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 […]

Visualising geographic changes over time

TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS® version 7.4 now includes the ability to create and share GeoPDFs that convey important changes over time for an area of interest, with any type of map or imagery. Users can share these time-series map layers as a universally available GeoPDF, enabling non-GIS users to measure past conditions, assess changes over […]

Market stalls use three-word addressing

Cape Town’s much-loved Lourensford market is now signposting its stalls and pop-ups with three-word addresses to make its visitors’ experience even better. The market has over 70 stalls and pop-ups, delighting visitors from all over Cape Town and further afield. Its signature Friday night Twilight Market has become the local after-work hangout where friends and […]

Mobile app modernises workplace field collection

Boundless released its first mobile application: Boundless Anywhere for iOS and Android. The app aims to extend the Boundless Exchange web application to handheld devices, modernising workplace field data collection. Today’s enterprises demand a streamlined collection workflow – one that integrates efficient mobile technologies to make faster decisions for mapping, analysis, and reporting. The app […]