Article Archive

An extensive archive of all articles published on GIM International

Digitalization in the Construction Industry

Digitalization in the Construction Industry

Besides the surveying hardware & software and the intricacies of BIM and data exchange, this article explores broader aspects of digitalization in the construction industry. How are they affecting the...

From Data Capture to Data Intelligence

From Data Capture to Data Intelligence

In this interview, Ron Bisio, senior vice president of Trimble Geospatial, provides his views on the key market trends, technology drivers and challenges, and the impacts of COVID-19 and climate chang...

Exploring the State of Mobile Mapping

Exploring the State of Mobile Mapping

What is the current state of acceptance of mobile mapping, and what are its most common applications? A worldwide survey commissioned by NavVis, and supported by 'GIM International' plus three other ...

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...