Facing $24 billion in debt due to claims from Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy and other events, and complaints about premium increases from homeowners, Congress is struggling once again with the flood insurance program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
John Palatiello 6 hours ago
With expectations on the rise that all information should be available at the click of a mouse, it only makes sense that LiDAR users have lost patience with waiting to load, view and manipulate large point cloud data sets, and viewing only select points or working with a few tiles at a time isn’t acceptable. Today’s sophisticated users want all the data all the time, just like a gamer enjoying a non-stop virtual reality adventure on an Xbox One.
Linda Duffy 6 days ago
Optech Inc. sought to simplify the process of managing marine environmental survey data with a one-flow solution. When surveying coastal zones, airborne sensors offer a wide variety of data about the about the seafloor and water column that can be difficult to manage. The company recently won an award from MAPPS for Technology Innovation.
Benita Mehta 27 February 2014
New products were released this week at ILMF in Denver, with the biggest news coming from Riegl with the company's first UAS LiDAR sensor and Leica and Airborne Hydrography AB's CHIROPTERA II, a LiDAR solution for topographic mapping and shallow water surveying. Also this week, Trimble announced two additions to its airborne LiDAR portfolio: The Trimble AX60i and AX80, while Topcon announced the release in Europe of its unmanned aerial positioning system.
Benita Mehta 20 February 2014
The parties are over, the game is finished and the champion is crowned. Maybe your team won, maybe they lost or maybe you were just in it for the commercials, whichever the case you had to admire the game. The No. 1 offense against the No. 1 defense. Have you ever thought about your best offense or best defense in your business?
Bryan Merritt, LS/PSM, Leed Green Assoc. 13 February 2014
BroadSpot of San Francisco is developing a miniaturized camera to look at the inside of the retina. It turns out, the compact form factor technology for imaging the inside of a concave surface like an eye has a lot in common with what is used in the geospatial industry. Visual Intelligence of Houston sells a line of airborne image collection systems used for large area collection, stereo, and oblique and 3D modeling. The technology BroadSpot licensed is currently used to image very large areas in airborne digital cameras for spatial mapping, and until recently the only industry using this technology.
Debbie Sniderman 06 February 2014
Sherborne Sensors’ Mike Baker examines how field-proven sensor technology lies at the heart of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) innovation.
Mike Baker 30 January 2014
Visualization and measurement are key components of geospatial data. Imaging rovers reduce the cost of data acquisition while providing more information than ever before.
Chris Gibson 23 January 2014
Experts with technology companies look back at 2013’s technological breakthroughs and offer insight into technologies and infrastructure changes they expect to see in 2014. The year promises to be a big one with new and developing technology, better public engagement and innovative building processes.
Benita Mehta 16 January 2014
MAPPS, the national association for geospatial firms, will host a series of four webinars to educate the membership and the geospatial community on issues that MAPPS members will discuss with their Congressmen and Senators during the MAPPS Federal Programs Conference April 1-2, 2014.