BVLOS drone project in an urban area

In-Flight Data, a Canadian drone operator, in collaboration with SenseFly, has completed North America’s first urban BVLOS drone project in a major city. The project, carried out in the city of Calgary, Alberta, was commissioned to collect mapping data to support the development of a new graveyard site, the city’s first new cemetery since 1940. […]

Online AI tests geo-analytics on earth observation imagery

To bridge the gap between abundant earth observation data and artificial intelligence research, Picterra has built an online platform for making AI object detection on earth observation imagery simple and accessible to everyone. The company introduced the Beta version of the AI platform to the professional geospatial community at InterGEO 2018. The solution is an […]

Learn to plan, develop and present a GIS project

Esri recently published “Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS Pro Project Workbook, Fourth Edition”, a workbook which instructs readers on how to complete a geographic information system (GIS) project from start to finish. It provides instructors with a resource for teaching students how to use GIS for a single project that incorporates real data and uses the […]

Bridge project earns further accolades

Royal HaskoningDHV walked away with one of the biggest accolades at the South African Institution of Civil Engineers (SAICE) National Awards held on 12 October 2018. The Grayston Pedestrian Bridge commissioned by the Johannesburg Development Agency was crowned overall winner in the Transportation Engineering Division Award. This win comes on the back of successes at […]

Developing autonomy for commercial survey

Fugro has signed a joint development agreement with L3 ASV, a leader in the field of unmanned and autonomous vessel technology, to create the next generation of autonomous vessels for the commercial survey market. The partnership brings together the expertise of both companies for the joint development of a variety of fit-for-purpose unmanned surface vessels […]

Software extends photogrammetric deliverables

Trimble has announced a new version of its Inpho office software suite for photogrammetry. The suite includes two new capabilities: Match-3DX software for creating rich 3D point clouds and true orthomosaics, and Match-3DX Meshing add-on for generating photorealistic textured meshes. Version 9 of the software, expected to be available in fourth quarter of 2018, combines […]

Handheld computer for flexible field data collection

Trimble has launched its Nomad 5 rugged handheld computer, built for tasks such as data collection, asset management and inspections. The flexible, all-in-one device features a streamlined form factor, a 5-inch sunlight-readable touch screen and an Android 8.1 operating system. It is certified to military (MIL-STD-810G) specifications for ruggedness and includes an all-day, user-replaceable battery, […]