GIS News: StreetMapper in Japan, U.A.E. Ministry of the Interior is a New Principal Member of the OGC, APOS Systems Wins Esri Partner Award

StreetMapper, the mobile laser mapping system, has announced delivery of its fifth system to Japan in less than a year.  The StreetMapper equipped vehicles enable 3D laser scan surveys to be undertaken at normal road traffic speeds and are being used for a range of mapping projects across Japan.  StreetMapper, a joint development between the UK’s 3D Laser Mapping and German navigation specialist IGI, is distributed by Japanese company Mirukuru.  StreetMapper has been specifically designed for the rapid 3D mapping of highways, runways, railways, infrastructure and buildings. Using vehicle-mounted lasers offering a 360-degree field of view, StreetMapper enables high precision mapping to a range of 300 metres, a capacity of 550,000 measurements per second per sensor and recorded accuracies in independent real world projects of better than 10 millimetres.

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced that the U.A.E. Ministry of the Interior, represented by Abu Dhabi Police GIS Center for Security, has become a Principal Member of the OGC to chair a new, planned international OGC Law Enforcement and Public Safety Working Group. The Abu Dhabi Police GIS Center for Security aims to contribute to the OGC GovFuture Program and other consortium activities that guide local, sub-national, national & international government organizations in raising awareness and adoption of OGC standards in geospatial systems and geographical information, which are critically important in government decision support systems. Abu Dhabi Police is interested in initiating and leading a Domain Working Group that would be supported by police, emergency and security forces from the UAE, the Middle East region and other world regions. The goal is to drive geospatial technology standards and approaches that support law enforcement, public safety and security, as well as encouraging research, projects, events and outreach that contribute to achieving this goal.

Esri Canada congratulates APOS Systems for receiving the Esri Partner Award for Best Enterprise Integration Application at the 2012 Esri Partner Conference in California. The company was recognized for its APOS Location Intelligence Solution (LIS), which integrates Esri’s industry-leading geographic information system (GIS) technology with SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence software. The solution helps organizations improve business intelligence through geographic visualization and analysis.

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