Australia Launches Space Agency

The Australian Space Agency has been formed as of 1 July with the goal of tripling Australia’s space economy by 2030, launching a new era for extraterrestrial Australian endeavors. The Space Agency will initially focus on developing international partnerships, and serve as a coordinating body for industry and government. This announcement has been welcomed by Australia’s spatial professionals, with Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) characterising the development as ‘a renaissance of Australian leadership in space-borne Earth observation.’ “Australia’s spatial and other professionals have long been leading figures in space programs around the world. Despite this, we have – until now... (read more)
2018-07-05 10:06:26

ImageSat and MAGNUS Launch Natural Disaster Management Service

ImageSat International N.V., a global leader in end-to-end geospatial solutions, together with MAGNUS International Search & Rescue has announced a new service - Emergency and Disaster Management. The service enables countries, cities and remote government areas to prepare for a natural disaster and, if a disaster occurs, manage it optimally. The Emergency and Disaster Management service utilises the unique advantages and operational experience of ISI satellite intelligence services, to control and mitigate crisis situations and natural disasters. You will be able to obtain satellite imagery and analytics on demand to maintain updated situational awareness on a large scale. Combined with MAGNUS... (read more)
2018-06-18 11:35:37

EuroGeographics Enhances Open Data for 2017

Users of EuroGeographics pan-European open data will benefit from a series of enhancements to the latest release of EuroGlobalMap. 45 members of the Association for the European National Mapping, Cadastre and Land Registry Authorities have contributed to the 1:1 million scale dataset which includes an administrative theme providing boundary information. It also features a settlement theme with the addition of populated places and populated place ID for built-up area feature classes. Angela Baker, EuroGeographics, explained EuroGlobalMap is produced using official data supplied by their members which is harmonised to standard specifications. Following these latest updates, three themes are now generalised from our... (read more)
2017-02-23 10:45:20

New Challenges for Surveyors

CICES 50th Anniversary
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES), the president, Chris Preston, looks at the current status of the profession and highlights some challenges. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of CICES. To launch this year of celebrations, past presidents, region and committee chairs, and special guests joined institution staff on 20 February at Albert’s Shed in Manchester’s industrial heartland. With tram lines above, canals below and railways being reconfigured around us, it was the perfect place to mark 50 golden years of surveying. The Institution was established in 1969 as the Association... (read more)
2019-10-02 08:28:10

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

Commercial UAV Expo Europe Announces Early Exhibitors

Commercial UAV Expo Europe, the exhibition and conference focused on UAS integration for large enterprise industrial applications, has just opened for sales and already these market leading providers have signed on to exhibit: Aerialtronics, Agrowing, AirGon, Blue Marble Geographics, C-Astral, Datumate, Harris Geospatial Solutions, Orbit GT, Pix4D, Pythagoras, RIEGL, Sky Futures, Septentrio, Trimble and Unifly. The inaugural edition of Commercial UAV Expo Europe will take place 20-22 June 2017 at the SQUARE Brussels Exhibition Centre in Brussels, Belgium. “Commercial UAV Expo Europe is focused on high precision technology for highly technical work, including inspection and monitoring of industrial assets such... (read more)
2017-03-15 03:30:04

Seminar Programme for GEO Business 2019 Call for Abstracts

The organisers of the UK’s largest geospatial event, GEO Business 2019, have announced a call for abstracts for their seminar programme to be held at the Business Design Centre in London, UK from 21-22 May 2019. The seminars attracted 2,602 attendees from 53 countries at its launch in 2018 and covered a variety of topics demonstrating the impact geospatial technologies and solutions are having on our global environment. The GEO Business team are looking for ground-breaking and stimulating abstracts that highlight the value and impact that geospatial data is having on delivering services and solutions to the world. The seminar... (read more)
2018-11-14 11:50:00

Call for Papers: FIG Working Week 2020

The theme of the FIG Working Week 2020 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is ‘Smart Surveyors for Land and Water Management’. During the week, the ‘smart surveyor’ will take centre stage, with a focus on smart sensing technologies and new spatial data processing technologies based on the ever-evolving and converging fields of geodesy and geoinformation. With only ten months to go, the FIG Working Week 2020 will be the platform for smart surveyors from all over the world to evaluate their actual and future role in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. FIG invites you to share your expertise on 3D... (read more)
2019-08-22 11:56:18

Jisc Geospatial Data Gives Academics Access to Millions of Open Data Maps

Jisc, the UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organization for digital services and solutions, has announced the launch of the improved Jisc geospatial data service providing universities and colleges easy and free access to more than 1.6 million geographical datasets from around the world, including the most comprehensive index of maps ever brought together. The service features the implementation of a new search tool, GeoSeer, and the access to Airbus’ Vision-1 satellite imagery. The Jisc service brings open data and licensed data together in one interface, integrating GeoSeer which can search for spatial data by location and subject.... (read more)
2019-11-19 08:59:19

Streamlining a High-resolution 3D Model of the Space Shuttle 'Discovery'

Cesium, a market leader in streaming 3D geospatial technology, has announced it will collaborate with the acclaimed Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum, education and research complex, on its Open Access Initiative. To celebrate the initiative, Cesium will support the Smithsonian’s ability to stream 3D models of massive objects in its collection, such as the Space Shuttle 'Discovery', over the web in high resolution for the first time. Through the Open Access Initiative, the Smithsonian will release about 2.8 million 2D and 3D images, public collections metadata and institutional research datasets as CC0 for any purpose: educational and research and... (read more)
2020-03-10 10:57:03
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