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Digital Twin Supports Accurate Renovation Planning

Digital Twin Supports Accurate Renovation Planning

Renovating existing buildings remains a challenging task for the construction industry since the work of planners is often hampered by missing, incomplete or out-of-date construction plans. In recent ...

GIS Data is Indispensable for UN Migration Agency

GIS Data is Indispensable for UN Migration Agency

The International Organization for Migration is a heavy user of GIS data. Accessible, reliable and timely geospatial data is indispensable in its work in today’s fast-changing world, in which more t...

A Journey into the New Reality

A Journey into the New Reality

In which direction is the geospatial industry heading? Which core activities will companies focus on? How will the rapidly progressing technological advances shape the future? The recent edition of Hx...

Surveying the Tonga volcano eruption aftermath

Surveying the Tonga volcano eruption aftermath

The Tonga Eruption Seabed Mapping Project (TESMaP) is a collaborative mission to discover the undersea impacts of the January 2022 eruption of the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai volcano. Using their coll...

Soil Mapping with Drones

Soil Mapping with Drones

In the Earth sciences sector, sensors for measuring properties of the Earth are rapidly becoming adapted for drone use now that new developments in technology have led to an increase in the size and p...

Powerful and Multilateral UN-GGIM is Rescuing the SDGs

Powerful and Multilateral UN-GGIM is Rescuing the SDGs

The twelfth session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) was held from 1-5 August 2022 at the United Nations headquarters in New York, USA. ...

Topographic mapping for snow avalanche hazard modelling

Topographic mapping for snow avalanche hazard modelling

A project in Aotearoa/New Zealand is combining the use of high-quality DEMs from satellite photogrammetric mapping (SPM) with Lidar technologies to model hazards such as snow avalanches. The resulting...

Use of GIS Tools for Land Expansion in Colombia

Use of GIS Tools for Land Expansion in Colombia

Local indigenous youngsters in northern Colombia have mapped the boundaries and sacred sites of their village, Gunmaku in the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, and the indigenous authorities are happy wit...

Singapore’s Journey towards a Nationwide Digital Twin

Singapore’s Journey towards a Nationwide Digital Twin

When it comes to utilizing the true potential of digital twin technology, Singapore is miles ahead of most other governments. Even those that have already embraced the concept of the digital twin have...

The Bright Side of Mapping

The Bright Side of Mapping

Attendees of YellowScan's recent Lidar for Drone 2022 Conference headed home with a backpack full of inspiration, according to Wim van Wegen. A relaxed vibe, sunny weather with summer temperatures, sm...

Cadastre in Wartime

Cadastre in Wartime

Despite the current conflict, the topographic and cadastral land-register services of the Ukrainian StateGeoCadastre are still operational, certainly in the regions where the country is not under atta...

Capturing the Arctic and Antarctic

Capturing the Arctic and Antarctic

Capturing and measuring the environment in the Arctic and Antarctic is a particularly challenging job. The area of interest is often covered by a thick blanket of snow and ice, while extreme temperatu...

Lidar Deep Learning for Ancient Maya Archaeology

Lidar Deep Learning for Ancient Maya Archaeology

While it is possible to capture ancient Maya sites hidden beneath jungle canopy in remote locations using airborne Lidar, identifying them is still a time-consuming process. Typically, 3D point clouds...