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Weekly xyHt News Links: 06/15/2018

Hexagon Acquires AutonomouStuff, Bolstering its Leadership Position in Autonomous Solutions Topcon releases new edition of MAGNET software suite for optimized workflow New Trimble Basis Software Captures Actual Workspace Utilization to Power Data-Driven Decisions DroneDeploy Releases World’s First Real-Time Thermal Mapping Technology for Commercial Drones Dual-frequency GNSS smartphone hits the market Hexagon Introduces World’s First 3D...

The Future of Autonomous Transport

Geospatial technologies play a pivotal role for the Transport Systems Catapult, the UK’s not-for-profit innovation center for intelligent mobility. The town of Milton Keynes is at the heart of the UK’s transport revolution. It’s home to several tech start-ups and major transport-related brands, such as Network Rail (the UK’s rail authority), Leica Geosystems, Mercedes, VW,...

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Precisely Shot

Aerial imaging, GIS, and GNSS play a crucial role in the success of golf’s 2018 U.S. Open Championship. “Basically, we need to construct a small city—every year and in a different location,” said Timothy Lloyd, senior manager of U.S. Open operations at the United States Golf Association (USGA). Lloyd’s team is charged with planning and...

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A Student SLAMs Stuttgart

As part of a bachelor’s thesis project, a university student successfully scanned more than 21,000 sq ft of complex office space in just 40 minutes with a mobile 3D laser scanner (the GeoSLAM ZEB-REVO), despite having never previously used the device. The point cloud created from the first-time scanning work was sufficient to generate an...

Slam an Entire Building

A Danish surveyor measured the floor area of 13-story building in 1.5 hours with a mobile 3D scanner. Accurately calculating the floor space area in a new building (either residential or office) has serious legal implications in Denmark, and this service has become important business for surveying companies there. One of these firms, LIFA Surveyors,...

“I did not know that!” – Topcon Roadshow 2018

A visit to one of Topcon’s nationwide Roadshow 2018 stops showed why these events are popular among customers and local dealers and how they provide valuable feedback for product teams. “The thing I hear most from our customers at the roadshows is, ‘I did not know that,’” said Collin McCoy, equipment sales manager at the...

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