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The Future Role of Geoinformation

I recently attended a seminar on the application of 3D, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) for local authorities in The Netherlands. A couple of years ago, VR and AR were announced to much fanfare as the next big thing that would revolutionise the surveying profession. But not much has actually happened since then. Well, maybe I am exaggerating a little, but the proclaimed transformation to an immersive or interactive environment has not taken place on such a scale as to send massiv... (read more)
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Digital Twinning and the Complexity of Reality

Digital twinning is based on the idea that a digital informational construct of a physical system can be created as a separate entity. The digital information is a ‘twin’ of the information embedded within the physical system itself, and is linked to it throughout the entire system life cycle. Rapid development of the digital twin approach offers mining compani... (read more)

Mobile Mapping and the Role of the Geomatics Specialist

The demand for detailed, up-to-date 3D maps of cities, roads and large buildings is steadily growing. This demand is nourished by the ongoing exponential decrease in the cost of collecting point clouds (PCs). A major source of PCs are mobile mapping systems (MMSs), usually mounted on a car, van or other vehicle that can travel at the normal speed of traffic on roads and hi... (read more)

Mapping Mount Erciyes

Back in 2008, when I was doing my degree in European Studies, I spent almost six months as an intern in Turkey. I still cherish many great memories of my time in that lively and dynamic country at the intersection of Europe and the Middle East. I experienced the famous Turkish hospitality first-hand, I drank countless cups of tea and I learned a lot about the culture and t... (read more)

Perhaps Nobody Knows it Yet, But Geomatics is Cool

The geospatial industry faces a major challenge: how to attract a new generation of mapping and surveying professionals. The sector is crying out for talented young individuals who are willing and able to enter the profession. But, as a quick glance at the labour market reveals, they are currently in short supply, so other measures are needed. A good starting point is to i... (read more)

Top 5 Specs to Consider Before You Buy a UAS

Spatial techniques and technologies continue to grow at an exponential rate, and they hold considerable potential for disruption. Survey-grade unmanned aerial systems (UASs or ‘drones’) are no exception. In view of the huge number of UAS manufacturers on the market, the profusion of options available can seem a little overwhelming. This guide sheds light on the... (read more)
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