September 27, 2015
By Jill Kelley Urban growth adversely affects the natural environment in many ways and requires a variety of strategies and tools to mitigate its impact. Impervious-surface mapping is one such tool. By measuring the surface area of compacted earth and man-made construction (e.g., pavement, concrete, rooftops, buildings and other impervious surfaces), municipalities and other
July 14, 2015
With deadlines looming and significant subsidies on offer, Germany’s RLP AgroScience saw the opportunity to use advanced spatial technology to automate this monumental task to help its local authorities meet the EU’s requirements. Using available aerial imagery, digital surface models and image-analysis software, a small RLP AgroScience team, together with local authorities, created an operational system that completely automates the process of mapping and classifying vegetation to quickly produce precise, standardized classification datasets––the root layer of the vegetative features in the LPIS.
May 26, 2015
CLEVELAND, May 26, 2015—Scene Sharp USA today announced the integration of its Fuze Go MS Sharp image fusion tool into the ERDAS IMAGINE® Spatial Modeler software. Exhibiting at HxGN LIVE Las Vegas 2015, Scene Sharp will demonstrate how Fuze Go MS Sharp enhances the analytical recipes scripted in Spatial Modeler for automated applications such as Change
March 31, 2015
Researchers at MIT recently teamed with a group of data scientists to automate the evaluation of satellite imagery to identify houses and types of houses, saving considerable time and funds on the field work that precedes rural development programs. The tool can be used to fill in the gaps of poorly mapped rural areas to determine the best place for pilot programs or villages suitable for solar power projects.
February 9, 2015
Feb. 9, 2015—Hexagon Mining officially launches its bold vision of smart change today at the world’s largest mining investment conference, Mining Indaba. The conference, being held Feb. 9-13 in Cape Town, South Africa, offers the perfect platform for Hexagon Mining to unveil an unprecedented portfolio of innovative technologies. Hexagon Mining is the only company to
February 3, 2015
Pix4Dmapper automatically processes terrestrial and aerial imagery acquired by light-weight UAV or aircraft using its innovative technology based purely on image content. And converts your images into highly precise, customizable and timely results for a wide range of GIS and CAD applications. Version 1.3 includes following new features: Mesh: Version 1.3 creates a full textured
October 8, 2014
HEERBRUGG, Switzerland, Oct. 8, 2014—The automatic creation of GIS-ready 3D city models and textured buildings from aerial images or LiDAR is rapidly gaining importance across the industry as national mapping agencies and municipalities are seeking to convert their cadastre or base map from 2D to 3D to support better planning, taxation, civic engagement and the