Digital Construction Week 2021

We're thrilled to let you know that GEO Business, the UK’s largest geospatial event designed for everyone involved in the gathering, storing, processing and delivery of geospatial information, will run alongside DCW next year. Whilst both will remain separate shows, they will in effect create one much larger technology event for the sector.  (read more)
2019-11-29 09:09:26

Dr Vanessa Lawrence

Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB FRICS is working internationally as a senior advisor to governments, inter-governmental organizations including the World Bank and large private sector organizations. She is a Non-Executive Director of several major scientific organizations in UK and abroad. From 2000-2014, she was the Director General and CEO Ordnance Survey, Britain’s National Mapping Authority and from 2011-2015, she was a founding co-chair of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM). (read more)
2020-11-25 08:56:14

The Future of Geospatial: Are we Everyone’s Friend or do They Not Know we Exist?

The perspective I bring to the ‘future of geospatial’ is taken from spending the last five years assisting senior government officials from both developing and developed countries and also briefing senior members of board rooms of some of the largest organizations in the world. They have all wished to think through how the added dimension of location could make a difference to their decision-making.  Whilst we in the sector use terms such as ‘geospatial information’, ‘our geospatial community’ or even ‘the GIS team’, most senior government officials and senior directors of organizations do not normally recognise these terms. They are... (read more)
2020-11-25 08:54:58

Rebrand Marks New Era for Leading Geospatial Firm

One of the UK and Ireland’s leading land surveying companies has announced a new name and is looking to enhance its position as an innovator in the geospatial market. Murphy Surveys will now be known as Murphy Geospatial, reflecting the rapidly changing land surveying industry and the evolution of the company’s services to meet these developing needs. The company – which employs around 300 people across offices in six countries – works with its clients to capture, collate, verify and govern geospatial data, allowing them to reduce risk and make strategic decisions with confidence. Raymond Murphy, chief executive of Murphy... (read more)
2020-11-20 11:58:49

University of Colorado to Establish Trimble Technology Lab

The University of Colorado in Denver, USA, has received a significant gift from Trimble to establish a state-of-the-art Technology Lab for the College of Engineering, Design and Computing. The gift will also support the departments or programmes in construction engineering and construction management, geography & environmental sciences, physics, and urban and regional planning. The lab will expand the university’s access and expertise in a customized suite of construction hardware and software products.  Trimble’s broad Connected Construction portfolio enables all professionals along the project lifecycle to accelerate project processes, improving productivity, quality, transparency, safety and sustainability, while reducing waste. Education and the... (read more)
2020-11-12 10:20:51

HxGN Content Program Aerial Imagery Available on UP42 Geospatial Marketplace

High-resolution aerial imagery from the HxGN Content Program is now available on the UP42 developer platform for Earth observation data and analytics. UP42 customers may now choose from nearly 11 million square kilometers of 30cm orthorectified imagery for North America and Europe and over 500,000 sq km of 15cm data for major US cities in the Hexagon aerial image library.  UP42 gives users direct access to extensive Earth observation data sets and advanced processing algorithms – along with cloud computing power – to create their own geospatial solutions easily and inexpensively. The platform provides all the tools UP42 customers need... (read more)
2020-10-21 08:50:26

Digital Intergeo 2020 Starts This Tuesday

From 13 to 15 October, the virtual doors to Intergeo 2020 will be open on This year, all the familiar ingredients of the annual Intergeo event will be available online: exhibitors, products, highlights, keynotes, networking and global matchmaking! Through the virtual ‘entry hall’, visitors can access all the areas: Discover, Learn, Connect and Conference. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, all the essential elements of the live trade fair – the conference, exhibitor stands with various interaction options, stages, personal exchange, and areas for networking and getting to know each other – are this year being translated into... (read more)
2020-10-12 01:49:20

At the Forefront of the Digital Transition

GIM International talks to Thomas Harring, president of Hexagon Geosystems and CEO of Leica Geosystems
In this interview, Thomas Harring emphasizes that the geospatial industry should use the momentum of the ‘new normal’ to further accelerate the sector’s ongoing transformation towards more customer-centric and autonomous digital solutions. Harring started in his position as president of Hexagon Geosystems and CEO of Leica Geosystems in early 2020. The year took a sudden and very unexpected turn when the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic threw a spanner in the works. How would you summarize the current state of the geospatial industry? Despite the undeniably terrible consequences of the current pandemic, the geospatial industry has not lost any of... (read more)
2020-10-08 03:04:01

The Importance of Promoting the Value of Location

Geomatics World Interviews Munir Ismet, Managing Director of Geospatial Solutions at Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey (OS) has seen important changes during the past year. Steve Blair was appointed as CEO and he has now been in charge for a year. In March, Munir Ismet was appointed Managing Director of Geospatial Solutions and he explains his role and the direction in which OS is heading in the interview below. OS has secured the new Public Sector Geospatial Agreement (PSGA) which Steve Blair sees as the most significant achievement of the year. In early 2020, OS launched a new five-year strategy; its new vision is to be recognised as a world leader in geospatial services,... (read more)
2020-10-07 10:23:04

How Geospatial Technology Facilitates Remote Tourism

COVID-19 has transformed our ability to travel and explore the world, which has brought a renewed focus on the importance of digital outreach based on geospatial technology. COVID-19 has transformed our lives and our ability to travel and explore the world like no other event in recent memory. For our cultural heritage institutions, this has drastically altered typical visitation patterns and disrupted the revenue that flows not only directly to these organizations and sites, but also to the surrounding economic ecosystem that is fuelled by tourism. According to estimates by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), international tourist numbers... (read more)
2020-09-24 09:26:58
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