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When selecting raw data for value adding we do have today many more options than ever before. Images are very much appreciated and preferred because of their high information content. When it comes to non-terrestrial platforms we do have the choice between satellite, regular aerial and UAV imagery. The “choice” option cannot always be realized, because very often the circumstances, as project parameters, image availability, costs, etc. will dictate the selection and use.
Leica Geosystems announces a faster, easier option for Leica ScanStation C10 laser scanner users to apply the brilliance of external camera imagery to laser scan point cloud data.
AgForce Queensland is an industry organization representing rural producers in Queensland, Australia. The organization strives to ensure the long term growth, viability, competitiveness and proﬁtability of broad acre industries of cattle, grain, sheep and wool throughout Australia’s northeastern state.
Trimble to Enhance its Office-to-Field Platform with the Acquisition of Google's SketchUp 3D Modeling Platform
Trimble announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SketchUp from Google. SketchUp is one of the most popular 3D modeling tools in the world. As part of the SketchUp platform, Trimble will also partner with Google on running and developing SketchUp's 3D Warehouse, an online repository where users can find, share, store and collaborate on 3D models.
Bentley Systems, the company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, is further advancing GIS for infrastructure with the forthcoming release of Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 3) and Geo Web Publisher V8i (SELECTseries 4).
Leica Geosystems announces its PaveSmart 3D machine control system for paving applications supports the latest PaveManager levelling system from Dynapac. Leica Geosystems will be showing PaveSmart 3D v3.0 together with Dynapac at Intermat 2012, Paris, between 16-21 April, alongside its continually-expanding range of innovative construction machine control and new iCON construction site positioning technologies.
The Web 3D Service (W3DS) of GIScience Research Group of the University of Heidelberg supports the new XML3D Technology
Currently the 3D-Geoweb is changing fundamentaly. Instead of using plugins which need to be installed, 3D-content is visualized more and more directly within the Webbrowser through new technologies like HTML5/WebGL or XML3D.
Leica Geosystems announces iCON, its portfolio of tailor-made positioning and measuring solutions for construction professionals. Leica iCON changes the way construction tasks are performed on site by offering new technology that significantly optimizes construction workflow efficiency.
3-GIS, a GIS software development company and Gas Technology Institute (GTI), a research, development and training organization for the natural gas industry and energy markets, have partnered to develop an HCA application for the gas transmission pipeline industry.