Geomatics World Summer 2020

Geomatics World Summer 2020

The Summer 2020 edition of Geomatics World zooms in on monitoring and capturing data from above, both from space and from the air. On top of this, this edition contains an interview with Fugro's CEO Mark Heine. We talked to him about leadership style, strategies for finding new employees, and Seabed 2030. About this ambitious project, Heine says “Commercial companies need to work together with NGOs and academia to make this happen.” Last but not least, Jantien Stoter wrote an article presenting the state of the art in 3D city modelling in the context of broader developments such as smart cities and digital twins.

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Satellites for Multiple Asset Structural Monitoring

Satellites for Multiple Asset Structural MonitoringCritical infrastructures such as nuclear power stations, LNG terminals, railways and motorways in critical locations cover vast sites that have to be efficiently monitored and, on many occasions, heavily instrumented in specific locations as a reaction to a known failure or repair. Sometimes, construction on large sites can affect or jeopardize operations on older infrastructures adjacent to the site. In addition, the fact that there are so many surveying instruments and monitoring solutions on offer makes it very difficult for asset managers to choose one and, if more than one, to connect the vast amount of data to enhance infrastructure maintenance. Every instrumentation system is tailored to a specific purpose, to measure in a specific direction, with certain frequency, or to survey in very specific locations. This means that the overall asset and infrastructure behaviour is often missed. Likewise, by just looking at the big picture, the detail can be lost. Read on...

Lidar and Imagery

Simultaneous Capturing of Lidar and Imagery (Geomatics World)People continue to migrate from rural areas to major cities, driving sustained urban growth and increasing the demand for accurate, detailed and up-to-date 3D city models. The creation of such models is still a cumbersome endeavour but new advancements, such as the combination of three sensor types – nadir camera, oblique cameras and a Lidar unit – in one and the same geodata acquisition system, may bring relief. Aerial surveys conducted in major cities in the UK and Ireland demonstrate the potential of this solution. Read on...

3D City Modelling

State of the Art in 3D City ModellingSemantically enriched 3D city models have the potential to be powerful hubs of integrated information for computer-based urban spatial analysis. This article presents the state of the art in 3D city modelling in the context of broader developments such as smart cities and digital twins, and outlines six challenges that must be overcome before 3D data as a platform becomes a reality. Read on...

Interview with Mark Heine, CEO of Fugro

Mark Heine, FugroMark Heine is chairman of the board and CEO of Fugro, which is headquartered in the Netherlands. Fugro is among the leading and largest specialized survey companies in the world, serving the full lifecycle of assets, and describes itself as a geodata specialist. For the avid mountaineer Heine, no challenge is too great to take on, not even heading up a multinational in transition from a company largely dependent on the oil and gas industry to one that wants to co-create a sustainable and liveable world. We talked to Mark Heine about leadership styles, strategies for finding new employees, and Seabed 2030. On the topic of this ambitious project, Heine says “Commercial companies need to work together with NGOs and academia to make this happen”. Read on...

 
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