The Birth of GeoRiver - Interview with Mike Hopkins

Storm Geomatics has teamed up with another midlands company, Barwell Ltd, to develop a new software suite for processing river channel surveys. GeoRiver is the result of four year’s effort. GW’s Richard Groom decided to find out more by talking to Storm’s MD Mike Hopkins. Geomatics World: Storm Geomatics specialises in river channel surveys. What prompted you to develop GeoRiver? Mike Hopkins: Having spent the last twenty years surveying river channels I have always looked to improve productivity. River surveying is interesting because rivers change along their course and challenge the surveyor, but there are also a lot of repetitive... (read more)
2016-12-09 02:59:14

From Surveying to Incident Management

Working with the Environment Agency, Keith Nursey reports on how his career has moved from ‘pure’ surveying into various managerial roles and explains where he thinks his geomatics skills have helped. My interest in surveying began while studying for my Geography degree at Aberystwyth University and during my post-graduate studies at University College London (MSc Surveying) I determined my early career path. Eight years followed; working for a small survey company, a national architect and a consulting engineer. This saw me employed on projects from the top of Scottish mountains, to the depths of the London Underground, in Royal palaces... (read more)
2017-07-20 12:51:42

YellowScan Lidar for Drone 2016 User Conference

YellowScan has put together a diverse agenda for the YellowScan Lidar for Drone 2016 User Conference. The topics on the programme prove the broad usage of YellowScan Lidar equipment in applications such as archaeology, forestry, power lines, surveying, mining, civil engineering and more. The conference will be held on 22-23 June in Montpellier, France. The programme will contain contributions from international partners and speakers from Applanix, TerraSolid, ECA Drone, Carbomap, Dielmo3D, BRGM, GeoLux, L’Avion Jaune, and more, focusing on Lida technologies and its applications. As part of the event, YellowScan will be demonstrating the 5cm accuracy of its new YellowScan Surveyor... (read more)
2016-05-31 11:03:36

Highways Surveyors Set New Direction with Name Change to Saber

Highways Surveyors, one of the UK’s largest providers of information and analysis for highway condition and inventory, has rebranded as Saber (Asset Management) Ltd. The Chichester-based company will continue to provide surveying services to the highways sector. The company surveyed 44,000 kilometres of highway last year and as the largest provider of visual surveys in the UK, their surveyors walked the equivalent of 101 times around the M25. In recent years the company has built a strong cloud software and services capability and has a fast expanding consultancy division. The rebranding reflects a repositioning of the company since the services... (read more)
2018-10-09 11:17:19

CICES Becomes Licensed Member of the Engineering Council

The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) and the Engineering Council are pleased to announce that CICES has received approval to become a Licensed Member of the Engineering Council and to assess its members for professional registration at the grades of Chartered Engineer and Incorporated Engineer. The institution previously held Professional Affiliate status. Engineering Council CEO Alasdair Coates said: “The Engineering Council’s vision is to maintain society’s confidence and trust in the engineering profession. We achieve this through working with partners across the professional engineering community and are pleased to see CICES achieving those standards expected of a Licensed... (read more)
2020-03-17 11:34:59

Tersus Announces GNSS RTK System at InterDrone 2017

Tersus GNSS Inc, a leading manufacturing company of high precision GNSS RTK boards, receivers and systems, has announced its latest GNSS RTK System, the NeoRTK system at InterDrone. The NeoRTK system has a multi-constellation and multi-frequency GNSS board inside that is able to provide accurate and stable signal reception that is built for land survey and drone-related surveying uses. The built-in battery offers the ability to operate up to 10 hours, allowing surveyors to operate seamlessly in the field. The rover package of NeoRTK also comes with a handheld PDA to maximize ease of use.  This NeoRTK system comes standard... (read more)
2017-09-18 02:47:24

Survey Solutions Welcomes Team of Experienced Professionals

Survey Solutions, one of the UK’s fastest growing independent firms of Chartered Land & Engineering Surveyors, is broadening its range of services with the acquisition of a team of experienced professionals from Site Engineers, Engineering Surveyors and Project Managers who will form a dedicated division bringing the total headcount to over 100. The new Engineering Survey team will focus on construction site services, bringing its skills and experience to specific projects – either on a short-term contract or full-time on larger schemes working alongside the site team as a permanent resource. This strengthens Survey Solutions’ expertise in site engineering and... (read more)
2018-02-20 10:54:12

RICS Releases Global Best Practice for Consistent Measurement of Land

The RICS has published pioneering draft guidance for the measurement of land. Once adopted, the guidance will have far-reaching implications for development surveyors, planners, architects and government administrators around the world as the new standards become global best practice for the consistent calculation of land measurement and associated metrics. The draft guidance note – Measurement of Land for Development and Planning Purposes (1st edition) – is now open for consultation. Instigated by the RICS, the new guidance has been lead-authored by pre-eminent British chartered surveyor and town planner Jonathan Manns. Consultation on the draft Guidance Note on the "Measurement of Land for... (read more)
2019-08-14 09:40:26

Call for Papers: FIG Working Week 2020

The theme of the FIG Working Week 2020 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is ‘Smart Surveyors for Land and Water Management’. During the week, the ‘smart surveyor’ will take centre stage, with a focus on smart sensing technologies and new spatial data processing technologies based on the ever-evolving and converging fields of geodesy and geoinformation. With only ten months to go, the FIG Working Week 2020 will be the platform for smart surveyors from all over the world to evaluate their actual and future role in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. FIG invites you to share your expertise on 3D... (read more)
2019-08-22 11:56:18

Colin Bray Becomes President of the SCSI

CEO and Chief Surveyor of Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) Colin Bray has become the first Geomatics or Land Surveyor to become President of the Society, which represents more than 5,000 Chartered Surveyors working and practicing in Ireland. In his address to the AGM of the Society, Bray said he wanted the SCSI to play its role in reinvigorating and supporting Ireland in achieving a balanced, sustainable and rewarding environment of growth and development. “We must ensure that we are advocating on behalf of the broad SCSI family as a strong professionally body and that we are addressing the issues of... (read more)
2017-06-02 12:52:00
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