Leidos Geospatial Intelligence to Present at HxGN LIVE

Leidos Senior Vice President, Rob Zitz, will present at the HxGN (Hexagon Global Network) LIVE Conference held between 2-5 June 2014 at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The four day conference sponsored by Hexagon highlights the latest trends in design, measurement and visualisation technologies and includes previews of new solutions, interactive demonstrations and technology certifications. Zitz will present a session titled “Getting Smarter with Activity-based Intelligence Missions” on Wed 4 June at 8am. Defence and intelligence agencies need products that support rapid decision-making based on actionable intelligence from multiple sources within a fused picture. The 45 minute... (read more)
2017-01-06 10:59:04

Geospatial Intelligence for National Security - DGI Conference 2018

The DGI conference, held in London, attracts military personnel and others, mainly from Europe and USA, interested in geospatial intelligence (GEOINT). The conference has been held annually for many years now and is an important event to discuss unclassified issues relating to GEOINT. The emphasis in DGI 2018 was on meeting the challenges of a rapidly changing military situation and technological changes in GEOINT. A number of presentations focused on fairly general issues which included defence requirements, crowdsourcing, open data and issues of trust in data. Throughout the conference, speakers raised issues which are not directly related to geospatial information,... (read more)
2018-05-09 03:26:36

The Importance of Geospatial at the United Nations

The Fifth Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) meeting was held at the UN HQ in New York during August 2015. James Norris explains the background to this significant body and the role of Ordnance Survey Great Britain. The UN-GGIM (United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management) is a formal part of the United Nations system with a mandate from the Economic and Social Council. The committee operates at a political rather than an organisational level and attendees are nominated by and represent their Member States. The UK delegation comprised Peter ter Haar (Ordnance... (read more)
2017-04-28 01:09:17

Ordnance Survey Producing Geospatial Data Model for Malta

Ordnance Survey (OS), the first national mapping agency in the world to digitise its geospatial database, is developing the first geospatial data model for Malta. The project, known as MaltaMap, is part of a desire to build a modern Spatial Data Infrastructure across Malta’s various government departments through the SIntegraM Project. It consists primarily of the islands of Malta and Gozo. Working alongside project lead, the geospatial solution provider IIC Technologies, OS has created a detailed base map model that provides an accurate representation of the built and un-built environment of the islands. The OS team are building on their... (read more)
2018-04-26 01:18:13

Thoughts on the Geospatial Commission and GeoBusiness 2018

Welcome to 2018 and I wish you a belated Happy New Year. I hope you managed to enjoy the festive season without overdoing it. I also hope you have submitted abstracts for GeoBusiness 2018, made travel plans for the XXVI FIG Congress in Istanbul and have also completed sufficient hours for your CPD return. Each edition of Geomatics World can contribute to this last item. The new year brings opportunity and excitement on a number of fronts for many of us in the survey profession as we look to build on current progress. Last year, amongst a number of significant events... (read more)
2018-01-15 11:25:07

Collaboration and Big Data - ISPRS Geospatial Week 2017

Ian Dowman reports on the ISPRS Geospatial Week (GSW) giving a good indication of current developments in photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information science and the way in which this is progressing in China. ISPRS has now established the GSW as a regular biennial event. This year it was held at Wuhan in China, hosted by LIESMARS, the geomatics centre at Wuhan University. The meeting inevitably had a Chinese flavour to it, but did demonstrate a number of interesting trends. The programme was divided into eleven workshops, each organised by one or more ISPRS working group, so although the themes... (read more)
2017-11-02 02:58:15

Three Geospatial Events Combine to Form Geo Week

The International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF), ASPRS Annual Conference, and MAPPS Winter Conference have come together to form ‘Geo Week’ taking place 25-31 January 2019 in Denver, USA. Previously, these three events took place separately throughout the year. By uniting the events, geospatial professionals will be able to attend all three in the space of a week. Lisa Murray, Group Director for Diversified Communications, said “For years the geospatial community has asked us to collaborate with other events to bring industry members together for a powerful combination of education, technology innovation, and commercial exchange. In 2018, we took a giant... (read more)
2018-09-19 10:05:09

Chair and Deputy Chair Appointed to the Geospatial Commission

Sir Andrew Dilnot has been appointed Chair of the government’s Geospatial Commission by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, the Rt Hon David Lidington CBE MP. Nigel Clifford has also been confirmed as Deputy Chair. They will be responsible for the work of the Geospatial Commission, supported by £80 million of funding, to drive the use of this location-linked data more productively to unlock up to £11 billion of extra value for the economy every year. The objectives of the Commission are to increase economic growth and improve social and environmental outcomes by: Setting cross-cutting geospatial strategy, policy and... (read more)
2018-12-19 10:09:18

A Glimpse of the Geospatial Future - INTERGEO 2018

There is an abundance of data today, but how can it be processed, visualised and analysed to deliver real business benefits? We are in the midst of a digital transformation, and words such as Internet of Things, artificial intelligence (AI) and smart cities have become part of our everyday vocabulary, but which opportunities will digitalisation really create for society? And is the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or ‘drone’) truly democratising the geospatial industry? These are just some of the questions that may have crossed the minds of visitors to INTERGEO 2018 in Frankfurt. Here, we share some of the insights... (read more)
2019-01-24 01:41:44

FARO Organizes BIMovation as part of the Geospatial World Conference

FARO, a 3D measurement and imaging company for Construction BIM, has confirmed its presence at Geospatial World Forum 2019 (GWF) as a corporate sponsor. The event will take place from 2-4 April 2019 in Taets Art & Event Park, Amsterdam. Andreas Gerster, vice president – Global Construction BIM, along with other executives and customers will address the audience at the conference. To illustrate the multiple advantages that BIM provides to potential customers, and to demonstrate the most up-to-date laser scanning technology and software, FARO has launched the FARO BIMovation roadshows. This year’s European BIM event will take place as a... (read more)
2019-02-20 10:41:06
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