Drone for underground mines

Mining Technology Suppliers (MTS) has obtained the rights to distribute an underground mobile scanning system in South Africa. At the core of the system is the lightweight V-Scan3D laser scanner and Clickmox Solutions’ simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM) technology. SLAM makes it possible to produce a scanned map in GPS deprived areas using information from […]

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 […]

Add-in connects reality capture to BIM models

NavVis, a mobile indoor mapping, visualisation, and navigation company has announced a new add-in for Autodesk Revit. The add-in lets Revit users connect their BIM models to 360° immersive imagery and point clouds captured by the NavVis mobile mapping system. This add-in simplifies the process of creating and updating outdated BIM models to reflect the […]

Design software refines 3D hydro workflow

Carlson Software’s newly released Precision 3D Hydro 2018 design software provides users tools for precise engineering in 3D. This version introduces Dynamic CAD automated plan and profile CAD design documentation. It also has the ability to do hydraulic grade line, energy grade line, gutter speed, and by-pass design calculations in real-time. The software could be […]

Geoinformation for assisting Namibian property development

The iGlobe Group has developed a solution which combines GIS tools and drone technology for property management. The solution, Property Development Management Systems (PDMS), is planned to assist in a project in Namibia – from the initial designing process up to the day-to-day sales tasks of estate agents. The project is estimated to cover an […]

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 […]