Precise Thinking and Innovation

NovAtel Inc
Founded in 1983, NovAtel was originally a telecommunications company and since Initial Public Offering in 1997 has been a public company (NASDAQ: NGPS) entirely focused on GNSS and precise-positioning technology. Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, it currently employs 250 people. An ISO 9001-certified company, we develop Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) products including receivers, antennas, enclosures and software for integration into high-precision positioning applications worldwide. These include surveying, GIS mapping, precision-agriculture machine guidance, port automation, mining and marine industries. Our reference receivers are also at the core of national aviation ground networks in the US, Japan, Europe, China and India. Our... (read more)
2007-04-17 12:00:00

Lidar-driven Innovation

The first laser was built in 1960 by Maiman, two years after Miller and LaFlamme introduced the digital terrain model (DTM) in the context of civil engineering purposes in 1958. Probably, none of them thought that by around 1995 this would solve a geomatics problem that had existed since the arrival of aerial photogrammetry: capturing terrain elevation in wooded areas. While that also required precise navigation based on GNSS and inertial systems, it was the multi-target capability of pulsed Lidar the showed unprecedented detail below the canopy. This technique has also revolutionised other fields in industry, administration and science, such... (read more)
2016-07-11 09:26:40

Innovation and Land Administration

In many countries land administration is in a very bad way. In large areas of the world land administration systems are conspicuous by their absence. Where they do exist, procedures are often too complex, processing times too long and costs too high. The World Bank 2005 Doing Business Report reveals that of 145 reviewed countries, the three top scored rate, respectively, 21 steps to register right to an immovable property, 956 days to complete the procedures and registration costs up to 34% of the value of the proper-ty. Extensive research reveals that this is at the expense of economic growth... (read more)
2005-08-24 12:00:00

Innovation and Land Administration

In many countries land administration is in a very bad way. In large areas of the world land administration systems are conspicuous by their absence. Where they do exist, procedures are often too complex, processing times too long and costs too high. The World Bank 2005 Doing Business Report reveals that of 145 reviewed countries, the three top scored rate, respectively, 21 steps to register right to an immovable property, 956 days to complete the procedures and registration costs up to 34% of the value of the proper-ty. Extensive research reveals that this is at the expense of economic growth... (read more)
2005-08-24 12:00:00

Esri and Saint Louis University to Advance Geospatial Research and Innovation

Esri, a global leader in location intelligence, has entered into an official partnership with Saint Louis University, well known for its commitment to geospatial research and application. The university, based in Missouri, USA, recently founded the Geospatial Institute (GeoSLU). The institute encourages students and staff from a variety of areas to explore ways that GIS technology can provide insight into issues affecting the world today, including climate change, access to food and clean water, and economic stability. Esri will collaborate with Saint Louis University to advance programs focused on these and other areas of global concern. Saint Louis University (SLU... (read more)
2020-02-13 08:32:46

Innovation Through an Enterprising Spirit

Hi-Target Surveying Instrument Co. Ltd (herein after call ‘Hi-Target’) successfully went public in Shenzhen GEM on 15 February 2011. As of this date, Hi-Target became the first and only listed company in the Chinese surveying and geographic information technology field. Established in 1999, Hi-Target is engaged in the research and development of GNSS core technology, accumulating lots of independent intellectual property rights and software copyright, and is a Chinese national hi-tech and excellent software enterprise. Hi-Target has been leading the innovation and development in the GNSS industry for many years with its forward-looking technology. After becoming listed, Hi-Target received extensive... (read more)
2012-08-21 04:07:51

Funding from Going Global Innovation

PCI Geomatics has received funding from the Going Global Innovation (Going Global) for its project on finalizing and generating new partnerships in China. Going Global Innovation is the science and technology pillar of the Global Commerce Support Program (GCSP) which provides a client focused consolidated approach for accessing funding sources from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) to attract foreign direct investment, increase Canada\'s business share in foreign markets as well as provide additional innovation and commercialization opportunities.     Active in China since 1991, PCI Geomatics has recently opened a Beijing corporate office and supports research... (read more)
2009-06-16 10:43:32

Shaping the Future Through Innovation

Zoller + Fröhlich
Based in Germany with subsidiaries in the UK and the US, Zoller + Fröhlich is represented worldwide through a global network of local partners in 40 different nations. Founded in 1963, the company initially concentrated on the design and implementation of individual control systems in the automobile engineering sector. The manufacturing of switch cabinets demanded simplification in the wiring of control systems, which was resolved by the invention of ferrules with plastic sleeves. Thanks to a constant process of development and innovation, the first machines for the manufacturing of crimp contacts and cable assembly were born.   In the 1990s,... (read more)
2011-12-19 02:55:00

Third Intergeo Round Table on Geospatial Innovation

From urban development and demographic change to the energy revolution – no relevant social challenge was ignored at the third Intergeo round table on geospatial innovation in Karlsruhe, Germany. Experts from the worlds of science and business attending the event agreed that it is only possible to tackle the complex challenges facing today's society with precise, well-prepared geoinformation and geoservices. The round table identified four industry trends that will also be the focal points of the 19th Intergeo: - New services based on geodata for specialists and end users alike; - Open data and new applications based on this information;... (read more)
2013-05-06 09:36:41

ICT-enabled Innovation and Land Administration

Technological Developments and Game-changing Ideas
Apart from being a prerequisite for a functioning market economy, environmental action and secure livelihoods, land administration systems create invaluable base data for all spatially based innovation. Nevertheless, most countries still fail to provide inclusive land administration services that reach all stakeholders in equal terms, plus they tend to be slow in adapting alternative new approaches and technologies or game-changing ideas. The recently adopted FAO Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGs) provide a strong justification for establishing land administration institutions and systems in support of responsible governance of resources and equal treatment of stakeholders. The VGs set... (read more)
2013-08-01 02:32:44
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