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Geo Week Round-up: Mapping Antartica by Drone | Teledyne Optech Partners | 3d Voxel Analysis

Welcome to the Geo Week News weekly update! The articles below have been hand picked from recent geospatial news. A new update is posted each Monday.

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Mapping an Ecuadorian Research Base in Antarctica with a Drone

A large number of countries have a presence in Antarctica; some have permanent bases, but most have summer locations that they occupy during the “warm” months. Ecuador is one of the many countries that have a seasonal presence in the southernmost continent, but their budget for scientific research is small and their time in the region is limited. The entity in charge of the base and its personnel during the summer months is the Ecuadorian Antarctic Institute (INAE). In order to implement a much-needed expansion at the facility, INAE partnered with the Ecuadorian mapping agency to select an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to be the platform of choice for all cartographic flights in the country, including Antarctica.

Read more: Commercial UAV News 

Teledyne Optech Partners with Aerial Surveys International to Provide Extremely Realistic Mapping Solution

Teledyne Optech, a Teledyne Technologies company and global leader in advanced Lidar sensors, has signed an agreement with Aerial Surveys International (ASI) to sell a Galaxy T2000, upgrade its existing Galaxy Prime to a Galaxy T2000 and install both sensors in the productivity-doubling G2 Sensor System.This purchase will enhance ASI’s capabilities through the effective two million points per second PRF of each Galaxy T2000.

Read more: GIM International

VIDEO: RIEGL launches new 3D Voxel Analysis Tool

The “3D Voxel Analysis” software module, available with RIEGL’s proprietary software package for 3D scan data acquisition and registration RiSCAN PRO, enables the comparison of a reference data set with a comparison data set and stores the result in a new point attribute. In various applications, the comparison of scan data provides a meaningful representation of the change in values.

Read more: GeoInformatics

Czech Republic Drought Visible From Space

The prolonged period of dry weather in the Czech Republic has resulted in what experts are calling the ‘worst drought in 500 years.’ Scientists are using ESA satellite data to monitor the drought that’s gripped the country.

Read more: ESA

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