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Teledyne Optech lidar approved for use in OSIRIS-REx asteroid mission

Teledyne Optech announce that NASA, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), and York University have approved the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter (OLA) designed by scientists and engineers from Teledyne Optech and built by MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA). The OLA is now being prepared for installation aboard the Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft. Scheduled for launch in...
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Hexagon acquires SCCS

Hexagon AB, a global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications, announced the acquisition of Paul MacArthur Limited (“SCCS”) – one of the UK’s leading suppliers of surveying equipment to the engineering and infrastructure market and a Leica Geosystems distributor for over 20 years. Headquartered in Cambridge, UK,...
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Orbit rolls out GIS mapping system for housing management

Staff at 39,000-home Orbit Group are benefitting from geographical data at their fingertips following the launch of the Geographic Information System (GIS) MyM@ps. Orbit, which manages homes across the Midlands, East and South East, has rolled out a web-based GIS system for its 1,300 staff to access geographic information, maps and analysis to support its business...
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Topcon invests in Viasys VDC

Topcon Positioning Group announces it has acquired a significant share of holdings in Viasys VDC, based in Espoo, Finland. Viasys VDC has developed a complete suite of tools and services to assist customers in building Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) models for infrastructure and site-work projects. Utilizing state-of-the-art building information modeling (BIM) technologies, its solutions create VDC...
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