Tag: Ruud Groothuis
Since the 2006 acquisition of Vexcel by Microsoft, the Virtual Earth/Bing Maps production teams in Boulder, CO and Graz, Austria have been perfecting an automated workflow for rapid production of digital surface and terrain models, high density point clouds, true and traditional ortho photos, and 3D building and terrain models from overlapping imagery collected by the UltraCam digital aerial camera systems. Now these capabilities are coming to UltraCam customers with the coming release of UltraMap 3.0.
LizardTech, a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, has become a member of the British Association of Remote Sensing Companies (BARSC). BARSC is an industry association dedicated to the promotion of the interests of all commercial companies involved with remote sensing technology throughout the United Kingdom.
AVEVA, a provider in engineering design and information management solutions for the plant, power and marine industries, and FARO, a provider in high precision laser scanning and 3D Documentation Technology, announced that they have signed an Interoperability Agreement.
Aerial photography dating back to the 1990s has been used to secure the long term future of a nursery in Essex, England. Thurrock Council were claiming unauthorised uses on the greenbelt site close to Basildon and were considering enforcement action. However, using historic aerial photography, supplied by Bluesky from their OldAerialPhotos archive, and the service of a professional air photo interpreter, Greenwise Nurseries were able to prove the long term use of the majority of the site for mixed use industrial purposes.
PCI Geomatics, a developer of geo-imaging software and systems, announced it has completed beta development of its software tools to analyze Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery using integrated workflows inside ArcGIS.
Optech Incorporated,manufacturer of advanced lidar and camera survey instruments, announces that it will be holding its 6th International Terrestrial Laser Scanning User Meeting on June 26-27, 2012 in Nice, France
At the Eye on Earth Summit Esri will describe how cloud GIS is positioned to create an international geospatial platform for sharing environmental data and designing solutions. Also former US president Bill Clinton, Esri president Jack Dangermond, and European Environment Agency (EEA) director Jacquelyn McGlade will join other renowned speakers to present the value of accessible data for international collaboration and decision making.
RapidEye, a provider in wide area, repetitive coverage of Earth through its constellation of satellites announced that it has signed a contract with China's Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR) to cover almost five million square kilometers of China over the next few months.
Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Geographic Imager geospatial tools for Adobe Photoshop, celebrates its world-wide recognition from the International Map Trade Association (IMTA) as a top producer of cartographic software and innovative technology winning the coveted ‘IMTA Global Award’ at its November conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Accepting the award with its pioneering PDF Maps app, Avenza received the sought-after honor which recognizes the best products from three international Map Trade Association Regions. It is determined only once every few years from a list of mapping industry awardees –the best of the best-- from retailers of atlases and manufacturers of globes to developers of geographic information systems.