All posts by Matteo Luccio

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Automating the Mundane: AI Geospatial Analysis

Customized geospatial exploitation services provide solutions for the defense, homeland security, and aerospace markets. You don’t have to work for huge organizations, such as the U.S. Air Force or the U.S. Forest Service, to appreciate the benefits of customized geospatial exploitation services or capabilities. Even small companies and public agencies are increasingly challenged with extracting...

Custom, Portable Maps — Via App!

Software company Avenza has evolved its map products into an app that lets people upload their own map—or download a map of their choice—to their mobile devices, and customize it. Whether for fighting a wildland fire, delivering packages, or exploring tourist sites, using a map should be easy and quick. Well, especially when you’re fighting...

3D Software, Not Really Like CAD at All

Above: InfraWorks 360 uses engineering rules to ensure that vertical and horizontal curves in infrastructure elements have the proper radii. Take a close look at Autodesk’s InfraWork’s 360, an unusual 3D modeling software. Editor’s note: For many firms and practitioners of surveying, photogrammetry, mapping, and remote sensing, traditional deliverables to AEC clients have focused on...

A Geiger lidar image of downtown Charlotte, North Carolina

A Lidar That Oversamples: Geiger Lidar Imaging

Harris Corporation’s Geiger-mode lidar reaches new markets. Typical linear lidar systems repeatedly fire a single beam, each time measuring a single location on the ground. They collect data at a given resolution, which is also the processing resolution. By contrast, a Geiger-mode system is an array that illuminates a large area on the ground, capturing...

A Liebherr excavator equipped with MOBA assisted guidance.

NavCom GNSS: Moving Dirt Just Right

GNSS receivers help steer earth movers, providing users with accurate positions and no complexities. NavCom–a wholly owned subsidiary of John Deere–manufactures GNSS (global navigation satellite system) receivers for land survey, machine control, offshore, and military and government applications. One of its OEM partners is MOBA Mobile Automation AG, a German company specializing in measurement and...

Morgan aided engineers at NASA’s Langley Research Center as they prepared for a series of nine drop tests of an Orion crew capsule model. Credit: NASA

Space Engineering in Training

Above: Morgan Ré aided engineers at NASA’s Langley Research Center as they prepared for a series of nine drop tests of an Orion crew capsule model. Credit: NASA Think young people aren’t getting enough hands-on experience with geospatial looks and skills? Check out this high-schooler. Last summer, NASA dropped three small airplanes from 100 feet in...