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Making the Most of Smart Tools for Intelligent Results

Why do some organisations seem so much smarter than others? Why are some companies able to navigate the uncertain currents of the world around them and handle the inherent vagaries of geology and mining practically, and others are not? In this column Chris Green, leader of strategic innovation at Maptek, concludes that smart tools do not automatically lead to more intelligent results, and he provides some suggestions for how to make the most of them. On the one hand, there are companies making h... (read more)
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Do What You Cannot Do Yet

“I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it,” is a quote attributed to the famous Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. This quote is an inspiration for everyone who has a dream and a vision. Van Gogh captured reality in his own unique way, depicting what he saw and visualising the landscape through his paintings. A... (read more)

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 t... (read more)

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)
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