'Get Kids Into Survey' Campaign Comes to GEO Business 2019

Get Kids Into Survey, a campaign designed to combat the falling number of surveyors around the world, is to exhibit at this week's GEO Business 2019 in London for the first time. The Get Kids into Survey exhibition stand will showcase some of the campaign’s latest releases, including the new London poster (part of the Smart Cities series) along with an accompanying set of Q&As to help stimulate conversations in schools. Elly Ball, global CEO of the Get Kids Into Survey (#GKIS) campaign, says she is delighted to welcome new sponsors with the London poster: “Some great companies have stepped... (read more)
2019-05-20 09:15:24

Glanville Environmental Attains Membership of The Survey Association

Glanville Environmental, including its specialist survey division Glanville Geospatial Services, has announced that it has been accepted as an Affiliate Member of The Survey Association. Glanville Geospatial Services was founded in 2017, initially to support the civil engineering and wastes management services of Glanville Environmental, headquartered at Lee Mill in Devon.  However, the geospatial business unit quickly thrived in its own right, winning high profile project work from major organizations across the South West and Wales, including South West Water, Exeter University and Bristol City Council. Its complete portfolio of geospatial services now includes 3D laser scanning, topographic surveys, utility... (read more)
2019-05-31 10:09:49

Terra Drone Europe Wins UAV Mapping Contract with Ordnance Survey

Terra Drone Europe, a group company of Japan-based Terra Drone Corporations, has secured a framework agreement to provide unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) services to Ordnance Survey, the national mapping agency of the United Kingdom. The deliverables will include orthomosaics, digital terrain models (DTMs) and digital surface models (DSMs). Terra Drone Europe has already received over 500 survey locations to survey and will use a range of fixed wing and multirotor UAVs to carry out the surveys. To support the data collection over the entire UK, Terra Drone Europe has chosen RUAS, a professional drone services company and training provider based in... (read more)
2019-06-21 10:22:40

Bluesky Lidar Survey Helps Dublin Airport Reduce Risk of Flooding

Dublin Airport is using data collected by laser scanning aircraft to accurately measure land surface elevation to help reduce the risk of flooding at the international transport hub. Serving more than 31.5 million passengers in 2018, travelling to almost 200 destinations in 43 countries, Dublin Airport is the 11th busiest airport in Europe. The specially commissioned survey by aerial mapping company Bluesky involved the capture of Lidar data for the entire site and surrounding area as part of a Dublin Airport Drainage Masterplan (DMP). “As a busy international airport our airspace is unsurprisingly quite restricted, making it potentially difficult for... (read more)
2019-08-21 11:44:03

GAP Survey Equipment Hire Delivers with BigChange Mobile Tech

Surveying equipment hire company GAP Survey & Safety has deployed a cloud-based mobile workforce management from BigChange. The system has boosted the efficiency of GAP’s operations by equipping field operatives with rugged tablets running a mobile app called JobWatch, which includes GPS black box vehicle tracking as part of the system. GAP hires out specialist equipment to surveyors and civil engineers and stocks the latest total stations, GPS satellite network rovers, lasers and other precision instrumentation. GAP Survey & Safety is part of GAP Hire Solutions, the UK’s largest independent equipment hire company. The survey division is growing rapidly and... (read more)
2019-10-21 09:35:42

Septentrio Speeds up Survey Workflow with Key Upgrade

Septentrio, a leading manufacturer of accurate and reliable GPS technology, has released a key upgrade for their GPS post-processing software. Both GeoTagZ and PP-SDK now feature BaseFinder, a tool that speeds up survey workflow by automatically finding reference data needed for augmenting Global Navigation Satellite System  (GNSS) logs with sub-centimeter accuracy. BaseFinder accesses an online database of reference networks and extracts the most suitable corrections available. Septentrio has two decades of experience delivering reliable and robust RTK and PPK sub-centimeter positioning to industrial applications. PPK is often used for ground surveys with aerial drones, allowing high precision georeferencing without the need for a real-time... (read more)
2019-11-26 10:57:30

Inaugural European Aerial Survey Industry Association Event Attracts Global Audience

Delegates from around the world flocked to the first European Association of Aerial Surveying Industries (EAASI) Summit. Attracted by a topical conference programme, working group sessions and a variety of networking opportunities the event in Brussels earlier this month welcomed representatives of more than 40 organizations, from 18 countries and 3 continents. The EAASI Summit conference included keynote speakers Eduardo Garcia Gonzales of CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organization) and Hugo De Groof, Directorate General for the Environment at the European Commission. Other highlights of the two-day programme were a talk on geo-political advocacy by Brian Raber, past president of... (read more)
2019-12-20 09:44:18

Teledyne Optech to Showcase Survey Systems at GEOINT 2017

Teledyne Optech is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s GEOINT symposium in San Antonio, Texas on 4-7 June 2017. Visitors can discover the advanced capabilities of the award-winning ALTM Galaxy T1000, now featuring a 1-MHz laser PRF, PulseTRAK and SwathTRAK technologies for a truly universal sensor that surpasses larger systems with consistent, ultra-dense data and industry-leading measurement precision and accuracy. In addition, visitors will see the new Polaris Terrestrial Laser Scanner (TLS) for ground-based survey applications. With an integrated high-resolution camera, inclinometers, compass, GPS receiver, and weather-proof housing, the Polaris can... (read more)
2017-06-01 11:48:19

Taking over the Survey School - Interview with Ruth Adams

Ruth Adams, a distinguished geomatics and geospatial professional, is the energetic new manager of The Survey School. She explains her ambitions for the school and its potential to be a world class training facility. Interviewer: How do your experiences with the UK Hydrographic Office and then with a smaller commercial survey company inform your new role at The Survey School? Ruth Adams: Working for the MOD for 25-years on geospatial maritime products and projects has given me a broad perspective on processes, systems and quality control in a large organisation. Sailing with HMS Endurance to establish shore control in South... (read more)
2019-01-22 12:05:38

Remotely Controlled USV Undertakes Survey Work for Wind Farm

In a first for the offshore wind sector, a vessel remotely controlled from shore took to the sea off Suffolk (UK) over the weekend to undertake survey work for Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm, a joint venture between SSE Renewables and innogy, a German energy company. The XO-450 Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV), owned and operated by UK-based XOCEAN, carried out seabed surveys on seven of the turbines at the 140-turbine wind farm, located 23 kilometres off the UK coast. The unmanned vessel is around the size of an average car (4.5 metres) and half its weight (750kg) and can be... (read more)
2020-01-27 09:52:26
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