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Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

YellowScan Unveils its New UAV-LiDAR System

The Surveyor Ultra is the new system from YellowScan, integrating the Velodyne VLP-32C scanner & the Applanix APX-15 IMU. Thanks to its high-density (600 000 shots per second), the system is ideally suited for high speed UAVs & long-range needs (maximum range:100 m). Its light weight (1,7 kg) makes it also easy to mount on any

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Trimble Acquires e-Builder to Expand its Construction Management Solutions

SUNNYVALE, Calif. —Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today it has acquired privately-held e-Builder, a leading SaaS-based construction program management solution for capital program owners and program management firms. e-Builder extends Trimble’s ability to accelerate industry transformation by providing an integrated project delivery solution for owners, program managers and contractors across the design, construct and operate lifecycle.

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Blue Marble to Showcase Global Mapper’s Pixels-to-Points Tool at the ILMF/ASPRS Annual Conference

Hallowell, Maine – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting and delivering two presentations at the combined International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) and American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Conference taking place in Denver, CO from February 5th-7th. This is the first time these two prestigious events

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

SkyWatch Raises Seed Financing of $4M CAD [$3.2M USD] to Bring Satellite Data to the Mass Market

WATERLOO, Ontario – SkyWatch Space Applications Inc. (“SkyWatch”), a Waterloo-based startup, announced today it has raised $4M CAD to continue the development of the world’s largest aggregation and distribution platform for satellite data. Their innovative distribution platform, EarthCache, allows companies to cost-effectively integrate Earth observation satellite data into their applications, while empowering satellite

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

DroneDeploy Launches New Cloud-Based Drone Software for Roofing Industry

SAN FRANCISCO – DroneDeploy, the leading drone mapping software platform in the world, today announced the launch of a drone solution for the roofing industry that automatically generates accurate and comprehensive roof analytics. For the first time, roofing, solar, and insurance companies can easily and affordably inspect and measure roofs with industry-leading accuracy. DroneDeploy’s roofing

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

HP Launches the World’s Most Secure Large Format Printers for GIS Mapping

PALO ALTO, Calif. — HP Inc. today introduced HP DesignJet T1700 printers, next-generation 44-inch solutions for CAD and geographic information system (GIS) workgroups to produce highly accurate documents and maps with powerful processing and a new level of security. New added features on the HP DesignJet T1700 make it the most secure large format workgroup

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

SkyPixel Unveils The Best Aerial Photos of 2017

SHENZHEN, China – SkyPixel, the world’s most popular aerial photography community run in cooperation with DJI, today announced the winners of its 2017 Photo Story Contest. The contest, which ran from October to December 2017, received over 44,000 submissions from participants in 141 countries, across the categories of Landscape, Portrait and Story. The Grand Prize

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Orbit GT Releases 3D Mapping Content Manager v18

Orbit GT is happy to release the new 3D Mapping Content Manager v18. “The Content Manager is arguably the most unique yet extremely powerful product in our 3D Mapping portfolio,”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “As version 18 bundles all the expertise and technology to support the various types of 3D mapping techniques,

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Drones Take On Critical Role In Disaster Management

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Soaring Sky, a premiere drone service and training company, is working with insurance companies nationwide to improve disaster management and structural inspections. The use of the latest drone technology is safer, more efficient, and more cost-effective than traditional methods. “The aerial imagery allows adjusters more time to analyze and assess damage, while

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

AirMap Brings Low-Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability to Third Party Developers

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – AirMap, the world’s leading airspace management platform for drones, today announced a feature that makes LAANC, the Low-Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability, available to the entire drone ecosystem. With the FAA’s LAANC initiative, drone operators can apply for digital authorization to fly in U.S. controlled airspace near select FAA facilities. Drone

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