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 […]

Three new lenses for high-altitude precision imagery

Phase One Industrial expanded its RS and RSM lens offering with three new high performance lenses for high-altitude aerial photography and long-range aerial and ground inspection applications. The 300 mm AF, 180 mm, and 150 mm MK II lenses are designed to enhance the performance and flexibility of the company’s iXM-RS and iXM aerial camera […]

UAV lidar platform showcased at international conferences

Following the successful release of its new compact lidar platform at AUVSI 2019, Teledyne Optech, a Teledyne Technologies company, has attended two more conferences during May 2019 – SPAR 3D Expo and Conference and GEO Business 2019 – to exhibit its latest lidar survey and mapping solutions. Delegate at both conferences and the opportunity to learn […]

New satellites, contracts and programmes for cubesat company

In April, Planet launched 20 next-generation Dove satellites into orbit. The Flock 4a satellites were placed into a 500km sun synchronous orbit with a mid-morning crossing time. A few days later the satellite company announced that the US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has extended its 2018 contract and renewed it for an additional six months […]

Manufacturing agreement boosts lidar sensor production

Velodyne Lidar signed an agreement with Nikon Corporation, under which Sendai Nikon Corporation, a Nikon subsidiary, will manufacture lidar sensors for Velodyne with plans to start mass production in the second half of 2019. The partnership cements Velodyne’s manufacturing plan and expands its lead in the global lidar sensor market. Mass production of its high-performance […]

New lightweight GNSS receiver

Carlson recently introduced the Carlson NR3 network rover. Weighing less than a kilogram, the rover delivers highly reliable GNSS RTK for land surveying, GIS, and other data collection uses. Able to be used as a base or rover, it utilises all four satellite constellations and provides triple-frequency tracking on GPS, Glonass and Galileo. Incorporating multipath […]

Compact thermal UAV for infrastructure applications

Parrot’s Anafi Thermal is lightweight (315g) UAV-based thermography solution comprising a drone with sensor and software. In addition to its built-in 4K HDR camera, it integrates a Flir thermal sensor. The solution allows professionals to view live thermal and RGB images (4K HDR) of surfaces, structures or at-risk areas as the drone flies over or […]

New INS/GNSS increases UAV-based surveying productivity

SBG Systems introduced its new line of inertial navigation systems (INS) dedicated to UAV-based surveying integrators. The company has designed a small, lightweight, and low-power inertial navigation system offered at two levels of accuracy. Quanta UAV and Quanta UAV Extra have been developed for compact lidar to high-end BVLOS mapping solutions. They provide precise orientation […]

High-accuracy field solution for GIS applications

Trimble has launched a new high-performance field computer for its mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) portfolio, the Trimble TDC150 handheld. Designed for GIS data collection, inspection and management activities, the TDC150 provides users with a rugged solution that has the flexibility of a handheld, a modern interface with open Android operating system, and scalable […]

Rugged handheld for work in high-risk areas

Juniper System has recently announced its Archer 3 rugged handheld. Running the Android 7.1 operating system with an upgraded battery, memory, and storage capacity, it follows six years after the release of its predecessor, the Archer 2. The new handheld however features 2 GB RAM, 16GB storage, a 12 000 mAh (20 hour) battery and […]