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

Ordnance Survey Goes International

From September 2012, the UK geospatial information agency Ordnance Survey will be launching a new international organisation, Ordnance Survey International. It will harness the skills and expertise within Ordnance Survey to primarily support other national mapping agencies and countries. Ordnance Survey International will be headed by Steven Ramage, former executive director at the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), a global body developing open geospatial standards. The aim is to provide advice and services across the full spectrum of Ordnance Survey’s expertise, including data collection and maintenance, product development and geospatial data management. The advice will enable international customers to develop and... (read more)
2012-07-31 09:29:05

ArcGIS Survey Analyst 9.2

ESRI (CA, USA) has released the latest version of ArcGIS Survey Analyst with Cadastral Editor with new parcel editing tools. The application's new capabilities enable users to record and maintain survey data and continuous parcel layers as elements that are part of an integrated dataset and data model, called the cadastral fabric. ArcGIS Survey Analyst enables surveyors and GIS professionals to create and maintain survey and cadastral data in ArcGIS. With this application surveyors can centrally locate, process, and manage their data, enabling them to work more efficiently. GIS professionals use ArcGIS Survey Analyst to manage and continually enhance the... (read more)
2007-08-03 02:33:13

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

Ordnace Survey Releases OpenSpace

Ordnance Survey (United Kingdom) has made its Web 2.0 platform, OS OpenSpace, available to developers everywhere following a successful closed launch in December 2007. OS OpenSpace is a free service that allows users to build mash-ups of Ordnance Survey mapping in scales ranging from the whole of Great Britain down to street level. The OS OpenSpace API (Application Programming Interface) has been undergoing testing by a dedicated set of developers since a ‘closed alpha' launch on 14th December. Since then 12 developers have put data from OS OpenSpace on the Internet.   The service is now available to anyone wanting to develop... (read more)
2008-02-04 02:11:09

Ordnance Survey Road Data

Ordnance Survey (United Kingdom) has launched a digital map dataset showing the weight, width and height restriction applying to road bridges in Great Britain. More than 110,000 bridges have been surveyed. The data will help freight and other heavy goods vehicles to avoid unsuitable routes, potentially reducing traffic volumes on quiet rural roads. It will also help reduce fuel costs, increase efficiency and enable businesses to give customers more precise delivery times. The bridge data is available to users of the Road Routing Information (RRI) theme of Ordnance Survey's overall digital road data product, OS MasterMap Integrated Transport Network (ITN)... (read more)
2006-10-05 12:00:00

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 a high resolution (action) photo of your team to the editor-in-chief, 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 and the quickest team member sending a good quality photo might make it into the next issue! (read more)
2009-11-06 10:06:50

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
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