Category Archives: Data

OGC Calls for Participation in its Indoor Mapping and Navigation Pilot

The Indoor Mapping and Navigation Pilot will create and advance solutions to complex geospatial challenges related to indoor mapping and navigation for first responders. 18 June 2018: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has released a Call for Participation to solicit … Continue reading

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The Digital Twin

One term that I heard a couple of times last week at SPAR 3D/AEC Next which I was not familiar with was “digital twin”. It wasn’t too hard to get the idea from the context of the usage, but I … Continue reading

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TRB AFB 80 Summer Meeting

The Transportation Research Board’s AFB 80 Geospatial Data Acquisition Technologies in Design and Construction Standing Committee is holding its summer meeting July 22 – 25, 2018 in Sacramento, CA. The event will be held at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel. Advance … Continue reading

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Xalt is the Big Leap for Hexagon

The much anticipated news coming out of Las Vegas last night at the HxGN Live event was presented by Ola Rollen at his keynote. It’s being called Xalt and its a bold move for a traditional sensor company that is … Continue reading

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ICEYE Gets $34 Million for SAR Microsatellites

From an article by Michael Sheetz (@thesheetztweetz): ICEYE is a high tech start-up based in Finland that just secured another $34 million in financing for what they promise will be the world’s largest Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) microsatellite constellation. The … Continue reading

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Sources of Free Lidar Data

This detailed article in Geospatial World by Anusuya Datta provides an extensive listing and description of a variety of free lidar data sources from around the world, as well as this informative introductory video. The USGS 3DEP program is the … Continue reading

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Industry Engages with NGS to Modernize the National Spatial Reference System

As part of a Webinar Series the NGS is hosting “Industry Engagement to Modernize the National Spatial Reference System on June 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm EDT.” This webinar will review a May 2018, NGS – hosted  workshop with commercial … Continue reading

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The Red Atlas

Ever wonder what the Soviet Union was doing about mapping during the Cold War? Well think about what they were doing in sports and by comparison you will start to get an idea of the level of sophistication and investment … Continue reading

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Topographic Survey Specification for Urban Projects

At 260 pages in length there is no question that a tremendous effort has gone into the development of this Topographic Survey Specification for Urban Projects (2009). It is truly an impressive document that deserves your review to see what … Continue reading

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High Precision GNSS App

This almost seems to good to be true, but it appears that Trimble has come up with an app that turns your smart phone into a subscription-based software GNSS  receiver, or something like that. We are talking centimeter accuracy which … Continue reading

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