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Earth Overshoot Day

Earth Overshoot Day

“If everybody lived like people in the Netherlands, we would need 3.6 Earths. It would take 7.3 Netherlands to regenerate everything the country’s residents demand from nature,” according to the...

Lidar Survey in Cloudy Conditions in Cameroon

Lidar Survey in Cloudy Conditions in Cameroon

In Lidar surveys, minimizing flight time is the key to minimizing costs. Operators therefore carefully optimize parameters such as flight altitude, field of view and pulse repetition frequency to cove...

Towards Valuable Data that Works in an Autonomous Way

Towards Valuable Data that Works in an Autonomous Way

In this interview, Thomas Harring, president of Hexagon’s Geosystems division and CEO of Leica Geosystems, shares his thoughts on the present and future of the geospatial industry, including his vie...

The Incremental Improvements in GNSS

The Incremental Improvements in GNSS

It is almost impossible to imagine geoinformation without GNSS nowadays. Even most geodetic services have switched to GNSS to maintain the geodetic reference network rather than using traditional opti...

A Cross-border 4D Project Reinforcing a Shared History

A Cross-border 4D Project Reinforcing a Shared History

The Terra Mosana project is reinforcing the shared history in the territory where Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands meet. Today’s official country borders are relatively new, and geomatics can be...

Building a Digital Twin for Germany

Building a Digital Twin for Germany

The German Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) is creating a digital twin of Germany that can be used to simulate various future scenarios in order to adequately address societal challeng...

Finding Future Geospatial Solutions for Climate Change

Finding Future Geospatial Solutions for Climate Change

In this interview, Rudolf Staiger, president of FIG, shares his thoughts on the geospatial industry, including market trends, technology drivers and challenges, and the impacts of COVID-19 and climate...

"Artificial Intelligence Is Definitely Not Just a Hype"

"Artificial Intelligence Is Definitely Not Just a Hype"

In this interview, Jolle Jelle de Vries from Geomaat shares his views on the key market trends, technology drivers and challenges, and the impacts of COVID-19 and climate change on his organization an...

Training the Future Geospatial Workforce

Training the Future Geospatial Workforce

The coming years look promising for the geomatics sector, but the new generation of professionals must be prepared to face the challenges ahead. In view of the looming labour shortage in the surveying...