AI accelerates local drones-for-social good solutions

Picterra and the Flying Labs from WeRobotics have announced a new collaboration. Picterra has added an AI-analytic layer to support the Flying Labs in their mission of accelerating and scaling local drones-for-social good solutions in emerging economies. Flying Labs’ members currently work on a broad and diverse range of projects, from helping farmers set property […]

Vineyard map opens doors to global regions

Developed by Consilium Technology in Adelaide, South Australia, the Geospatial Artificial Intelligence for Agriculture (GAIA) analysis algorithm scans high-resolution satellite images of Australia’s wine regions to identify where vineyards are located and how many vine rows are planted. Funded by Wine Australia, the scan replaces the old Australian Bureau of Statistics paper-based sector survey, last […]

Lidar enables Game of Thrones visual effects

Imaging hardware and software from Teledyne Optech helped enable 3D spatial data acquisition and visual effects for HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones. A team, led by Vektra d.o.o. of Croatia, utilised the company’s light detection and ranging (lidar) technology to create a detailed 3D representation of the old city of Dubrovnik, the model for […]

Complete point cloud data manipulation software

YellowScan has released its new software, CloudStation, which provides a complete solution to create and manipulate point-cloud data. CloudStation is the new proprietary software developed by YellowScan to generate and visualise your point-clouds. It allows users to extract, process and display data immediately after flight acquisition. The auto-generation of flight lines and the production of […]

Software suite takes the weight off logistics operations

Ensuring that the correct driver and vehicle is permitted to deliver and gain access to your premises is an important safety and security consideration. This is now possible with AccessX, which forms part of the next-generation WBX receiving and dispatch software. The suite of software products is aimed at optimising and automating the entire weighbridge-centric […]

Fast 3D mapping of buildings and small infrastructure

The Heron Lite is a solution for fast 3D surveying and mapping of buildings and small infrastructures, where automatic self-localisation and real-time change detection features are not required. However, if these features are needed, the upgrade to Heron AC-2 or MS-2 is possible. The Heron Lite satisfies the needs of fast local real-time mapping with […]

High quality interoperable stand-alone traffic data

Mapbox now offers stand-alone traffic data for use outside of its navigation APIs ,  for users who require comprehensive and accurate traffic data to use in customised routing engines, direct analysis, or congestion analysis. The traffic data provides real-time and predictive traffic patterns drawn from a globally distributed user-base. This data is now compatible with other […]

Hexagon completes Thermopylae Sciences and Technology acquisition

Hexagon completed its previously announced acquisition of Thermopylae Sciences and Technology. Thermopylae is a Virginia, USA-based software provider serving both the US government and private sector markets with geospatial applications, mobile frameworks and cloud computing for enhanced location intelligence. Collectively, Thermopylae’s technologies, coupled with Hexagon’s other geospatial offerings, provide location intelligence solutions to solve critical, […]

Latest improvements to global data products availed

Europa Technologies has released the latest major version (v2019.1) of its suite of global map data products. These products continue to help businesses, governments and NGOs manage their international activities. They also underpin important environmental research on many issues affecting our planet. Amongst thousands of minor updates and enhancements, the new release includes an increase […]

Acquisition enables subsurface digital twin services

Bentley Systems has acquired Keynetix, a provider of cloud-based software for capturing, visualising, modelling, and sharing of geotechnical data. The addition of Keynetix software expands its geotechnical offerings and accelerates its vision of enabling subsurface digital twins for infrastructure projects and assets. Subsurface digital twins can be vital for assessing and managing risks in infrastructure […]