Cloud platform integrates various 3D workflows

Orbit GT released a major update of its software-as-a-service (SaaS) product, 3D Mapping Cloud, a powerful and versatile online platform for large 3D resources. The latest update includes a series of improved functionalities, enabling oblique imagery, UAV mapping, indoor and terrestrial scanning and street level mobile mapping multi-sensor content to be stored, organised, and shared […]

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 […]

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 […]

Remotes sensing toolkit matures

OSGeo’s Orfeo ToolBox 6.4.0 has been released with ready-to-use binary packages available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The remote sensing software toolkit features new filters and application to perform Adaptative Histogram Equalisation. It also allows users to convert raw satellite images to colourful 8-bit visual products in an efficient and flexible way. The […]

New range of refillable ink tank printers

Canon Europe will launch its new collection of refillable ink tank printers, successor models to Canon’s existing Pixma G series range. The high yield, easy-to-use and compact G Series printers are designed for home office and small office environments. The new Pixma G series collection includes the G1410, a printer designed for high volume printing […]

Interactive 3D facility mapping

The Colorado Convention Center has launched its interactive map and virtual tour platform built with Concept3D. With Concept3D, the centre’s 54 255 m2 of meeting and event space are mapped in detailed 3D renderings atop interactive software, offering event attendees, visitors, employees, exhibitors, vendors and meeting planners the ability to easily navigate the convention centre and […]

GIS-based engineering modelling

The GLS Version 6 utility software suite presents a new simplified approach to engineering modelling software, where the engineering model lives inside a standalone geographical information system (GIS). GIS can now be applied to the engineering model, allowing the modeller to harness GIS tools when creating and editing large datasets. The software simplifies the process […]

Automated test drive in South Africa

In the fourth leg of the Mercedes-Benz Intelligent World Drive, the company’s test vehicle – based on the current S-Class series-production saloon – is facing up to South Africa’s idiosyncrasies with automated test drives on the roads of the Western Cape and in the city of Cape Town. Mercedes-Benz started the Intelligent World Drive at […]