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Urban Planning and the Future of African Cities

It is a well-known fact that African cities face a challenging future. With some 65% of urban populations living in slum conditions and 70% in informal work, they are also set to double in size over the next 20 years, as much from natural increase as from in-migration. The already huge backlogs in b... (read more)
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Creating a Land Administration System that is Accepted by Local Citizens

Traditional techniques for developing land administration include high-accuracy field-based surveying of the property boundaries by certified surveyors, and may still be a desired solution for cadastral mapping in residential urban areas. The recent decade has seen a rise in high-detail and high-acc... (read more)
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VGC 2016 – Where Geomatics Meets Geoscience

With now only one month to go until the 2nd Virtual Geoscience Conference (VGC 2016) takes place in Bergen, Norway, updated details of the event and programme h... (read more)

European Public Tender: Digital 3D Building Model of Rotterdam

On 22 July 2016, the city of Rotterdam published a European public tender for the realisation of a digital 3D building model of the city (using CityGML). A... (read more)

Laser Scan Coordinate System Tools Added to Maptek I-Site Studio

Maptek I-Site Studio 6.1 has been released recently and includes new tools that streamline management of survey data. Users will be able to register laser scans... (read more)

OGC Releases Engineering Report on CityGML Quality Interoperability Experiment

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has released the results of the CityGML Quality Interoperability Experiment (QIE) as a public Engineering Report. Carr... (read more)

3D Recording, Documentation and Management of Cultural Heritage

Whittles Publishing has announced the availability of the book '3D Recording, Documentation and Management of Cultural Heritage', edited by the renown... (read more)

Ford and Baidu Invest USD150 Million in Velodyne's Lidar Technology

Velodyne LiDAR, a global leader in Lidar technology, has completed a combined USD150 million investment from co-investors Ford and China’s leading search... (read more)

Software Firms Add NCTech 360 Point-to-point Measurement Functionality

NCTech, a developer of reality imaging systems, has announced the integration of the Measurement Module for its industrial-grade iSTAR panoramic camera into off... (read more)

Small Investment Delivering SDI Returns

Since its launch in 2003, the GSDI Association Small Grants Program has provided support to more than 110 projects across the globe. Three types of awards are a... (read more)

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