BVLOS drone project in an urban area

In-Flight Data, a Canadian drone operator, in collaboration with SenseFly, has completed North America’s first urban BVLOS drone project in a major city. The project, carried out in the city of Calgary, Alberta, was commissioned to collect mapping data to support the development of a new graveyard site, the city’s first new cemetery since 1940. […]

Bridge project earns further accolades

Royal HaskoningDHV walked away with one of the biggest accolades at the South African Institution of Civil Engineers (SAICE) National Awards held on 12 October 2018. The Grayston Pedestrian Bridge commissioned by the Johannesburg Development Agency was crowned overall winner in the Transportation Engineering Division Award. This win comes on the back of successes at […]

Knowledge partnership advances procurement services

The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) has partnered with Maistro, an AI-powered business-to-business marketplace for services, as a knowledge partner. CIPS is a global procurement and supply professional organisation, with a community of over 200 000 in 180 different countries, including senior business people, civil servants and academics. The partnership will bring a […]

Converting static scans into immersive 360° imagery

Following the latest software upgrade to NavVis IndoorViewer, the web-based application can now automatically convert E57 point cloud files into interactive, realistic 360° walkthroughs. This means data collected with terrestrial laser scanners can now be used to create realistic, immersive 360° walkthroughs that can be published and shared online without the need to download or […]

Ocean satellite takes shape

The integration of Sentinel-6A, the first of two satellites to continue measuring sea levels from 2020, has reached a new milestone and its critical phase: the propulsion module has been “mated” with the main structure of the satellite at Airbus. The propulsion module now needs to be hooked up, which will then be followed by […]

Strategic alliance drives digital twin benefits

In the companies’ latest Alliance Board meeting, Bentley Systems and Siemens decided to further strengthen their strategic alliance. The two companies have decided to extend their existing agreement, to further develop their joint business cooperation and commercial initiatives. Therefore, the joint innovation investment programme will be increased from the initial €50-million funding to €100-million. In […]

Extension brings greater quality control to BIM

Graphisoft, a developer of BIM solutions, has announced that Solibri has released the latest version of its ArchiCAD Link extension. The two companies work closely together to offer customers benefits in interoperability. The extension allows fast BIM updates and the use of Solibri Model Checker (SMC) while working in a real-time design scenario. With this […]

Showcase of lidar technology

Teledyne Optech exhibited its latest lidar survey and mapping solutions at InterGEO 2018. The company’s line of mapping systems features the Polaris TLS, a versatile terrestrial laser scanner. With a newly upgraded 2000 m maximum range and enhanced Atlascan software, it is adaptable for a tripod, vehicle, or moving platform, enabling it to perform in […]