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Geo Week Round-up: Tilt Compensation | Small Drones for Safety | Quanergy 3D Lidar

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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Trimble Announces the R12i GNSS with Groundbreaking IMU-Based Tilt Compensation

Following in the footsteps of its R12 GNSS system launched last year, Trimble has added a new receiver – the R12i – to its Global Navigation Satellite System portfolio. The R12i has a pair of key features that make it stand out – including a powerful proprietary tilt compensation capability. The Trimble R12i incorporates Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)-based tilt compensation using Trimble TIP™ technology, which enables points to be measured or staked out while the survey rod is tilted, empowering land surveyors to focus on the job at hand and complete work faster and more accurately. Chris Trevillian, Director of Product Management at Trimble Geospatial, says that this is a game-changing enhancement.

Read more: SPAR 3D 

Safety First: Using Small Drones to Map Unsafe Sites

Traditionally, photogrammetry based on aerial images and stereo plotting, has been the realm of large mapping companies capable of affording the onerous ownership of planes and the high personnel cost of pilots, navigators and camera operators. The equipment used to convert the stereoscopic pairs into contour line maps cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and occupy large rooms with controlled environments and strict building codes. All of that changed a few years ago when small unmanned aerial vehicles (sUAV), a.k.a small drones, were equipped with high-definition cameras and stereo plotting technology became 100 percent digital, de facto creating a mapping revolution that allowed small surveying firms to upgrade to full-blown photogrammetry concerns.

Read more: xyHt

Quanergy Delivers First AI-Powered 3D LiDAR Integration with Milestone XProtect Video Management Platform

Quanergy Systems, Inc., a leading provider of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors and smart perception solutions, today announced a technology partnership with Milestone Systems. Quanergy’s AI-powered 3D LiDAR sensors and QORTEX perception software are now interoperable with Milestone’s open platform video management software. This combination of technologies delivers advanced people flow and occupancy management capabilities for smart spaces, as well as enhanced threat detection and surveillance in security environments. The integration has been officially verified and listed on the Milestone Marketplace®.

Read more: LIDAR Magazine

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