Google’s 3D Mapping Phones Head to Developers

March 19, 2014By

Google’s 3D mapping project, Project Tango, is putting prototypes into developers’ hands. Google has been collaborating with universities, research labs, and industrial partners in nine countries, to concentrate the past 10 years of research in robotics and computer vision into a mobile phone. “We now have prototypes ready to put into the hands of eager development partners that can help... read more

TomTom Integrates Indoor Mapping with Micello Partnership

March 11, 2014By

TomTom has begun a strategic partnership with indoor-mapping company Micello Inc., extending its range of mapping products to include indoor venues. Integrating Micello’s maps and venue content gives TomTom’s business customers access to accurate pedestrian friendly indoor maps with points of interest data in venues worldwide. “The indoor mapping functionality means that step-by-step guidance can be integrated into daily life... read more

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iXBlue, Septentrio Create ATLANS-C for Mapping Urban Environments

February 21, 2014By

iXBlue, a provider of navigation, positioning, and mapping solutions, has launched its new ATLANS-C position and orientation system, developed in close cooperation with Septentrio Satellite Navigation. The system is designed to provide continuous and accurate positioning in urban environments, where GNSS signals are obscured, intermittent, or possibly distorted by reflective surfaces. ATLANS-C benefits from the optimized integration of iXBlue’s fiber-optic... read more

Applanix Conducts Successful Test Flight of Professional Mapping UAS

January 29, 2014By

Applanix Corporation and American Aerospace Advisors have completed a successful series of test flights of AAAI’s RS-16 platform equipped with Applanix’ DMS-UAV aerial photogrammetry payload. This is the first successful mission for a long-endurance UAS (unmanned aerial system) capable of producing professional-grade, directly georeferenced mapping imagery for civilian applications such as pipeline monitoring, power line and emergency response mapping. Tests... read more

Applanix Brings Trimble CenterPoint RTX Correction Service to Airborne Mapping Products

November 12, 2013By

Applanix, a mobile mapping and positioning company, is making the Trimble CenterPoint RTX correction service available across its entire airborne mapping portfolio. Applanix is a Trimble Company. Using the Trimble CenterPoint RTX correction service, Applanix will be able to deliver these benefits to the aerial survey marketplace: High accuracy — better than 10 cm RMS horizontal after convergence Speed and low... read more

Nokia’s Mapping Business Has Options, Issues

September 25, 2013By

In the wake of Microsoft’s recent purchase of Nokia’s mobile phone business, the Nokia unit formerly known as Navteq, and now know as HERE, has opportunities, but also a hard-to-guess future. At least one industry analyst believes that Navteq/HERE was not included in the Microsoft deal because it was too expensive. “While much ado has been made of the Nokia/Microsoft... read more

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Juniper Systems Updates Aspect Field Mapping Software to v1.2

August 15, 2013By

Juniper Systems has released a new version of its field mapping software, Juniper Aspect 1.2. The release builds upon and adds to its previous strengths as an easy-to-use, versatile mapping tool. Juniper Aspect is a field mapping software designed to boost efficiency and productivity, while being simple enough that anyone can quickly learn how to use it, according to Juniper.... read more

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Topcon Offers HiPer SR Integrated Receiver for GIS, Mapping

July 8, 2013By

Topcon Positioning Systems has announced the HiPer SR integrated receiver for GIS and mapping applications. The HiPer SR for GIS is a compact, integrated GNSS receiver with sub-meter accuracy. Additional, scalable options are available via OAF (Options Authorization File) upgrades, delivering accuracy levels of sub-decimeter and centimeter without the need for additional hardware, Topcon said. The HiPer SR for GIS... read more

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