Namibian firm acquires multi-purpose UAS

  Afgen, a distributor of C-Astral aerial surveying systems, has sold a Bramor C4Eye unmanned aerial system (UAS) to Christo Pieterse Land Surveyors in Swakopmund, Namibia. The multi-purpose UAS is the latest in C-Astral’s Brumor range, and is suitable for civilian and military operations where real-time or near-real time video surveillance is important. The UAS […]

Aerial photogrammetric mapping from UAVs

  Maptek has made a significant investment in DroneMetrex, an Adelaide-based startup company that has developed innovative new technology for aerial photogrammetric mapping from small drone aircraft. The DroneMetrex system allows users to collect vast amounts of high quality digital terrain data and imagery of unmatched quality and heighting accuracy for rapid assessment and integration […]

Reseller of 3D mine survey equipment appointed

  Mining technology provider Maptek has appointed Brandt Positioning Technology as a reseller of its 3D mine survey systems in Canada. Brandt Positioning Technology provides technology solutions to the surveying, engineering, mapping, construction, mining, and agricultural sectors in Canada. Products the company offers include the I-Site 8810 and 8200 laser scanners, I-Site Studio 3D point […]

Laser monitoring contributes to profitability

  Laser monitoring is helping the Mogalakwena Mine remain profitable in stark contrast to other platinum mining operations in South Africa. Mogalakwena mine is still expanding and an integrated laser monitoring system, from SiteMonitor Systems, is being used to ensure safe continuity of production. Purchased from 3D Laser Mapping the Mogalakwena system includes a state […]

Scanning solution brings in business

  Canadian company, Vieworx Geophoto, specialises in the collection, manipulation, compilation and presentation of geo-referenced data for its oil and gas customers. Using technology ranging from Ladybug photo imaging cameras to a pair of Topcon IP-S2 HD mobile mapping systems, the company is able to offer their customers new and improved services. The company has […]

Radar satellite wins award

  Surrey Satellite Technology Limited’s (SSTL) space-based S-band radar system, NovaSAR, has won an innovation award for navigation and surveillance communications from the UK’s Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). NovaSAR, is a ground-breaking, radar satellite system providing day/night and all-weather satellite imaging, primarily targeted at maritime surveillance applications. It was developed through an intensive […]

High-speed 3D laser scanning

  The Trimble TX8 laser scanner uses lightning technology which reportedly delivers excellent performance in terms of range, accuracy and speed of measurement. Built to handle demanding environments, the scanner provides efficient, reliable operation in applications including plant and industrial measurement, engineering, surveying, architecture, construction and forensics. The scanner completes typical 360° scans in three […]

Compact, lightweight surveying instrument for everyday use

The Trimble M1 DR Total Station surveying instrument is a compact, lightweight and rugged total station tough enough for everyday use. Both 2″ dual face and 5″ single face models provide a 3000 m range to a single prism and up to 400 m direct reflex (DR) range to non-reflective surfaces. The EDM in the M1 […]

UAS for real-time video surveillance

The Bramor C4Eye line is used for operations where real-time or near-real time video surveillance is crucial. Stabilised C-Astral Eye interchangeable gimbals provide electro-optical CCD and uncooled microbolometer abilities which track moving objects, people and events at chosen distances, day and night. Features include simple flight planning; “one-person” operation; catapult takeoff; accurate parachute landing in […]

Off-the-shelf corridor mapping solution

  The Optech Orion C300-1, has been designed as a Class 1 eye-safe laser product and boasts a Class 1 laser product rating in conformance with FDA requirements and incorporates a 1,5-micron laser with an intelligent emission monitoring system. The new sensor provides the same level of performance and exceptional small-target detectability as the earlier […]

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