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06-May-2013

RailMapper

Holding GPS Position Not a Dead Option

Dead reckoning has been used by aviators, marine vessels and surveyors as a navigation solution for centuries. This process of estimating a position by advancing a known position using course, speed, time and distance to be traveled can be a valuable tool when GPS is an issue. But, alone it is prone to error. As the saying goes "You're dead, if you don't reckon right." Enter technology. Terrestrial Mobile LiDAR Scanning (TMLS) where advancements in GPS satellite navigation and inertial navigation systems provide accurate positioning it is still on the basis of the surveyor's dead reckoning. Dead reckoning implies estimation and inaccuracy; however the concept is a sound process when coupled with well control TMLS technology. Dead reckoning, using the roll, pitch and yaw data from the IMU (inertial measurement unit), aids traditional GPS navigation via intelligent algorithms based on a vehicle's distance and directional changes during GPS signal interruption. When there is no GPS, the system relies on the IMU and DMI (distance measuring instrument) for short periods of time...

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12-Dec-2012

GISCafé

StreetMapper Helps Improve Highway Safety

Dutch surveying company Geomaat has developed a unique method of measuring safety barrier heights on European roads. Using the mobile laser mapping system StreetMapper and automated feature extraction software, Geomaat can now process laser scanned point cloud to determine the height of the existing barrier. The software then automatically codes the georeferenced 3D model, green for acceptable and red for requiring attention...

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22-Nov-2012

IGI

IGI Software-Update-Day!

We are pleased to announce that new versions of our mission planning software IGIplan and our post-processing software AEROoffice/TERRAoffice are available. The software update is free for users with valid support contract. You can easily download it right now from MyIGI within our website...

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14-Nov-2012

GISCafé

StreetMapper Bridges the Highways Survey Gap

Terrametrix LLC, an Omaha based survey technology company, is using StreetMapper, the world’s most accurate mobile mapping system, to survey more than 7,000 bridges in California. Consulting to Caltrans, the California Department of Transportation, Terrametrix is collecting survey grade measurements using vehicle mounted lasers. By using the StreetMapper system Terremetrix is able to capture as built data of existing infrastructure at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional survey methods. “The StreetMapper technology offers proven, survey grade accuracies with final positional accuracies of better than 0.03’ with appropriate survey control,” commented Michael R. Frecks, Terrametrix, LLC President. “Relative positional accuracies of better than 0.02’ in raw data make StreetMapper a very useful tool for bridge height surveys.”...

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25-Oct-2012

Asian Surveying & Mapping

Six StreetMapper Systems to Japan

Japan has recently taken delivery of its sixth mobile laser mapping system from IGI and 3D Laser Mapping. StreetMapper, the world’s most accurate mobile laser mapping system, uses vehicle mounted sensors to achieve highly accurate measurements while travelling at normal traffic speeds. A joint development between laser scanning specialist 3D Laser Mapping and navigation specialist IGI, StreetMapper is distributed in the region by Japanese company Mirukuru...

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18-Oct-2012

Intergeo 2012 in Hannover

A Successful IGI User Meeting with Intergeo Product News

Taking place one day before Intergeo the IGI User Meeting has been hailed a success, attracting participants from around the globe. Delegates were provided with the perfect opportunity to network with specialist and get a very well start for the following Intergeo in Hannover. “We have been more than happy with the turnout of the event,” commented Hubert Minten, CEO of IGI. “We offered a perfect mix of news in our technology, especially in front of Intergeo and discussions with our users about certain projects.” One delegate who attended the IGI User Meeting commented, “It was nice to present other suppliers, the whole package in front of Intergeo was perfectly organised and the presentations had great quality”. During the IGI User Meeting delegates had hands-on presentations about our new mobile mapping system SAM – Static And Mobile, the new Penta DigiCAM housing and a complete overview of the new flight guidance & sensor management system CCNS-5. Also two major steps in new IMU technology has been announced during Intergeo. The new, export free IGI IMU-IIf and IMU-m...

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16-Jul-2012

AEROoffice & TERRAoffice

AEROoffice & TERRAoffice v5.3c released

IGI, a leading guidance and navigation specialist, has recently announced a new minor release of its leading post-processing software AEROoffice & TERRAoffice - version 5.3c. Besides a couple of new functions as two new geoid models (GEOID09 & SAGEOID10), improvements for Microsoft UltraCam users this version incorporates two new sensor protocols: for the Specim Aisa - Airborne Hyperspectral Scanners and the Faro Focus 3D...

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24-Apr-2012

LiteMapper

Rügens Küste wird aus der Luft vermessen

Die Fa. Milan Geoservice vermisst mit Ihrem LiteMapper System die Kreidefelsen rund um die Insel Rügen von einem Hubschrauber aus. Aus den präzisen Daten wollen Geologen die immer wieder stattfindenen Abbrüche vorhersagen...

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