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Leica CountryMapper — the new hybrid sensor for large-area imaging and LiDAR data collection

The new Leica CountryMapper extends the hybrid sensor portfolio with the most efficient solution for large-area aerial imaging and LiDAR mapping. Combining a large-format photogrammetric camera with a high-performance LiDAR unit into a single system, the CountryMapper collects foundational geospatial data simultaneously, enabling the generation of highly accurate data products to support a wide variety of customer applications.

Geospatial World Leadership Award for Blue Carbon project

Hexagon and its partner Beneath The Waves received the Geospatial World Leadership Award for advancing sustainability with the Blue Carbon initiative in The Bahamas. The award recognises individuals and organisations that champion innovation, pioneer cutting-edge solutions and advance technologies in the global geospatial industry.

Next evolution in smart, autonomous mobile mapping

The Leica Pegasus TRK100 is the latest addition to the Leica Pegasus TRK portfolio of mobile mapping solutions. Specifically designed for GIS professionals, it is a powerful, easy-to-use geospatial solution built for large-scale infrastructure measurement and digital twin creation.

New heavy construction test site for handson technology demonstrations

At Hexagon’s newly opened heavy construction test site for hands-on technology demonstrations, customers, partners, and employees can experience the company’s heavy construction solutions in a real-world environment. The “T-Site” is located at Hexagon’s machine control facility in Odense, Denmark.

Construction insights on a single pane of glass

The recently launched HxGN AEC Project Viewer is an innovative, cloud-based software for visualising, federating and controlling project data. Based on BIM, AEC Project Viewer connects model, schedule, and document management processes within one cloud solution to improve visibility, collaboration, and communication in construction projects. AEC Project Viewer supports the transition from 3D models to 5D construction management by adding time and cost insights.

Hexagon releases first Autonomous Construction Tech Outlook

Hexagon — in partnership with FMI, a respected industry research company — published its first Autonomous Construction Tech Outlook. This study drew from the insights of over 1,000 senior executives from general contracting firms in North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Eighty-four per cent of respondents said that their companies have adopted some form of autonomous technology in the last year to help address key business challenges. However, the study also shows a disconnect in the industry’s understanding of the technology, its application and its benefits, which could hinder optimisation efforts if not addressed.

Avvir and Projectmates join Hexagon

Hexagon strengthens its construction software portfolio with the acquisitions of Avvir and Projectmates. • Avvir’s BIM-focused reality analysis platform improves project workflows, schedules, and outcomes by leveraging onsite reality capture data, enriched BIM (building information modelling) models and AI (artificial intelligence). • Projectmates’ configurable and centralised platform enables owners to keep all working documents and projects within a construction program up to date and in one place — from the planning stages through closeout and handover to the facilities management team.

Hexagon adds speed, scalability and automation to digital twin creation with the acquisition of LocLab

Hexagon acquired the leader in 3D digital twin content creation. LocLab's proprietary technology, enabled by a high degree of automation using proven workflows and artificial intelligence, allows the cost- and time-efficient creation of digital twins.

REVEAL improves speed and accuracy of construction site data

AGTEK, part of Hexagon, introduced REVEAL, a new solution that significantly improves the accuracy and efficiency of point cloud editing for construction applications. Designed specifically for the heavy construction industry for use with point clouds collected from drones or laser scanners, REVEAL allows users to delete unnecessary objects automatically using the power of artificial intelligence (AI) for faster and more accurate takeoff and quantity tracking.

City-Scale Visual Positioning

Immersal Oy, part of Hexagon, launched Immersal City-Scale, a new 5G-enabled smart city Visual Positioning System. This innovative solution offers unmatched accuracy in outdoor locationbased services for mobile network operators and their enterprise customers.

Leica iCON gps 160 — the most versatile construction Smart Antenna

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, launched the Leica iCON gps 160 — a significantly enhanced, next-generation construction Smart Antenna with features that increase productivity in all stakeout and measurement applications on the jobsite.

The machine control division at Leica Geosystems announced several partnerships

  • Leica Geosystems announced a new option for Caterpillar Next Gen Hydraulic (NGH) excavator users to leverage Leica Geosystems’ 3D machine control solution with Cat Assist features.
  • In cooperation with Leica Geosystems, Liebherr is now extending its range of semi-automatic machine control systems ex works for Generation 8 crawler excavators.
  • Leica Geosystems and LiuGong Dressta Machinery, a worldwide supplier of durable and powerful heavy construction equipment,announced the release of a new Leica Ready factory kit for the TD15M and TD-16N dozers.
  • Leica Geosystems and Xwatch Safety Solutions, a global leader in workplace safety, announced an innovative combined solution that allows users to create or import 3D avoidance zones above and below the surface area directly within the Leica MC1 machine control software.

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