Article Archive

An extensive archive of all articles published on GIM International

Creating a Smart Nation: the Geospatial Approach

Creating a Smart Nation: the Geospatial Approach

These five practical examples from Israel illustrate the role of governments, spatial data and technologies in developing a smart nation. The Fourth Industrial Revolution brings about new advancement ...

The Future of Geospatial

The Future of Geospatial

The geospatial community will continue to thrive, but its success is conditional on its members being able to express and rationalize what they do, why, how and for whom, according to Vanessa Lawrenc...

Emerging from COVID-19

Emerging from COVID-19

Which exciting opportunities lie ahead as the geospatial industry emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic? And what other influences are shaping the future of our sector? The geospatial industry has been m...

Key Global and Technology Drivers Impacting Surveying

Key Global and Technology Drivers Impacting Surveying

As the FIG commission chairs near the halfway point in their terms, they reflect on the global and technological drivers influencing their work. This article describes the breadth of work across the F...

Why Geospatial is on the Cusp of a New Age

Why Geospatial is on the Cusp of a New Age

Despite COVID-19 and Brexit, the UK geospatial sector has actually increased its operational capacity rather than suffering a downturn, according to James Kavanagh, director of global land & resources...

How Geospatial AI Leads to Smart Urban Ecosystems

How Geospatial AI Leads to Smart Urban Ecosystems

The possibilities of geoAI for monitoring Mother Nature are limitless according to Dr Nadina Galle, ecological engineer and entrepreneur dedicated to applying emerging technologies. The use of satelli...

Unlocking the Full Potential of UAVs for Advanced Mapping

Unlocking the Full Potential of UAVs for Advanced Mapping

In this edition of ‘Ask the Specialist’ the question is: how can we unlock the full potential of drones for advanced mapping operations? For our ‘Ask the Specialist’ features, we invite reader...

The First-ever Online-only UN-GGIM Session

The First-ever Online-only UN-GGIM Session

The United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) gathered for its Tenth Session in the shape of three two-hour informal meetings on 26 and 27 August and 4 ...

Shedding Valuable Light on the Geomatics Industry

Shedding Valuable Light on the Geomatics Industry

Read this farewell interview with Mathias Lemmens, who is stepping down from GIM International after 23 years as senior editor and industry figurehead. After 23 years, senior editor and industry figu...

Intergeo Digital 2020: A Geospatial Community First

Intergeo Digital 2020: A Geospatial Community First

Despite having to improvise, this year’s pioneering digital edition of Intergeo has received a lot of positive feedback. It became the international geospatial industry’s first-ever online-only ev...

Digital Twins for Spatial Planning

Digital Twins for Spatial Planning

The Dutch city of Groningen wants to follow in the footsteps of other cities such as Rotterdam, Hamburg, Singapore and Helsinki by developing a 3D digital model. For the team working on the 3D Digital...