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.

'Location' Forms Ubiquitous Part of Big Data Analytics

'Location' Forms Ubiquitous Part of Big Data Analytics

Now that some of the core infrastructure challenges have been solved, the application layer of big data is rapidly building up. Therefore, the major GIS players have recently been focusing their att...

Low-power Wide-area Networks: Enabling Geo-IoT

Low-power Wide-area Networks: Enabling Geo-IoT

Although the term ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) has actually been around since the end of the last millennium, the true potential of IoT has only started to unfold beyond the interest of pioneers in ...

Connected Construction: Shaping a Digital Future

Connected Construction: Shaping a Digital Future

Despite forecasts revealing that growth in the construction sector will rise by a staggering 70% across the world by 2025, it’s fair to say that compared to other industry sectors, the construction ...

Scan-to-BIM in the Pre-design Phase

Scan-to-BIM in the Pre-design Phase

Today's high demand for energy-efficient buildings has triggered the need for gathering documentation on existing construction conditions. This information is then used to design buildings with high c...

Seeing the Future: AI, BIM and Digital Twins

Seeing the Future: AI, BIM and Digital Twins

During Digital Construction Week (DCW), which was held at the Excel in London from 16-17 October 2019, there was one seminar stream on geospatial surveying and two specifically on building information...

Collecting and Managing Big Data Brings Responsibilities

Collecting and Managing Big Data Brings Responsibilities

The mantra that “data is king” was instilled into me when I was a relatively new (and young) surveyor. Nowadays data is still a prime focus, but its volume is such that “big data” is now consi...

The Need to Integrate BIM and Geoinformation

The Need to Integrate BIM and Geoinformation

In the construction industry, business relationships are often short term and one-off. There are many unique processes and activities. The resulting complexity and fragmentation may obstruct quick and...

Effective Use of Geospatial Big Data

Effective Use of Geospatial Big Data

To deal with today's unprecedented quantities of big data, mission-critical geospatial analysis systems require purposely designed software that has been tested in the most demanding environments. The...

AI Making Waves in the Maritime Field

AI Making Waves in the Maritime Field

Andy Hoggarth’s role at the helm of BD at CARIS is to understand trends in the business space industry as it evolves and to translate these from idea to product. Given the spectrum of his expertise,...