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The changing role of the surveyor

The changing role of the surveyor

Although the essence of surveying has barely changed since the profession began, the increasingly complex digital continuum requires geospatial professionals to adapt their skills in dynamic and impor...

Shallow seabed mapping based on airborne Lidar bathymetry

Shallow seabed mapping based on airborne Lidar bathymetry

This article presents a novel methodological approach to understand and assess the suitability of airborne Lidar bathymetry for the automatic classification and mapping of the seabed. This solution a...

Uncovering the challenges of urban digital twins

Uncovering the challenges of urban digital twins

To encourage discussion of the challenges hindering the design and implementation of digital twins, the authors have ranked them based on a systematic literature review combined with an expert survey....

Partnerships and people in the surveying community

Partnerships and people in the surveying community

Less than six months into her term of office, 'GIM International' spoke to Diane Dumashie, president of FIG (2023-2026), to hear about her experiences so far. Here, she shares her perspectives on a ke...

Inspire the younger generation!

Inspire the younger generation!

Two initiatives aimed at encouraging young individuals to pursue a career in mapping and surveying are highlighted by Wim van Wegen in this column. He hopes that they will trigger other similar initi...

Remote sensing for land administration

Remote sensing for land administration

From drones and satellites to airborne-based sensors and Lidar, advances in remote sensing and geospatial information science are driving the development of innovative methods for data acquisition, pr...

Spatial planning in the city of Zagreb

Spatial planning in the city of Zagreb

The city of Zagreb has been developing a semantic 3D city model since 2008. The city spatial planning sector was recognized as the main project user and developer, while more users were detected in th...

Lidar technology for scalable forest inventory

Lidar technology for scalable forest inventory

There is a critical need for rapid, rigorous, reproducible and scalable forest inventory tools to support data-driven policies and management practices in response to challenges including deforestatio...

Mapping the Catalan coast using airborne Lidar bathymetry

Mapping the Catalan coast using airborne Lidar bathymetry

As part of a Catalan government project to improve the management of its marine environment, ICGC cooperated with Field to use airborne Lidar bathymetry (ALB) to survey the Catalan coastal zone. The r...