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European Space Imaging has 100% collection success with VHR data

European Space Imaging (EUSI) completed the 2015 Controls with Remote Sensing (CwRS) program for the European Commission (EC) with 100 % success rate. The Munich-based company collected and supplied very high resolution (VHR) satellite imagery over nearly half a million square kilometers. Since 2003, EUSI has been the major provider of VHR satellite data to...

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Trimble Catalyst puts high-accuracy in the palm of the hand

Trimble introduced the Trimble Catalyst, a software-defined Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver that works with select Android mobile handhelds, smartphones and tablets. When combined with a small, lightweight, plug-and-play digital antenna and subscription to the Catalyst service, the receiver provides on-demand GNSS, geo-location capabilities to transform consumer devices into high-accuracy mobile data collection systems.

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China sets the pace globally for BIM advancements

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, reported respects in which China sets the pace globally for BIM advancements. This year, the independent juries of the Be Inspired Awards selected nine Chinese projects among 54 finalists, an unprecedented performance. In particular, the Chinese building industry is rapidly applying BIM advancements to achieve the benefits of “industrialized” processes. Mr. Jiefeng...

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Making Precision Maps without Ground Control Points

Tuffwing, a manufacturer of aerial mapping systems recently performed integration of Emlid Reach RTK to enable making precision maps without use of ground control points. The system was benchmarked by comparing direct georeferenced model with a set of GCPs, used solely for error detection purposes. Achieved lateral RMS error is just 4cm according to the...

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