Cartography is about describing the world in the form of maps and diagrams. Classic cartography produces paper maps but nowadays this field also encompasses Geographical Information Systems and the products produced by these systems. Cartography is heavily dependent on data from Remote sensing and Land surveying and topography for the dry part of our world and marine surveying and bathymetry for the wet parts of our world.  

Cartography / GIS can be found in almost any industry vertical where it transforms the various data sources into products readily useable in for example land and water management, climate and farming and conservation.

Deep learning for ground and non-ground surface separation

Deep learning for ground and non-ground surface separation

As a division of machine learning, deep learning (DL) has been achieving unparalleled success in image processing and recently demonstrated huge potential for point cloud analysis. Precise ground surf...

ICT-enabled Innovation and Land Administration

ICT-enabled Innovation and Land Administration

Apart from being a prerequisite for a functioning market economy, environmental action and secure livelihoods, land administration systems create invaluable base data for all spatially based innovatio...

Spatial Data for Africa

Spatial Data for Africa

A love of mathematics set one of Africa's foremost geo-information specialists on a mission to drive the development of spatial-data infrastructure across the continent Partnership and communication l...

Preserving the Past Using Geomatics

Preserving the Past Using Geomatics

ICT advancements have driven progress in many aspects of geomatics, such as 3D documentation and modelling. This article explores how contemporary digital technologies contribute to the conservation o...

Archaeology and GIS in Jordan

Geo-information technology, in particular photogrammetry, digital elevation models, ground-penetrating radar, GIS and 3D modelling, was used to document the recently discovered Baptism area in Jordan ...

Interacting with Big Geospatial Data

Interacting with Big Geospatial Data

Advances in capturing techniques such as laser scanning and photogrammetry have significantly increased the volume of geospatial datasets. Big geodata has become an important asset for analysis and de...

Use of GIS in smart city projects

Use of GIS in smart city projects

A geographic information system (GIS) has been used in the construction of a large-scale model of a smart city project in France. The smart city concept is developing very quickly around the world, be...

Characterizing activities in 3D city modelling

Characterizing activities in 3D city modelling

As 3D models are becoming common geospatial data assets for cities around the world, a recent study reviewed major 3D city modelling activities in Finland. 3D city models can be utilized for tasks inc...

Visualizing point clouds in game engines

Visualizing point clouds in game engines

How can the dense point clouds that originate from 3D mapping be turned into useful game engine scenes? This article considers issues including point classification and segmentation, geometric accurac...

How Geospatial Surveying Is Driving Land Administration

How Geospatial Surveying Is Driving Land Administration

What has happened over the past five years, since 'GIM International' published the article titled ‘A New Era in Land Administration Emerges’? It outlined how innovative thinking coupled with qui...

Geospatial Data in Support of 3D Cadastre

Geospatial Data in Support of 3D Cadastre

The urbanization trend is leading to an increasing number of people living in cities, thus also placing new demands on cadastral registration. To be able to register the complex infrastructures and bu...

Mobile GIS Proven to Transform Land Administration

Mobile GIS Proven to Transform Land Administration

It is well understood that secure land tenure is a fundamental precondition for progress in developing economies. Typically, this is expressed with a map, but the hurdles to successful mapping and mob...

FIG Domain Model with ISO

In January 2008 the Land Administration Domain Model (LADM) was submitted as a new working item proposal to the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). The proposal includes a draft ver...