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.

Integrating the ‘Constructioneering’ Workflow Together

Integrating the ‘Constructioneering’ Workflow Together

Digitalisation and new technologies with the ability to revolutionise the geospatial industry are creating a new playing field for mapping and surveying professionals. This evolving landscape is also ...

Future-proof Data Storage

Future-proof Data Storage

Point cloud datasets have proven to be useful for many applications, ranging from engineering design to asset management. While point clouds are becoming denser and more accurate, new software is allo...

Pioneers in Capturing Public Space

Pioneers in Capturing Public Space

CycloMedia is a renowned mapping company specialised in large-scale and systematic visualisations of environments. Its headquarters are situated in The Netherlands, a country that is an excellent test...

Increasing Information in Building Models

Increasing Information in Building Models

Since the advent of building information modelling (BIM) software in the early 2000s, 3D modelling has significantly improved building design. With regular updates, BIM can also ensure that, during co...

Mobile Laser Scanning Point Clouds

Mobile Laser Scanning Point Clouds

The demand for 3D maps of cities and road networks is steadily increasing and mobile mapping systems are often the preferred acquisition method for capturing such scenes. Manual processing of point cl...

Poles from Point Clouds

Poles from Point Clouds

Currently, the extraction of objects from point clouds of urban sites is commonly done manually as automation is impeded by noise, clutter, occlusions and varying point density. The authors have devel...

3D BIM Models for Heritage Asset Management

3D BIM Models for Heritage Asset Management

Research undertaken under a collaborative doctoral partnership between Historic England and the University of Reading, UK, is moving beyond the field of 3D data capture for digital preservation. It co...

Aerial Digital Cameras for All GIS Needs

DiMAC Systems s.à.r.l., a privately owned company established in Luxemburg in November 2003, focuses on developing and producing aerial digital cameras for photogrammetric and orthophoto requirements...

Australia - A Nation Embracing its Geospatial Future

Australia - A Nation Embracing its Geospatial Future

Despite having a population which is relatively small to its geographic side, Australia is a country which punches well above its weight on the global geospatial stage. In this article, Niall Conway ...

The SDGs Indicator Framework: A Golden Opportunity

The SDGs Indicator Framework: A Golden Opportunity

As anyone cognisant of the UN’s work will have noticed, since 25 September 2015 every policymaker involved with international development has been excited by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Developm...

Deconstructing Digital Cultural Heritage

Deconstructing Digital Cultural Heritage

Whether as 2D drawings or 3D point clouds, digital cultural heritage is becoming the norm in heritage documentation nowadays. However, raw digital data still requires manual labelling in order to add ...