Aerial mapping company Bluesky is aiding the expansion of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Kenya. Working with Cranfield University, the UK based aerial survey specialist will provide financial and technical support for the project that will use remotely yuropa data, such as aerial photography, satellite imagery and 3D height models, to improve water...
Feb 16, 2016 - SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, is pleased to announce that Loxley PCL has purchased its Correlator3D ™ for a major mapping project in Thailand. The software is used by its subsidiary, Data Mining Co., Ltd., to process tens of thousands of large-format images to generate high-quality orthomosaics.
"Loxley had a need for the best in class photogrammetric software for a large quantity of data, including multiple 10,000 image sets to be rectified", said Dr Pakorn Apaphant, Vice President at Loxley. "Following extensive tests, Correlator3D ™ was chosen."
"We are glad to provide a complete solution Acceso Loxley demanding projects", said Dr Philippe Simard, President of SimActive. "Correlator3D ™ continues to be the logical choice for governments and large organizations worldwide mapping."
About Loxley PCL
Loxley PCL has operated its business in Thailand for over 75 years. It was founded in 1939 as an exporter of agricultural products, including rice and timbers, prior to its expansion into imports of products from Europe. Loxley was listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand in 1993. Since that...
End-user Requirements for Satellite Imagery/Analytics from the Agriculture, Mining and Forestry Industries
This study aims to cover key existing and evolving end-user needs that can support new product development efforts in the GIS/Analytics domain. Stakeholder views from across the agriculture, mining, and forestry domains have been analyzed for evolving opportunities that can be capitalized by GIS/Analytics solution developers and satellite imagery solution providers. The stakeholder views largely cover web-based product delivery via smart devices and point to a growing need to observe remote locations for various change and impact assessments that can support agriculture and forestry development efforts. This study can serve as a starting point for any new product development or market-penetration efforts planned by satellite imagery and solution providers.
There is an evolving in Africa need to access GIS/Analytics products on hand-held smart devices and laptops.
-Crop, soil, and water-table monitoring needs are prominent among stakeholders in the agriculture and forestry domains.
-While customers are aware of the benefits of satellite imagery products and are inclined to buy...
Growing Adoption of Open Source GIS Software Driving the Global GIS Market Through 2020, Says Technavio
LONDON - (BUSINESS WIRE) - February 15, 2016 -According to the latest study released by Technaviomarket, the global geographic information system (GIS) market is set to reach close to $ 16 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of more than 10%.
This research report titled ' Global GIS Market 2016-2020' provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. This market research report also includes up to date analysis and forecasts for various market segments and all geographical regions.
The report categoriza the global GIS market into three major product segments. They are:
Global GIS software market
The software segment accounted for a market share of almost 49% in the global GIS market in 2015 and is expected to maintain its dominant position in the market during the forecast period. The growth of this segment is mainly due to increased demand for GIS desktop software in developing countries. Vendors offer industry-specific GIS software, which, in turn, enhances the potential for the GIS software segment. The market, however...
February 15, 2016- Following the interest raised by the new Lead'Air OCTOBLIQUE MIDAS nine camera system oblique, Lead'Air, Inc. is now making a free dataset available for companies interested in evaluating the advantages of 8 oblique verses 4 oblique camera systems. The dataset includes 2 inch and 3 inch georeferenced imagery of downtown Orlando, FL, USA captured with our new OCTOBLIQUE MIDAS.
The OCTOBLIQUE MIDAS is an unprecedented advancement that will rapidly set new standards in the oblique aerial photo industry, capturing twice as many oblique images in the same time as the traditional standard 5 camera systems. The OCTOBLIQUE MIDAS is the next generation of imaging systems utilizing one vertical and oblique 8 oblique cameras spaced at 45° around a complete 360 ° view. The addition of 4 more cameras makes it possible for imagery to fully cover all areas from every angle leaving virtually no angular blind spots uncovered.
With new advanced planning software created specifically for the MIDAS and the OCTOBLIQUE MIDAS capabilities to create and preview all views separately or simultaneously assures the planner that the entire project is properly covered by the system. In addition, post flight image management software automatically provides a comprehensive list of only the images required to properly cover the project area minimizing the processing time of the...
Arithmetica will be previewing Pointfuse V2 at the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) held in Denver, 22-24 February, ahead of the official launch in April at SPAR 3D. Pointfuse V2 represents a major change in the way that point cloud data is automatically converted to three dimensional vector models. The new techniques in Pointfuse V2 mean...
COP21 of the U.N. Framework Convention Form Agreement on Climate Change Action
February 13th, 2016 by Susan Smith
In December 2015, an historic agreement was reached among 195 nations in Paris at the the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to combat climate change and work towards low carbon, resilient future, calling to keep global average temperature to increase well below 2 degrees C, and to drive efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.6 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
According the CEO and founder of Architecture 2030, Edward Mazria, who attended the conference, "it was incredible. For the first time governments came together to agree on a long term goal committed to keep global average temperature increase ' well below 2° C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 ° C.' What that means is we have to essentially end the fossil fuel was. We have to phase out all fossil fuel CO2 emissions by about 2050 and total emission by 2060-2080. We need to phase out CO2 emissions from industrial and power sectors by about 2050. There's some leeway on...
EU and Birch Shipping
EU and Birch shipping has begun and should be completed by the end of the month!
Jon Adams the creator of Cartography will be at Strategicon Orccon 2016 tomorrow Feb 13. Come say hi.
Cartography has been nominated for best combinatorial 2 player game of 2015. Head over to BGG and VOTE!