We have a mix of articles and event reports in this issue.
The articles range from introducing Plowman Craven’s latest drone, the Vogel R3D, which may transform high precision surveying; and Charlton Bland sharing his experiences in operating drones; to Kevin Perrina from Aimcon Surveys discussing the pros and cons of NIA and IPMS; and Brian Coutts argues for a change in the title Geomatics.
As for reports, we have four events covered: Abdulvahit Torum reports on Intergeo which shows the current state of the art; Richard Groom discusses issues for Geomatics arising from the Smart Summit; Ian Dowman takes us through the ISPRS Geospatial Week giving a good indication of current developments; and Durk Haarsma reports that UN-GGIM has made great progress.
Plus all the usual columns, read on!
Page 05: Strong Advances in Technical Initiatives - Ian Dowman takes us through the articles and reports linked by evidence of strong advances in geomatics and a real influence on major technical initiatives. Read now.
Page 16-18: Introducing the Vogel R3D - Tom Wren, Technical Manager for Rail at Plowman Craven, describes an innovation which seems certain to transform high precision surveying. Read now.
Page 23-25: Intergeo 2017 - Transition from Providing Solutions to Value Partnerships - The world’s leading fair and conference on geodesy, geoinformation and land management, recently took place in Berlin, Abdulvahit Torun reports. Read now.