New pricing model for enterprise software

Following collaboration with user groups, customers, partners and industry analysts, SAP SE has announced a new sales, audit and pricing model for its digital access licensing policies commonly known as “Indirect Access.” The new approach makes it easier for customers to use and pay for SAP software licenses. The company differentiates between direct/human and indirect/digital […]

Cost-efficient addition to total station series

Topcon Positioning Group announced the GM-50 as an addition to its GM line of manual total stations designed to provide fast and accurate measurements in a cost-effective package. In a compact design, the GM-50 offers high-end performance and functionality for jobs such as site layout or as-built survey. The beam is designed to offer a […]

Compact and ruggedised GNSS receiver

Septentrio’s AsteRx SB GNSS receiver delivers quad-constellation RTK in a low-power, IP68 compliant housing. Built around the popular AsteRx-m2 GNSS receiver engine, the receiver features WiFi, Bluetooth, USB, Ethernet and serial connectivity. The company’s GNSS+ suite of positioning algorithms helps achieve good positioning even in difficult environments, while its Lock+ technology maintains tracking during heavy […]

Indoor mapping system for scale and data quality

NavVis launched its M6 indoor mobile mapping system for surveyors and AEC professionals’ demanding applications such as large-scale indoor mapping projects, factory planning, creating and updating as-built BIM models and construction monitoring. The all-in-one system captures 360° immersive imagery, photorealistic point clouds, Bluetooth beacons, WiFi signals and magnetic field data. It features a mobile lidar […]

Uganda to implement online mining licensing system

The Directorate of Geological Surveys and Mines (DGSM) in Uganda has contracted Spatial Dimension, a Trimble company, to upgrade its mining cadastre to an e-government based mineral licensing system. By moving the mineral licensing system online, the directorate will be digitising both its data and processes and enable customers to submit applications online as well […]

Mobile scanner for BIM workflows

GeoSlam recently demonstrated how its Zeb-Revo RT handheld laser scanner can be used for complex indoor 3D mapping on construction sites at the 2018 Association of General Contractors of America (AGC) Convention. Besides live demonstrations of the mobile scanner and real-time simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM) processing software, the company highlighted a recent case study […]

Rocket launch site modelled in 3D

3D modelling, VR and software company Concept3D developed an interactive rendering of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Launch site. Creating true 3D digitally is becoming possible with advances in VR/AR and with improved technologies in 2D devices like computers and mobile devices. To prototype these capabilities, the company used Mapbox and other applications to recreate the launch […]

Earth observation portfolio expanded

Airbus has entered into an agreement with Twenty First Century Aerospace Technology (21AT), the Chinese commercial satellite operator, for the distribution of the images acquired by their TripleSat constellation. This constellation consists of three identical very high-resolution earth observation satellites set 120° apart, travelling around the same orbit. They offer daily monitoring of any place […]

Palm-sized GNSS receiver eases field work

Tersus GNSS has launched the David GNSS receiver for surveyors. The receiver and accessories form a cost-effective solution that delivers high-precision signal reception, integrated in a small and light package. It supports GPS L1/L2, Glonass G1/G2 and BeiDou B1/B2. With this receiver users can take advantages of common platforms such as smart phones, tablets or […]

Survey instrument company acquires construction software company

Topcon, a provider of positioning instruments for survey and construction, through its American subsidiary, has acquired all the outstanding shares of ClearEdge3D, a technology company in the engineering and construction software industry. ClearEdge3D’s EdgeWise software speeds as-built modelling workflows by utilising automated feature extraction algorithms and other patented technologies. Its Verity construction verification software compares […]