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Woolpert acquires AAM to increase global mapping and geospatial data capabilities

15 Sep - 11:56 SAST
The acquisition almost doubles Woolpert’s presence in Africa. The companies will combine their mapping and cloud-based geospatial data capabilities, as well as their technologies and best practices to serve clients globally.
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Project control strategies for high accuracy drone mapping

8 Sep - 11:18 SAST
Project control is a topic near and dear to anyone doing high accuracy mapping – project control. Here are some useful guidelines to follow.
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Considerations when choosing a drone provider for AEC projects

8 Sep - 11:18 SAST
Drones have become popular among contractors and building managers for construction inspection, land surveying, aerial asset inspection and similar applications. When choosing a drone provider, there are important considerations to bear in mind.
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Quality drone data workflows that are efficient and affordable

23 Aug - 16:30 SAST
senseFly’s eBee Geo is a new lightweight, fixed-wing drone for mapping and surveying larger areas faster than quadcopters and more efficiently than terrestrial surveying equipment.
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Global guidance on land measurement for planning and development comes into effect

18 Aug - 16:05 SAST
“Measurement of Land for Planning and Development Purposes,” is aimed at planners, surveyors, developers, architects, government and legal administrators, to bring global consistency in the use of the terminology applied to different areas of...
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Trimble enhances its RTX correction service performance, reducing GNSS signal convergence times

22 Jul - 11:08 SAST
Trimble announced enhancements to its RTX correction services, including convergence time reductions, more reliable and robust signals, and an easier workflow for surveyors.
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Using low-cost dual-frequency GNSS modules for cadastral mapping in Tanzania

2 Jun - 16:08 SAST
Poor people can rarely obtain land rights. By bringing communities together and using an affordable dual-frequency receivers, this could change.
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Maximise your professional development and advance the survey industry

18 Mar - 11:22 SAST
For more than a century, the South African Geomatics Institute (SAGI) has served its members by remaining at the forefront of industry matters.
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senseFly launches eBee Geo mapping drone, e-Learning platform and operator certification program

1 Feb - 06:52 SAST
SenseFly expanded its eBee X drone solution with the launch of the eBee Geo, aimed at surveyors and GIS professionals.
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Phase One unveils PAS 880 large format nadir and oblique aerial camera system

15 Dec - 11:18 SAST
The system integrates a 280 MP nadir camera with four oblique 150 MP cameras into a single pod to simultaneously capture photogrammetric 2D and 3D digital imagery.
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DJI launches two new drone payloads for aerial surveying

20 Oct - 11:50 SAST
DJI unveiled two new payloads for its Matrice 300 RTK commercial drone platform: the Zenmuse L1 lidar solution and Zenmuse P1 full frame camera.
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Topcon’s new GT-1200 and GT-600 robotic total stations complete hybrid positioning workflow

13 Oct - 19:33 SAST
Topcon Positioning Group’s new GT Series robotic total stations, the GT-1200 and GT-600, are now available in multiple accuracy levels. The total stations form part of a full workflow solution, known as Hybrid Positioning...
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Riegl’s latest aerial lidar solutions feature intersecting scan planes

9 Oct - 15:58 SAST
Riegl has unveiled four new lidar systems at this year’s InterGEO conference – two for unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs (the Riegl VUX-120 and miniVUX-3UAV) and two larger aerial systems for manned aircraft (the...
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Trimble TCU5 onboard controller automates S Series total station workflow

24 Sep - 17:55 SAST
Trimble’s new TCU5 onboard controller completes the company’s S Series (S5, S7, S9 and S9HP) total stations workflow by enabling automatic tracking-and-focusing of instrument.
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Virtual Surveyor expands functionality in free version of drone surveying software

8 Sep - 12:45 SAST
Originally offered as a free viewing tool for imagery and elevation models captured by drones, the entry-level “Valley” plan now enables surveyors to create topographic line surveys for small-area projects, and create engineering CAD...
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GeoSlam launches Hub 6.1 pointcloud software

20 Aug - 12:04 SAST
GeoSlam launched the latest version of its pointcloud processing software, Hub 6.1. This version includes Adjust to Control functionality, a new version of Draw, improvements in processing, new parameters and bug fixes.
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Acecore integrates Phase One Industrial cameras into its drones

18 Aug - 18:10 SAST
Phase One Industrial has signed an agreement with Acecore Technologies to integrate its iXM series cameras with Acecore’s drones. The company developed the iXM series for UAV-based aerial imaging.
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Hexagon adds visual positioning technology to its survey-grade GNSS RTK rover

18 Aug - 15:36 SAST
Through sensor fusion of satellite (GNSS), motion (IMU), and image (camera) technology, the GNSS RTK rover enables the measurement of points from images. This lets professionals difficult to reach areas likes trenches, high power...
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Spectra Geospatial and Aplitop collaborate on tunnelling survey solution

4 Aug - 22:21 SAST
Spectra Geospatial is collaborating with Aplitop to provide surveyors and geospatial professionals with a complete hardware and software solution for performing tunnel construction surveys.
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NavVis IndoorViewer 2.7 adds annotations and auditing to aid virtual planning and collaboration

28 Jul - 12:02 SAST
The recent release of NavVis IndoorViewer 3D visualisation software lets building stakeholders annotate, export and share measurements.
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Carlson launches its redesigned BRx7 multi-frequency GNSS receiver

27 Jul - 11:10 SAST
Carlson Software new multi-frequency, multi-GNSS BRx7 smart antenna is suitable to a variety of operating modes, and can be deployed as a base with additional access to BeiDou phase 3 satellites in a base-rover...
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Pix4D launches photogrammetry cloud processing solutions for surveying and construction site monitoring

9 Jun - 15:30 SAST
Pix4D’s two new mapping platforms, Pix4Dcloud and Pix4Dcloud Advanced, for online surveying and construction site monitoring. These can be purchased independently from any desktop software to generate 2D maps and 3D models for online-only...
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RICS ramps up its mediation service as South Africa compels dispute mediation

27 Apr - 16:46 SAST
A recent amendment by the Rules Board for Courts of Law now compels South Africans to consider mediation as a solution for any legal matter before going to court. The Royal Institution of Chartered...
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Micromine expands mine planning tools in its latest upgrade

20 Apr - 00:09 SAST
The MM2020.5 upgrade extends the tools available to help mine planners and designers prepare prospective regions more accurately. The enhancements focus on the software’s design tools for mine designers, planners and engineers in both...
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Maptek’s global mine measurement teams train in Africa

16 Apr - 23:52 SAST
Earlier this year representatives from Maptek South Africa, Europe/UK and Russia undertook an extensive Mine Measurement training course in Johannesburg, South Africa. The ten-day course covered all Maptek mine measurement hardware – R3 series...
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Carlson Software introduces laser scanner for surveying and mining

14 Jan - 16:55 SAST
Carlson Software has released its Scan2K Laser Scanner, a solution for creating accurate 3D survey data up to a range of 2 000 metres (“2K”).
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Cadastre Principles and Practice

1 Jan - 18:02 SAST
Cadastre Principles and Practice, written by Roger Fisher and Jennifer Whittal, is a comprehensive reference text for aspiring and practicing professional land surveyors, those in the real property business, and those involved in land...
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Trimble extends GNSS reach of LTI laser rangefinders for GIS mobile workers

11 Dec - 15:42 SAST
Trimble’s TerraFlex field software now supports remote feature capture with Laser Technology Inc (LTI) TruPulse 200 series and 360° series laser rangefinders.
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