Topcon Helps DEC! Develop Math Skills Training for Survey Sites

Topcon GB & Ireland has supported the launch of a new teaching guide for Class Of Your Own’s (COYO) Design Engineer Construct! (DEC!) learning programme. The guide has been designed to help show students the importance of math outside of the classroom. The ‘DEC! Maths Explained’ guide was created by qualified DEC! teachers from Drummond High School in Edinburgh, Michael Steele and Mark Holden. It provides ideas and suggested lesson plans helping to put math into the context of design, engineering, surveying and construction tasks. In doing so, the aim is to give real purpose to students, and to demonstrate... (read more)
2017-11-03 05:50:48

SimActive Launches New Drone Training Programme for Mapping

SimActive, the Canada-based developer of the Correlator3D photogrammetry software suite, announces a new training programme for drone mapping. The programme’s goal is to provide educational material and resources on how to effectively process drone imagery, to both neophytes and experts. The new offering includes educational documents, tutorial videos and monthly webinars as well as tailored training sessions, which can be provided both online or on-site. All aspects of data processing are covered, such as the generation of DSMs, DTMs, point clouds, orthomosaics and 3D models. “It is often difficult for drone mapping companies to differentiate themselves from competition and increase... (read more)
2020-02-05 09:11:20

UAV Public Safety Training to be Held at Drone World Expo 2017

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), DJI, and Fly-Robotics will be presenting a public safety training workshop as part of the pre-conference offerings at Drone World Expo 2017, taking place 3-4 October at the San Jose Convention Center. The workshop will be held on Monday 2 October from 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm. “We are excited to be working with Drone World Expo (DWE) to present this workshop,” says Bill Pritchett, Education Director at AMA. “With the significant audience DWE attracts from first responders, fire, law enforcement, search and rescue, and emergency management, it's the perfect forum for... (read more)
2017-07-27 12:00:43

GeoMax Ramps up Training and Support for Dealers and End Users in the UK & Ireland

GeoMax, a leading provider of quality construction and surveying instruments and software, has appointed Phil Jarratt to take the lead for training & support in the UK and Ireland. Phil joins GeoMax from Leica Geosystems where he was global training, support & product manager for detection products. “We are very happy that Phil, with his vast industry and customer support experience, has joined our team at GeoMax,” commented David Price, strategic partner for GeoMax in the UK and Ireland. “As our customer base continues to grow, we need to ensure we offer the best training and support possible to keep... (read more)
2019-09-03 03:30:53

Topcon Continues Support of The Survey School TSA Course

As members and supporters of The Survey Association (TSA), Topcon GB & Ireland has been working with The Survey School, the UK’s only commercial survey training centre, to ensure students are trained on the latest cutting-edge geo-positioning technology. Home to the TSA Surveying course, The Survey School provides practical training to new entrants and those with experience but no formal training within the land survey industry. As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting the development of skills across the construction industries, Topcon has been working with the school’s tutors to help bring the latest surveying equipment that’s used within... (read more)
2018-04-06 11:50:33

Leica Geosystems Offers New Utility Surveyor Course

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, has announced the launch of a new five-day Utility Surveyor Course provided at its Detection Training Campus in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK. To answer the global surge in demand for fully trained utility surveyors, the course has been developed to provide instruction on digitised utility survey workflows. The course aims to teach the most novice of students how to efficiently and accurately conduct a utility survey from initial client specification through to delivering a fully marked map detailing what lies beneath. The course is conducted through a series of classroom and onsite modules led by trainers with... (read more)
2018-11-27 10:10:50

Canadian Hydrographer Certification Scheme Recognized

The Association of Canada Lands Surveyors (ACLS) has developed a certification model for hydrographers and offshore surveyors which has been officially recognized by the IHO/FIG/ICA International Board of Standards and Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors and Nautical Cartographers (IBSC) in April of 2016 and is now ready to receive applications. The ACLS scheme is the second internationally recognized scheme in the world. The scheme is designed to promote IBSC-Accredited Category A or B training in Canada, while standardizing knowledge and experience requirements for individuals possessing non-accredited hydrographic surveying training and experience. The ACLS Program has two levels of Certification. The first... (read more)
2017-04-07 12:48:49

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

Erik Dahlberg

Erik Dahlberg is a writer specialising in the geomatics, civil engineering and construction industries. Drawing on extensive training and experience, Dahlberg focuses on applications and innovations in equipment, software and techniques. (read more)
2018-09-17 03:01:15

OS’s Approach to Machine Learning for Inference and Discovery using Imagery

For 227 years, Ordnance Survey’s role has been to create usable representations of the landscape to respond to the changing needs of our customers. We map physical aspects of the landscape such as the locations of buildings and field boundaries and the shape of the terrain. However, customers’ needs are changing and becoming increasingly complex and bespoke. For a few years, we have been looking at novel approaches to responding to our customers’ requirements. The majority of OS’s customers are within the UK Government. Through our engagement activities, we have identified a wish list of hundreds of real-world features and... (read more)
2019-01-21 11:46:57
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