Alcatel Alenia Space (France) signed a contract with the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), the Republic of South Korea Space Agency, to provide a SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) payload system for KOMPSAT-5, the main Earth observation space program of the Republic of South Korea. The KOMPSAT-5 program's main objective is to develop, launch and operate an Earth observation SAR satellite system to provide images for geographic information applications and to monitor and prevent environmental disasters. The KOMPSAT-5 program started on 1st July 2005. The launch of the satellite is scheduled for the end of 2008, with the objective to complete... (read more)
2006-03-20 12:00:00

Trident-3D Analyst Software- Version 3.3

A new version of Trident-3D Analyst data extraction software, version 3.3, has been released by Geo-3D Inc. (Canada). Trident-3D Analyst is a soft-copy photogrammetric tool for the analysis of digital images captured with horizontally oriented camera systems. The new version includes the following features: 3D GIS viewer based on openGL improved OTF Calibration tool (possibility of using control points) support for Oracle ODBC linked layers. (read more)
2006-04-18 12:00:00

FIG Standards Network

Early and Active Work by Professional Bodies
Standards are of great interest to surveyors, both as professionals and as business people. Early and active engagement with the process of standardisation by professional bodies such as the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) should ensure more workable and timely standards that meet the needs of practitioners, their customers and the wider community. The format of telephone and bank-ing cards, quality management, environmental management, but also the international freight container; paper sizes and the universal system of measurement known as SI are all examples of standardisation. Standards provide economic benefits, bringing confidence that things will work and will fit together.... (read more)
2006-04-25 12:00:00

Certification from USGS

Intergraph Corporation (AL, USA) has received the Type Certification from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the sole science agency serving the U.S. Department of the Interior, for the Intergraph Z/I Imaging DMC. Intergraph is the first organisation to receive the USGS certification on a large format sensor. To earn the USGS Type Certification, Intergraph’s DMC underwent extensive reviews, which included submitting a detailed description of the camera system including hardware, software, factory calibration procedures, quality control processes and procedures, system documentation, user documentation and manufacturer best use recommendations. In addition, USGS inspected all applicable manufacturing and testing areas to... (read more)
2006-05-10 12:00:00

Intl. MSc. Airborne Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Institute of Geomatics (Spain) is organising modules of the International MSc. in Airborne Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. The language of the course is English. Registration is open for all modules. Registration forms and more information about the activities of the Institute of Geomatics. These Masters is organised with the collaboration of the Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya. 12 – 16 June 2006 Module "Sensor Orientation (2): precise trajectory & attitude determination with INS" Professor: Ismael Colomina (Institute of Geomatics, ES) 23 – 27 October 2006 Module "Laser Ranging, LIDAR" Professors: Peter Friess and Grady Tuell (Optech Inc, CA) and... (read more)
2006-06-01 12:00:00

Commission VI/ Technical Commission I Symposium

Commission VI Symposium The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Commission VI Symposium was held jointly with the Japan Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (JSPRS) at the Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), University of Tokyo, Japan from 27th to 30th June 2006. The main theme of the symposium was ‘e-Learning and the Next Steps for Education’. A total of 150 participants from 27 countries attended and 53 papers were presented in sixteen technical sessions. Nine companies took part in the accompanying technical exhibition. Symposium participants included researchers, engineers, educators and students from the fields of remote sensing,... (read more)
2006-08-23 12:00:00

Adapting 3D Laser Scanning for the Surveyor

Meeting Specific Needs to Increase Productivity
3D laser scanning is a powerful measurement technology for obtaining 3D coordinates of object points at a speed of up to 5,000 points per second. But surveyors see lack of scanner versatility and unfamiliar workflow as limiting factors. Today, increased portability and robustness and adapted workflow enable surveyors to easily incorporate 3D scanning into their portfolio. A short learning curve allows for increased productivity and creates new business opportunities. Today 3D laser scanning is based either on phase-shift or on time-of-flight measurement. Phase-shift technology works by sending a laser beam with a sinusoidal wave to the centre of a rotating... (read more)
2006-09-21 12:00:00

Intergeo 2006 - Preview

10th - 12th October, Munich, Germany
‘Knowledge and Action for the Earth’ is the theme of Intergeo 2006, the annual geodesy and geo-information conference and trade-fair organised in association with the German Association of Surveying (DVW) and taking place from 10th to 12th October. Roaming as it does annually from one major city in Germany to another, Intergeo this year settles in Munich, world-renowned Bavarian capital of science, technology, arts and culture and, last but not least, the October Beer Festivals. Almost fifteen thousand visitors are expected to come together at the Neue Messe Convention Centre, the same number as attended the ESRI International User Conference... (read more)
2006-10-09 12:00:00

USGS and NASA Select Landsat Science Team

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), have selected the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) Science Team. These scientists and engineers will advise the USGS and NASA on issues critical to the success of the LDCM. Expected to launch soon after 2010, the LDCM is designed to supply Landsat-like data from the next generation of Earth observing satellites. The LDCM Science Team will recommend strategies for the effective use of archived data from Landsat sensors and investigate the requirements for future sensors to meet the needs of Landsat users, including the needs... (read more)
2006-10-20 12:00:00

32nd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment

The 32nd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment will be held from 25th to 29th June 2007 in San Jose, Costa Rica. The Call-for-Papers and other information are posted on the ISRSE 2007 website at The deadline for abstract submission is 15th November 2006. ISPRS 2008 Beijing The XXI Congress of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) will be held from 3rd to 11th July 2008 in Beijing, China. The theme of the ISPRS 2008 Beijing will be ‘Silk Road for Information from Imagery’. The ancient Silk Road was a well-known trade route between China... (read more)
2006-10-23 12:00:00
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