Mapping

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
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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