Friday, August 1st, 2014
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency posted a Request for Information that seeks information about existing capabilities for automatically deriving dense, accurate, and georeferenced three dimensional point clouds from commercial satellite imagery. The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to discover the state of the art in 3D point cloud extraction from multiple 2D commercial
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Outdated and inconsistent elevation data cost lives and hinder prosperity across our Nation. Current and accurate 3D elevation data are essential to help communities cope with natural hazards, support infrastructure, ensure agricultural success, strengthen environmental decision making and bolster national security. Flood and landslide maps are just a few of the hundreds of applications benefiting
Thursday, July 17th, 2014
The USGS, along with other federal, state, local and private agencies is establishing a new 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) designed to respond to the growing needs for three-dimensional mapping data of the United States. This coordinated partnership can help meet the country’s needs for high-quality, 3D elevation data.
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
During the 3rd OGC™ 3D Summit in Geneva, Switzerland, the second OGC 3DIM Award was given to Gerhard Gröger from the University of Bonn, Germany. He was chosen to receive the award for his contributions to the development and adoption of the OGC CityGML Standard. Gerhard is a senior lecturer and researcher at the Institute
Friday, June 20th, 2014
E-Capture R&D, a technology-based company, introduces a new 3D accurate measuring instrument, embedded in a tablet. The Spanish enterprise announces that it’s product will be out for sale at the beginning of 2015, intend to revolutionize the world of measuring with a new generation of portable, easy to use and highly accurate instruments, optimal for
Monday, May 19th, 2014
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) Membership seeks organizations and individuals to participate in the development of the next major version of the OGC City Geography Markup Language (CityGML). See the Call for Participation at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/119.
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Want to know how elevation will benefit your state? The USGS National Geospatial Program is advancing the 3D Elevation Program, known as 3DEP, in response to the growing need for high-quality three-dimensional representations of the Nation’s natural and constructed features. 3DEP uses modern technology to systematically collect high-density light detection and ranging (lidar) elevation data
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
OSM Buildings is an Open Source library developed by Jan Marsch to visualize OpenStreetMap buildings in 3D using HTML5. Using HTML5 has the benefit that the library runs on most browsers, computer and mobile devices of today.
Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
A detailed 3D map of tree canopy cover is supporting Walsall Council’s ambition to turn its part of ‘the Black Country green’. Bluesky’s National Tree Map data was supplied to the West Midlands Council for use in their tree management software complete with an analysis of tree population by Council wards. Walsall plan to use
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
3D Laser Mapping has announced the latest in a series of free, application specific workshops designed to promote a new range of innovative, hand-held 3D laser scanners. Aimed at potential users of the Mantis Vision imager from within the Archaeological and Heritage sectors, the workshop will take place on the 14 March, 2013 at the