Category Archives: Editors Desk

Augmented reality to help people see beyond the map

Ever wondered what the name of that hill is in the distance? Or how far away a town is from the spot you are standing in? Well, all you need is a mobile phone or tablet and Ordnance Survey’s new augmented reality feature will do the rest!

The hugely popular OS Maps...

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Leica Geosystems and Matterport partner to deliver AEC solution

Leica Geosystems and Matterport, a cloud-based 3D media company, announced a partnership to deliver a fast, simple solution for creating, modifying, distributing, and navigating immersive 3D and digital images. The effort is aimed at the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector.

The partnership is focused on integrating the new Leica BLK360 imaging...

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INTERGEO 2017 – “We are bringing worlds together”

After three incredibly successful days in Berlin, INTERGEO 2017 has drawn to a close. The trade fair and conference have been carried on the crest of the unstoppable wave that is digitalisation. Displaying a truly impressive spirit of innovation, INTERGEO confirmed its position as the world's most important communications and networking forum for...

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Software Evolution—Smart, Fast, Flexible

New processing tools save time and improve quality on scanning and imaging projects. In 2000, a 3D laser scanner could collect roughly 1,000 points per second. Today, scanners can capture more than one million points per second with up to 1mm precision. This thousand-fold increase in measuring speed is a technological advancement that...

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