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Geo Week Round-up: Vexcel gets Geomni | TCarta ICESat-2 Bathymetry and more

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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Vexcel acquires image assets from Verisk’s Geomni business

Vexcel Imaging, a large aerial imagery, aerial camera and photogrammetry company company has expanded their reach in the aerial imagery market by coming to an agreement to take in Geomni’s imagery sourcing group. Under the deal, Verisk, the data analytics company The acquisition will combine Geomni’s imagery survey and content-related teams and assets into Vexcel, while still remaining part of Verisk.

Read more: SPAR 3D 

TCarta developing commercial ICESat-2 bathymetric product with National Science Foundation grant

Carta Marine, a global provider of marine geospatial products, is commercializing a new technique to derive highly accurate shallow-water bathymetry measurements from NASA’s ICESat-2 satellite data. The new methodology is being developed by TCarta with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Read more: Geospatial World

Hexagon Buys COWI’s Aerial Mapping Division

Hexagon, a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions, has announced the signing of an agreement to acquire COWI’s aerial mapping business. COWI, based in Denmark, is a leading international consulting group within engineering, economics and environmental sciences with a mapping business that serves as Europe’s largest provider of airborne surveying and spatial data processing and a key partner of the HxGN Content Program.

Read more: GIM

Levee Assessment After Hurricane Harvey Utilizing UAV-Lidar

Precision Aerial Compliance Solutions, a Texas-based UAV services company, was contacted in late 2017 by a Houston area township to perform a UAV-lidar survey of its drainage system. The purpose was to assist in the modeling of the system and determine how it had been affected by the large volume of flood water that flowed through the town during Harvey and pinpoint the major damage areas from the hurricane. Precision Aerial was able to complete the task, which would have required months of traditional survey, in little over a week and proved that UAV-lidar provided a viable means of delivering critical, accurate data from difficult-to-reach areas in a short period of time.

Read more: LIDAR Magazine

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