Reducing indoor mapping drift error

NavVis, a mobile indoor mapping, visualisation and navigation company, has announced new mapping software that improves the accuracy of simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM) technology in indoor environments, such as long corridors. The software update will be available for users of the NavVis M3 Trolley and will improve the accuracy of the resulting maps and […]

Geospatial Round-up – Jan/Feb 2018

Fuel cell system for drones A next generation high-performance fuel cell propulsion system to power unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones has been developed. The next generation fuel cell propulsion system delivers a number of important advances: increased power density resulting from a new membrane electrode assembly (MEA) design; reduced cost resulting from a combination […]

Using drones to map land ownership in Kenya

Mapping land boundaries is an important way to boost a country’s economic growth and development. It contributes towards better security of land ownership, allows land owners to get bank loans and helps governments to tax owners correctly. Unfortunately, in most African countries only about 30% of the land boundaries have been mapped. Mapping is done […]

Lessons learned from early AI projects

Meaningful artificial intelligence (AI) deployments are just beginning to take place, according to Gartner. The 2018 CIO Agenda Survey shows that 4% of CIOs have implemented AI, while a further 46% have developed plans to do so. Despite huge levels of interest in AI technologies, current implementations remain at quite low levels. However, there is […]