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geospatial

UN-GGIM: A Mature Initiative

For the last seven years, there’s been even more of a buzz in steaming-hot New York in the midst of summer, writes Durk Haarsma, publishing director of 'GIM International'. Every summer, several hun...

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The Power of Data

We are now over halfway through January and 2017 is probably in full swing for you. Ahead of you lies another year full of challenges, new technologies and both foreseen and unforeseen developments in...

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geomatics

Sparks of Optimism

These days, watching the news, reading the newspaper or following social media doesn’t fill one with much joy about the state of the world’s economies, political stability and climate. At the risk...

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GEO++

Geo in Everything

There’s a little bit of geography in everything. That’s one of the main statements that ‘man with the mission’ Ed Parsons is trying to spread around the world. Ed Parsons is responsible for ev...

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GEO++

Geomatching

Where should I start in this, our thickest issue of the year? We’re in the midst of exciting times, not only in our profession but also within our publishing company, and this Intergeo-themed issue ...

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surveying

Fearless

Geomatics is undergoing dramatic changes at a previously unseen pace. Nowadays, geodata is acquired, processed, analysed and stored so radically differently than before that it must be difficult for a...

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Article

Crowd

“Crowdsourcing is a type of participative online activity in which an individual, an institution, a non-profit organisation, or company proposes to a group of individuals of varying knowledge, heter...

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ITS

Fair Prices

I feel we need to discuss a principle that seems to have taken hold in recent years: that everything on the internet is for free. Consumers – professional or otherwise – have become used to obtain...

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geomatics

Feet on the Ground

In January of this year, I opened my editorial of this 26th volume of GIM International with a column entitled ‘25 years!’ – because, needless to say, we are celebrating our 25th anniversary thi...

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Introduction

Every issue of GIM International is introduced to its worldwide readership by the publisher. It’s in this place that developments in the geomatics business, tools and techniques, hard- and software and more are put in the broader light of the outside world of economics and entrepreneurship. Regular and returning topics are for instance the geomatics business in upcoming regions, but also the importance of developing state-of-the art cadastre and land registration systems for the future welfare of citizens or the increasing application of new techniques like crowdsourcing and UAV’s.