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Signal Disruptions

Signal Disruptions

GNSS… it’s almost impossible to run a modern geo-related business without it. But what if a problem should occur? Whether in navigation, surveying or even agriculture, countless activities almost ...

Recent Trends in Four Lidar Technologies

Recent Trends in Four Lidar Technologies

Lidar technology is synonymous with 3D point clouds. To get the most out of 3D point cloud data, it is necessary to step back and continually consider the newest trends in Lidar technology and how the...

SfM Photogrammetry for 3D Terrain Mapping

SfM Photogrammetry for 3D Terrain Mapping

The technique known as structure from motion (SfM) has been suggested as a valid alternative to traditional photogrammetric methods. In a project in Glasgow, UK, an RTK-based point-to-point validation...

How Real-time Monitoring Reduces Water Losses

How Real-time Monitoring Reduces Water Losses

Real-time monitoring can reduce long-term losses caused by holes across a network of water pipes. At 6 bar pressure, a pipe with a 6mm hole will leak 1.8 cubic metres per hour, which equates to 1,300 ...

Usage of UAVs for Flat Roof Drainage Calculations

Usage of UAVs for Flat Roof Drainage Calculations

Modelling of urban areas, with emphasis on flat roof drainage calculations, is one application field in which the use of UAVs has significantly increased in recent years. A calibration base, built at ...

What is GNSS Spoofing?

What is GNSS Spoofing?

With spoofing attacks on the rise, survey-grade GNSS receivers need to be protected by interference mitigation technology utilizing the latest security techniques to ensure reliable positioning. The s...

Today’s Challenges Put 3D Mapping Technology Centre Stage

Today’s Challenges Put 3D Mapping Technology Centre Stage

In this interview Bobbie Kalra, founder of the rapidly growing Indian company Magnasoft, talks about digital twins and the future of the geospatial industry. Digital twins form the basis for the digit...

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...

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