Kongsberg Geospatial Integrates with MicroPilot to Enhance BVLOS

Kongsberg Geospatial, a geospatial visualization software company, and MicroPilot, who operate professional UAV autopilots, has announced that the Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS UxS Fleet Control Station has been integrated with the MicroPilot MP2x28 series of autopilots to enhance the ability of UAV operators using MicroPilot autopilots to conduct safe BVLOS operations. The Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS UxS Fleet Control Station technology enables multiple drones to be monitored and controlled simultaneously by a single operator and provides real-time calculation of aircraft separation, airspace monitoring alerts and communications line-of-sight prediction to enable ‘detect and avoid’ for safe BVLOS operations. IRIS FCS integrates a variety... (read more)
2019-04-30 10:03:20

5G Wireless Mapping Puts Geospatial Business on Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies

Land Info Worldwide Mapping LLC has been named to the 2019 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States. The firm credits its explosive three-year revenue growth to recent contract wins supporting 5G wireless network mapping. “We are honoured to join a very select group of geospatial companies to make the Inc. 5000 list,” said Land Info president Nick Hubing. The 2019 Inc. 5000 companies are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018, according to Inc. magazine. “The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says... (read more)
2019-08-27 08:36:27

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

Adopting New Geospatial Technology for the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Project

New technologies are disrupting the geospatial industry, enhancing productivity and adding new dimensions to the value of geo-information. However, it is the implementation of this technology that often determines whether or not an initiative is successful. The A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme is providing a perfect example of balancing tried and tested technologies with new ways of working. The £1.5bn project is Highways England’s biggest scheme currently in construction and represents a significant investment for the government. The project will add capacity to the route and cut journey times by up to 20 minutes through the delivery of 19km... (read more)
2018-09-18 11:25:42

3D UAS Mapping of a Copper Mine

Capturing Geospatial Data under Challenging Circumstances
In May 2018, the Erdenet Mine in the north of Mongolia was mapped in just three days. The open pit mine measures 5km by 2km and has an elevation difference of 200 metres. The dusty and complex circumstances called for the use of an unmanned aerial system (UAS). Despite the strong wind and extremely variable weather conditions, a single UAS quickly captured the geospatial output necessary for the management of one of Asia’s – and the world’s – largest copper mines, as described in this article. The big data gathered and processed by the Czech firm UpVision provided a perfect overview of... (read more)
2019-09-03 03:50:42

Sensors, Satellites and Science: the Power of Geoinformation

Review of ISPRS Geospatial Week 2019
Every two years, the photogrammetry and remote sensing community gathers at the ISPRS Geospatial Week. The event comprises a combination of workshops organized by various ISPRS Working Groups and other stakeholders involved in the geospatial profession. The 2019 edition, which was held from 10-14 June in Enschede, situated in the eastern part of the Netherlands, proved to be a true geospatial hub bringing together a wide range of geomatics-related activities and applications. Creating a better, safer world – that broadly sums up the objective of the ISPRS Geospatial Week participants. With projects covering innovations for land tenure, an efficient method... (read more)
2019-08-29 08:25:35

International LiDAR Mapping Forum

Geomatics Word From January 25-31, 2019, the industry will descend on Denver for a geospatial gathering like no other. For mapping professionals, there’s no better place for technical education, networking and sourcing geospatial solutions than at ILMF, taking place as part of Geo Week 2019! With the new addition of MAPPS Winter Meeting, you’ll get to connect with more high-level geospatial professionals than ever before. This will give geospatial professionals a one-stop shop for the most current commercial and technical education.  As a valued reader of Geomatics World, register here to take 25% off an All Access Pass. (read more)
2018-10-10 07:31:39

Can we See the Green Shoots of Spring?

Not from this side of Westminster. But hopefully by now the Brexit shenanigans will have died down and the business of government can resume. Winter 2018/19 has seen some strong geospatial activity by what is fast becoming a coherent and robust industry. All rivalries are dying away as, unlike many other things, we are really all in this geospatial industry together. To emphasis this point, RICS was delighted to read that two of our major UK geospatial events – GeoBusiness & Digital Construction Show have come together to share resources and intelligence for 2019. Great news. Clarissa Augustinus, ex-head of... (read more)
2019-01-22 01:19:12

Simon Kettle

Simon Kettle is an independent consultant who set up Geospatial Geoscience Ltd. He provides consultancy, training and technical services concerning the application of geoscience data and geospatial analysis to the Oil & Gas and Maritime Industries. Simon has over 10 years experience working as a Geologist and Geospatial Analyst at companies including Cambridge Carbonates and Exprodat Consulting. Simon has worked with the geomatics and GIS teams at several major oil & gas companies and most recently is working at BP p.l.c. (read more)
2018-09-07 11:50:26

Ordnance Survey Becomes Strategic Member of the OGC

The OGC is pleased to announce that Ordnance Survey (OS) has raised its Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) membership level to become the first strategic member outside of the USA. OS joins the US Department of Homeland Security, US Geological Survey, US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and NASA as strategic members, reinforcing the company’s vision to be at the forefront of open standards development. As a strategic member OS will use their skill and expertise to drive a collective and unified approach to promoting interoperability for the geospatial industry. The new membership will also allow OS to represent Europe, at a strategic... (read more)
2017-01-11 04:38:36
Search Filter