Mapping

Leica Geosystems offers complete imaging solution

June 16, 2017By

Leica Geosystems’ BLK360 is a miniaturized black 3D imaging laser scanner. The BLK360 captures the world with full-color panoramic images overlaid on a high-accuracy point cloud. The one-button Leica BLK360 is easy to use, Leica said. Anyone who can operate an iPad can now capture the world around them with high-resolution 3D panoramic images. The Leica BLK360 imaging laser scanner... read more

Exhibitors at GEOINT to launch range of new products

June 5, 2017By

A number of geospatial intelligence companies are exhibiting at the GEOINT 2017 Symposium, which is taking place June 4-7 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Hosted and produced by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), the annual GEOINT Symposium is the nation’s largest gathering of industry, academia, and government to include defense, intelligence and... read more

TerraGo Edge version 4 uses iOS, Android flexibility

June 1, 2017By

The profession of land surveying has taken advantage of many technological location and measuring advancements, yet most of the data collectors used today are still based upon aging proprietary data collectors and even older operating system platforms. A common tool for most surveyors is the smartphone or tablet, so TerraGo developed an application that takes advantage of the nimble programming of... read more

Hydrographic surveys to improve maritime safety in Papua New Guinea

May 25, 2017By

Fugro has been awarded six contracts by the National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA) of Papua New Guinea. The hydrographic survey packages are expected to contribute to capacity development in the country, which has more than 5,000 kilometers of coastline. The surveys will be conducted using a combination of Fugro’s Airborne Lidar Bathymetry (ALB) and multi-beam echo sounder (MBES) sensors, and a seamless dataset... read more

MapSmart app hits the field

May 24, 2017By

Laser Technology’s MapSmart app for Android is a tool for expert field data collection without complicated equipment, the company said. The software is designed for quick and accurate mapping of anything, including stockpile volumes, with or without GPS coordinates for every data point. The survey-quality mapping app, using the smart device’s internal GPS or the user’s own external GPS, integrates... read more

TerraGo releases new version of zero-code platform, Magic

May 22, 2017By

TerraGo Magic, a custom app designed for both iOS and Android platforms, simplifies the process of designing a custom application for specific clients and needs. With TerraGo Magic — now available in version 2.0 — an organization’s end users can rapidly build cloud-enabled iOS, Android and web apps, customized with their unique branding, workflow and features, without the expense of mobile... read more

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Firm’s UAS experts provide runway data to Atlanta Airport

May 15, 2017By

Consulting firm Michael Baker International has partnered with the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to use unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to inspect runway conditions. The mission’s use of drones on the airfield of an international airport in the United States during daily airport operations is a first, according to the company. Michael Baker is partnering with ATL on a pavement evaluation project and identified... read more

TerraGo Magic enables design of custom applications without coding

May 10, 2017By

While change is constant, one thing that has become standard is the use of handheld mobile devices. Smartphones and tablets are used by almost everyone and the professional surveying community is no different. The process of data collection for specific purposes often needs to be tailored to each project type, yet traditional surveying methods are not flexible in allowing customization... read more

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