Hexagon will add 3D digital twins of major cities to the HxGN Content Program, including Munich, Cologne, Vienna, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Tokyo, Dallas and New York. The data will enable city administrations and infrastructure providers to manage and monitor critical assets, anticipate and mitigate risks and visualise projects to create smarter, more sustainable cities. Captured with the Leica CityMapper-2 urban mapping solution, the data stack includes orthophotos, obliques images, LiDAR point clouds, DSM, DTM, 3D building models, 3D meshes and semantic maps. Exceptional data consistency and flexible use terms make this data ideal for machine learning, analytics and automatic feature extraction.

Hexagon releases HxDR

Hexagon releases HxDR, its cloud-based storage, visualisation, and collaboration platform for reality capture and geospatial data. Users can store, view, and share their reality capture data and purchase data for their own use from the HxGN Content Program through HxDR. HxDR automatically converts uploads, including E57 files or any scan from a BLK laser scanner, into 3D models. Users can create virtual tours, assign tasks, and add annotations within the platform for seamless collaboration with colleagues and clients around the world.

GNSS correction at your fingertips

HxGN SmartNet is the world’s largest GNSS correction service provider. We process more data, from more reference stations around the world than any other provider. Now, customers can start using high-accuracy GNSS correction services whenever they need them by subscribing to our services on our local SmartNet e-shops. Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Spain and Denmark are already open for business and we’ll continuously add more countries. Choose a subscription that fits your needs, pay online and you are ready to measure.

Most versatile GNSS RTK rover with Visual Positioning announced

The Leica GS18 I, a versatile GNSS RTK rover with Visual Positioning, allows users to capture points of interest from a distance and measure points from the images in the field or the office. Visual Positioning technology, sensor-fusion combining GNSS, IMU and a camera allows users to reach previously inaccessible or obstructed points safely and efficiently. Unlike other GNSS RTK rovers that utilise imaging, the GS18 I gives users a simple workflow to measure points with survey- grade accuracy from images.

Leica MC1 swing boom support

The Leica iCON iXE3 3D excavator machine control solutions will be available for smaller excavators with swing boom, providing an easy-to-use solution on one unified software and hardware platform. Leveraging the Leica MC1 — a unified platform for software and hardware — means compact equipment benefits from flexible dataflows, easy-to-use interfaces and increased productivity so operators can focus on the job.

3D reality capture solution for Boston Dynamics robot

Mounting the Leica RTC360 3D laser scanner onto Boston Dynamics Spot robot creates an efficient scanning solution. Rather than a human operator, Spot does the walking and stationing of individual scans. Programming the devices to repeat scanning routes through a location increases productivity and flexibility. Such programmed scanning tasks can benefit professionals in various industries, including construction, public safety and defence. Thanks to the remotely controlled RTC360 and Spot’s agility, professionals can cover terrain that may be difficult or hazardous for humans.

One app for entire terrestrial laser scanning portfolio

The Leica Cyclone FIELD 360 mobile- device app now extends to all Leica Geosystems 3D terrestrial laser scanners for in-field data acquisition and visualisation, enhancing the existing and well-established 3D reality capture workflow. With the simple push of a button from the mobile-device app, all users of Leica Geosystems’ laser scanners can operate and capture high-quality 3D data and carry our pre-registration directly in the field with a few simple clicks, saving valuable post-processing time in the office.

Leica iCON site milling pilot

Our customers can benefit from a new update to our iCON site differential milling pilot application as part of our Leica iCON site field positioning solution for the heavy construction industry. The latest update of the Leica iCON milling pilot application offers an automated entry-level GNSS milling machine guidance solution. The new automatic milling pilot takes away the need to enter the milling values manually, making the repaving process faster and more accurate.

Hexagon acquires OxBlue for construction visualisation

Hexagon strengthened its capabilities to serve the rapidly evolving architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) ecosystem with the acquisition of OxBlue, a leader in construction visualisation. OxBlue's high definition time-lapse photography and live video streaming services deliver real-time visual documentation of everything that happens on a job site. Combining the latest camera technology, artificial intelligence, and machine learning algorithms, OxBlue's desktop and mobile software platform connects stakeholders to their construction job sites from anywhere, anytime. Keeping everyone informed about project status, critical milestones, and other key information, including weather conditions, ensures projects stay on schedule and under budget.

Leica Geosystems celebrates 100 years innovation Heerbrugg

100 years of success are an occasion for celebration. On 26 April 1921, the "Heinrich Wild, Werkstätte für Feinmechanik und Optik" was founded in Heerbrugg. Out of that company grew the Leica Geosystems AG which has become an essential building block of the Hexagon technology group. We are proud to recognise these "100 years of innovation in Heerbrugg" in a series of events and publications. On 26 April 2021, the experience centre in Heerbrugg opened its doors to showcase company history through product innovations by WILD, Leica Geosystems and Hexagon.

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