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Infrastructure Outlook: Radar Tomography Provides an Underground Point Cloud

January 31, 2016 - in Column

By Andrew D. Lund, GISP Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) was first patented in 1904 by Dr. Christian Hülsmeyer, a German scientist. It wasn’t until the 1970s, however, that GPR became a widely used tool for underground (or under-ice) surveying. Since then,…

New Leica ULTRA Locator Returns Accurate Results in Faster, More Confident Work

Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Dec. 10, 2015—Leica Geosystems, leader of measurement and reality capture technologies, released today the Leica ULTRA underground…

Illuminating Above and Below: LiDAR and GPR Form a Dynamic Data-Collection Duo

September 30, 2015 - in Feature, Featured

Mobile mapping platforms that capture detailed 3D views of infrastructure with LiDAR sensors are on the rise as an accepted best practice, particularly…

Oversite: New Tools Measure and Model What Can’t Be Seen

September 30, 2015 - in Column

In every infrastructure project, whether renewal or new construction, there’s a need to gather a lot of site-specific information prior to embarking on preliminary design. The rigor and detail put into this process often can have high stakes for how successfully…

New Maptek Laser Scanners Boost Underground Survey

August 26, 2015 - in Products, Surveying/Mapping

Underground mine operators can improve site safety and survey productivity with recent releases from Maptek. The updated I-Site 8200 laser scanners feature new tools and compatibility with Maptek Sentry surface tracking and Drive continuous survey systems.…

Bluesky National Tree Map Supports Research into Sewer Damage

June 10, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Stormwater

Leicestershire, UK, 10 June 2015 - An aerial map of trees is helping scientists to understand the damage caused to underground drains and sewers by tree roots. Using the Bluesky UK National Tree Map, which details the location, height and canopy cover of…

Geospatial Corporation Kicks Off Uber-Like Pipeline Mapping Model

January 7, 2015 - in Pipelines, Products, Surveying/Mapping

PITTSBURGH, PA, Jan 05, 2015—Geospatial Corporation (otc pink:GSPH) announced today that the Company has launched its Strategic Service Provider ("SSP") platform "kicking off" our national "go-to-market" initiative with proprietary new software and a model…

Catsurveys Introduces Rapid Vehicle-based MGPR Innovation

December 5, 2014 - in Sensors, Surveying/Mapping, Transportation

Brentwood, Dec. 4, 2014—New mobile ground penetrating radar (MGPR) from Catsurveys Group Ltd is challenging traditional approaches to utilities and other subsurface surveying, saving time and improving accuracy. Catsurveys’ MGPR is an innovative geo-referencing…

Israel to Use Sensors to Detect Gaza Tunnel Building

August 13, 2014 - in Sensors

After more than a decade of failed attempts to develop ways to reveal the infiltration tunnels, an army officer said the military was preparing to place sensors around Gaza's perimeter. It could take months to prove the technology works, the source said, but…

Crossrail Tunneling Provides Opportunity for Underground Sensing Study

June 13, 2014 - in Projects, Rail, Sensors, Transportation

Twenty-five metres beneath central London is the world’s first ‘smart tunnel’, where ground-breaking new sensing technologies are providing massive amounts of information about the UK’s aging infrastructure, and how best to maintain and protect it…