Field solutions for land and construction surveying

Trimble announced its TSC7 Controller, a field solution for land and civil construction surveyors. It was designed based on customer feedback and provides a tablet experience with a physical keyboard and a 7” sunlight readable touchscreen that supports pinch, tap and slide gestures. Front and rear-facing cameras allow users to conduct video conferences with their […]

Drone for underground mines

Mining Technology Suppliers (MTS) has obtained the rights to distribute an underground mobile scanning system in South Africa. At the core of the system is the lightweight V-Scan3D laser scanner and Clickmox Solutions’ simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM) technology. SLAM makes it possible to produce a scanned map in GPS deprived areas using information from […]

New UAV-based cameras and motorised lenses

Phase One Industrial launched its iXM series: an aerial camera platform with a medium-format imaging sensor. Engineered for UAV-imaging missions, the 100 MP camera is a high-productivity metric camera with a range of high-resolution lenses. It is ready for integration with a wide range of UAV platforms, including Phase One’s DJI Matrice 600 Pro solution. […]

Thermal cameras assist in early fire detection

Spontaneous combustion from biological products or other heat sources is a continual threat that needs to be monitored continuously. Apart from the environmental consequences and obvious safety risks, an outbreak of fire can be very costly. That is why it is important to have a reliable early warning system. Waste management company Jönköping Energi switched […]

UAV software improves GCP setups

The recently released PhotoModeler 2018.1.0 comes with several improvements, including improvements of UAV control marking which make UAV projects with ground control points (GCPs) easier to set up. The multi-point transform can now be formed with just one point assigned (translate) or two points assigned (translate and scale). User interface speeds have also been improved. […]

Integrating geotechnical engineering and digital workflows

Bentley Systems has acquired both Plaxis, a provider of geotechnical software, and soil engineering software provider SoilVision. The acquisitions, with the company’s existing borehole reporting and data management software gINT, serve to make Bentley a complete source for geotechnical professionals. It also allows BIM advancements can be extended to the essential subsurface engineering of every […]

Construction software enhances design capabilities

AutoCAD recently got its big batch of 2019 upgrades. Among the new set of updates were made the its Industry Collections, which combines Autodesk’s most powerful software in simple packages. Subscribing to a “collection” is a good way to get the most value out of company’s software because it connects the whole design-to-production workflow specific […]

Tool helps users explore geospatial data

DigitalGlobe has created an interactive tool named Navigator as a starting point for learning about the many uses of geospatial data—from mapping and disaster response to risk assessment and monitoring. The tool is designed to help educate and engage customers using product demos, collateral, and relevant use cases – and it is easy to use […]

Versatile terrestrial laser scanner

The Polaris terrestrial laser scanner delivers accurate, precise data quickly, bridging the gap between small, light-weight, short-range sensors and large, long-range, pulsed time-of-flight scanners. Built with surveyors in mind, the scanner has a user-friendly on-board operator interface with menu-driven operations for quickly collecting and referencing data. With an integrated high-resolution camera, inclinometers, a compass, a […]

High accuracy drone photogrammetry

Wingtra has launched the WingtraOne post-processed kinematics (PPK) UAV for large scale surveying and mapping applications. With the help of its partners, Pix4D and Septentrio – the UAV is now able to deliver orthomosaic maps and 3D models with an absolute accuracy down to 1 cm. The UAV combines vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) with […]