The ability to append diverse sources of information into a single geospatial model that can be a CAD drawing, a 3D software representation of an image or a map has enriched geospatial information for users and has enabled them to work with more holistic views of projects. This is why companies that include geospatial technology in their strategic roadmaps will find themselves ahead in the game.
If you agree with the old saying, “Many hands make light work,” you understand why crowdsourcing is an excellent approach for filling gaps and improving accuracy in maps. The practice has been used online for more than a decade and has proven highly effective in identifying and updating many types of geospatial information.
one week and 16 hours ago
The pervasive presence of geospatial information — Google Earth, vehicle navigation systems, smartphones and location-based services to name a few — is having a big effect. Today’s geospatial-savvy clients are requesting comprehensive data, sophisticated deliverables and rapid delivery. In order to provide the tools needed to meet these requirements, geospatial business is evolving and expanding to provide services that go far beyond the traditional role of basic positioning and measurement.
one month and 2 days ago
Mary E. Shacklett
GeoDataPoint was on site when Topcon introduced its new Falcon 8 rotary-wing UAS to attendees at the Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas.
3 months and 2 weeks ago
The RIEGL VMQ-450 is a compact single scanner mapping system that works for a variety of mobile mapping applications.
3 months and 3 weeks ago
The bottom line for companies in the surveying and construction industries is that 3D laser scanning as a complement to BIM will be an absolute requirement in large government and private sector projects in the near future, if not already. For companies that are less involved with these large contracts, 3D laser scanning should be on their technology roadmaps as a future acquisition in the next three years.
Mary E. Shacklett
4 months and one week ago
New approaches to visualization and modeling are adding value and flexibility to 3D data. LiDAR and digital imaging are major drivers behind this change. In just a few years, technologies for scanning and photography have matured to become accepted and reliable sources for geospatial data. Now a routine component of the data collection process in many industries, LiDAR and imaging are producing enormous volumes of 3D georeferenced data.