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

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

Bluesky Geospatial Aerial Photos Update Irish Tourist Maps

EastWest Mapping has purchased detailed aerial photography and height data from Bluesky Geospatial to update and enhance its recreational maps. The data, of Counties Wicklow and Dublin, will also be used to update EastWest Mapping’s current 1:30,000 and 1:25,000 scale topographic maps, providing more up to date ground cover information and more detailed height measurements. EastWest Mapping provides a wide variety of small scale mapping solutions for the local authority, tourism and publishing sectors, as well as a range of regional map sheets. “The currency and detail of the Bluesky data will allow us to update and enhance our current... (read more)
2017-01-14 04:38:47

Geospatial Corporation Completes First of Several Projects Mapping Pipelines

Geospatial Corporation has announced that they have completed its first underground pipeline mapping project for one of North America's largest energy pipeline companies. The client owns over 70,000 miles of energy pipeline in the US and Canada. Having been qualified as an approved service provider and with the successful completion of this initial project, Geospatial has been asked to complete five additional projects for the client and anticipates substantial additional opportunities across North America. Mark Smith, Geospatial's CEO stated, "As we work through the rigorous qualification process for each energy company and they are introduced to our mapping technologies and GeoUnderground, we anticipate a substantial... (read more)
2017-05-02 12:01:59

RIEGL Wins MAPPS Geospatial Excellence Award for Technology Innovation

RIEGL has become the recipient of the 2017 MAPPS Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Award. This prestigious award was bestowed upon the RIEGL miniVUX-1UAV miniaturised LiDAR sensor for unmanned laser scanning in the Technology Innovation category at the 2018 MAPPS Winter Conference. The RIEGL miniVUX-1UAV is a user-friendly and cost-efficient device to acquire survey-grade measurement data by use of remotely piloted multi-rotor, rotary-wing, or fixed-wing UAVs for a variety of applications. My-Linh Truong, ULS / UAS Segment Manager at RIEGL USA, said “The response of the miniVUX-1UAV LiDAR sensor introduction to the commercial UAV market has been overwhelmingly positive. The... (read more)
2018-02-07 02:54:01

UK Government Gives Go Ahead for Geospatial Apprenticeships

The UK Secretary of State for Education, Damien Hinds, has given final approval for a Geospatial Technician Apprenticeship by approving the funding band, meaning that this is now ready for delivery. The Institute for Apprenticeships has also recommended a final funding band to the Secretary of State for the Geospatial Mapping and Science Degree Apprenticeship and this will also be ready for delivery very shortly. The Survey Association (TSA) funded the apprenticeship development work, assisted and guided by Apprenticeship Consultant, Christina Hirst. TSA vice president Nick Hampson commented that TSA has always been committed to encouraging more young people into... (read more)
2018-03-20 12:24:43

Geospatial Corporation Completes Pipeline Mapping Under Savannah River

Geospatial Corporation has announced the completion of the mapping of three pipelines under the Savannah River for an industrial facility in Savannah, Georgia. The project concluded in late August and had a value of approximately $125,000 in revenue to Geospatial. The client, a global industrial corporation, selected Geospatial along with Jacobs Engineering from several companies to perform the technical task of mapping one effluent waste pipeline and two bundled high-voltage conduits, all running underneath the Savannah River. "The project consisted of precision mapping of a 42" wastewater line and a 6" and 10" high-voltage electrical conduit submerged under 50 feet of water and... (read more)
2017-08-25 10:52:41

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
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