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UK’s Bluesky acquires US aerial survey company Col-East

March 15, 2017By
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British aerial mapping innovator Bluesky International is expanding its business into North America following the acquisition of Col-East Inc., a Massachusetts-based aerial survey company. Col-East has been mapping the Northeast United States for 65 years and will continue as Col-East International Ltd., forming the U.S. arm of Bluesky. Founded in 1952, Col-East has a long-established reputation for high-quality topographic mapping... read more

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Topcon offer Bentley reality modeling with UAS solutions

March 9, 2017By
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Topcon Positioning Group introduces Topcon ContextCapture, powered by Bentley Systems, a reality modeling software solution that will be offered with Topcon UAS (unmanned aerial systems). The system is designed for mapping, construction and surveying professionals to quickly turn simple photographs and or point-cloud data into true-to-life, highly detailed 3D models for use throughout a project lifecycle. “The offering will include... read more

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New handbook for surveyors and survey engineers

March 1, 2017By

GNSS Survey & Engineering, a 238-page primer for the professional user, has just been published by Geomares. Four opening chapters deal with the general layout of GNSS, its errors and its practical use. Geared to the everyday professional GNSS user, this section does not give in-depth theoretical background. The second group of four chapters discusses topics such as geodesy, satellite... read more

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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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Colossal North Atlantic wave recorded

January 11, 2017By
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The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced the highest wave on record: a behemoth that towered 19 meters (62.3 feet, or about five building storeys) above the North Atlantic. Examination of data sent by an automated buoy showed the monster wave rose on Feb. 4, 2013, at a remote spot between Britain and Iceland. The mighty wave occurred after a strong... 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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Trimble introduces construction technology for small site and utility contractors

November 11, 2016By
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Trimble is offering office software, site positioning and machine control solutions designed for site and utility contractors and owner/operators. These solutions offer small to mid-sized contractors a reliable, flexible and affordable option to leverage construction technology. The announcement was made at Trimble Dimensions. Office Software for Site Visualization and Layout Many contractors already use SketchUp Pro for layout and visualization.... read more

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TerraGo Edge and GeoPDF demonstrated at Intergeo

October 12, 2016By
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TerraGo demonstrated at Intergeo the latest capabilities of its line of GeoPDF products as well as survey-grade, mobile GPS and GIS data collection with its TerraGo Edge and TerraGo Magic platforms geospatial collaboration and mobility software. GeoPDF products enable free, lightweight GIS applications, helping organizations get more value from their current investments in GIS and imagery platforms. TerraGo Edge and TerraGo Magic are... read more

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