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A Decade of Geospatial Advancements

As the 25th edition of Intergeo rapidly approaches, Wim van Wegen reflects on his own anniversary: a decade in the geospatial business and attendance at ten consecutive Intergeo events. Huge advancements in 3D mobile laser scanning, unmanned aerial vehicles and total stations are just some examples of the innovative nature of our industry. So what will the future bring? This year’s edition in Stuttgart marks the 25th anniversary of Intergeo. My own personal Intergeo debut was back in 2010,... (read more)
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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)

Virtual Reality: the Paradigm Shift of Spatial Representation

Virtual reality (VR) is a computer-generated representation of a three-dimensional image or environment. Usually paired with a headset, it gives the user a fully immersive experience. It is now being successfully capitalised on in the gaming, film and education sectors, to name but a few. (By Jonathan McCollin) Over the years, spatial data has and continues to be represent... (read more)

How Accessible and Reliable Is Your National Government's Data?

From now until January 2017, you can join individuals and organisations around the world in assessing the quality and availability of data from national governments. The Open Knowledge International (OKI) Global Open Data Index 2016 survey is now open. This annual index has been measuring the state of open government data throughout the world since 2013. This yea... (read more)
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