GeoWrap: INTERGEO 2017 Riegel product announcements; iPhone 8 to be equipped with...

GeoWrap: INTERGEO 2017 Riegel product announcements; iPhone 8 to be equipped with GLONASS and more

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INTERGEO 2017: Product announcements by RIEGL

Berlin: For terrestrial laser scanning, RIEGL introduced the NEW RIEGL VZ-2000i 3D Laser Scanner. This long range, very high-speed 3D laser scanner captures up to 1.2 million measurements per second and covers ranges up to 2,500 with 5 mm accuracy and 3 mm precision. RIEGL’s unique Waveform-LiDAR technology enables high speed, long range, high accuracy measurements… (Read More)

Recently launched iPhone 8, iPhone 8 plus and iPhone X have Galileo inbuilt

GalileoUS: The latest iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus, launched on 13th September 2017 along with iPhone X, feature an inbuilt support for European satellite system Galileo, and also other GNSS. This multi-constellation support means that the new Apple phones will be more accurate in positioning. and iPhone users won’t get lost easily. With a combination of GPS, Glonass and Galileo signals…(Read More) 

Nvidia teams with Alibaba and Huawei for smart city platform

NvidiaUS: AI Metropolis platform of Nvidia looks like it is straight out of DC comics, but it is a GPU-based monitoring tool that enables easing traffic congestion, allocating city services, and tracking lost people. In this, Metropolis has found two new partners – Alibaba and Huawei. Nvidia is also including its DeepStream software development kit in the available versions of Metropolis. Metropolis uses video. And over 1 billion connected cameras to be installed in cities around the world by 2020, will…(Read More)

Italy’s largest private space company partners with an Australian startup to manufacture small satellites

Australia: Sitael, the largest private satellite company in Italy, has signed a letter of intent with Inovor Technologies, an Australian startup, to jointly establish a multi-million dollar company in South Australia that would manufacture microsatellites, minisatellites, nanosatellites, and ground station applications. Inovor Technologies designs and integrates small satellites, including…(Read More)

Esri introduces global demographics and other features to Microsoft Power BI

EsriUS: Esri has announced its new ArcGIS Maps for Power BI capabilities. Those who avail plus subscription will have access to global demographics, expanded data mapping, and more content from Esri’s Living Atlas of the World, which is a collection of ready-to-use geographic information. Power BI is a set of business analytics tools that allow enterprise users to create dashboard reports…(Read More)

Fireweed Zinc initiates airborne geophysics program

Canada: Fireweed Zinc has initiated its airborne geophysics program. The purpose of the program is to cover Tom and Jason claims as well as southern portion of adjacent MAC claims. It would help in mapping subsurface geology and identifying drill targets and new mineral discoveries. Geophysics work uses highly sophisticated Versatile Time-Domain Electromagnetic (VTEM) system, which is…(Read More)

Raytheon Coyote UAV’S help NOAA in tracking Hurricane Maria

RaytheonUS: Raytheon Coyote UAV helped the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to track Hurricane Maria. Launched using NOAA WP-3D Orion hurricane hunter aircraft, the coyotes gave a complete view of Hurricane Maria, which was never seen before. Originally developed for the military, Coyote is a small and expendable UAV that is launched into environments  that are too hazardous…(Read More)