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Robotic riverbed survey reveals unseen depths

January 17, 2017By
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The Ribble River flowing through Preston in Lancashire, United Kingdom, has hidden depths. “The challenge with rivers is that much of the beauty and interest is hidden from view beneath the surface,” said Jack Spees, CEO of the Ribble Rivers Trust. “To reveal this beauty, we undertook a bathymetric survey of a section with particularly interesting features that is adjacent... read more

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SPAR 3D Expo focuses on Smart Cities, emerging markets, UAVs

January 16, 2017By
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For nearly two decades, SPAR 3D has been the premier vendor-neutral event for the application of 3D technology in industry. But the surge in innovation and commercial uses for 3D technologies has brought opportunity for expansion. In 2017, SPAR 3D will highlight cutting-edge innovation in 3D technologies from input to output, covering 3D sensing, 3D processing and 3D visualization tools. The... read more

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LizardTech certified by US Army for GeoExpress and Express Server

January 10, 2017By

LizardTech, a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, has received Certificates of Networthiness (CoN) for GeoExpress 9.x and Express Server 9.x from the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM). The CoN signifies that GeoExpress and Express Server are configured to the current Army Golden Master (AGM) baseline and comply with all U.S. Army and Department... read more

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Esri releases new Arctic elevation data

January 9, 2017By
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ArcticDEM provides insight into effects of climate change and enables communities to take early action The ArcticDEM project is a collaboration between government agencies, the Polar Geospatial Center and Esri to achieve goals set by a 2015 executive order by President Barack Obama calling for enhanced coordination of national efforts in the Arctic to reverse the trend of climate change.... read more

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New defense signals offered, new defense editor sought

December 20, 2016By
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Two important new signals — or rather, one signal and one group of signals — became available for military users worldwide last week. Satelles made an exciting announcement of what amounts to a new dimension in satnav: a whole new constellation in low-Earth orbit, bringing global coverage and most critically, a signal strength hitherto unknown to GNSS users. The satellite... read more

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Esri ArcGIS 10.5 helps make sense of real-time information

December 20, 2016By
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Esri has released Esri ArcGIS 10.5, its next-generation analytics technology for innovative organizations. Organizations worldwide are challenged to make sense of real-time digital information. Esri ArcGIS 10.5 helps them glean insight from enterprise data, big data and the Internet of Things and share that insight in intuitive ways. The heart of Esri ArcGIS 10.5 includes: Improved capabilities for handling large-scale analytics... read more

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NASA launches micro satellites with GNSS receivers for remote weather sensing

December 15, 2016By
Once the deployment module on the Orbital ATK Pegasus XL launch vehicle reaches its final altitude of approximately 510 kilometers above the Earth’s surface, the eight CYGNSS microsatellite observatories will be deployed in opposing pairs over a two minute period. (Image credit: University of Michigan)

Surrey Satellite Technology’s Space GNSS Receiver Remote Sensing Instrument (SGR-ReSI) is the primary payload onboard NASA’s CYGNSS constellation, launched today, Dec. 15, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission is part of the NASA Earth System Science Pathfinder Program that aims to improve extreme weather prediction by studying how tropical cyclones... read more

SBG Systems focuses on INS/GPS, robust data at Intergeo 2016

December 14, 2016By

SBG Systems Chief Technology Officer Alexis Guinamard discusses the company’s full line of inertial sensors at Intergeo 2016, which was held Oct. 11-13 in Hamburg, Germany. SBG Systems featured its mobile mapping, aerial survey and georeferencing solutions at the trade fair. read more

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