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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 top five specifications you should consider before purchasing a UAS. (By Jonathan McCollin, University of the West Indies) 1... (read more)
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Nation Building through GIS in India

Geographical information systems (GIS) are proven to solve complex spatial problems, and accurate digital geospatial data is essential for planning and development activities to help the government of India achieve its ambitious aims. With the involvement of all the States and the Union Territories (UTs), the National Rural Road Development Agency (NRRDA), along with the C... (read more)

The Year Ahead for the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

When the XXIII ISPRS Congress ‘From human history to the future with spatial information’ ended about eight months ago, it marked the beginning of the new ISPRS period: 2016-2020. Since the end of the congress, 36 workshops and conferences, with ISPRS members as either the main organiser (ISPRS-sponsored events) or a co-organiser of the event (ISPRS-co-sponsore... (read more)

Progress of Russian Geomatics in 2016

For Russian geomatics, 2016 was an abundant year in terms of events, laws and new projects, according to Andrey Pirogov from Racurs. After numerous attempts to commercialise Russia’s Earth observation and remote sensing data (RSD), the Roscosmos State Corporation (former Federal Space Agency) finally managed to do it at the end of the year and the data can now even b... (read more)

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Represents Good News for Surveying Industry

Several statements by President Donald Trump during 28 February’s joint session of Congress underlined his commitment to invest in large infrastructure projects in the USA. The geospatial sector will no doubt be keen to embrace the opportunities presented. But is there a snag? “Crumbling infrastructure will be replaced with new roads, bridges, tunnels, airports... (read more)

UAVs: The Deceptive Rise to Disruption in the Geospatial Industry

The period where exponential growth remains unnoticed following the inception of innovation is classified as ‘deception’. The year 1849 inaugurated the birth of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or ‘drone’), producing a deceptive impact on the industry. Today, the use of consumer UAVs for data acquisition is quickly approaching its zenith, allowing f... (read more)
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