December 2017

GIM1217 cover

The focus of this last issue of 2017 is on Earth observation (EO) and satellite imagery. The front cover shows images of Dutch tulip fields as captured by satellite, provided by DigitalGlobe. In this magazine you will find an article on The National Satellite Data Portal, managed by The Netherlands Space Office. Despite existing for just five years, its user base and their usage patterns have become so diverse that its level of success is already beyond quantification.

This issue further contains the following articles:

Constructing Very High Resolution Satellite Data Surface Models
Real-time Health Advice from Space
How Geoinformation Enhances Professional Football
Urban Energy Modelling
Report: Bentley Year in Infrastructure Conference 2017
Report: 3D Australia 2017 Conference
Interview: Growing Geospatial Capabilities All over the World

Free Satellite Data Creates New Commercial Applications

Free Satellite Data Creates New Commercial ApplicationsThe National Satellite Data Portal, managed by the Netherlands Space Office (NSO), is an interesting phenomenon. Despite existing for just five years, its user base and their usage patterns have become so diverse that its level of success is already beyond quantification – and yet the organisation is convinced that the bulk of the market growth still lies ahead. NSO ensures that its customers and partners in The Netherlands can respond to new opportunities in a timely manner.

VHRS Data Surface Models

Constructing VHRS Data Surface ModelsVery high resolution satellite (VHRS) imaging sensors provide stereo images at up to 0.3m ground sampling distance (GSD). The major advantage of VHRS data is that the data coverage is much larger than that of classical airborne data. Therefore VHRS imagery is a promising option to generate 3D point clouds and DSMs.

Digital Twins

The Geospatial Contribution to Digital TwinsBentley Systems plays an important role in the transition to a digital representation of the built environment. The company’s annual Year in Infrastructure Conference, held in Singapore in November of this year, showed that the digital era presents many chances for the geospatial industry.

How Geoinformation Enhances Professional Football

How Geoinformation Enhances Professional FootballThe visual exploration and analysis of passing patterns helps professional football clubs to understand how individual players perform and how their style affects the team performance. However, most clubs lack sufficient knowledge to analyse large and complex datasets themselves. This article presents an interactive pass map that highlights passing patterns in a new and intuitive manner using techniques from geoinformation science with a focus on geovisual analytics. 

 
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