UAV software improves GCP setups

The recently released PhotoModeler 2018.1.0 comes with several improvements, including improvements of UAV control marking which make UAV projects with ground control points (GCPs) easier to set up. The multi-point transform can now be formed with just one point assigned (translate) or two points assigned (translate and scale). User interface speeds have also been improved. […]

Versatile terrestrial laser scanner

The Polaris terrestrial laser scanner delivers accurate, precise data quickly, bridging the gap between small, light-weight, short-range sensors and large, long-range, pulsed time-of-flight scanners. Built with surveyors in mind, the scanner has a user-friendly on-board operator interface with menu-driven operations for quickly collecting and referencing data. With an integrated high-resolution camera, inclinometers, a compass, a […]

High accuracy drone photogrammetry

Wingtra has launched the WingtraOne post-processed kinematics (PPK) UAV for large scale surveying and mapping applications. With the help of its partners, Pix4D and Septentrio – the UAV is now able to deliver orthomosaic maps and 3D models with an absolute accuracy down to 1 cm. The UAV combines vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) with […]

Airborne lidar for mountain and forestry surveys

Asia Air Survey in Japan has taken delivery of a Teledyne Optech ALTM Galaxy T1000 for use in their forest resource management initiatives, road and railway facility management, as well as slope stability monitoring activities. With 70% of Japan covered in mountains and hillsides, the country can be very susceptible to geomorphic hazards, such as […]

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 […]

Extra precision added to Sentinel-3 altimetry

A highly precise MicroWave Radiometer (MWR) built by Airbus is ready to start operations after the launch of the Sentinel-3B satellite built by Thales Alenia Space. Sentinel-3 is the Copernicus operational wide-swath medium resolution ocean and land mission, and is designed to provide continuity to optical and altimetry data of the Airbus built Envisat mission, […]