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Powerful and Multilateral UN-GGIM is Rescuing the SDGs

Powerful and Multilateral UN-GGIM is Rescuing the SDGs

The twelfth session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) was held from 1-5 August 2022 at the United Nations headquarters in New York, USA. ...

Topographic Mapping for Snow Avalanche Hazard Modelling

Topographic Mapping for Snow Avalanche Hazard Modelling

A project in Aotearoa/New Zealand is combining the use of high-quality DEMs from satellite photogrammetric mapping (SPM) with Lidar technologies to model hazards such as snow avalanches. The resulting...

Use of GIS Tools for Land Expansion in Colombia

Use of GIS Tools for Land Expansion in Colombia

Local indigenous youngsters have mapped the boundaries and sacred sites of their village, Gunmaku in the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, northern Colombia, and the indigenous authorities are happy with ...

Singapore’s Journey towards a Nationwide Digital Twin

Singapore’s Journey towards a Nationwide Digital Twin

When it comes to utilizing the true potential of digital twin technology, Singapore is miles ahead of most other governments. Even those that have already embraced the concept of the digital twin have...

The Bright Side of Mapping

The Bright Side of Mapping

Attendees of YellowScan's recent Lidar for Drone 2022 Conference headed home with a backpack full of inspiration, according to Wim van Wegen. A relaxed vibe, sunny weather with summer temperatures, sm...

Cadastre in Wartime

Cadastre in Wartime

Despite the current conflict, the topographic and cadastral land-register services of the Ukrainian StateGeoCadastre are still operational, certainly in the regions where the country is not under atta...

Capturing the Arctic and Antarctic

Capturing the Arctic and Antarctic

Capturing and measuring the environment in the Arctic and Antarctic is a particularly challenging job. The area of interest is often covered by a thick blanket of snow and ice, while extreme temperatu...

Lidar Deep Learning for Ancient Maya Archaeology

Lidar Deep Learning for Ancient Maya Archaeology

While it is possible to capture ancient Maya sites hidden beneath jungle canopy in remote locations using airborne Lidar, identifying them is still a time-consuming process. Typically, 3D point clouds...

Reconstructing 3D Buildings Using Deep Learning

Reconstructing 3D Buildings Using Deep Learning

How can artificial intelligence and deep learning lead to a robust process for 3D city modelling? And what are some of the challenges? Automated classification and object detection in Lidar and imager...

Representing 3D Point Cloud Data

Representing 3D Point Cloud Data

Read this guide to the main 3D data representation methods to understand the key differences and choose the best method for your specific applications. The 3D data jungle in today’s computerized eco...

Deep Learning for Ground and Non-ground Surface Separation

Deep Learning for Ground and Non-ground Surface Separation

As a division of machine learning, deep learning (DL) has been achieving unparalleled success in image processing and recently demonstrated huge potential for point cloud analysis. Precise ground surf...

3D Modelling of Buildings Using TLS Technology

3D Modelling of Buildings Using TLS Technology

Terrestrial laser scanning is becoming increasingly important as the software and technology-related developments in many spheres of society mean that ever-higher standards are being set in terms of q...

Earth Overshoot Day

Earth Overshoot Day

“If everybody lived like people in the Netherlands, we would need 3.6 Earths. It would take 7.3 Netherlands to regenerate everything the country’s residents demand from nature,” according to the...