Ride-share fleets to map cities globally

Mobileye Aftermarket announced a series of partnerships and collaborations with ride-share fleets, municipalities and government administrations that will enable the mapping of city streets around the world, including London and New York, through the deployment of Mobileye 8 Connect in thousands of for-hire vehicles. Mobileye 8 Connect is the company’s collision avoidance system powered by […]

Supporting marine survey for global initiative

Fugro is leading the marine survey industry in support of NF-GEBCO Seabed 2030, a global initiative to produce a definitive, high-resolution bathymetric map of the entire world’s ocean floor by the year 2030. The company has committed its support with crowd-sourced bathymetry data, and devised a methodology for collecting valuable high-resolution bathymetry datasets while its […]

Mobile mapping system for large-scale missions

The Trimble MX9 mobile mapping solution combines a vehicle-mounted mobile lidar system, multi-camera imaging and field software for efficient, precise and high-volume data capture for a broad range of mobile mapping applications such as road surveys, topographic mapping, 3D-modeling and asset management. The system captures dense point cloud data along with 360° immersive georeferenced imagery […]

Lightweight compact receiver

The new Pentax G6Ni GNSS base and rover system is designed to meet the needs of today’s surveyors and is based on the manufacturer’s many years of experience in instrument design and construction. The company aims for ease of use, a low cost of ownership and flexibility to accommodate different working environments, and chooses its […]

GNSS manufacturer wins creative contribution award

ComNav Technology won the State Science and Technology Progress Award in high-precision GNSS positioning technology and applications. The award is granted to Chinese citizens and organisations who made creative contributions in technological research and promote high-tech industrialisation. The company has been recognised for its work in core algorithms, featured applications in high-precision GNSS applications, especially […]

GNSS receiver for transmission corridor survey

The Spectra Precision SP60 GNSS receiver has been selected to perform survey work for construction of a new 450 km long, 225/90 kV transmission line that connects Mauritania’s capital Nouakchott and to Nouadhibou in the south. The Mauritanian electricity company, SOMELEC, through its contracting company, awarded the sub-contract for survey work to geospatial firm ETAFAT. […]

New UAV lidar system unveiled

The Surveyor Ultra is the new UAV lidar system from YellowScan, integrating the Velodyne VLP-32C scanner and the Applanix APX-15 IMU. With its high-density (600 000 points per second), the system is well-suited to high speed UAVs and long-range needs, with a maximum range of 100 m. Its light weight (1,7 kg) makes it easy […]

Wind-sensing satellite undergoes final checks

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) wind sensing spacecraft, Aeolus, will be the first satellite capable of performing global wind-component-profile observation on a daily basis in near real-time. Aeolus has left Liège in Belgium having successfully completed extensive thermal and functional performance testing. It will now undergo final checks at InteSpace test centre in France, before […]

Lidar system for mapping complex terrain

TerrainMapper is Leica Geosystems’ next generation linear mode lidar system. As part of the RealTerrain airborne lidar mapping solution, the sensor is supported by the HxMap unified multi-sensor post-processing workflow. The mapping solution enables users to increase point accuracy, deliver even point density across the swath, and accommodates more efficient flight planning in complex terrain […]

Airborne laser mapping increases range performance

Teledyne Optech’s new Galaxy Prime builds on the PulseTrak and SwathTrak productivity features of the current Galaxy T1000 sensor platform by adding extended range performance for greater collection efficiency, improved vegetation penetration, and increased low-reflectance target detection. A “night mode” increases range performance further still, and an expanded range of motion for the dynamic field […]