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Providing Secure Land Rights at Scale

Providing Secure Land Rights at Scale

The Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration approach, which was first formally conceptualized around five years ago, is now gaining momentum and growing in acceptance across the land sector. This is docum...

Surveying in the Land of Fire and Ice

Surveying in the Land of Fire and Ice

Geodesists and surveyors in Iceland face considerable challenges due to the deformation effects of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and glaciers on the geodetic networks. This article provides insight ...

Geospatial Astronauts

Geospatial Astronauts

To reflect the changing nature of our industry and attract much-needed future talent, perhaps it’s time to rebrand surveyors as ‘geospatial astronauts’, writes Wim van Wegen in his latest column...

5 Questions about Intergeo 2021

5 Questions about Intergeo 2021

GIM International asked organizers Christoph Hinte from Hinte Messe and Christiane Salbach from DVW to look back on the most recent Intergeo and also to share a glimpse of next year’s event. Interge...

Who Should Define DEM Quality and How?

Who Should Define DEM Quality and How?

The diversity of relief mapping methods and the existence of large elevation databases intended for multiple users raises the issue of DEM quality. Digital elevation model (DEM) accuracy is commonly a...

Predicting the Future by Mapping the Past

Predicting the Future by Mapping the Past

Lidar change detection (LCD) is one of the most capable techniques for mapping changing terrain through time. It can be applied in billion-dollar decisions to design, build and operate tunnels, bridge...

Developing the Digital Sub-surface Model for Crossrail 2

Developing the Digital Sub-surface Model for Crossrail 2

A 3D geological model has helped to save valuable time and millions of pounds for the Crossrail 2 railway project in London, UK, by identifying geological hazards along the route and informing the tun...

Using BIM Data Together with City Models

Using BIM Data Together with City Models

An increasing number of cities are creating 3D city models to support visualization and simulations in the urban planning process. The 3D city models are often extended with planned buildings. One way...

Mobile App to Accelerate Land Administration in Indonesia

Mobile App to Accelerate Land Administration in Indonesia

A mobile app has been developed to improve the success of cadastral survey implementation in Indonesia. The country has set itself ambitious land registration targets by 2025. The national cadastral s...

Digital Models for Planning and Disaster Management

Digital Models for Planning and Disaster Management

Due to the region’s proneness to occasional wildfires, the Geomatics Division at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, has conducted research and project work around the theme of 3D reconstruct...

How 3D Modelling Supports Game-changing Urban Development

How 3D Modelling Supports Game-changing Urban Development

Accurate digital representations of cities are game changers in urban development. By enabling virtual modelling and smart simulations, they allow decision-makers to explore, test and assess the measu...