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 […]

GNSS receiver for transmission corridor survey

The Spectra Precision SP60 GNSS receiver has been selected to perform survey work for construction of a new 450 km long, 225/90 kV transmission line that connects Mauritania’s capital Nouakchott and to Nouadhibou in the south. The Mauritanian electricity company, SOMELEC, through its contracting company, awarded the sub-contract for survey work to geospatial firm ETAFAT. […]

New UAV lidar system unveiled

The Surveyor Ultra is the new UAV lidar system from YellowScan, integrating the Velodyne VLP-32C scanner and the Applanix APX-15 IMU. With its high-density (600 000 points per second), the system is well-suited to high speed UAVs and long-range needs, with a maximum range of 100 m. Its light weight (1,7 kg) makes it easy […]

Lidar enables discovery of Mayan ruins

Teledyne Optech’s Titan sensor was used by the University of Houston’s National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) to reveal extensive Mayan ruins in Guatemala. Lidar technology was able to identify hundreds of previously unknown structures, including raised highways, and complex irrigation and terracing systems. After the collapse of the Mayan civilisation, their cities and […]

Personalised audio traffic bulletins

TomTom has launched TomTom Audio Traffic – personalised and relevant traffic reports delivered over voice to drivers in a non-intrusive way. Audio Traffic is available as an Application Programming Interface (API) for developers. Although personalised traffic information is one of the most requested features by daily commuters driving known routes, they don’t necessarily want to […]

Wind-sensing satellite undergoes final checks

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) wind sensing spacecraft, Aeolus, will be the first satellite capable of performing global wind-component-profile observation on a daily basis in near real-time. Aeolus has left Liège in Belgium having successfully completed extensive thermal and functional performance testing. It will now undergo final checks at InteSpace test centre in France, before […]

Lidar system for mapping complex terrain

TerrainMapper is Leica Geosystems’ next generation linear mode lidar system. As part of the RealTerrain airborne lidar mapping solution, the sensor is supported by the HxMap unified multi-sensor post-processing workflow. The mapping solution enables users to increase point accuracy, deliver even point density across the swath, and accommodates more efficient flight planning in complex terrain […]