Category Archives: Sponsored

New Products, Training Highlight Drones’ Increased Role in Mapping and Surveying

Drones are taking on an increased role in the world of mapping and surveying, with some companies specifically tailoring their products to appeal to this market. For instance, the companies UAVOS and Polynesian Navigation Inc. have collaborated to develop a long-distance autonomous UAS for 3-D mapping. Powered by UAVOS’s autopilot, the UVH -25EL unmanned helicopter...

Bad Elf Flex – A Truly Affordable On-demand Accuracy GNSS Receiver

Sponsored by Bad Elf As the saying goes, “accuracy is addictive”. With the convergence of CAD and GIS, accuracy from plan to as-built embodies a critical need. Companies that monitor assets, support compliance needs or manage infrastructure, require systems that support high rigor for geospatial data. In this post, we talk with Larry Fox, Bad...

Integrating Location & Design: There must be a better way

Autodesk & Esri Sponsored Content Engineers using building information modeling (BIM) software and geographic information systems (GIS) specialists constitute overlapping segments of the infrastructure project community. Sometimes, they work for the same company or public agency, but often they don’t: for example, the engineers might work for a design firm and the GIS specialists for...

Handheld vs terrestrial lidar for building documentation

Sponsored by Paracosm Above: nmcn’s final CAD model as generated from PX-80 data. The 3D model is situated in the topographical point cloud data. Are these new tools accurate enough? Handheld mobile lidar scanners have gained market share in recent years by offering faster capture in GPS-denied indoor environments, easier documentation workflows for large, complex spaces,...

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Sponsored: Microdrones goes to new ultra heights

Sponsored by Microdrones The new mdMapper3000DuoG VHR takes ultra-high resolution Photogrammetry from higher altitudes. Microdrones is releasing three new Integrated UAV Systems based on the heavy lifting power, resilience and efficiency of the Microdrones md4-3000 aircraft: the mdMapper3000DuoG VHR, the mdMapper3000DuoG and the mdMapper3000 PPK. The company has also updated the mdTector1000CH4 LR with a...

Modernizing Hydrographic Survey Operations with Autonomous Vessel Technology

Nearly every recreational boater and commercial marine operator has benefitted from hydrographic survey data by way of nautical charts, depth guides or maps showing submerged obstacles. Hydrographic data helps to keep vessels safe, but can also guide the strategies of those involved in marine construction, offshore exploration and/or drilling, coastal engineering and zone management, commercial...