Paracosm, a start-up technology company based in Florida, envisions far-reaching potential for 3D models based on LiDAR scanning performed with an easy-to-use handheld tablet. By designing a low cost scanner and developing software to process and share 3D data, Paracosm is expanding access to indoor space information for applications such as facilities management, asset management, architecture, volumetric analysis and space optimization.
By launching a constellation of commercial satellites equipped with GPS Radio Occultation (GPS-RO), a highly precise technique for collecting atmospheric soundings from space, PlanetiQ intends to bridge the gap in government-owned resources and ensure an uninterrupted stream of accurate weather and climate data. PlanetiQ President and Chief Executive Officer Anne Hale Miglarese has over 28 years of experience in the geospatial industry, in both the private sector and government agencies. GeoDataPoint asked Migliarese about the current situation and what to expect going forward.
Anyone who works with geospatial information eventually faces the problem of managing change over time. This is especially true if multiple editors are involved, when working with data can lead to the frustration of conflicting changes, slow validation, and other challenges.
Anyone who works with geospatial information eventually faces the problem of managing change over time. While several versioning approaches using centralized relational databases are in use today, they can be cumbersome or time consuming when applied to projects with many users and hundreds of data layers. Boundless created GeoGit to help solve these problems.
The term “geomatics engineering” has been the source of much debate over the years within the surveying and mapping community. For George Constantinescu, CEO of ORTHOSHOP Geomatics, Ltd., the essence of the term is quite simple: Providing access to accurate spatial information to help guide wise decisions that impact our lives and our planet. Geomatics engineering combines the use of spatial information with the practical application of scientific and technical knowledge.
Since its origin in the 1980s, development of open source software has picked up momentum and acceptance has become widespread. It is clearly not a passing fad and now forms the foundation of nearly every large and successful internet company, from open source providers like Red Hat to proprietary enterprises like Facebook, Google and Amazon.
At the recent ILMF Conference in Denver, the high level of interest in UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) continued as several new systems were introduced. One of the intriguing products demonstrated at the show was an Octocopter UAV carrying a Velodyne HDL-32E LiDAR sensor weighing only about 2 pounds.