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Digital image evaluation heading for new markets

Digitalisation and the ubiquitous availability of images have resulted in a new golden age for photogrammetry! The driving force behind the processes is science, while the one behind the associated applications is business – because images are now being evaluated digitally in an automated process with the utmost precision at up to real-time...

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Leica Geosystems’ GNSS network now support Galileo, QZSS

Leica Geosystems released Leica Spider v7.0 software suite, supporting Galileo and QZSS constellations as well as the GPS-L5 signal for improved network RTK correction services. Spider v7.0 now supports all known GNSS - GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo and also QZSS.

The all-in-one solution offers professionals from various industries, such as surveying, mapping, agriculture or GIS, improved...
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Smart Cities – What’s in store for our everyday lives, homes and work?

The ongoing debate about smart/digital cities, which has simmered for some time, now is really heating up. A wealth of experience and solid research results have now been accumulated. The topic’s growing importance is reflected in its headline status at this year’s INTERGEO conference in Berlin (26–28 September) and the dedicated exhibition zone...

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Bluesky Aerial Maps Help Assess Risk of Flash Floods

Aerial photography from Bluesky is being used to identify changes in sediment movement in upland river courses, to help assess the risk of flash flooding. In research centred on the English Lake District National Park, the imagery is helping map region-wide river erosion and sedimentation patterns. Using a Geographical Information System (GIS), Bluesky’s aerial maps, dating...

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