Use of GIS in Smart City Projects

Managing and Visualising Geospatial Data in a User-friendly Environment
The smart city concept is developing very quickly around the world, because it provides a comprehensive digital environment that improves the efficiency and security of urban systems and reinforces the involvement of citizens in urban development. This concept is based on the use of geospatial data concerning the urban built environment, the natural environment and urban services. The successful implementation of a smart city project requires the development of a digital system that can manage and visualise the geospatial data in a user-friendly environment. The geographic information system (GIS) offers advanced and user-friendly capabilities for smart city projects. This article... (read more)
2018-10-04 08:41:01

5 Questions about BIM and GIS

Q&A with Chris Andrews, senior product manager 3D at Esri
There has been much debate on the synergy of building information modelling (BIM) and GIS (geographic information systems). This makes for a potentially powerful combination, but what is the best way to maximise the advantages of the two? Not surprisingly, data plays a crucial role in delivering on the promise of transforming infrastructure design and construction. At 'GIM International' we decided it was high time to ask a renowned expert from the field to share his views with our readers. Chris Andrews, senior product manager 3D at Esri, answers five key questions about the journey towards optimal integration. BIM and... (read more)
2018-09-04 12:51:28

A New Reality for Geospatial Professionals

Mixed-reality Tools Reveal Practical Advantages on the Worksite
For those who believe mixed-reality solutions are still pie-in-the-sky technology for gamers and super nerds, it may be time to reconsider. Analysts believe we have reached a tipping point in the evolution of virtual and mixed-reality solutions, with enterprise adoption now outpacing consumer markets like gaming and entertainment. According to a recent report by IDC, manufacturing and construction are the two biggest enterprise adopters. This article explores how mixed reality will help surveyors expand their services and gain the flexibility and agility needed to drive more efficient everyday operations. Mixed-reality solutions merge real and virtual worlds to create brand-new environments... (read more)
2018-07-13 03:35:29

Mobile Lidar Systems Today and Tomorrow

The Promising Future of Mobile Mapping and Laser Scanning
Mobile Lidar systems (MLSs) are used with increasing frequency for three-dimensional (3D) mapping applications along various corridors because of their extreme ease in capturing high-resolution 3D topographic data. This article examines the current state of the mobile Lidar system market before looking ahead to the future scope for mobile mapping and laser scanning, including potential challenges that lie ahead. Mobile Lidar systems are frequently used for 3D mapping applications along various corridors because of their extreme ease in capturing comprehensive high-resolution 3D topographic data at normal speeds. An MLS observes a corridor and nearby objects in the form of their... (read more)
2018-07-13 03:12:14

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

Architecture Firm Uses Matterport to Boost Efficiency and Project Team Integration

Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture
Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture (APMA) wanted to increase efficiency in both capturing the as-built conditions and the modelling process. The firm opted to use Matterport for reality capture of the current conditions and deliver a point cloud to architects using Revit. Read on to discover how this approach increased efficiency for project teams and achieved a more seamless integration of new team members and consultants. The ChallengeIncrease efficiency in both capturing the as-built conditions and the modelling process. The SolutionUse Matterport for reality capture of the current conditions and deliver a point cloud to architects using Revit. The ResultsIncreased efficiency... (read more)
2018-06-18 10:45:21

A Closer Look at the RIEGL VZ-2000i Terrestrial Laser Scanner

Based on a future-oriented, innovative new processing architecture, internet connectivity and RIEGL‘s latest waveform processing Lidar technology, the RIEGL VZ-2000i Long Range 3D Laser Scanner System combines proven user friendliness in the field with fast and highly accurate data acquisition. The terrestrial laser scanner was launched at Intergeo 2017 as the company's latest innovation for mapping and surveying professionals in the mining industry. Further applications include topography, construction site monitoring, natural hazard surveying, archaeology & cultural heritage documentation, city modelling, tunnel surveying and civil engineering. Background tasks in parallel to data acquisition Its new processing architecture enables execution of different background tasks (such... (read more)
2018-04-25 03:07:58

BIM: The Leading Role of the Geomatics Sector

Building information modelling (BIM) is a hot topic in architecture, engineering and construction. BIM supports a more intelligent approach to planning, construction and the use of buildings. The geomatics industry is well positioned to take the lead in the management of the geospatial data that plays a crucial role in BIM. To give a good impression of the various aspects of BIM, its integration with geospatial technology and the challenges connected with BIM when surveying, ‘GIM International’ has prepared a special webpage dedicated to building information modelling. With articles ranging from ‘BIM: the New GIS for the Industry’ to ‘The... (read more)
2018-03-08 08:34:13

Q&A with... J├╝rgen Dold, Leica Geosystems

To gain real insight into today’s geospatial business landscape, 'GIM International' decided to ask some of the sector’s most influential companies for their opinions. This series of Q&As captures the current state of the industry from various perspectives, such as which technological and societal developments will have the most impact on the geomatics market, which market segments are the most promising and which areas offer the most substantial growth. The questions also explore the trend towards open data and open-source software. This time, Jürgen Dold, president of Leica Geosystems and Hexagon Geosystems, shares his views. Which technological developments will affect... (read more)
2018-03-07 03:21:13

GEO Business Expands for 2018

GEO Business, the UK’s largest geospatial exhibition and conference, has grown year on year since its inception. In fact, the 2018 show looks set to be the most successful show to date, with more exhibition space and a brand-new seminar programme. The event is returning to the Business Design Centre in London, UK, from 22-23 May 2018, and registration is now open. Since the record-breaking 2017 event, which welcomed 2,386 geomatics and geospatial professionals from around the world (a 48% increase since the launch in 2014), stands have been selling fast and for 2018 the exhibition has expanded onto the... (read more)
2018-03-02 11:36:00
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