Leica Geosystems Takes Over Airborne Hydrography AB

Leica Geosystems strengthens its market position in airborne surveying through Hexagon’s acquisition of Airborne Hydrography AB (AHAB, Sweden), a provider of airborne laser survey systems for hydrographic and topographic surveys. Founded in 2002 and based in Jönköping, AHAB serves international survey companies and governmental organisations around the world, with hydrographic and topographic software and systems to map land, coastal zones and sea floors. Their product portfolio includes airborne bathymetric Lidar technology, which provides the equivalent of above-water topographic maps, enabling underwater objects to be detected and deep and shallow waters and coastal zones to be mapped and monitored. The AHAB... (read more)
2013-10-08 09:45:46

7 Questions about Hydrography and Its Relevance for Geomatics

The Perfect Combination of Science and Technology Applied to the Sea
According to NOAA (The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), hydrography is the science that measures and describes the physical features of the navigable portion of the Earth's surface and adjoining coastal areas. It can be seen as an application area within the geospatial engineering discipline. We asked 7 questions to Laurent Kerléguer, the new director general of the French Hydrographic Office (Shom), to learn more about the world of hydrography. Chief weapons engineer Laurent Kerléguer was appointed director-general of Shom, the French hydrographic office, in July 2019. In this interview, GIM International asks him about the latest developments regarding the... (read more)
2019-11-26 03:24:07

Combining Hydrography and UAV Photogrammetry for Lake Volume Calculation

Creating a 3D Model for Volume Calculation with Boat and UAV
What is the best way to generate a high-precision 3D model to estimate the storage capacity of a lake that is surrounded by mountains? Rapid weather changes, low clouds and steep mountainsides demand a sensible approach with the right equipment. This article provides insights into the surveying process of a lake mapping project including the methods used to create a 3D model for the generation of a precise map with elevation lines. (By Benjamin Federmann, Benjamin Busse and Kim Schlüter, Germany) Situated at 848 metres above sea level in the Swiss Alps, created by an ancient rockslide and flanked by... (read more)
2017-03-29 09:05:41

Huibert-Jan Lekkerkerk

Huibert-Jan Lekkerkerk is a contributing editor for GIM International and Hydro International and author of other various publications on GNSS and hydrography. He is a part-time senior lecturer in hydrography at the Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz (Cat A) and Skilltrade (Cat B) in the Netherlands. He also works as a consultant specialized in the specification and control of projects from an information management and hydrographic perspective. (read more)
2017-06-08 02:28:07

Nicolàs de Hilster

After his education in hydrography, Nicolàs de Hilster was employed by Osiris from 1989 to 1996. He then moved to the Survey Department of Rijkswaterstaat (GAM-Department). In 2000, Nicolàs became the founding owner of Starmountain Survey & Consultancy. (read more)
2017-07-06 04:12:04

The Empowerment of Local Authorities

FIG Commission 3 on Spatial Information Management will organise a Workshop on The Empowerment of Local Authorities: Spatial Information and Spatial Planning Tools from 25th to 28th October 2011 in Paris, France. This workshop will be combined with the annual meeting of the commission. The aim of this workshop is to study the impact of spatial information and spatial planning tools on economic, social and environmental aspects of local authorities in general, and on the empowerment of local authorities in particular. The aim is also to investigate the international knowledge and practice on how surveyors may assist real estate markets,... (read more)
2011-09-09 03:17:47

Kristiyan Panayotov

Kristiyan Panayotov is a land survey engineer who graduated from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia, Bulgaria. He also studied Cartography and Topography at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain. He is about to complete his second Master’s degree in Hydrography at HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany, and has been working for Geo-Matching, the biggest online product platform for surveying, positioning and machine guidance, since January 2018. (read more)
2018-06-19 09:31:32

Rear Admiral (Italian Navy ret.) Giuseppe Angrisano

Rear Admiral of the ltalian Navy (ITN) retired, Giuseppe Angrisano was commissioned in 1957 and specialised in Hydrography in 1965. He commanded various ITN vessels including the oceanographic shipMagnaghi. He was Hydrographer of the Navy from 1987 to 1991. From 1992 to 2002, he was Director and then President of the International Hydrographic Bureau (IHB). From 2002 to 2005, he acted as Deputy Representative of Monaco at the IMD. He lives in Barcelona (Spain) and co-operates with the EL FAR Consortium for activities of Sail Training International. (read more)
2017-05-15 08:56:57

QPS and IVS 3D Form One Joint Team

HITT NV signed today the Share Purchase Agreement with the owners of IVS 3D. IVS 3D, founded in 1995, has developed highly sophisticated commercial products for marine information visualization, processing and analysis software through key partnerships with business, government and academic institutions, including the Center of Coastal & Ocean Mapping of the University of New Hampshire, USA. The operations of IVS and QPS, HITT’s subsidiary in Zeist, the Netherlands, will be combined and together form a joint workforce of 56 highly qualified and knowledgeable employees. The organization thereby becomes the most significant developer and producer of commercial off-the-shelf software for... (read more)
2011-04-19 03:09:57

Geo-matching.com Adds Unmanned Aerial Systems Category

Geo-matching.com, the product comparison website for devices used in geomatics, hydrography and related industries, has announced the addition of a new category for Unmanned Aerial Systems. The types of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) that qualify for inclusion in this new category are all UAVs equipped with cameras, Lidar or other sensors capable of surveying Earth and/or sea surfaces, including relevant processing software. The following systems are currently listed: Aibot X6 (Aibotix), AR180 (Airobot), eBee (senseFly), EasyMap UAV (FotoMapy), md4-200 (microdrones), md4-1000 (microdrones), Phoenix AL-2 (Phoenix Aerial), Resolution (Oxford Blue Systems), Scout B1-100 UAV (Aeroscout), SIRIUS PRO (MAVinci), SmartOne C (SmartPlanes),... (read more)
2013-10-07 12:07:39
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