mapKITE invited to present at the Imaging and LiDAR Solutions Conference 2015

After the project PDR, a big event took place within the mapKITE timeline. The mapKITE concept was presented at the Imaging and LiDAR solutions conference 2015, a biannual conference organized by the Canadian company Teledyne Optech. The conference took place on June, 9th to 12th in Toronto, Canada, and project concept and main technological ideas were presented by GeoNumerics.

One of the main components of mapKITE, its terrestrial vehicle, carries a Teledyne Optech's system for mobile mapping, the Lynx M1. Consisting on two LiDAR systems and two visible-band cameras, the system is able to generate rich mapping-grade LiDAR and image data from a vehicle at cruising speeds, targeting at corridor mapping applicationsThe integration of this system on the terrestrial vehicle of mapKITE is performed by the German company TopScan GmbH.

Teledyne Optech is the world's leading maker of reliable, rugged, and innovative LIDAR survey products, with over 35 years of experience worldwide.

The Preliminary Design Review (PDR) of mapKITE is held in Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne, Switzerland, was the selected spot for gathering the mapKITE team and assess one of the important project milestones, the Preliminary Design Review (PDR). In this review meeting, held in June, 3rd, the main work performed in the initial phase of the project was presented by every partner, focusing on the compilation of user requirements, the survey of existing imaging and navigation technology and the initial proposal for the system architecture. Furthermore, discussion was held in order to face the next phase of the project, in which the core sub-systems of mapKITE will be developed and validated during the first test campaign, scheduled for late 2015.

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mapKITE on the GSA's GNSS market report!

One big hit for the communication of the mapKITE concept: the project has been included in the GNSS Market Report 2015, produced and released by the European GNSS Agency (GSA). This report takes an in-depth look at GNSS market opportunities, technology trends and future developments for eight key market segments: Location-based Services (LSB), Road Transportation, Aviation, Maritime, Rail, Agriculture, Surveying and Timing and Synchronization.

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The H2020 mapKITE project kicks off and begins its activity

On March 11th, the Kick-off Meeting (KoM) of the Horizon 2020 project mapKITE took place in Castelldefels, Spain. The project will be driven by a consortium of ten members from six different countries, and will be coordinated by GeoNumerics. mapKITE is one of the nineteen projects funded by the European GNSS Agency (GSA), as an Innovation Action (IA) under the topic GALILEO-2-2014.

The mapKITE KoM was hosted by the European Space Agency (ESA) Business Incubator Center (BIC), located in the Mediterranean Technology Park in Castelldefels, Spain.

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