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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...

Creating a 3D Model of the Famous Budapest Chain Bridge

Creating a 3D Model of the Famous Budapest Chain Bridge

Two Hungarian companies designed a three-step data collection workflow to overcome the challenges in this urban surveying project, which included the use of UAVs and remote-controlled boats for Lidar ...

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

What is the current state of GNSS, from both a constellation, augmentation and receiver perspective? Spoiler alert: it is more of an evolution than a revolution! It is almost impossible to imagine geo...

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...

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...