EuroSDR Survey

Oblique Airborne Photogrammetry: Users' and Vendors' Views
Today, oblique airborne images are a powerful source of geodata, particularly for applications in urban areas. Although the cost of capturing is higher, object identification and creation of dense 3D point clouds is easier and more reliable compared to conventional vertical imagery. To better understand the current practice and possible user needs, the EuroSDR initiated a survey on the use and expectations of obliques. The questionnaire went online in spring 2014 and was targeted at both users and providers of hardware, software and services. Here, the authors summarise the key findings from the survey. In recent years, aerial multi-camera systems... (read more)
2014-12-23 11:47:33

Survey Accuracy

Furthering Dialogue on ‘Towards Cadastre 2034’
Renewed debate on the nature and role of the cadastre was sparked in 2010 through the forums of FIG 2010 in Sydney, Australia, and GIM International. Six design elements for ‘future cadastres' were discussed, one of them being ‘survey accuracy'. The wide range of responses regarding this design element implied that the topic required further clarification. Here, we hope to provide such clarification and further the dialogue on ‘Towards Cadastre 2034'.   The six design elements proposed to the FIG 2010 forum were: ‘survey accuracy'; the move towards property objects; implementation of 3D and 4D aspects; ability for real-time updates;... (read more)
2011-11-09 02:53:00

CG-Survey 9 and CG-Survey Released

Carlson Software has released CG-Survey 9 and CG-Survey 18, featuring hundreds of improvements to help speed and ease the work of land surveyors. CG, which was founded in 1978, has been a division of Carlson Software since 2001. Among the top new features of these newest versions of CG-Survey - either for the AutoCAD version, CG-Survey 18, or for CG-Survey 9 with AutoCAD on board - are their VISTA and AutoCAD 2008 compatibility, deed reader, point manager, all new lot labeling routines, shrinkwrap, enhanced CG symbol editor, and new polyline tools. In addition, users get the ability to create 3D... (read more)
2008-01-04 11:17:19

David GNSS Survey Receivers

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2018-05-25 09:52:05

Aerial Survey Tender Greece

Infoterra France and their Greek partner GEOMET Ltd have won a major contract, worth over €2.86 million, to deliver a significant quantity of fully orthorectified imagery and Digital Surface Models (DSM) covering Greek cities. The 18 month long project, which is the biggest venture of this type ever undertaken in Europe, kicked off with ADS40 linear scanners capturing images from June to end August 2007, followed by an initial delivery in October 2007. Final delivery will take place in September 2008. The VLSO or ‘Very Large Scale Orthophoto project', will cover 3500 square kilometres of all major to mid-size Greek... (read more)
2007-11-06 01:50:29

Finnish National Lidar Survey

Blom has been awarded a contract to provide Lidar data for the National Land Survey of Finland (NLSF). The total contract value is approximately NOK34 million over a period of four years. The contract is expected to be signed in January 2010, with start-up of the project at the beginning of second quarter of 2010. NLSF is responsible for production and maintenance of geographic- and real estate information in Finland. The purpose of the project is to create a new and accurate national height model covering an area of app. 120 000 sq.km.The dataset will also provide valuable information for... (read more)
2009-12-18 03:04:04

Louisiana Highway Survey Contract

Fugro Roadware has been awarded a new contract with the State of Louisiana DOTD, with a potential value of USD20 million over six years. The initial task order is for a network level pavement condition evaluation and Videolog across 35,800 miles of Louisiana roads, to be completed by 30th June 2012. This task has a value of USD6.2 million. Fugro Roadware is also fast-tracking just over 700 miles of routes as a special service. This will monitor the road condition of the routes that have been subjected to accelerated truck traffic in order to facilitate the clean up of the... (read more)
2010-10-27 09:10:35

Illuminated Survey Target

Omni Optical Products, Inc. (CA, USA) has introduced their new series of illuminated survey target, the Omni’s 4700 Series Illuminated Target. The target utilises the same backlight technology as in today’s notebook computers and is powered by lithium batteries. The target can be used as a standard target during the day, and can be illuminated for use in dark environments. Applications for use include; traffic accident and crime scene investigation, mining, tunnel and monitoring, in adverse weather and in dense forest or foliage. (read more)
2006-10-23 12:00:00

Foresight in Survey Education

GPS Teaching Outreach
It's no secret that GPS systems have changed surveying. To keep pace with industry, international educational systems need to teach students how to use GPS systems and modern survey equipment, such as robotic total-stations. Within the framework of the Educational Partnership Program more than five hundred educational institutions in North and South America and Europe have been supplied with Topcon survey and GPS equipment.   Surveyors using GPS equipment can do much more work in less time; using a GPS system means that a survey project that formerly took a crew five days is now completed in just three, with... (read more)
2009-12-04 11:40:27

Honour Your Survey Team!

  Honour Your Survey Team! GIM International is looking for the best survey teams in the world! Would you like to pay tribute to your survey team for their efforts in the field? Then please send us a high resolution (action) photo of your team, including a short description of why your team deserves to be "Survey Team of the Month". The best and most original contributions will be published in our magazine! NAVTEQ Map Data for Mainland China MapMechanics has become the first supplier in Europe to offer NAVTEQ vector digital street-level mapping of the People’s Republic of China... (read more)
2009-06-30 12:00:00
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