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EO for Evidence-based Policymaking Discussed at WEF 2019

Back in 2016, the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report highlighted the top ten risks facing our planet in terms of likelihood and impact. Included in those risks were the failure to act on climate mitigation and adaptation, extreme weather events, water and food crises, as well as biodiversity loss and ecosystem breakdown. Fast forward to 2019 and the same topics are just as prevalent inthis year’s Global Risks Report, if not more so, writes Steven Ramage. He spoke at the... (read more)
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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)

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)
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