This issue more than other recent ones presents Geomatics in its broadest possible application.
It also shows how the significance to the global economy and development of what we do is now recognised - checkout James Kavanagh's report of the World Bank conference, page 13.
We also report on some significant developments in education and training for surveyors including how to get that essential CSCS card.
For those who like to deep dive into the heavy techy aspects of Geomatics we look at what single photon Lidar has to offer and report on a system for measuring and recording levelness of flat surfaces like concrete floors.
There is also space for a couple of articles on two aspects of BIM and a preview of the GEO Business show. Read on!
Page 31-32: The Evolution of Lidar - Single Photon Lidar promises to quicken the pulse rate and deliver denser point clouds. Ron Roth and Marcos Sirota explain everything you need to know. Read now.
Page 05: Black boxes, global opportunities and ethics - Surveying is dead easy isn’t it? Of course it is, we did all that trigonometry stuff at school. With the Topocorp Trigo measurer we can survey anything. Read now.
Page 12: Technology is often accused of being a disrupter - In Sweden, the land title organisation, Lantmäteriet is piloting the use of the innovative financial technology Blockchain. Read now.
Page 16-17: Bentley Puts Modelling in the Cloud - Will a 3D model become the only deliverable? Is photogrammetry better than LiDAR? When do you mention BIM? Richard Groom reports. Read now.