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Preserving history in the high Arctic

Preserving history in the high Arctic

Nestled in the high Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard, the Sveagruva coal mine and mining settlement once buzzed with activity until its closure in 2016. An extraordinary project is now underway to breat...

Using AI for good

Using AI for good

Humanitarian organizations turned to artificial intelligence (AI) to generate a comprehensive map of sub-Saharan Africa at scale and also keep it updated to reflect real-world changes. Geospatial anal...

Reflections on HxGN LIVE Global 2023

Reflections on HxGN LIVE Global 2023

It is time to innovate with technology that can be applied ‘right here, right now’. That was the clear message during HxGN LIVE Global 2023. President and CEO Paolo Guglielmini set the tone with h...

From paper to pixels in Benin

From paper to pixels in Benin

To provide all Beninese citizens the right to access land, bring economic prosperity and prevent land-related disputes, the Beninese government aims to establish a nationwide digital land administrati...

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...