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Be a Geomatics Ambassador

In his latest column, Wim van Wegen from GIM International reflects on the huge impact of geomatics on everyday life. Therefore, he calls on industry professionals to become geomatics ambassadors; it is time to join forces and make ourselves heard! When I first started working for GIM International nine years ago, I was unaware of the true extent of the role of land surveyors and GIS professionals. As an avid map lover I had some knowledge of cartography, I knew about measuring land parcels and... (read more)
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Young People and Geomatics: Time to Act

In an earlier contribution, I wrote about the strong necessity of making the geomatics discipline more attractive to students. In terms of careers, the geospatial sector is probably one of the best kept secrets. There is a startling lack of public awareness about the geomatics surveying profession – which goes a long way to explain why many universities find it diffi... (read more)

Pioneering Spatial Planning in the 1930s

I was born at the bottom of the sea. Want to fact-check this? Just compare a pre-1940s map of the Netherlands to a more contemporary one. The old map shows an inlet of the North Sea, the Zuiderzee. The new one reveals large parts of the Zuiderzee having been turned into land, actually no longer part of the North Sea. In 1932, a 32km-long dam (the Afsluitdijk) was completed... (read more)

Your Blog on the GIM International Website?

At GIM International, we are always searching for great stories and the most relevant news. However, we are sure there is much more going on than our editorial team can cover alone. So we are encouraging geomatics professionals to share their insights too. Are you interested in writing a blog about an exciting or unusual survey or project? Or perhaps yo... (read more)
Want Exposure?

At GIM International, we are always searching for great stories and the most relevant news. However, we are sure there is much more going on than our editorial team can cover alone. So we are encouraging geomatics professionals to share their insights too. Are you interested in writing a blog about an exciting or unusual survey, game-changing innovation or project? If so, let us know!

Send a mail to Wim van Wegen, our Editorial Manager: [email protected]

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