Monthly Archives: August 2015

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Airbus Defense and Space Dealing with Big Data Management and Delivery Issues

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The V1 Video team interviewed Jessi Dick, Senior Marketing Manager of Online and Software Partnerships at Airbus Defence and Space, at the 2015 Esri User Conference in San Diego. We spoke about the growing volumes of data and the company’s tools managing data via portals, systems, streaming services and custom solutions.

Trimble Discusses Mobile Device Evolution and Flexibility for Precision

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The V1 Video team interviewed Matt van Doorn, Product Manager in Trimble’s Geospatial Division, at the 2015 Esri User Conference in San Diego. We spoke about the rugged requirements of a professional device vs. a smartphone for field data collection. The market is good for both approaches, pairing a smartphone via a bluetooth device for high-precision collection.

Creating 3D Models from Drone Imagery

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The V1 Video team interviewed Antoine Martin, Business Manager of Pix4D’s operations in the United States, at the 2015 Esri User Conference in San Diego. We spoke about the growing interest in creating useful data from drone platforms as well as the many use cases for Pix4Dmapper software for automated image processing. The company has focused on the simplification of photogrammetric science to enable users to create accurate maps and 3D models from this imagery.

Hybrid VTOL Drone Eases Takeoff and Landing

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The V1 Video team interviewed Eric Westreich, who works on Business Development at Aerovel, at the 2015 Esri User Conference in San Diego. We spoke about the unique Aerovel Flexrotor hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) craft that can take off and land vertically, rotating its flight to cover more ground and takeoff from a moving platform. The Aerovel Flexrotor comes from a marine legacy, where runways aren’t possible other than on an aircraft carrier.

8_13 Earth Imaging Broadcast (Toxic Phytoplankton, Climate Change and More)

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This GeoSpatial Stream broadcast discusses the massive phytoplankton blooms along both U.S. coasts and the damage they are doing; NOAA reporting record high temperatures across the globe; NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative; industry news from Bluesky Esri, ESA, Airbus and Harris Corp.; thoughts on toxic phytoplankton and climate change; and more.

LizardTech Combining LiDAR Point Cloud and Image Compression

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The V1 Video team interviewed Jeff Young, Manager of Regional and International Sales for LizardTech, at the 2015 Esri User Conference in San Diego. The company launched the 9.5 release of its GeoExpress software, which combines image and LiDAR compression technology. The latest tools add automation for color balancing and indexing images.

Commercial UAV Expo Video

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This video promotes the upcoming Commercial UAV Expo being held in Las Vegas in October 2015.

Pictometry Developing 3D Models for Infrastructure Market

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The V1 Video team interviewed Jim Murray, Regional VP for Infrastructure at Pictometry (an EagleView company), at the 2015 Esri User Conference in San Diego. We spoke about the unique characteristics of high-resolution oblique imagery from Pictometry and an emerging ability to create detailed 3D models with oblique imagery data draped on buildings for a photorealistic model.

RIEGL Creating 3D Data for Improved Disaster Response

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The V1 Video team interviewed James Van Rens, CEO of RIEGL USA, at the 2015 Esri User Conference in San Diego. We spoke at the 3D Mapping Forum, focusing on the need to map the shoreline for improved disaster response. The company also showcased its new RiCOPTER mapping drone.

8_6 Wildfire Broadcast (Updates from California and Alaska, NASA and UN News, and More)

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This GeoSpatial Stream broadcast discusses the wildfires raging in California, the Pacific Northwest and especially Alaska; a NASA program to inventory Earth's surface waters; the Geovation startup hub; industry news from Esri, URISA and VisionMap; a UN video on the power of geospatial technology; and more.