Major improvements to airborne urban mapping solution

Leica Geosystems introduced its CityMapper-2, a hybrid oblique imaging and lidar sensor for fast and efficient digitalisation of cities. As part of the company’s RealCity solution, which combines the sensor with the Leica HxMap high-performance processing workflow, the solution is designed to provide faster updates while preserving image quality over a wide range of flying […]

Versatile fixed-wing drone portfolio showcased

Sensefly showcased its dynamic range of fixed-wing drone solutions and sensors at InterGEO 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany. The company’s eBee X drone took centre stage at its stand, where surveyors and engineers were able to learn how the technology can be used to map large and small areas faster and more efficiently than with traditional […]

New waveform lidar product range launched

Riegl Laser Systems has launched and showcased an extensive range of waveform lidar products at this year’s InterGEO in Stuttgart, Germany. Its new VQ-780II and VQ-1560II airborne laser scanning systems (with a pulse repetition rate of 2 MHz and 4 MHz respectively) increases productivity for both high-point-density mapping and ultra-wide-area mapping. Furthermore, the VP-1 Helicopter […]

Company’s new division will further HD mapping

Mitsubishi Electric Europe has established the High Precision Positioning Systems Division at its German branch headquarters. The division offers key technologies to accelerate the introduction of centimetre-level autonomous driving and safe driving assistance. These are the mobile mapping system (MMS) and the high-precision AQLOC positioning receiver with centimetre-level accuracy for applications in road and utility […]

New satellite technologies receive development funding

UrtheCast Corp has been selected to receive $2–million from the Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA) Space Technology Development Program (STDP), in two separate agreements of $1–million each, for the development of new satellite technologies. The work is expected to start immediately and will be carried out over the next three years. The first CSA STDP contribution […]

Simultaneous dual lidar and oblique mapping

Geocue Group featured its new True View line of UAV sensors at the Esri User Conference in San Diego, US. True View offers an lidar and dual oblique mapping camera configuration integrated in a lightweight payload for use on commercial drone platforms. This allows for automated generation of true 3D colourised point clouds, oblique imagery […]

Coordinated drone operations for search and rescue

Ugcs new Command and Control (Ugcs CC) solution has been developed for efficient drone integration in search and rescue, police and security operations. Urgent missions involving multiple drones demand concerted action controlled from a single command centre where all video streams, 3D maps, placemarks, and other incoming drone data are sent for real-time overviews, analysis, […]

Dynamic lidar sensor integrated into UAV

Teledyne Optech has announced that its new compact lidar sensor, the CL-90, is available for purchase through its first integration partnership with Lidar USA. The sensor features canopy penetration for good ground coverage, much higher downward point density for high-quality results in corridor/power line projects, long-range performance for productivity at UAS ceilings, and high data […]

Contract awarded for 4D ocean bottom node survey

Seabed Geosolutions has been awarded a 4D ocean bottom node (OBN) monitor survey in West Africa for a major oil company. The project, for which the data is expected to be acquired over a two-month period during the third quarter of 2019, will cover 151 km2 in water depths up to 600 m. The ocean […]

Hydrographic sensor software gets updated

The latest version of Impact Subsea SeaView software has been released and made available for download. The software allows the viewing and logging of data together with configuration and calibration of Impact Subsea sensors. Hydrographic surveys and flooded member detection can also be performed using the software. The latest iteration of the software enables new […]