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This content first appeared in Informed Infrastructure. Hexagon AB today announced the acquisition of myVR, provider of software for photorealistic 2D, 3D, and 360-degree visualization of interactive maps over low-bandwidth connections. The Norwegian company compresses large 3D models for viewing on many platforms, including mobile phones and tablets. The 3D city model viewing and 3D […]

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UK-based Measurement Devices Ltd. (MDL) has developed a tiny eye-safe micro laser for the mobile phone market that could revolutionize field data collection. The Micro Laser Module can make hundreds of measurement a second for objects within a 120-meter radius. Now that the hardware has been developed it is being marketed to original equipment manufacturers […]

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Mapping Derelict Buildings in Germany

by Matt Ball on April 14, 2012

leerstandsmelder.de,  a website used to map vacant buildings in German cities, has gained a great deal of local press, and now counts Hamburg, Berlin, Bremen, Kaiserlauten and Frankfurt as mapped. The site continues to build out its inventory of vacant buildings with the goal of seeing these unused assets put to use. The site is […]

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Let the Drone Mapping Race Begin

by Matt Ball on April 6, 2012

News today that Trimble has acquired Belgium-based unmanned aerial vehicle maker Gatewing marks an important milestone in the commercialization of drone-based map data collection. There’s a growing interest in these low-cost mapping platforms, particularly given the FAA’s relaxation of laws that have prohibited their expansion in the United States. This continued industry consolidation by Trimble […]

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Google’s Open Source Field Data Collection Kit

by Matt Ball on March 26, 2012

Google is working with the University of Washington on an open source field data collection tool called the Open Data Kit that enables easy data collection. The system is based on Google’s Android system, with support in many languages. It supports GPS data collection, the integration of images from a phone camera sensor, the capture […]

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Cal-Adapt is a data clearinghouse and visualization portal that consolidates details related to climate change and impacts for the state of California, bringing global issues down to the local level. The website provides details to the general public, to local planners, and to researchers (with access to raw data). The site includes more than 150 […]

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Mapping Your Water Footprint

by Matt Ball on March 15, 2012

Students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design have compiled an online map that takes a look at the “water footprint” of countries around the world. The data visualization compiles data on water consumption as well as the hidden water content in consumer goods in order to determine the differing amount of water consumed per […]

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The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has just launched an interactive map-based site to communicate the investments that have been made in Haiti, along with the results. The IDB has invested $1.98 billion on infrastructure in the country since the 2010 earthquake in such sectors as transportation, communication, urban construction, electricity infrastructure, water management, and sanitation […]

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Urban Transects to Capture London

by Matt Ball on March 9, 2012

A coordinated effort is underway this weekend to walk and record as many transects of London from the outskirts to the city center. The project of urban story walks is an effort of Urban Earth, and many such walks have been completed around the globe from Mexico City to Mumbai. The effort hopes to draw […]

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Google Street View Hits the Slopes

by Matt Ball on March 9, 2012

Google has adapted their Street View camera, mounted it to a snowmobile, and have captured most of the ski resorts in Lake Tahoe, among others. The new ski resort mapping is visible in Google Maps by dragging the Street View man, that is now appropriately helmeted with skis attached. Included in the Lake Tahoe ski […]

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