Mapping

TerraGo Edge delivers GeoPackage to mobile users

April 8, 2016By
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TerraGo has released TerraGo Edge 3.9.3, which features full support for OGC GeoPackage, a universal format for sharing maps and geographic data across mobile devices and all platforms. TerraGo Edge enables users to import and export OGC GeoPackage as a SQLite database optimized for performance on iOS and Android devices. “Because we listened to our customers, we designed TerraGo Edge from the... read more

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Latest developments from what3words at Esri FedGIS

April 8, 2016By

Clare Jones of what3words describes the latest developments in the new global addressing system. She was interviewed by GeoIntelligence Insider columnist Art Kalinski for geospatial-solutions.com at the Esri Federal GIS Conference, held Feb. 24-25 in Washington, D.C. read more

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INRIX Traffic app learns driver’s itinerary, preferences

April 5, 2016By
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INRIX Inc., a connected car services and movement analytics company, has released a redesigned version of INRIX Traffic for iOS and Android. INRIX Traffic is a next-generation navigation and traffic app that learns user preferences to take the guesswork out of driving. The app integrates with a user’s calendar and learns their driving habits to create a personalized itinerary that includes... read more

ASC sells auto division to focus on 3D flash lidar

March 24, 2016By

Advanced Scientific Concepts (ASC), supplier of 3D flash lidar vision systems for terrestrial, aerial and space applications, is creating of Advanced Scientific Concepts LLC, following the sale of its ASCar division to Continental AG. With the acquisition of ASCar, Continental plans to mass produce flash lidars at an affordable price to support the commercial automotive industry. Advanced Scientific Concepts LLC will... read more

Harxon offers new GNSS helix antenna

March 22, 2016By
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Chinese antenna maker Harxon has launched a new GNSS helix antenna for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and geospatial applications. The HX-CH6601A receives GPS L1/L2, GLONASS L1/L2 and BeiDou B1/B2 signals. It offers exceptional pattern control, polarization purity and high efficiency in a very compact form factor. The antenna is equipped with a high-quality, durable IP65 sealed radome housing and terminated... read more

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ESA to research monitoring of ground hazards affecting transportation

March 15, 2016By
Live Land is a satellite-based land monitoring system developed under ESA’s ARTES Integrated Applications Promotions programme. It offers transport operators increased information on geological hazards, such as landslides and subsidence that affect assets. (Photo: ritish Geological Survey NERC)

Operators of UK transport networks will be the first to benefit from Live Land, a satellite-based land monitoring system developed through the European Space Agency (ESA). Transport operators across the UK face significant challenges in monitoring and detecting landslides and subsidence across their networks. Geological hazards in the vicinity of roads and railways can disrupt business and communities. The Live Land demonstration... read more

Topcon announces new geodetic antenna

March 3, 2016By
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Topcon Positioning Group announces the release of a new full wave geodetic antenna — the G5-A1.  The portable antenna is designed to provide improved multipath mitigation for use with a mobile base station site or network reference station. “When paired with the Topcon NET-G5 receiver, the zero-centered geodetic antenna provides a powerful and cost-effective entry-level solution” said Charles Rihner, vice... read more

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Synergizing smartphones’ onboard GPS capability with KML files

February 29, 2016By
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At Caltrans District 7 in Los Angeles, we use the onboard GPS capability of smartphones to navigate in real time to the locations of proposed aerial targets and National Geodetic Survey (NGS) control stations. read more

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