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Visual Intelligence's iOne Software Sensor Tool Kit Architecture

Visual intelligence announced that its iOne Software Sensor Tool Kit Architecture (iOne STKA) is available for purchase or licensing by manufacturers of Unmanned Airborne Vehicles (UAVs) that want to deliver an integrated UAV/geospatial imaging solution to customers. 


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Leica's new ScanStation P15

Leica announced the launch of its latest versatile 3D laser scanner, the Leica ScanStation P15.


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Visual Intelligence's New Digital Aerial Sensor

VISUAL INTELLIGENCE announced a new digital aerial sensor that redefines the capabilities and flexibility of medium-format geoimaging cameras. 


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Phase One Industrial's CMOS-Based Aerial Camera

PHASE ONE INDUSTRIAL announced the Phase One iXU 150 — the first CMOS-based medium format aerial camera. 


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Topcon's New Data Controller

Topcon Positioning Group announced a new data controller – the FC-500 – with numerous features and benefits, including a large 4.3-inch touchscreen display and 5MP camera with built-in LED flash. 


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Surveys with a Side of Scanning

Laser scanners are big investments, and WestLAND took its time looking for the right solution.


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Mission Accomplished: The Payoff in New GNSS Technologies

Today’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)-based positioning is one of the most important technologies ever developed. 


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Chiroptera II is LiDAR solution for topographic mapping

LEICA GEOSYSTEMS and Airborne Hydrography AB announced the availability of CHIROPTERA II, an innovative LiDAR solution for topographic mapping and shallow water surveying in depths of up to 49 feet. 


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Trimble airborne LiDAR additions

 TRIMBLE announced two new additions to its airborne LiDAR portfolio. The Trimble AX60i and AX80 are highly capable, versatile systems that meet the demands of aerial survey operators for corridor and wide area mapping projects.  


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Mapping buried fiber cable in Columbia County Georgia

The GIS Department in Columbia County, Ga., is mapping buried fiber cables as fast as its field crews can walk—even under tree canopy. 


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HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.

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POB September 2014

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In this September 2014 issue of POB, we take a look at a book that reveals how a rare-map dealer made millions stealing ancient maps. Also, discover the secrets of a 21st-century surveyor and how technology enables small surveying businesses to ease growing pains and maximize their potential.

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