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.

Bridging the Gap between Geospatial and Construction

Bridging the Gap between Geospatial and Construction

There is a gap in information exchange between the geospatial and construction domains. This is a serious issue, mainly because geospatial systems and engineering surveys are not yet aligned and integ...

3D Modelling for Construction

3D Modelling for Construction

When it comes to 3D modelling for construction, what are the advantages and disadvantages of photogrammetry versus Lidar in terms of accuracy, complexity and cost? Breaking away from laser measurement...

Using BIM Data Together with City Models

Using BIM Data Together with City Models

An increasing number of cities are creating 3D city models to support visualization and simulations in the urban planning process. The 3D city models are often extended with planned buildings. One way...

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...

An App Transforms Land Administration

An App Transforms Land Administration

'What if we put fit-for-purpose land administration thinking into a single app?' wonders Brent Jones, the man who oversees Esri's worldwide strategic planning, business development and marketing acti...

The Need to Enthuse Youngsters about Surveying

The Need to Enthuse Youngsters about Surveying

The youngsters of today are the geospatial professionals of tomorrow, writes Wim van Wegen, which is why the industry urgently needs to increase its focus on the next generation. It was only after sev...

Maximising the Benefit of Geospatial Information

Maximising the Benefit of Geospatial Information

The Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Association was formed in 2004 as an inclusive networking organisation of academic and research institutions, government agencies, commercial geomatics fi...

Lidar Data – A Perfect Tool for Archaeology

Lidar Data – A Perfect Tool for Archaeology

A few obstacles are making the usage of Lidar data in archaeology look exotic and perhaps even threatening, according to archaeologist Jošt Hobič from Slovenia, even though Lidar is almost a must wh...

Building a 3D World: Common Sources of Elevation Data

Building a 3D World: Common Sources of Elevation Data

As the demand for elevation data continues to rise, it is important that users match the level of reliability, accuracy and resolution of the data to their specific application to arrive at an appropr...