Rapid urban mapping system product range expanded

The ZEB Discovery is Geoslam’s latest rapid urban mapping system, which integrates point cloud data with high resolution imagery. The system uses simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM) technology and NCTech’s iStar Pulsar panoramic camera for ultra-high definition image capture. Combining the two data sources into one view offers a new way to visualise reality for a […]

Online platform streamlines mine’s operational requirements

Anglo American Platinum’s Mogalakwena Complex near Mokopane in Limpopo province, the world’s largest open-pit platinum mine, has deployed numerous business improvement initiatives over the years to reduce costs to among the lowest in the world. One successful initiative is Mogalakwena’s partnership with Passport 360, which it adopted in June 2015 to streamline the onboarding process […]

Collaborating for digital innovation in engineering

An in-house innovation workshop is now a annual event for SRK experts to share their technological inventions. The idea of the workshop was sparked by a global SRK Practice Leaders meeting in 2015, which highlighted the value of the culture of innovation within the group. During the meetings, delegates found that they solved many of […]

Design software furthers BIM and GIS integration

Autodesk Civil 3D continues to deliver improvements to design, performance and collaboration efficiencies, enhancing building information model (BIM) design workflows for larger, more complex infrastructure projects.  The latest release – Civil 3D 2020.1 – introduces the Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS in Civil 3D, allowing users to connect directly to the GIS data they need in […]

Autonomous mapping of hostile environments

Ross Robotics has teamed up with Geoslam to provide an effective, robust and reliable solution that integrates the Extrm SC2.0 unmanned autonomous ground vehicle with the Zeb-Revo 3D 360° geospatial scanner and its real-time and post-processing geospatial analysis software. For those working in difficult to access spaces where there is no GPS coverage such as […]

Indoor navigation for enhanced airport experience

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded Arup USA a contract to deliver wayfinding technology through the Silicon Valley Innovation Program. Arup has partnered with Pointr of London, a UK start-up that specialises in AI/AR infused indoor-location technology and analytics for the contract. This project seeks to augment US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) capabilities […]

Usage reporting aids software licencing decisions

Autodesk’s new usage reporting functionality is now available for products with single-user access, to track assigned users, product versions, and seat usage for effectively managing subscriptions. A usage report can tell subscription administers how many users accessed each application during a given time period and how many seats are subscribed to. The reports reveal who […]

Mobile mapping partnership benefits AEC clients

Geoslam has partnered with Microsol Resources Corporation, building information modelling (BIM) technology solutions, as well as a leading Autodesk Platinum Partner serving the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industries. Geoslam’s technology can be used in many urban places to provide accurate 3D mapping without GPS, including areas where weak signals and hampered accessibility become barriers […]

Leveraging drones to enhance insurance claims service

Loveland Innovations, a provider of data analytics and technology solutions for insurance, will provide The Hanover Insurance Group with drone and technology capabilities, helping the company provide more effective and efficient claims service to its partners and customers. This partnership enables a sophisticated, digital-first approach to claim inspections and analysis. With the company’s inspection platform […]

Versatile high-quality data recorder for seismic applications

Trimble introduced its Ref Tek Wrangler seismic data recorder that provides robust and reliable information for scientists and academics conducting earth movement studies. Representing the fourth generation of data this recording technology, the seismic data recorder features a 32-bit analogue-to-digital converter, delivering increased dynamic range compared to its predecessor. This enhanced dynamic range enables it […]