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UAV Remote Sensing for Smart Agriculture

UAV Remote Sensing for Smart Agriculture

‘Smart agriculture’, i.e. the efficient use of Earth's resources to feed the world, requires accurate and advanced data acquisition, modelling and management. UAVs can play a critical role in this...

Can Digital Twin Techniques Serve City Needs?

Can Digital Twin Techniques Serve City Needs?

While digital twin techniques have been applied successfully in manufacturing and construction, cities are so complex that they require more measuring and modelling effort. Moreover, since they are ev...

Video games as an emerging application for navigation data

Video games as an emerging application for navigation data

Perhaps surprisingly, video game development is becoming an increasingly popular use case for navigation and Lidar data. However, it is often overlooked amidst the almost endless possible applications...

Shining a Light on the Surveying Profession

Shining a Light on the Surveying Profession

Besides its excellent technical content, the recent FIG Congress in Poland was a place for enthusiastic reunions and for forming new friendships. Wim van Wegen looks back on the event, together with t...

Exiting the Highway to Climate Hell

Exiting the Highway to Climate Hell

“We are on a highway to climate hell,” said Antonio Guterres at COP27. So how can the geospatial industry help society to find the nearest exit? Despite certain people still denying that the world...

Reuniting the Geospatial Industry

Reuniting the Geospatial Industry

The vibe at Intergeo 2022 felt almost just the same as pre-pandemic times, and a wide range of innovative hardware and software solutions were on display. The geospatial industry is clearly back in bu...

Geodetic Control Networks: Challenges and Solutions

Geodetic Control Networks: Challenges and Solutions

What are the key challenges in establishing precise geodetic control networks? This is one of the most important tasks of geodesists and land surveyors, since geodetic control networks are essential f...

Modelling and Simulating Cities with Digital Twins

Modelling and Simulating Cities with Digital Twins

The digital twin concept has virtually exploded in recent years, but within the built environment the traditional term has long been ‘3D city model’. However, the digital twin is increasingly gain...