Article Archive

An extensive archive of all articles published on GIM International

The Importance of Promoting the Value of Location

The Importance of Promoting the Value of Location

Ordnance Survey (OS) has seen important changes during the past year. Steve Blair was appointed as CEO and he has now been in charge for a year. In March, Munir Ismet was appointed Managing Director o...

Emerging Web and Game Engine Tech for 3D Cities

Emerging Web and Game Engine Tech for 3D Cities

The increasing number of solutions for developing 3D city model applications poses a challenge for developers. This article outlines key considerations that help them to create applications efficientl...

The New Era of Mobile Scanning

The New Era of Mobile Scanning

Indoor mobile mapping is well past the tipping point and is about to go mainstream. In this interview, Felix Reinshagen from NavVis shares his views on the future, including his confidence that there ...

How Geospatial Technology Facilitates Remote Tourism

How Geospatial Technology Facilitates Remote Tourism

COVID-19 has transformed our ability to travel and explore the world, which has brought a renewed focus on the importance of digital outreach based on geospatial technology. COVID-19 has transformed o...

Lidar Data – A Perfect Tool for Archaeology

Lidar Data – A Perfect Tool for Archaeology

A few obstacles are making the usage of Lidar data in archaeology look exotic and perhaps even threatening, according to archaeologist Jošt Hobič from Slovenia, even though Lidar is almost a must wh...

Full Automation in Mobile Lidar Data Classification

Full Automation in Mobile Lidar Data Classification

A deep learning architecture called MMCN opens up the possibility for the fully automated classification of highly dense 3D point cloud data acquired from a mobile Lidar system. This offers interestin...

Coronavirus and Geospatial Technology

Coronavirus and Geospatial Technology

There is no doubt that almost everybody has been affected in some way by the Covid-19 virus. In this article we have brought together news items which show how the pandemic has impacted on the geospat...

Satellite Imagery: An Aerial Alternative

Satellite Imagery: An Aerial Alternative

Remote sensing projects often begin with the question: 'Should I use aerial imagery or satellite imagery?'. During long-term projects, this question may arise again, particularly when unforeseen circu...

An App Transforms Land Administration

An App Transforms Land Administration

'What if we put fit-for-purpose land administration thinking into a single app?' wonders Brent Jones, the man who oversees Esri's worldwide strategic planning, business development and marketing acti...

Multibeam Lidar for Mobile Mapping Systems

Multibeam Lidar for Mobile Mapping Systems

Various multibeam Lidar sensors are suited for mobile mapping. Read this article to learn more about their features and productivity. In mobile mapping, geospatial data is acquired by one or more came...

Image Anonymization for Mobile Mapping

Image Anonymization for Mobile Mapping

Large amounts of personal data, such as faces and number plates, are collected during mobile mapping. Receiving consent from individuals for large-scale data collection is not feasible but is required...

Q&A: The Quickly Evolving UAS Mapping Market

Q&A: The Quickly Evolving UAS Mapping Market

Drones have become a standard tool for mapping and surveying. Read what Gilles Labossière, CEO of senseFly, has to say about the market trends, technical developments and challenges affecting geosp...