Imaging larger areas in less time

  Aero-Graphics has purchased an UltraCam Eagle digital aerial photogrammetric camera system with a 100 mm lens and an UltraNav GNSS-Inertial Direct Georeferencing and Flight Management System from Microsoft’s UltraCam business unit and subsidiary. The system’s larger footprint along with UltraNav’s efficient flight management system allows the company to image larger areas in less time, […]

First mission for new satellite platform

  Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) and Ghalam LLP have agreed that SSTL’s new X50 platform design will deliver KazSTSAT, a small satellite mission.  Fourteen Kazakh engineers will work alongside SSTL engineers to design and build the spacecraft, which will fly a number of Ghalam LLP developed payloads and join the Disaster Monitoring Constellation. The spacecraft, […]

Tools for underground mine planners

  The latest version of Gems from Geovia provides collaborative geology and mine planning capabilities that support cross-functional teams involved in exploration, modelling, mine design, long-term planning, and production scheduling. With more mines moving underground, Gems 6.6 introduces a new ramp design tool and other enhancements for underground mine planners. The introduction of a new […]

Photogrammetric software update

  PCI Geomatics, a leading developer of remote sensing and photogrammetric software and systems, has released its Geomatica 2013 Service Pack 2. The release contains maintenance fixes and includes all updates delivered since Service Pack 2 was released for Geomatica 2013. The update is available for both Windows and Linux-based operating systems. In addition, the […]

Fastest selling large format printer

  Raluca, the first 100% black, woman-owned Epson distributor, has exceeded its sales targets in its first year of operation since its appointment as a specialist distributor of Epson’s large format, commercial and industrial printer and consumable ranges in September 2012. Raluca has exceeded its turnover forecasted on the Epson LFP, industrial and commercial range […]

Motor circuit modeled for gamers

  Maptek, a global software, hardware and services provider for the mining industry, has modelled the Mount Panorama racetrack in New South Wales for a new video racing game. It was the first time that the game developer had used laser scan data to model a racetrack. The Maptek I-Site 8800 laser scanner was ideal […]

Great Barrier Reef mapped

  German and Australian scientists have launched a set of groundbreaking, high resolution, shallow water topography maps for the entire Great Barrier Reef. The reef is difficult to map due to sections being either too remote or too shallow making them too dangerous to navigate. Instead of relying on traditional surveying vessels or aircraft to […]

Mapping renewable energy sites

  The CSIR has released a map with initial identification of geographical areas best suited for the roll-out of wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects in South Africa. These results form part of the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) that the CSIR is conducting for wind and solar energy, on behalf of the national Department […]

Mobile app facilitates fire monitoring

  The CSIR, in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology, Department of Environmental Affairs, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the South African National Space Agency, has launched the Advanced Fire Information System (AFIS) mobile application for Apple iOS and Android devices. The application provides fire managers, farmers and disaster personnel with […]

Data compression technology wins award

  Intergraph Security Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) was awarded the 2013 Innovation Award for best product by Wichmann VDE publishing house. Competing with seven other vendors, Intergraph (SG&I) was nominated by an independent jury of five geospatial scientists and selected by a large margin of geospatial industry voters. The company submitted a Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution, […]