New Book: ‘GNSS Survey & Engineering’

Geomares Education introduces a new book, called ‘GNSS Survey & Engineering’, written by Huibert-Jan Lekkerkerk. 'GNSS Survey & Engineering' is aimed at providing the everyday professional GPS user with enough background information for the understanding and correct operation of satellite navigation equipment in general and particularly GPS. The new book is based on the lectures the author has written for the Skilltrade course in hydrographic surveying as well as a series of articles on satellite navigation systems. Today, GPS is almost synonymous with simple navigation and positioning in nearly all sectors. There are many brands and models to choose from... (read more)
2017-01-25 02:53:49

Civil Maps Releases Fingerprint Base Map for Autonomous Cars

Civil Maps’ Fingerprint Base Map, which was presented at CES 2018, has been released and offers a robust, scalable and precise solution for autonomous vehicle mapping and localisation that forms part of the company´s HD semantic map. The basemap can be updated in real-time and performs in challenging weather situations as well. Explaining the technology behind the product, the company compares it with the Shazam technology for recognising songs with your smartphone: An app grabs an audio snippet of a song, consults a database and when there´s a match, information about the song is passed to the user from the... (read more)
2018-01-31 11:38:38

Commonwealth Games Map Showcases Engineering Marvels

A special Ordnance Survey map which showcases Glasgow's infrastructure works ahead of the Commonwealth Games - including civil engineering firsts such as the Hampden Park surface raising, which lifted the surface six feet on metal stilts to accommodate the running track and athletics field - has been officially launched in the host city. The 'Engineering the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games' map produced by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in collaboration with Ordnance Survey, was launched on 12 June 2014 by Housing and Welfare Minister Margaret Burgess. The map will be hosted by Education Scotland on their Game on Scotland... (read more)
2017-01-06 11:16:31

Jon Mills

Jon Mills is Professor of Geomatic Engineering within the Geomatics group in the School of Engineering at Newcastle University where he teaches, researches and exchanges knowledge in surveying, photogrammetry and laser scanning. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, and the Higher Education Academy. He is also currently Chair of EuroSDR Commission 1 on Data Acquisition and an Editorial Board member of GW. (read more)
2018-07-11 03:46:16

James Kavanagh

James Kavanagh is director of the RICS Land Group and chair of the ILMS Coalition. He is a chartered land surveyor and chartered geographer with over 25 years of experience in civil engineering, land issues and surveying. He has worked on some of the largest civil engineering projects in Europe and spent several years mapping Palestinian refugee camps in the Middle East while working for the United Nations. (read more)
2018-05-17 11:57:02

Michael Olsen

Michael Olsen is an associate professor of geomatics at Oregon State University, USA, and editor of the ASCI Journal of Surveying Engineering. He received BSc and MSc degrees in civil engineering from the University of Utah and a PhD in structural engineering from the University of California, San Diego. (read more)
2019-05-10 02:02:49

Andrew Evans

Andrew Evans is a specialist in application engineering and high-precision positioning who has been with Topcon for over ten years, supporting projects to adopt technology to facilitate collaborative working and automate workflows. His technical specialisms include all elements of mass data capture and analysis, including augmented reality and BIM processes relating to survey. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors. (read more)
2019-09-09 10:25:51

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

Where do Geomatics Graduates Find Employment

Tom Bramald and Karen Allenby explore where Newcastle University’s geomatics graduates are finding employment and discuss what makes them employable. Although attracting school leavers to study geomatics at Newcastle University remains a challenge, recent years have seen the opposite problem at the graduate end of the degree cycle – quite simply, we haven’t been able to turn out enough graduates for employers. The overall picture has been very buoyant, although there are signs that the geomatics employment prospects for graduates are changing. Furthermore, for those that don’t pursue a career in our sector, there is also plenty of reason to... (read more)
2017-07-19 05:51:46

Charlton Bland

Charlton Bland is a chartered land surveyor and member of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors. He works as a geomatics consultant for SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business and specialises in aerial photogrammetry and geodetic photo control networks for both manned and unmanned aerial surveys. (read more)
2018-07-11 04:15:15
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