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

Vol. 10, Issue 35, Sept. 24, 2015

Qualcomm Invests to Solve One of Drone Industry’s Biggest Challenges
Qualcomm Inc. has invested in Skysense Inc., a company building a charging infrastructure for drones. Skysense created a “Droneport,” a hangar that allows drones to charge and wirelessly transfer data back to the operator.
Global Mobile Mapping System Market – Trends and Forecasts (2015-2020)
The Mobile Mapping Systems Market has started to witness traction with more number of commercially operated organizations entering the market leading to the rapid advancement of the particular mapping technology. 
GIS Core to Utilities’ Enterprise IT Strategies, According to Report
IDC Energy Insights found that with the advances in data management, Web, mobile, and integration technologies, utilities are renewing their interest in geographic information systems (GIS) software.
OriginGPS Raises $1.75 M Investment
OriginGPS, a leading manufacturer of miniature Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) solutions, announced that it has closed $1.75 million of funding from existing shareholders and the technology accelerator, Lab IX.
Thermal Camera Maker Flir is Betting on Drones with New Product
Inspecting solar panels, fighting fires and helping farmers manage crops: these are all jobs that thermal imaging camera producer Flir Systems Inc. envisions could be done by drones -- with the help of their thermal camera.
AeroVironment Chooses SimActive’s Correlator3D
SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, is pleased to announce that AeroVironment has selected Correlator3Dâ„¢ for post-processing UAV imagery. 
Global Mapper V17 Released with New Multi-View Interface and Enhanced Cartographic Layout Tools
Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the availability of Global Mapper version 17. This major release offers numerous new and improved geospatial tools, functional upgrades, and performance improvements.
Bentley Announces Project Finalists in 2015 Be Inspired Awards Program
Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced the project finalists in the 2015 Be Inspired Awards program. 
Video Highlight
This infrastructure-themed newscast covers infrastructure spending, ground-penetrating radar to assess as-built conditions, news from Autodesk, Topcon, Esri, RIEGL  and others. 
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