In March 2014, a mobile app named RiALITY was released by RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems for viewing and navigating LiDAR point clouds on an iPad with the added functionality of augmented reality for projecting point clouds into the real world. Over the past six months, there has been enthusiastic feedback from users and an expectation for future development.
Fisheye lenses produce a panoramic image, useful for viewing wide areas in one picture. Due to the non-uniform resolution around the edges, fisheye imagery is not typically used for traditional mapping applications; however, as the quest for small light-weight payloads for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) continues, even cameras equipped with fisheye lenses are being considered.
3 days and 5 hours ago
Watch a video showcasing the latest technology from RIEGL.
about 2 months and 9 hours ago
Teaming arrangements between county, state and federal partners have become commonplace as a funding mechanism for orthoimagery and LiDAR projects throughout the U.S. Municipalities, councils of governments (COG) and private companies are also taking part by contributing money for buy-ups to get higher resolution and better accuracy over specific areas of interest.
6 months and one week ago
The MAPPS 2014 Summer Conference in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, included a number of sessions focused on the timely topic of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The information shared included everything from potential applications of UAS data, evaluation criteria for UAS data, different types of UAS sensors and platforms, and the process to go through to legally fly a UAS in the United States today.
6 months and 3 weeks ago
Eighty-six percent of U.S. and Canadian construction contractors have been using building information modeling (BIM) for three or more years, with almost half of contractors from large and mid-sized companies claiming highly advanced BIM skills.
6 months and 3 weeks ago
Over the past eleven years, KAPPA Mapping, Inc. has observed the development of a new business model in the mapping profession involving a transition from mom-and-pop regional production shops to large companies offering end-to-end acquisition and processing services with offices across the country. To stay in business, small operations such as KAPPA Mapping are faced with the challenge of attracting new customers, expanding into new markets and developing new products and services without the benefit of large staffing and capital resources.