News on all things surveying and mapping for Asia and the Pacific.

Vol. 10, Issue 36, Oct. 1, 2015

Laser Scanning Supports State-of-the-art Ancient Tomb Study 
Laser scanning facilitates the creation of contours in centimeter intervals, which allows the team to visualize the inclination of the ancient tomb down to the smallest detail.
21AT Releases First Images from TripleSat Constellation
Twenty First Century Aerospace Technology Co. (21AT) released the first in-orbit images acquired from its recently launched TripleSat Constellation of three identical optical satellites.
Trimble Introduces Next Generation Indoor Mobile Mapping System for Building Interiors and Underground Structures
TIMMS 2 is smaller, lighter and more easily maneuverable than its predecessor. It can negotiate even the tightest of corners, closets and catwalks and can be easily carried up and down staircases.
AibotX6 Version 2 uses High Precision GNSS
The Kassel-based company Aibotix GmbH has presented a new solution for high-precision surveying with Version 2 of its tried and tested hexacopter AibotX6: High Precision GNSS.
Planet Labs Commits $60 million in Geospatial Imagery to Global Community
Planet Labs today announced that $60 million worth of its satellite imagery would be made openly available and accessible to the global community. 
Drones Could Make Forest Conservation Monitoring Significantly Cheaper
The researchers say automating the monitoring process leads to equally accurate results and could save a significant amount of time and money.
Trimble Partners with ClearEdge 3D to Distribute Automated Feature Extraction and Modeling Software
The EdgeWise software uses automated feature extraction and modeling to significantly reduce the time required for professionals to generate CAD models of pipes, conduit, structural steel and gridded concrete from data captured with 3D laser scanners. 
MDA Expands Imaging Modes for RADARSAT-2 for Ocean Applications
MDA’s Information Systems group has released two new RADARSAT-2 imaging modes for commercial use designed specifically for maritime monitoring.
Video Highlight
This GeoSpatial Stream broadcast covers NASA's announcement that Mars has liquid water; a map showing Earth's neutrinos; a video showing how scientists estimated the number of trees on Earth; industry news from exactEarth, US Topo maps, Teledyne Optech and Intergraph Government Solutions; opinions on the impact of the news from Mars; and more.
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