Inaugural European Aerial Survey Industry Association Event Attracts Global Audience

Delegates from around the world flocked to the first European Association of Aerial Surveying Industries (EAASI) Summit. Attracted by a topical conference programme, working group sessions and a variety of networking opportunities the event in Brussels earlier this month welcomed representatives of more than 40 organizations, from 18 countries and 3 continents. The EAASI Summit conference included keynote speakers Eduardo Garcia Gonzales of CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organization) and Hugo De Groof, Directorate General for the Environment at the European Commission. Other highlights of the two-day programme were a talk on geo-political advocacy by Brian Raber, past president of... (read more)
2019-12-20 09:44:18

Murphy Surveys Deliver Highly Valuable Galway City Centre Asset Survey

Galway City is undergoing a radical overhaul in its transport system. As the city and its surrounding area continues to grow, Galway City Council and Galway County Council in partnership with the National Transport Authority, have developed the Galway Transport Strategy (GTS) to help ease the congestion and build-up of traffic, and delays faced by residents and businesses. Murphy Surveys worked with leading consultants Arup to support the redevelopment and design of a new transport management plan, producing an accurate survey and audit of all roadside markings and street signage. A combination of techniques to collect the required data was... (read more)
2018-07-13 12:31:22

Terra Drone Europe Wins UAV Mapping Contract with Ordnance Survey

Terra Drone Europe, a group company of Japan-based Terra Drone Corporations, has secured a framework agreement to provide unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) services to Ordnance Survey, the national mapping agency of the United Kingdom. The deliverables will include orthomosaics, digital terrain models (DTMs) and digital surface models (DSMs). Terra Drone Europe has already received over 500 survey locations to survey and will use a range of fixed wing and multirotor UAVs to carry out the surveys. To support the data collection over the entire UK, Terra Drone Europe has chosen RUAS, a professional drone services company and training provider based in... (read more)
2019-06-21 10:22:40

Murphy Surveys Expands UK Business in Northern England

Murphy Surveys has announced that due to unprecedented growth, it will continue to expand its footprint in the UK with a new office and team based in the new Blackbox development in Wilmslow, near Manchester in Cheshire. “Manchester is a key geographical hub for us,” commented Colin Murphy, Director Murphy Surveys. “There are a number of large infrastructure projects taking place across Northern England from Manchester and Liverpool to Leeds and Sheffield. Having our office and team based in this centre reaffirms our ongoing commitment to support and add value to our clients in the area.” As part of this... (read more)
2018-05-15 10:10:32

Taking over the Survey School - Interview with Ruth Adams

Ruth Adams, a distinguished geomatics and geospatial professional, is the energetic new manager of The Survey School. She explains her ambitions for the school and its potential to be a world class training facility. Interviewer: How do your experiences with the UK Hydrographic Office and then with a smaller commercial survey company inform your new role at The Survey School? Ruth Adams: Working for the MOD for 25-years on geospatial maritime products and projects has given me a broad perspective on processes, systems and quality control in a large organisation. Sailing with HMS Endurance to establish shore control in South... (read more)
2019-01-22 12:05:38

Who Wants to be a Surveyor?

GW Technical Editor Richard Groom presents a personal view, with contributions from others, of issues surrounding the promotion, education and training of surveyors. A particular problem he identifies for the profession is that of the part-time surveyor. Thanks to technology, we are now able to survey more detail, faster and more cheaply than ever before. The surveying profession has expanded well beyond its origins in ‘Land’ to encompass ‘Geospatial’ and ‘Spatial’. If it’s physical we can measure it in 2D, 3D, 4D and more. It’s an exciting world, above and below water, made even more stimulating by our ability to... (read more)
2017-08-22 03:37:41

Phase One Industrial and AI-Survey Sign Partner Integrator Agreement

Phase One Industrial, a world-leading provider of medium-format metric cameras and imaging solutions for aerial applications, has signed an agreement with AI-Survey, a developer of UAS survey packages, services and tailor-made solutions. Together, these companies’ high-end products are opening up new opportunities in drone-based high-accuracy mapping and inspection markets. Under this agreement, AI-Survey will support Phase One Industrial’s iXM range of cameras in the UAV market for high-accuracy mapping and inspection. AI-Survey offers fast and efficient, simple and reliable UAS solutions tailored for geodesists with millimetre imaging results.   “Our cameras exemplify AI-Survey’s mission to optimize, increase efficiency and inspire... (read more)
2020-02-04 03:03:14

Hydrographic and Geophysical Surveys in Celtic Sea and Atlantic Ocean

Hydrographic and geophysical survey operations will be undertaken by INFOMAR in the Celtic Sea and the Atlantic Ocean between April and October this year, according to a recent marine notice from the Irish Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. INFOMAR is a joint programme between Geological Survey Ireland and the Marine Institute, surveying unmapped marine territory and creating a range of integrated mapping products of the physical, chemical and biological features of the seabed. Covering some 125,000 sq. km of underwater territory, INFOMAR will produce integrated mapping products covering the physical, chemical and biological features of the seabed. Both Irish Marine Institute vessels,... (read more)
2020-03-10 08:47:01

Trimble Adds Trolley Solution to its Rail Track Survey Portfolio

Trimble has introduced a new addition to its track survey and scanning rail portfolio - the GEDO IMS System. The trolley system is lightweight, flexible and fast. It combines an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) with scanning and geodetic sensors for surveying railway lines and documenting assets along the track. The GEDO IMS System provides highly accurate as-built survey documentation of the track and 3D point clouds for asset data collection. The trolley system’s lightweight design is ideal for single-crew operation and on projects near active railway lines. GEDO IMS Field Software and the GEDO Office Software Suite enable smooth data... (read more)
2017-09-28 11:49:30

Routescene’s Improved Approach to Quantifying Accuracy

There is a continual conversation across the Lidar community about accuracy, what it means, how important it really is and how to quantify it. Typically, an important objective in any survey is to ensure a high degree of accuracy, often absolute accuracy to enable comparison with other datasets. But how do you really quantify the level of accuracy of your survey? Here, Routescene outlines an improved approach. First, let's look at the hardware. Many different components make up a fully integrated Lidar system, and each has its own accuracy value, which is either expressed as a distance or as an... (read more)
2019-05-17 03:00:44
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