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Land Reform, Data Revolution

Land Reform, Data Revolution

Thierry Ngoga, Head of Support to State Capability at AGRA, considers the valuable lessons offered by Rwanda’s recent land governance reforms. In Africa, land reform can be a highly complex and poli...

Scanning 100 Dutch Railway Stations

Scanning 100 Dutch Railway Stations

Geomaat recently performed extensive 3D laser scanning and 3D modelling for the Dutch railway organization, ProRail. ProRail is the organization that takes care of the entire railway network in the N...

How Drones are Future-proofing the Construction Industry

How Drones are Future-proofing the Construction Industry

Drones are enabling construction professionals to access more data and detailed insights to create the reliable, sophisticated design models that are needed to stay ahead of the competition. It’s no...

Remotely Sensed Data for Efficient Data Collection

Remotely Sensed Data for Efficient Data Collection

When it comes to impact evaluations, remotely sensed data can increase their timeliness, accuracy and relevance for decision-makers. 3ie and New Light Technologies are enhancing the use of geospatial ...

Fundamentals to Clustering 3D Point Cloud Data

Fundamentals to Clustering 3D Point Cloud Data

Why is unsupervised segmentation the key to sustainable automation? Automation in point cloud data processing is central for building efficient decision-making systems and to cut labour costs. The ide...

Borough of Poole Makes a Splash with MapThat

Borough of Poole Makes a Splash with MapThat

Borough of Poole local authority has upgraded its mapping capabilities, both within its intranet and on the website. The new technology has improved information access for Council employees and the pu...

Satellites for Multiple Asset Structural Monitoring

Satellites for Multiple Asset Structural Monitoring

Critical infrastructures such as nuclear power stations, LNG terminals, railways and motorways in critical locations cover vast sites that have to be efficiently monitored and, on many occasions, heav...

Modernization of Suriname’s Public Domain Cadastre

Modernization of Suriname’s Public Domain Cadastre

In 2017, Suriname’s Ministry of Land Management decided to digitize and automate the process of citizen requests for land and the management of land, which had mainly been paper-based for the past d...

Integrating UAV-based Lidar and Photogrammetry

Integrating UAV-based Lidar and Photogrammetry

Recent unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or ‘drone’) platforms jointly collect imagery and Lidar data. Their combined evaluation potentially generates 3D point clouds at accuracies and resolutions of s...

FIG Working Week - What’s Next?

FIG Working Week - What’s Next?

It is Thursday 14 May 2020, and today should have been the closing day of FIG Working Week in Amsterdam. The programme of today would have been the second General Assembly session and closing ceremony...

UAS Mapping – Where Is It Heading?

UAS Mapping – Where Is It Heading?

The use of a UAS to acquire geodata for mapping purposes has evolved beyond infancy and is now rapidly maturing. How will it evolve in the foreseeable future? The use of an unmanned aerial system (UAS...

How 3D Scanning Rebuilds Crime Scenes for Courtrooms

How 3D Scanning Rebuilds Crime Scenes for Courtrooms

Crime scene investigators with larger US metropolitan police departments and state patrols are increasingly deploying 3D laser scanners to tell detailed, data-based stories that will withstand public ...