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Leica Geosystems’ digitizer for LIDAR

Leica Geosystems announced the introduction of a full-waveform digitizer, WDM65, designed specifically for use with its ALS-series airborne LIDAR Systems.

GPSDifferential™ module for MobileMapper™

The GPSDifferential module for the MobileMapper 6 from Magellan is a software option that has been integrated into the new version of DigiTerra Explorer 6 to provide sub-meter performance for DigiTerra Explorer users working with a MobileMapper 6 device.

Trimble’s updated Software suite

Trimble has updated its entire portfolio of Mapping & GIS field and office software products. A key addition is Trimble® DeltaPhase™ technology, a new technique for improving the accuracy of GNSS code measurements.

StreetMapper in China

3D Laser Mapping has delivered the first laser based mobile mapping system to China. StreetMapper 360, has been specifically designed for the rapid 3D mapping of highways, runways, railways, infrastructure and buildings.

Avenza® releases MAPublisher®

Avenza Systems Inc. announced the latest release of MAPublisher version 8.2 that supports the direct import of GIS data to Adobe Illustrator from ESRI geodatabases.

UltraMap 2.0 Photogrammetric software

Vexcel Imaging GmbH will release 2.0 of its UltraMap photogrammetric software. It includes features for managing data download, distributed processing using load balancing and resource management, aerial triangulation, and interactive data visualization for quality control.

Navilock introduces GPS USB Stick

u-blox UBX-G5010 single-chip GPS receiver is at the heart of Navilock’s new USB GPS logger device designed for Windows XP and Vista. Navilock’s NL-457DL EasyLogger gives plug-and-play GPS capability to Google Maps and Google Earth for PC users.

ERDAS releases IMAGINE, ER Mapper 2010 and LPS 2010

ERDAS released ERDAS IMAGINE® and ERDAS ER Mapper 2010 which also includes IMAGINE Feature Interoperability, a new module, and IMAGINE SAR Interferometry, a new collection of products in the IMAGINE Radar Mapping Suite.
LPS 2010 now includes ERDAS MosaicPro. This release also provides improved sensor support and increased performance.

Cambridge cos win INSPIRE contract

RSW Geomatics has been awarded a contract by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability. This contract is to ‘Develop Technical Guidance for the INSPIRE Transformation Service’ – enabling on line access to geographically referenced datasets from different countries and different environmental themes.

SSTL delivers GPS receivers

Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) has delivered 18 SGR-10 GPS receivers to Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) of the USA to provide on-board orbit determination for the ORBCOMM Generation 2 (OG2) satellites. SSTL’s SGR-10 is a spacecraft orbit determination sub-system designed for small and large Low Earth Orbit satellite applications.

PBBI joins Software Alliance

Pitney Bowes Business Insight (PBBI) has joined the Business Software Alliance in India. The Alliance is one of the largest groups of (mainly) US companies dedicated to promoting the protection of IP in Asia by attempting to ensure that government agencies and private organisations buy licences to the software they use.

New CAD Software for surveying

Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) has released SurveyMaster Lite – a new CAD-based desktop application for surveying and job site information editing and plotting. Survey calculations can be completed and uploaded to the field collector for stakeout and field verification.

LiDAR Data Management Software

The GeoSpatial Solutions division of Merrick & Company announced the online availability of the new version 6.0 Merrick Advanced Remote Sensing (MARS®) software suite. The software suite is a Windows® application designed to manage, visualize, process, and analyze LiDAR data.

Optech to Include DiMAC Camera

Optech Inc has expanded support of the DiMAC Ultralight+ 60 megapixel medium-format digital mapping camera. It now supports the widest range of medium-format cameras of any lidar sensor manufacturer. Available for the entire suite of Optech ALTM™, the new DiMAC cameras will be fully supported by Optech Services, the 24/7 software and hardware support team.

Bentley PowerDraft for Mapping

Bentley PowerDraft for Mapping provides precise geospatial data creation, maintenance and analysis. Users can integrate data from a wide variety of geospatial data sources into engineering and mapping workflows. Multiple data types with varying coordinate systems are also transformed ‘on-the-fly’. It is a standalone application and does not require MicroStation as a prerequisite.

GMV supports 13 satellites launched

Thirteen satellites using GMV technology have launched in 2009, including LRO, Herschel-Plank, NSS-12 and Thor 6. Four other satellites currently in orbit will add GMV’s monitoring and control systems to their operation. Finally, two additional launches incorporating GMV technology are scheduled before the end of the year. The latest satellite brought under complete control of GMV systems is the NSS-12 of SES World Skies (part of SES group), which launched in October of last year. The satellite features 40 C-band transponders and 48 Ku-band transponders as well as elaborate beam interconnectivity and C-/Ku-band cross-strapping.

Thin Multi-Positional GPS Antennas

Pulse announced the W4000 series of GPS active antennas. The thin, ovalshaped antenna can be positioned on the dashboard or window without concerns about orientation. Designed for in-vehicle mounting, Pulse GPS antennas combine a Pulse ceramic chip antenna with a low noise amplifier (LNA) resulting in an antenna profile that’s more than 50% thinner than standard GPS antennas while still maintaining an excellent level of performance.

SuperGeo supports research

SuperGeo Technologies supported a GIS workshop in historical research and cultural study in Taiwan. It offered numerous sets of SuperGIS software and CCTS Analyst to support the workshop.

Tele Atlas and GPS Tuner agreement

Tele Atlas and GPS Tuner announced an agreement under which Tele Atlas supplies digital maps on GPS Tuner’s off-road navigation software – GPS Tuner Atlas. The software uses satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe.

GLONASS/GPS Satellite Terminal

SkyWave Mobile Communications launched GLONASS navigation capability in its DMR-800L satellite data communication terminal. The DMR-800L with integrated GLONASS provides the capability to compute its exact location using either or both the GLONASS and GPS systems.

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