In this issue, we have articles on Mobile Laser Scanning Point Clouds from Mattias Lemmens who outlines the status and prospects for automatic 3D mapping of road objects; Richard Groom discusses what is meant by smart cities and how it connects us; Ian Dowman reviews the activities at TSA including a new guide and reports on the conference; and we have our thoughts on the new UK Government Geospatial Commission.
Also, Ian Dowman reports on the new products and applications from the Commercial UAV Show in November; Papers from FIG Working Week are reviewed by Richard Groom; Adam Spring reports on the IAFSM Conference held in Atlanta; and we interview Philipp Amon, UAV Operations Manager at RIEGL, who tells us the current range of laser scanning products for UAVs and future developments.
Plus, all the regular news & columns!
Page 15: UK Government Announces New Geospatial Commission - The Chancellor has announced a new Geospatial Commission which is committed to maximise the value of all UK government data linked to location, and to create jobs and growth in a modern economy. Read now.
Page 16: Mobile Laser Scanning Point Clouds: Automatic 3D Mapping of Road Objects - Mattias Lemmens outlines the status and prospects for automatic 3D mapping of road objects. Read now.
Page 24: Smart Cities and Communities: Connecting Citizens - The concept of smart cities is not always understood. Richard Groom reports from a conference on the topic and tries to make sense of the idea and what it can do for communities and citizens. Read now.