Houston-based Visual Intelligenc eannounced today that Sanborn Map Company’s extensive evaluation of Visual Intelligence’s iOne n-Oblique Sensor System Solution for oblique and 3D imaging has resulted in a purchase. Sanborn is the first customer to deploy this new and innovative aerial digital camera system, the industry’s fastest, most stable, accurate, and economical sensor for oblique and 3D applications. Sanborn will deploy the iOne n-Oblique for 3D mapping contracts it holds with its worldwide customer base.
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A recent update from the USGS shares that there are now more than 400 new topographic maps available for the state of Alaska. These new maps that update and detail the physical features of the state are part of the Alaska Mapping Initiative. The AMI is a combined Federal, state, local and tribal program to support and improve maps and digital map data for Alaska, bringing Alaska topographic map and digital map data quality in line with the conterminous United States. Prior to AMI, many of the topographic maps from the state of Alaska had not been updated in nearly 50 years and were created in different scales.
Something pretty interesting, and perhaps a little creepy from FastCompany as they disclose how to discover the “secret” location tracking that your iOS 7 device is doing for you. Nothing totally new here as the tracking data “issue” had already been discussed loads back when iOS 6 was rolled out as well – See the article titled The scoop: Apple’s iPhone is NOT storing your accurate location, and NOT storing history from Peter Batty
From the article… Both iOS 7 and Android (via Google Now) are constantly logging all your locations as a first step in offering useful contextual information about your surroundings. And while it may still seem a bit high on the creepy scale, it can also be really useful to have access to the same location information your phone does.
Well, regardless of what you think or how you feel, Amazon and UAV technology are now firmly associated with each other. I suppose the recent announcement (albeit as crazy as it may seem) is good for the industry [UAV industry] as a whole, however, I’m sure it’s a little frustrating to UAV solution providers like Trimble (think Gatewing) and others who have massive investments in the technology only to see Amazon trumping everyone in one giant marketing effort the day before cyber Monday! Personally, I’m thinking that Amazon will likely get FAA approval for “drone delivery” sometime close to when Hell freezes over… but hey, it should be fun to see them try.