MHP Geomatics has purchased a high speed laser scanner to capture highly accurate 3D measurements as part of a multi-million Rand upgrade project for the South African National Roads Agency. The Riegl VZ-400 supplied by 3D Laser Mapping will be used. www.3dlasermapping.com
Street lighting software from Mayrise Systems is being used to map and manage 130,000 street lights in the UK following the award of two new Private Finance Initiative (PFI) concessions. The MAYRISE street lighting management system will be integrated with remote monitoring technology to allow automatic dimming of street lights and signs and improved asset management.
Maptek has released version 3.5 of its laser scan modelling software I-Site Studio. The release coincides with the launch of a dedicated geotechnical module, guaranteed to have site geologists keen to try it out for mapping and analysis. The new module has more extensive tools for users to easily monitor changes in surfaces such as walls, batters and faces.
Hemisphere GPS has announced the new S320™ GNSS survey receiver, XF1 data collector and survey software. S320 combines the advanced GNSS receiver performance of Hemisphere GPS’ Eclipse™ II technology, precise geodetic antenna, wireless communication and batteries all in a portable, rugged unit with matching data collector. Designed to be compatible with a variety of existing surveying equipment, S320 is the ideal multi-GNSS positioning system for applications in GIS, construction, mapping, land and marine surveying. Designed for use with Hemisphere GPS’ popular Crescent® and Crescent Vector™ L1 receivers, A31 provides improved 300 KHz Beacon and L-Band (OmniSTAR®) reception and excellent GPS L1 multipath mitigation with superior noise rejection.
The ancient harbor of Ostia, a major Roman archeological site, has been chosen by the Superintendent of the Archeological Heritage of Rome to receive a complete verification of all its former control points and a new GNSS-based coordinate system. The update, which began this past March has been using the Ashtech® ProMark™ 500 GNSS receiver. www.ashtech.com.
The U.S. Army signed a multi-year agreement to add more than 500 new licenses of BAE Systems’, SOCET GXP®. As the Army consolidates legacy hardware and software systems into the Distributed Common Ground System – Army (DCGS-A) enterprise, imagery and geospatial analysis tools must meet wide-ranging technical requirements to provide relevant and timely geospatial intelligence to the warfighter.
Microsoft UltraCam Customers win in UltraCam Image contest
The Microsoft UltraCam business unit announced winners of its recently staged image contest. The competition invited UltraCam customers to submit their most impressive aerial photos, captured with any model of UltraCam, to be considered for judging, with the end goal of recognizing and publicizing the 12 best from among the submissions. These images are now featured on the new Multimedia page of the UltraCam website
Spider Software Suite v4.1
Leica Geosystems has announced the new version 4.1 of its Leica Spider software suite including Leica GNSS Spider, Leica SpiderWeb and Leica SpiderQC. The software introduces full GPS and GLONASS satellite correction signals support.
Leica Geosystems and the Kosovo Cadastral Agency signed a contract for the supply and installation of eight reference stations for the establishment of a Continuous Operating Reference Network in Kosovo (KOPOS) after Leica Geosystems AG won the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedure financed by the World Bank. www.leica-geosystems.com
Leica SmartWorx Viva v4.0
Leica SmartWorx Viva 4.0 onboard software is packed with exciting new features to make data collection and stakeout even simpler and even more productive.
Leica Viva GS25
The Leica Viva GS25 is the ultimate high-end GNSS Surveying Receiver and further expands Leica Geosystems’ GNSS surveying portfolio of its successful Leica Viva family.
Leica xRTK and SmartRTK
Leica xRTK is a new RTK solution that provides maximum availability even in the most difficult conditions. Leica SmartRTK delivers reliable, consistent results in all RTK Networks and single base-line modes. www.leica-geosystems.com
NovAtel GPStation-6 GNSS Ionospheric Scintillation and TEC Monitor (GIS) receiver is integral to ionospheric monitoring and space weather applications. The receiver integrates NovAtel’s OEM628 measurement engine with a low phase-noise oven-controlled crystal oscillator (OCXO). It provides signal tracking, ionospheric scintillation, and TEC measurements for all current and upcoming GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Compass satellite signals
Carlson Survey 2012
Carlson Survey 2012 gives users increased 3D visualization, extensive new 3D coding in its industry-renowned Fieldto- Finish, and the ability to produce customized, more professional reports among its many additional improvements. It provides support in its 2012 release for AutoCAD 2012 and comes with IntelliCAD 7.1 built-in.
Hexagon Locata partnership
Hexagon has partnered with Locata Corporation Pty Ltd to integrate the Locata positioning technology with Hexagon’s positioning receivers. This collaboration will leverage each company’s expertise to create the world’s first combined GPS-Locata positioning receiver.
The new Spectra Precision® ProMark™ 800 receiver, using advanced Z-BLADE multi-constellation GNSS processing technology, tracks a wide range of available satellite signals including GPS, GLONASS and Galileo as well as WAAS, EGNOS and MSAS satellitebased augmentation systems. This universal GNSS receiver can be operated as a base, rover or network rover for RTK or Static field applications.
Trimble Field Inspector version 2.1 is compatible with a variety of Trimble handheld computers and is designed for automating utility infrastructure and smart grid asset maintenance and inspection.
Trimble® Trident Analyst 4.7 software is designed to effectively manage and interpret high-resolution digital images and large point clouds, and automatically extract features from Trimble’s MX Mobile Mapping and Survey systems. These capabilities allow land mobile data to be transformed into geospatial intelligence.
eCognition 8.7 Software by Trimble
eCognition 8.7is a new version of advanced software suite designed to extract information from a range of geospatial data including images, point clouds and GIS vectors. www.trimble.com