Mapping with Bluetooth

November 12, 2015By

BlueStarGPS offers both GPS and GNSS options in a rugged, lightweight package. The BlueStarGPS device was designed to meet sub-meter mapping and data collection needs in the pipeline and utility industries. It provides sub-meter precision without post-processing, and maintains accurate positioning when the SBAS signal is obstructed. This means it can function under trees, around buildings and in rugged terrain... read more

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Bluesky Completes Aerial Mapping Project for UK Utilities

October 8, 2015By

Bluesky has completed a multi-million pound aerial mapping project to assess the impact of vegetation on the electricity network of East Anglia and the South East of England. Working on behalf of UK Power Networks, Bluesky undertook the largest ever combined laser mapping and aerial photography survey commissioned by an electricity distribution network operator in the UK — some 34,000 square... read more

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Trimble’s TIMMS 2 Provides Maneuverable Indoor Mapping Solution

September 29, 2015By

Trimble has introduced its next-generation Trimble Indoor Mobile Mapping Solution (TIMMS) that produces fast and accurate maps of difficult-to-navigate indoor spaces and translates them directly into 2D and 3D models of structured interiors. TIMMS 2 is a fusion of technologies for capturing spatial data of indoor and other GNSS denied areas, the company said. It provides both lidar and spherical video, enabling... read more

INTERGEO 2015: Trimble Showcases Mobile Mapping Solutions

September 23, 2015By

Elmar Lenz, general manager of Trimble‘s GNSS Geospatial Division, talks about the company’s MX7 mobile mapping system and its GNSS solutions at INTERGEO 2015, which was held Sept. 15-17 in Stuttgart, Germany. The Trimble MX7 with VISION technology is a vehicle-mounted photogrammetric system equipped with six cameras and Applanix GNSS and inertial geo-referencing modules. The MX7 can be mounted on... read more

INTERGEO 2015: Applanix Features Mobile Mapping and Positioning Products

September 23, 2015By

Eric Liberty of Applanix, a Trimble company, gives an overview of Applanix’s POS AV, POS AVX 210 and TIMMS indoor mobile mapping system at INTERGEO 2015, which was held Sept. 15-17 in Stuttgart, Germany. POS AV is a hardware and software system specifically designed for direct georeferencing of airborne sensor data. The POS AVX 210 is a GNSS-inertial solution designed... read more

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Applanix Offers Entry-Level Georeferencing Solution for Airborne Mapping

September 15, 2015By

Applanix Corporation has announced the POS AVX 210, the latest addition to its airborne position and orientation portfolio for direct georeferencing of airborne mapping sensors. Using Applanix’ GNSS and inertial technology, the POS AVX 210 enables airborne surveyors to achieve gains in accuracy, efficiency and productivity for low-altitude or small form factor sensors, when compared to GNSS-only point-matching or aerial triangulation... read more

INTERGEO in Stuttgart Looks to Mapping’s Future

August 4, 2015By

GPS World staff will cover the 2015 INTERGEO Trade Show, being held Sept. 15–17 in Stuttgart, Germany. The show opens with keynote speeches by Chris Cappelli (Esri) on location platforms and Georg Gartner (Vienna University of Technology) on the future of the map. INSPIRE examines geo-issues from a European perspective, providing practical examples and focusing on further development of this European directive. Other central themes include geodata as a... read more

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Uber Takes 100 Microsoft Engineers, Mapping Tech

July 6, 2015By
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Microsoft will no longer collect its own map data, according to the website re/code. As part of the change, Microsoft is selling some of its assets to rideshare company Uber, including a data center, cameras, intellectual property and roughly 100 engineers. Uber is also buying a data center near Boulder, Colo. Microsoft plans to continue to offer Bing Maps using data... read more

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