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December 21, 2015

Ordnance Survey Acquire Shareholding in Dennis Maps

Ordnance Survey (OS) and Dennis Maps have signed an agreement for Britain’s mapping agency to acquire a 25% The new partnership builds on the relationship between the two organisations which commenced in 2010 when OS outsourced the printing of its national series of paper maps. The agreement, which was signed on Thursday 17 December, will see

December 21, 2015

FAA Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration Begins Dec. 21

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) registry is expected to go live during the day on December 21. Please check the agency’s home page at http://www.faa.gov/ for updates.   In preparation for registering online, each owner must provide his or her name, home address and e-mail address. Upon completion of registration, the web application will generate a Certificate

December 18, 2015

LandScan+ combines The World’s Finest Population Distribution Data with Authoritative Infrastructure Data

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA – December 18, 2015  —East View introduces a new value-added geospatial solution by combining authoritative infrastructure data with the award-winning LandScanTM Global Population Database.   Developed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and exclusively distributed by East View, LandScan provides the most accurate and reliable ambient population data covering the globe.  

December 18, 2015

FAA Issues Fact Sheet on State and Local UAS Laws

December 18, 2015 — The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) new fact sheet on state and local regulation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) provides information for states and municipalities considering laws or regulations addressing UAS use. The document outlines FAA's safety reasons for federal oversight of aviation and airspace, and explains federal responsibility in this area.  

December 18, 2015

UN Expert Committee Outline the Future Trends in Digital Mapping

December 18, 2015 — The report titled, ‘Future Trends in geospatial information management: the five to ten year vision’, is the second edition of the international report, following on from its first publication in 2011. This visionary report presents the thoughts of leaders in the geospatial world as to the future developments in mapping and

December 18, 2015

Galileo’s Dozen: 12 Satellites Now in Orbit

December 18, 2015 — The pace of deploying Europe’s own satellite navigation system continued to increase with today’s launch of the latest pair of Galileo satellites, doubling the number of satellites in space within nine months.Galileo 11 and 12 lifted off together at 11:51 GMT (12:51 CET, 08:51 local time) atop a Soyuz rocket from French

December 18, 2015

Three Miles High: Using Drones to Study High-Altitude Glaciers

SAN FRANCISCO, December 18, 2015 — While some dream of the day that aerial drones deliver their online purchases, scientists are using the technology today to deliver data that was never available before. About 5,000 meters high in the Peruvian Andes, the scientists are mapping glaciers and wetlands in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range with

December 17, 2015

Esri and NASA Collaborate to Advance Cloud Access to Imagery

Redlands, California—December 17, 2015 — Esri and NASA are collaborating to improve access to imagery and raster data stored in the cloud using a combination of two technologies, Meta Raster Format (MRF) and Limited Error Raster Compression (LERC). MRF is an Open raster format originally designed at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) to optimize

December 17, 2015

ILMF 2016 Keynote Speaker Announced

December 17, 2015 (Portland, Maine) — Dave Gallo, Oceanographer and Director of Special Projects at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will deliver the keynote “Beyond Titanic: The Pursuit of Tactical Oceanography” at International LiDAR Mapping Forum on Monday, February 22, 2016 in Denver. Dr. Gallo has been at the forefront of ocean exploration for over 25 years

December 17, 2015

LiDAR Pioneer Velodyne Displays Mobile Feast at Capturing Reality Forum

MORGAN HILL, Calif., Dec. 17, 2015 —The mobile mapping market is poised for remarkable growth, thanks to breakthroughs in LiDAR technology, a host of new applications, and the economics of the business – so said Erich Smidt, European Sales Director for Velodyne LiDAR, during a keynote presentation at “Capturing Reality,” the 3D, Laser Scanning &

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