Geomatics World September/October 2019

Geomatics World September-October 2019 cover

The cover image shows underground services of the Aldgate area in London, produced using the High Density Array Ground Probing Radar in conjunction with conventional methods - as described in Craig Simmond's article on page 21 of this issue. Other articles in Geomatics World September/October 2019 include:

- New Challenges for Surveyors: CICES 50th Anniversary (Page 16)
- Report: ISPRS Geospatial Week 2019 (Page 18) 
- Recent Developments in Airborne Lidar (Page 24)
- Geovation: Supporting and developing start-up companies (Page 29)

Recent Developments in Airborne Lidar

Recent Developments in Airborne LidarThe arrival of airborne Lidar, also referred to as airborne laser scanning (ALS), has revolutionized area-wide 3D data acquisition of topography, bathymetry, vegetation, buildings and infrastructure. This article presents an overview of the tremendous progress made since then in both sensor and aircraft technology. Current trends include a steady increase of the measurement rate, achievements in full waveform processing, the spread of multispectral and topo-bathymetric laser scanners, the introduction of single-photon sensitive airborne sensors and the advent of integrated active and passive systems. On top of that, this article highlights how the ongoing miniaturization has recently enabled the application of Lidar on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), resulting in ultra-high-resolution 3D point clouds with centimetre precision. Read on...

ISPRS Geospatial Week 2019

GW ISPRS Geospatial Week 2019 ReportEvery two years, the photogrammetry and remote sensing community gathers at the ISPRS Geospatial Week. The event comprises a combination of workshops organized by various ISPRS Working Groups and other stakeholders involved in the geospatial profession. The 2019 edition proved to be a true geospatial hub bringing together a wide range of geomatics-related activities and applications. Read on...

Ground Probing Radar

Ground Probing Radar TechnologyCraig Simmonds presents massive advances in Ground Probing Radar and discusses the journey of the technology over the past quarter of a century, highlighting the major construction projects where the latest revolutionary High Density Array Ground Probing Radar (HDAGPR) technology has been applied and the extraordinary benefits it has brought to all involved in these projects. Read on...

Accelerating Location and Property Innovation at Geovation

Accelerating Location and Property Innovation at GeovationGeovation has become a leader in supporting and developing start-up companies which make use of geospatial data. Geovation was set up by Ordnance Survey in 2009 and has been supporting innovation through membership and the Accelerator Programme  based at the Geovation Hub in London. The past six months has seen Geovation expand through partnerships with complementary innovation hubs in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff and Manchester, in addition to the new Accelerator Programme run in Edinburgh through Geovation Scotland. Read on...

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