How Modern Water Monitoring Systems Improve Flooding and Water Risks

Mitigation Doubles Systems Efficiency
Our climate is changing; in many parts of the world water levels are changing. Storms knock out power and cause more floods than ever, whether or not you live on a coastline or near a river. More effective water level monitoring and flood warning systems will mean less insurance claims and a reduced need for relief funding, saving everyone time and money. New technological developments make water monitoring systems cost a fraction (less than 50%) of what they did just a few years ago. Geospatial data is an important pillar. The ubiquity and proliferation of cost-effective Industrial IoT sensor hardware makes it... (read more)
2018-07-23 10:25:52

Leica Geosystems Launches Linear-mode Lidar System

Leica Geosystems, an industry leader in measurement technology, has announced the launch of TerrainMapper, its next-generation linear-mode Lidar system. As part of the RealTerrain airborne Lidar mapping solution, the new sensor builds on Leica Geosystems' sensor technology and is supported by the HxMap unified multi-sensor post-processing workflow. TerrainMapper enables users to increase point accuracy and deliver even point density across the swath, and accommodates more efficient flight planning in complex terrain such as those encountered in urban spaces and mountainous areas. The newest sensor increases both acquisition speed and processing productivity, providing efficiency and precision for any project.  Larger swath... (read more)
2018-02-14 11:34:35

Bluesky Funds use of Electric Vehicles to Measure Pollution

Bluesky is helping develop a mobile mapping system to measure pollution at street level. Working with the University of Leicester, the Leicestershire based aerial mapping company is helping to fund further research into air quality in one of the UK’s largest cities. Scientists armed with specially developed air quality sensors are taking to the streets in electric vehicles in order to measure the true extent of air pollution. Information captured by these sensors will be used to inform research into the pollution caused by city centre traffic and investigations into alternative travel solutions. Bluesky is already collaborating with the University... (read more)
2017-01-06 04:25:38

SimActive Releases Multispectral Imagery Update for Correlator3D

SimActive has announced the release of Correlator3D 8.2, which contains new processing capabilities for multispectral and infrared imagery. The release supports the MicaSense RedEdge / Altum and Parrot Sequoia sensors – and offers automatic registration for infrared and multispectral images. “There is a growing need for multispectral sensors in agricultural applications such as crop management”, said Louis Simard, CTO at SimActive. “The new version allows our users to profit from the multiple bands available, seamlessly.” The features facilitate much faster generation of multiband orthomosaics, DSMs and DTMs with perfect image co-registration. (read more)
2019-06-12 10:40:23

Stuttgart Showcases Data Capture Technologies - INTERGEO 2015

Data is essential for any GIS. Fortunately today there is a vast array of rapid data capture technologies. GIS Professional’s sister publication Geomatics World reports from the world’s biggest exhibition of geospatial technologies. Early autumn means a trip to Germany for the Intergeo event. This year it fell in Stuttgart (2016 is Hamburg then Berlin for 2017). As RICS’s James Kavanagh observes, “The event is always a hothouse of new ideas, geo-technology and a great indicator of how. . . global geomatics is evolving.” The three-day show attracted a record 549 exhibitors occupying some 15,000 square metres and some 16,500... (read more)
2016-12-23 10:32:59

Hexagon Acquires Geospatial Information Visualisation Specialist Luciad

Hexagon has announced the acquisition of Luciad, a Belgium-based software company specialising in the visualisation and analysis of real-time geospatial information. Luciad will be fully consolidated, operating within Hexagon’s Geospatial division. Luciad’s visualisation technologies support live connections to dynamic sensor feeds in a 3D environment. The result is a 5D digital reality: real-time, rapid fusion of multi-source content and the ability to perform analytics on-the-fly. These intuitive command and control systems benefit all kinds of applications - from public safety and smart cities to defence and intelligence - enabling users to make critical decisions based on changing information in real time. This... (read more)
2017-10-04 10:20:07

Bluesky and University of Leicester Join to Tackle Air Pollution

EarthSense Systems, a joint venture between aerial mapping company Bluesky and the University of Leicester, is set to spearhead innovations in air quality monitoring. Building on more than four years of collaboration between the two organisations, the new company will initially focus on delivering static sensors, data modelling and derived datasets to UK local and central government organisations. Projects to date have already included trials of an airborne air quality mapper, air pollution monitoring equipment on a rocket and mobile mapping with air quality sensors mounted in electric cars. Future plans include the establishment of a nationwide network of air... (read more)
2017-01-15 03:08:12

Bluesky and Skyline Create Dynamic 3D Building and City Models

Aerial mapping company Bluesky is working with SkylineGlobe UK on a project to provide high-accuracy, photorealistic 3D city models that will be available as off-the-shelf datasets and via an internet streaming service. The new, dynamic 3D models will provide a visualization and analytical platform for smart city projects, transport and infrastructure planning, risk assessment and mitigation, development planning and environmental work. To create these unique 3D digital twins, Bluesky and Skyline will integrate leading-edge technologies. To capture the city imagery, Bluesky has deployed its hybrid oblique imaging and Lidar airborne sensor. Skyline is then processing and publishing the data into... (read more)
2019-05-14 10:19:10

BAE Systems Enhances Geospatial Software

BAE Systems has integrated capabilities called Movement Intelligence, or MOVINT, into its Geospatial eXploitation Products (GXP) line of software, helping analysts to more easily identify intelligence threats using motion sensors. These new capabilities, which include complex multi-tracking analytics, interpret movement and activity from video, radar, and other types of motion sensors, enabling analysts to efficiently track people, vehicles, and other objects of interest. Detection and tracking of key targets and activities often requires analysts to painstakingly monitor, review, and interpret large volumes of data and imagery from multiple sensors, compromising the effectiveness of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations. Eliminating the... (read more)
2017-06-09 02:37:46

TomTom to Develop New Traffic Service for Future of Driving

TomTom has announced its developing a ultra-fast lane level traffic technology supporting autonomous driving and smarter mobility. Research will be done in cooperation with Cisco to leverage roadside data captured by Cisco’s array of sensors, routers and controllers to create the next generation of traffic information technology. The research combines Cisco’s data with TomTom’s traffic fusion technology and expertise, supported by Cisco’s Internet of Things platform. One particularly innovative aspect of this cooperation is the use of Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) technology, which has the ability to convert a fibre optic cable into an array of virtual microphones that detect and measure... (read more)
2017-07-13 11:59:04
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