Archive for 2018

Creating spatial data infrastructure through collaboration

The Committee for Spatial Information (CSI) and the International Cartographic Association (ICA) have convened a joint workshop in Pretoria in September 2018 around the theme “collaborative custodianship through collaborative cloud mapping”. The workshop looked at collaborative mapping and collaborative custodianship as ways to create and maintain national spatial data infrastructure (SDI). SDI is the fundamental […]

Software extends photogrammetric deliverables

Trimble has announced a new version of its Inpho office software suite for photogrammetry. The suite includes two new capabilities: Match-3DX software for creating rich 3D point clouds and true orthomosaics, and Match-3DX Meshing add-on for generating photorealistic textured meshes. Version 9 of the software, expected to be available in fourth quarter of 2018, combines […]

Handheld computer for flexible field data collection

Trimble has launched its Nomad 5 rugged handheld computer, built for tasks such as data collection, asset management and inspections. The flexible, all-in-one device features a streamlined form factor, a 5-inch sunlight-readable touch screen and an Android 8.1 operating system. It is certified to military (MIL-STD-810G) specifications for ruggedness and includes an all-day, user-replaceable battery, […]

Mobile scanner range adds indoor-outdoor flexibility

GeoSlam released its Zeb-Horizon at InterGEO in October 2018, its next generation handheld 3D laser scanner, capable of rapidly capturing intricate indoor and outdoor measurements up to 100 m away. The scanner, which complements the existing ZEB range, is the company’s first new product since its merger with 3D Laser Mapping. Using simultaneous, localisation and […]

Next-gen mono A4 line-up ups speed

Canon Europe’s six new A4 black and white ImageRunner Advance series (525i, 525iZ, 615i, 615iZ, 715i, and 715iZ) will replace the existing 400i/500i models in the range, while offering a significant upgrade for users in terms of speed, productivity and security features. The new devices include the Unified Firmware Platform (UFP), Uniflow Online Express and […]