US: Information technology provider, Hexagon AB has announced the acquisition of SigmaSpace Corporation, a next-generation technologies provider. Headquartered near Washington, SigmaSpace offers a unique LiDAR technology that enables 3D data collection at much higher speeds and resolution than conventional systems.
The technology operates in night and day conditions and is able to penetrate semi-porous targets such as vegetation, tree canopies, ground fog, and clouds. Together with its speed of coverage, these features make it a superior choice for a wide range of industry applications and a prime candidate for the U.S. Geological Survey’s 3D Elevation Program, which is intended to create a comprehensive 3D map of the US.
“The capabilities offered by SigmaSpace nicely complement our current technologies and will positively impact our Imagery Programme – which makes quality geospatial imagery, captured with our airborne sensors, available through the cloud,” says Ola Rollén, Hexagon President and CEO. “Additionally, the need for photorealistic 3D visualisations of the world around us is here to stay, especially in light of the of semi- and fully-autonomous vehicle era.”
Source: Business Wire