GeoWrap: CIRRUAS drone program to be launched soon; Climate change impact and...

GeoWrap: CIRRUAS drone program to be launched soon; Climate change impact and more

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3D Repo’s VR simulator helps TRL shape future of autonomous vehicle services

UK: To help simulate driverless vehicle routes as part of a GBP 100 million research project, open source 3D BIM online platform, 3D Repo is creating 3D Virtual Reality visualizations. Led by TRL, the project is part of the Smart Mobility Living Lab, located in Greenwich, London…(Read more)

Bluesky laser maps help ArcHeritage reveal hidden treasures for the National Trust

UK: Bluesky created 3D laser maps are helping the National Trust uncover secrets at the historic Canons Ashby estate in Northamptonshire, UK. Working with specialist archaeological and heritage practice ArcHeritage, the National Trust commissioned aerial mapping company…(Read more)

Bentley announces 2017 Be Inspired Awards Program finalists

US: Bentley Systems announced the list of its 2017 Be Inspired Awards program finalists. The annual awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world. Ten independent jury panels…(Read more)

CompassDrone to launch CIRRUAS drone program at APCO conference

US: CompassDrone has announced to launch CIRRUAS, a comprehensive drone-based mapping program designed specifically for Public Safety applications. The Complete Incident Response Recovery Unmanned Aerial System (CIRRUAS) is designed primarily for Accident Reconstruction…(Read more)

TerraGo partners with Western Data Systems for field data collection

US: Western Data Systems (WDS) to launch P.L.A.N.I.T. (Points Lines Areas Navigation Information Tasks), a mobile data collection platform built entirely using TerraGo Magic, the industry’s only zero-code platform-as-a-service. TerraGo has formed a partnership with WDS…(Read more)

NASA, Norway partner to develop Arctic laser ranging station

US: NASA and the Norwegian Mapping Authority are partnering to develop a state-of-the-art satellite laser ranging station 650 miles from the North Pole that will produce high-precision locations of orbiting satellites, help track changes in the ice sheets and improve the efficiency of marine transportation and agriculture…(Read more)

Blogs

Ten frontier technologies in surveying, mapping and remote sensing field

There are not many opportunities to learn about the frontiers of an industry, let alone grand events like the Geospatial Week organized deliberately by the working groups of International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing(Read more)

Climate change impact on sea-ice cover in Arctic & Antarctic

In recent times, sea-ice areas have been much less widespread in the Arctic as well as the Antarctic regions. As found by Copernicus, the European Union’s earth observation program, in July 2017, ice-extent has been lower than average from 1981 to 2010 over most of the Arctic…(Read more)

2016 was the hottest in 137 years: US report

Climate change and global warming are fast taking the whole world in its ambit. This is quite evident from the new State of the Climate 2016 report that states that the year 2016 surpassed 2015 as the warmest year in 137 years of recordkeeping and third consecutive year of record global warmth…(Read more)