Mapping

Trimble Catalyst brings high-accuracy positioning to Android devices

July 6, 2017By

The Trimble Catalyst software-defined GNSS receiver for Android devices is now available through Trimble’s global distribution network. Through Catalyst and a special antenna, customers can access positioning-as-a-service to collect geolocation data with Trimble or third-party apps on smartphones, tablets and mobile handhelds. When combined with a plug-and-play digital antenna and subscription to the Catalyst service, the receiver provides on-demand GNSS... read more

Esri CityEngine 2017 designed for efficient urban planning

July 5, 2017By

Esri has released Esri CityEngine 2017 with a variety of new features. This latest version of Esri’s 3D modeling software offers new features that let planners and architects compare different scenarios and visualize them with dashboards to view how each would affect the same geographic area — all in real time. With the updates available in the new version of... read more

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ArcGIS Web AppBuilder receives major widget updates

July 5, 2017By

Major changes have been added to the ArcGIS Web AppBuilder in its June 2017 update, in the form of new widgets. For those who use the AppBuilder for creating applications rather than using ArcGIS for Developers, widgets serve as a mainstay for mapping application projects. For the summer update, eight new core widgets are now available for users. Here’s a quick overview of what’s... read more

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Trimble launches VRS Now correction service in France

June 27, 2017By

The Trimble VRS Now GNSS correction service is now available in France. The service is designed for a variety of geospatial and construction applications including surveying, cadastral, land administration, and urban and rural construction that would benefit from easy access to high-accuracy, centimeter-level positioning. Trimble also now provides Galileo support for VRS Now. Powered by the Trimble Pivot Platform, VRS Now in... read more

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