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Airbus Defence and Space announces management and organisational changes in Military Aircraft, A400M Business Segment

  ·        Fernando Alonso named new Head of Military Aircraft at Airbus Defence and Space and joins Airbus Defence and Space  Executive Committee, replaces Domingo Ureña-Raso who will take a new position in the group ·        Industrialisation of A400M now integrated into the Operational unit of the division under the lead of Pilar...

     

Unraveling the debate over sUAV regulation: Will the FAA be able to regulate safety?

The data gathering capabilities of sUAVs could revolutionize the GIS industry, but a number of safety concerns have some arguing for stricter FAA regulations that could threaten the growth of the industry. The safety concerns are valid, increased regulation seems necessary, but balancing commercial interests against consumer use and the real cause of the industry’s safety issues is...

     

New Orleans heritage preserved with Pointfuse 3D models

Laser scanner modelling software from Arithmetica is helping to preserve some of New Orleans’ oldest and most historically important buildings. Using the Pointfuse point cloud processing software, Scan-Nola, a heritage preservation project is creating detailed 3D computer models directly from laser scanned data. The resulting models provide...

     

Bluesky Launches Online Renewable Energy Platform

A prototype version of a website has been launched which allows homeowners, solar installers and manufacturers, energy companies and government organisations to assess the suitability of individual properties for solar energy technology. The online system employs high resolution geographic data, such as aerial photography and LiDAR, as well as...

     

Aero-Graphics places first order for Optech Galaxy airborne lidar

Optech is pleased to announce that Aero-Graphics placed the first order of a new Optech Galaxy last November. Optech’s newest airborne laser terrain mapper (ALTM) includes PulseTRAK™ technology that will provide Aero-Graphics with great advantages in survey efficiency, data consistency, reliability and flexibility. A longtime client of Optech,...

     

 


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