Geoinformation Software as a Service

From Licensing to Subscription
Accurate geoinformation about urban areas, public buildings or historical sites is in great demand. It has become astonishingly easy to capture these scenes through cameras or laser scanning or to acquire open data from a diversity of sources. Professionals without a surveying background can do the job, but such professionals require reliable, robust, easy-to-use and affordable processing tools. Today, cloud computing can meet that need, enabling users to work with software packages running on remote servers on either a pay-per-use or a subscription basis. This article presents a cloud computing service dedicated to geoinformation software. Storing data in the cloud... (read more)
2019-06-13 01:10:12

Kongsberg Geospatial Integrates with MicroPilot to Enhance BVLOS

Kongsberg Geospatial, a geospatial visualization software company, and MicroPilot, who operate professional UAV autopilots, has announced that the Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS UxS Fleet Control Station has been integrated with the MicroPilot MP2x28 series of autopilots to enhance the ability of UAV operators using MicroPilot autopilots to conduct safe BVLOS operations. The Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS UxS Fleet Control Station technology enables multiple drones to be monitored and controlled simultaneously by a single operator and provides real-time calculation of aircraft separation, airspace monitoring alerts and communications line-of-sight prediction to enable ‘detect and avoid’ for safe BVLOS operations. IRIS FCS integrates a variety... (read more)
2019-04-30 10:03:20

Downtown Dublin as a Lidar Point Cloud

A Highly Accurate, Diverse and Dense Annotated Laser Scanning Dataset of a City Centre
The advance of Lidar data acquisition technologies is substantially increasing the amount of spatial data obtained and it is becoming cost-prohibitive to process it manually. Artificial intelligence (AI) has now started to offer cost-effective solutions to analyse and utilize those big datasets. AI can be employed for scene understanding, accurately detecting objects and classifying 3D assets. These are the significant fundamentals of several applications including autonomous navigation, intelligent robotics, urban planning, emergency management and even forest monitoring. The most popular types of 3D spatial information for such applications are Lidar and imagery data. This article describes the dense annotated ground-truth... (read more)
2019-11-27 10:05:38

Thalia Baldwin Appointed as Geospatial Commission Director

Following an open competition John Manzoni, the Chief Executive of the Civil Service and Permanent Secretary, has announced that Thalia Baldwin will be appointed as the new Director of the Geospatial Commission from 1 August 2019. Thalia is currently Deputy Director for Policy at the Geospatial Commission. She was previously Head of Digital Policy at HM Treasury, where she was responsible for the approach to public spending on digital technology and infrastructure. Sir Andrew Dilnot, Chair of the Geospatial Commission, said "I am delighted to welcome Thalia to this role. The intelligent use of data presents a huge opportunity to... (read more)
2019-06-24 11:54:00

Mapaction Deploys as Cyclone Enawo Slams Madagascar

MapAction has deployed a team of two volunteers to Madagascar at the request of the United Nations to help coordinate the response to Cyclone Enawo which is reported to have already claimed at least five lives. It is thought to be the strongest cyclone in thirteen years with wind speeds of up to 185 mph (source: UNOCHA). Cyclone Enawo made landfall over Antalaha district on 7 March and has continued its path across the country. The storm has caused widespread damage across north-eastern and central-eastern areas of the country, resulting in flooding, wind damage and landslides. The Malagasy Red Cross estimates that approximately... (read more)
2017-03-14 03:41:30

Network Mapping Re-brand as NM Group

The company has developed since its establishment, and this has led to the decision to rebrand in order to better reflect the services now being offered. The legal name, registration and ownership of the company remain the same. Whilst maintaining their reputation across the world in the provision of LiDAR derived products, NM Group will now offer a new focus on turnkey solutions to help asset owners with efficiency and reliability improvements. NM Group’s services encapsulate the following areas: Surveying and Mapping services - topographic and asset mapping using a range of the latest data capture methodologies including aerial LiDAR,... (read more)
2017-01-06 10:48:20

Danish Hydrographic Office Turns to GIS for Automated Maritime Charting

A Radical Update Was Needed
Denmark has challenging seascapes to map and chart. It has a rich history of nautical charting that dates back to the seventeenth century, and many of its navigational products for Greenland were created in the 1960s. When GPS started to gain prominence, a radical update was needed. Apart from its 42-mile land border with Germany, the peninsular country of Denmark, with its scores of bays, straits, and fjords,  is surrounded almost entirely by the North and Baltic Seas. Denmark is also composed of more than 400 islands, including the Faroe Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean between the United Kingdom... (read more)
2019-12-19 02:23:42

Munir Ismet Appointed as New MD at Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey has appointed a new MD to drive its commercial strategy in both the UK and international markets. Munir Ismet takes up the post of OS’s Managing Director of Geospatial Solutions. He leads a team tasked with serving direct customers, delivering geospatial services to nations across the globe and bringing new propositions to customers. Ismet has a track record delivering digital transformation to help governments and large private sector organisations, as well as experience in leading smart cities, cloud solutions and digitisation projects. Ordnance Survey’s Chief Executive Steve Blair said: “Munir joins OS at a pivotal moment and will... (read more)
2020-05-13 09:08:33

MGISS Appoints Dave George as Head of Professional Services Division

MGISS has appointed Dave George as technical lead within its Professional Services division. Working alongside organizations such as Northumbrian Water Group, Sir Robert McAlpine and Carnell, Dave will lead a team of specialists developing applications and services, using the latest geospatial technology in the utility, infrastructure and environment sectors. A pioneer in the transformation of geographic data from 2D to 3D, Dave George has a particular interest in future proofing data capture, integration and in-field workflows to support emerging technologies such as Augmented and Virtual Realities, machine learning and Artificial Intelligence. “Dave has the experience and expertise to lead not... (read more)
2020-04-01 08:57:10

Esri Joins Group on Earth Observations as Associate Member Organization

Esri has announced its membership of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). The new GEO Associates category allows commercial and nongovernmental entities to apply to join existing member institutions in activities promoting GEO’s goals and ideals. GEO is an intergovernmental organization devoted to advancing the universal accessibility of open data and promoting sustainability resulting from Earth observations. Esri’s new Associate member status acknowledges Esri’s supportive involvement with GEO over the last six years, which has included the development of interoperability between GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) and ArcGIS Online, allowing global information in open data sites built on... (read more)
2019-09-03 10:26:03
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