Mapping

Applanix Offers Entry-Level Georeferencing Solution for Airborne Mapping

September 15, 2015By
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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
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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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Street Smart: 3D City Mapping and Modeling for Positioning with Multi-GNSS

July 1, 2015By
Figure 1. Example of the GNSS signal propagation using ray-tracing and a 3D building map.

A particle-filter-based positioning method using a 3D map to rectify the errors created by multipath and non-line-of-sight signals on the positioning result delivered by a low-cost single-frequency GPS receiver takes a multi-GNSS approach, using the combined signals of GPS, GLONASS and QZSS. The method outperforms conventional positioning in availability and positioning accuracy. It will likely be fused with other sensors in a future pedestrian navigation application. read more

Avyon Offers Precision Mapping for Microdrones md4 Fleet from Applanix

May 5, 2015By

Avyon, a sUAS (Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems) integrator and distributor, is using the Applanix APX UAV for its md4 fleet, to provide users with cost-effective direct georeferencing technology. The integration of the Applanix APX-15 UAV on the md4-1000 and md4-3000 microdrones will offer solutions for unmanned aircraft while complying with weight and size restrictions for payloads. The APX-15 works seamlessly with all other airborne... read more

SenseFly Launches Intelligent Mapping and Inspection Drone

May 5, 2015By
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Swiss professional drone maker senseFly has launched the eXom, its new quadcopter UAS for mapping and inspection. The eXom is available to pre-order immediately and ships this summer. SenseFly made the announcement at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2015 show being held May 4-7 in Atlanta, Ga. (Hall B2, Booth 519). The eXom is a sensor-rich system, sensefly said. Developed by experts working across... read more

Ride Service Uber Acquires Mapping Company DeCarta

March 18, 2015By

Ride service Uber is buying mapping and search startup deCarta, reports Mashable, which said it learned of the deal from an Uber representative. The deal was expected to close earlier this month. Uber plans to use deCarta’s technology and talent to fine-tune its products and services that rely on maps, including UberPOOL, the smartphone-based ride-sharing app. Thirty out of 40 deCarta employees will... read more

Geomatics Offers Portable Surveying and Mapping System

March 3, 2015By

Editor’s note: GPS World explored use of the new system from Geomatics in the March 2015 issue. Geomatics USA from Gainesville, Fla., has designed a precision surveying and mapping system that can be easily stowed in an overhead compartment for airline travel. Surveyors can fit everything needed for important mapping and surveying jobs into a baseball-style bag, including tripods. The compact, light-weight system offers differential sub-foot accuracy.... read more