John Ristevski

John Ristevski is the chairman of the board and CEO of the non-profit CyArk. Previously he was the vice president of reality capture and processing at Nokia’s mapping company, HERE, where he led the company’s initiative to index reality. He joined HERE in 2012 through the acquisition of his company, earthmine, which developed systems to capture and deliver highly accurate street-level imagery and 3D data of cities. John Ristevski is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and has lectured at Stanford's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. He has an MSc from the University of California at Berkeley,... (read more)
2020-09-24 09:29:14

How Geospatial Technology Facilitates Remote Tourism

COVID-19 has transformed our ability to travel and explore the world, which has brought a renewed focus on the importance of digital outreach based on geospatial technology. COVID-19 has transformed our lives and our ability to travel and explore the world like no other event in recent memory. For our cultural heritage institutions, this has drastically altered typical visitation patterns and disrupted the revenue that flows not only directly to these organizations and sites, but also to the surrounding economic ecosystem that is fuelled by tourism. According to estimates by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), international tourist numbers... (read more)
2020-09-24 09:26:58

Fugro Wins Contract for Nationwide US Surveying and Mapping Services

Fugro has been awarded a five-year 'indefinite delivery indefinite quantity' (IDIQ) contract with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), St. Louis District, for nationwide surveying and mapping services to support the planning, operations and management of government-owned property and assets. The contract will run until September 2025 and marks Fugro’s fourth consecutive award of this kind from the St. Louis District. Services associated with the award include photogrammetry, Lidar mapping, oblique imagery, topographic and planimetric mapping, land use and land cover mapping, and disaster response mapping. Visualizing geodata in 3D New to this contract cycle is the availability of... (read more)
2020-09-24 08:54:26

PolyExplore Unveils High-Precision UAV Lidar Mapping System

PolyExplore has launched the Polyscanner LS1, a high-precision Lidar mapping system designed for UAVs and other aerial platforms. Based around advanced solid-state Lidar technology, the Polyscanner LS1 uses an innovative scanning pattern and focused field of view (FOV) to create a dense point cloud with a detection range of over 200 metres. This latest addition to the Polyscanner family of aerial mapping platforms incorporates PolyExplore’s Polynav 2000 precision GNSS-aided INS (inertial navigation system) technology, featuring a dual-frequency, dual-antenna, quad-constellation PPK/RTK capable receiver with centimeter-level accuracy and a tactical grade IMU. Sensor fusion post-processing software is also included as part of... (read more)
2020-09-24 10:03:35

Pix4D Launches Software for Large-scale UAV Mapping

Switzerland-based photogrammetric leader Pix4D has announced the commercial release of Pix4Dmatic: digital photogrammetry software for accurate and fast corridor and large-scale mapping. Pix4Dmatic has been created to meet an evolving demand as professionals map bigger and bigger areas around the world. Projects that would previously have been mapped by aircraft are now being surveyed with drones. With Pix4Dmatic, these expert projects are made possible and easier. Large Datasets Supported Drone flights beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS), when permitted by law, are often considered the next frontier of drone mapping. Pix4Dmatic now also offers support for the large datasets... (read more)
2020-09-23 09:07:50

SuperMap GIS 10i Released at 2020 GIS Software Technology Conference

The 2020 GIS Software Technology Conference (GTC 2020) was successfully held from 7 to 18 September 2020. Themed ‘Geo-intelligence Connecting the Future’, the conference focused on the integration and innovation of geographic information technology and the latest developments in GIS software. At the conference, SuperMap officially released its new product – SuperMap GIS 10i – (2020) and announced its strategic cooperation with Tencent Map. SuperMap, founded in 1997 in Beijing, currently has the third largest share in the global geographic information system (GIS) market, and the largest share in the Asian GIS market. The company focuses with its GIS platform software... (read more)
2020-09-25 11:36:41

Jošt Hobič

Jošt Hobič is an archaeologist with over a decade of experience in commercial archaeology. In his free time, he does volunteer work on various public archaeology projects. He is currently working at the Slovenian Ministry for Culture on an EU-funded project with the main goal to improve access and open GIS data about immovable cultural heritage. He is currently in the third year of his PhD in archaeology at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. (read more)
2020-09-18 02:06:45

Konstantinos Karantzalos

Konstantinos Karantzalos received the engineering diploma degree from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Athens, Greece, and a PhD in 2007 from NTUA in collaboration with CERTIS, Ecole Nationale de Ponts et Chaussees, Paris, France. In 2007, he joined the Center for Visual Computing of the Department of Applied Mathematics, Ecole Centrale de Paris, Châtenay-Malabry, France. He is currently an associate professor of remote sensing at the NTUA, joining the Remote Sensing Laboratory. His teaching and research interests include geoscience and remote sensing, big data, hyperspectral image analysis, computer vision and pattern recognition, environmental monitoring and precision agriculture. Several... (read more)
2020-09-18 01:14:13

Anastasios Doulamis

Anastasios Doulamis received a diploma degree and PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, both with the highest honour. He is currently assistant professor at the NTUA. Prof Doulamis has authored more than 280 scientific papers and received more than 3,000 citations.   (read more)
2020-09-18 01:13:34

Charalabos Ioannidis

Charalabos Ioannidis is a professor at the Laboratory of Photogrammetry, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, where he teaches photogrammetry and cadastre. His research interests lie in the fields of computer vision, satellite photogrammetry, 3D modelling, change detection and cultural heritage documentation. He is chair of the FIG Commission 3 Working Group 3.2, ‘Geospatial Big Data: collection, processing, and presentation’. (read more)
2020-09-18 01:12:49
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