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Realistic Virtual Reality Environments from Point Clouds

Realistic Virtual Reality Environments from Point Clouds

The advent of cost-effective head-mounted displays marked a new era in immersive virtual reality and sparked widespread applications in engineering, science and education. An integral component of any...

Planning Information for the Public Falls Short of Reality

Planning Information for the Public Falls Short of Reality

Working with Pittsburgh’s City Planning Department, a Carnegie Mellon University research team completed an in-depth study of the current use of 3D software for planning tasks and public communicati...

At the Forefront of the Digital Transition

At the Forefront of the Digital Transition

In this interview, Thomas Harring emphasizes that the geospatial industry should use the momentum of the ‘new normal’ to further accelerate the sector’s ongoing transformation towards more custo...

Extraterrestrial Hydrography

Extraterrestrial Hydrography

While there is still lots of ocean mapping work to do on Earth, oceans situated elsewhere in our solar system hold plenty of mysteries too, writes Wim van Wegen in this column. The oceans on our plane...

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...

Measuring and 3D Mapping of Sea Ice in the Arctic

Measuring and 3D Mapping of Sea Ice in the Arctic

How can AUVs be reliably used to map the 3D structure of the underside of sea ice? Especially now that the climate crisis makes it more important than ever to understand its complex structure? Sea ice...

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...

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