April 18, 2014

Airborne LiDAR

Laser scanning from the air can provide all kinds of rich and useful data, for applications as diverse as mapping and forestry management. These stories will discuss uses of the approach, technological advances, and who’s actually making money doing this as a business.

Articles found: 119

Hexagon, Topcon to form joint venture

A day after Hexagon announced joint venture plans with Topcon, the 3D imaging firm said Friday its cash offer for shares of Veripos Inc., a manufacturer of satellite navigation and positioning systems for offshore oil companies, has earned it a 51.2 percent stake.

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Trimble targets ag sector with UAV system

Trimble Navigation said Tuesday it added its UX5 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to its agriculture product portfolio for aerial imaging and mapping.

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Volvo Car Group's technical expert to keynote at SPAR International

Portland, Maine - January 20, 2014 – Magnus Rönnäng, Technical Expert, Virtual Manufacturing at Volvo Car Group, will deliver a Keynote Address entitled “Living in the Point Cloud” at SPAR International 3D Measurement & Imaging Conference. The 11th edition of the event will take place April 14-17, 2014 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Complete event information can be found at www.SPARPointGroup.com/International.

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Aerial imagery firm acquired for $650 million

Verisk Analytics, Inc., a supplier of risk information to insurers and banks, said it will pay $650 million in cash to acquire EagleView Technology Corp. (EVT), a provider of 3D roof measurement and analysis based on a library of aerial imagery covering over a million square miles and about 90 percent of total U.S. structures.

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Sustainable farming software acquired by Trimble

Trimble Navigation said Thursday it acquired the assets of C3 Consulting LLC, a privately held, crop science software firm promoting sustainable farming methods with tools to conserve natural resources, reduce chemical inputs and restore native fertility.

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New SDK brings CityEngine's procedural modeling to Maya, 3ds Max

GIS software developer Esri on Wednesday released a new version of its 3D urban design modeling software, CityEngine, with a software developer kit (SDK) that enables its procedural modeling technology to be used in 3D software such as Autodesk’s Maya and 3ds Max, and Trimble’s SketchUp.

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Oil & gas industry asks airborne remote sensor makers for help

The global oil and gas industry needs better ways to plan for oil spill surveillance, and its looking to the airborne remote sensing and commercial satellite industries for help.

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Open-source UAV program targets $8.1 billion industry

A public-private, open-source UAV program will launch Friday with the aim of boosting innovation and cutting costs of the government’s fleet of UAVs to compete in an industry worth $8.1 billion, according to program organizers.

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What's your favorite earth imagery of 2013?

DigitalGlobe, Inc., a provider of commercial satellite and aerial imagery and geospatial content, has launched its third annual Top Image of the Year contest, featuring earth images of natural disasters, political issues, natural wonders and current events from 2013.

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Hexagon shakes up Intergraph

3D imaging firm Hexagon AB on Monday rolled out big changes for its subsidiary, Intergraph Corporation, including a new president, a new geospatial business group, and a Hexagon Solutions group to highlight the company’s transition to a more software-centric solutions business model.

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