Maptek and MinLog Close Gap Between Mine Planning and Production

Maptek has announced further investment in MinLog, building on a longstanding partnership that bridges the gap between mine planning and mine production. Maptek has been involved with MinLog and its Production Management and Management Information Systems technology for many years. This latest investment will see Maptek increase its ownership of the business and the products to 100% over the next 18 months. Production Management data is considered a key component in delivering on Maptek’s commitment to add significant value to the data available to mining companies. “There is a huge gain in performance and efficiency to be had by combining... (read more)
2018-12-14 01:56:47

Paul Drury

Paul Drury is GIS data manager who oversees the production of spatial data products relating to flooding. This includes project management of production operations and reporting to stakeholders as well as the preparation, integration and quality assurance of data assets. Paul’s experience includes managing technical computing and data build projects in the UK. He is an expert in GIS and data analysis with an understanding of the environmental data industry. He has a BSc (hons) in Environmental Sciences from the University of Brighton. (read more)
2018-09-04 02:07:48

Ordnance Survey Releases First Fully Automated Geospatial Dataset

Ordnance Survey (OS) has released its first fully automated product derived from large-scale source data. This means that users can now create a premium national dataset using the most up-to-date OS source data in just eight days. The automated derived version of OS VectorMap Local, which is a world-leading first by OS, was released to customers on 18 October 2018. The OS project team defined several objectives which included delivering efficiencies to OS by replacing the highly manual process of maintaining the product, improving the product currency, and implementing a ‘framework’ system which could be re-used for other OS products.... (read more)
2018-11-02 01:08:39

Bluesky Appoints Dr Simon Schuffert to Lead Software Innovation

Aerial mapping company Bluesky has appointed Dr Simon Schuffert to the role of Software Engineer. Schuffert is highly qualified with specialist skills in automated image processing, photogrammetry and GIS, having gained a PhD in Photogrammetry from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany. Prior to joining, Schuffert undertook research projects around the world, working with a range of organisations including the European Commission, Heidelberg Academy of Science and Humanities, and the Federal University of Bahia in Brazil. “Simon will play a crucial role in the next phase of growth and development of the business,” commented James Eddy, Technical Director of... (read more)
2017-01-14 05:24:59

Denis Shergin

Denis Shergin is an accomplished expert with a strong technical background in real-time 3D graphics, virtual reality, simulation and training, development of cross-platform desktop software, and game development. In 2005, Denis co-founded UNIGINE, bootstrapped with US$0 initial budget, without investments. He made it profitable from the very 1st year and built the world-class multidisciplinary team. The company specializes in real-time 3D visualization production on the basis of the UNIGINE engine. (read more)
2019-06-05 05:44:00

TCarta Marine to Unveil Bathymetric Data Portal at Ocean Business 2017

TCarta Marine, a global provider of marine geospatial products, has announced the launch of Bathymetrics, an online portal offering instant access to satellite-derived bathymetric data sets. TCarta Marine will unveil the Bathymetrics portal and initial 2-metre data sets at the upcoming Ocean Business 17 Conference in Southampton, England. “The Bathymetrics portal will enable customers to search for coastal zone bathymetric data, pay by the square kilometre for just the data they need, and download it immediately into their digital mapping software,” said TCarta Marine CEO David Critchley. “The accessibility and affordability of the portal data will appeal to marine mapping... (read more)
2017-03-28 02:49:20

Agriculture Mapping Market to Reach US$14 Billion By 2026

Increasing usage of IoT in the agriculture sector is contributing to the growth of the precision Farming/Agriculture market. Farm managers & producers are leveraging the capabilities of the IoT devices, such as sensors, GPS & GNSS systems, and automated steering systems, for soil sampling, temperature monitoring, filed mapping, irrigation management, and several other applications. According to the current analysis of reports and data, the global precision Farming/Agriculture market was valued at US$5.3 Billion in 2018 and is expected to reach US$14.1 Billion by the year 2026, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.7%. This high growth is mainly attributable to... (read more)
2019-04-26 10:17:27

Bosch to Acquire Stake in HERE

Bosch, a German engineering and electronics company, are buying a 5% stake in mapping company HERE Technologies for an undisclosed price. HERE is already owned by a consortium of companies including Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The acquisition is part of Bosch’s efforts to develop its data-based service capabilities beyond the automotive industries (e.g. for Industry 4.0, IoT, smart homes, and smart cities). Bosch operates its own IoT cloud and offers its IoT Suite, a dedicated software platform, for these types of solutions. These capabilities combined with HERE’s high-definition indoor navigation maps, could be used for a range of different purposes... (read more)
2018-01-11 10:36:09

YellowScan Releases Point Cloud Data Software CloudStation

YellowScan, the UAV Lidar Solutions provider, has announced the release of CloudStation, its new software providing a complete solution to create and manipulate point cloud data. It allows the user to extract, process and display data immediately after flight acquisition. The auto-generation of flight lines and the production of LAS files are now done in a few clicks. “This launch is an exciting move for YellowScan, it allows a better and simplified experience for the customers.” says Tristan Allouis, Chief Technical Officer of YellowScan. “Better user experience leads to more efficiency for our demanding client’s projects." Key benefits include: Checking... (read more)
2019-06-19 10:58:05

Bluesky Upgrades and Updates National Tree Map of 280 Million Trees

Aerial mapping company Bluesky is completing an extensive update of the National Tree Map which uniquely identifies the location, height and canopy cover of more than 280 million trees nationwide. The update, which covers more than 40,000 square kilometres – an area equivalent to twice the size of Wales, includes large amounts of East Anglia, the South West, Midlands and North East of England. The methodology and workflow for the creation of the National Tree Map has also been improved with advanced new algorithms, increasing the automation of much of the process as well as improving the detail and accuracy.... (read more)
2017-01-14 05:20:45
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