UAVs: Where to Focus on Next?

New Technologies Require New Knowledge and Regulations
In June 2018, RSPSoc's 'Photogrammetric Record' publication devoted 11 pages to determining which term they would use for drones. They ultimately decided on ‘unmanned aircraft system’ or ‘UAS’. However, the mere fact that this required 11 pages goes some way towards highlighting the complexity and cross-discipline potential that drones bring, not only to the remote sensing industry but also for multiple other uses, writes Peter Kinghan. Over the past decade we have seen a number of drone uses come through the tried-and-tested period, resulting in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) becoming a proven technology for a range of industries and professions,... (read more)
2020-02-10 08:38:39

ILMF Keynote: Lidar In Exploring the Moon and Mars

The International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF) has announced that Dr. Michael Zanetti, Planetary Scientist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, will give a keynote presentation titled Bringing Light (Detection and Ranging) into Shadow: The Role of Lidar in Exploring the Moon. This keynote is the second of several available to attendees of both ILMF and the co-located ASPRS Annual Conference, taking place 23-25 March at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Dr Michael Zanetti, a lunar and planetary geologist, will discuss NASA’s Artemis program, which aims to land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024,... (read more)
2020-02-06 10:20:47

Markus Mohl

Markus Mohl started his professional career in 2000 after gaining his degree in geodesy and geoinformation from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He initially worked for the company AED-SICAD and moved to the city of Munich in 2010. At GeodatenService München, he is among other things a project manager for the development of a digital twin of Munich. (read more)
2020-01-23 10:56:19

Cadasta Foundation Welcomes New Director of GIS and Technology

Cadasta Foundation is welcoming Chuck Conley as its new director of GIS and technology. In this role, Conley will serve as Cadasta’s technology solution lead and will work alongside senior leadership to lead, analyse, develop and implement innovative technical strategies to document the land and resource rights of vulnerable communities.  Founded in 2015, Cadasta Foundation is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that develops and promotes the use of simple digital tools and technology to help partners efficiently document, analyse, store and share critical land and resource rights information. By creating an accessible digital record of land, property and resource rights, it... (read more)
2020-01-09 09:51:26

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

New Global CEO for Mining Technology Specialist Maptek

Maptek, a global provider of innovative software, hardware and services for the mining industry, has named Eduardo Coloma as its new global CEO to lead the business at an exciting time for mining. Coloma is well known in the industry, having worked in South America and Australia for 20 years, with expertise in technical and managerial roles. Commenting on the appointment, Peter Johnson, director of Maptek, says the move is a very positive step for the company. “This appointment will allow for further global growth in our business and I am confident that Eduardo is the perfect CEO to succeed... (read more)
2019-11-13 09:47:06

Gregory Lepère

Gregory Lepère is marketing director of Optical & Imaging for Trimble Geospatial. He has been fascinated with cathedrals since he was a young boy growing up in France. He has participated in the 3D laser scanning of many historic structures during his geospatial career, including Notre-Dame in his hometown of Amiens. (read more)
2019-10-31 09:47:48

A Little Innovation Goes a Long Way

The Netherlands’ Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency, was the first mapping authority in the world to fully automate the production of multiscale maps and data. This was a huge accomplishment, because although the mapping community had buzzed about the potential of automating multiresolution geospatial map production for decades, many were still sceptical that it could even be done. The feat is even more impressive considering that it was carried out by a small, motley team that was in a bind. (This article is brought to you by Esri, the global market leader in GIS) In 2010, the government in... (read more)
2019-09-24 01:24:10

Intergeo 2019: Special Focus on Young Talent

For the first time, companies, start-ups, students, school pupils, universities and associations are coming together at Intergeo 2019 to create an interactive area focusing specifically on careers, young talent, education and innovation. “The Campus Geoinnovation brings school pupils, students and graduates together with companies, public-sector employers and universities, creating a platform for specialist discussions about career opportunities and job profiles in the geospatial industry. Universities and institutes will also showcase themselves and their graduate courses. The campus is the ideal place to make new contacts and fill specific positions,” says Christiane Salbach, managing director of DVW GmbH. Pitches, hackathons and... (read more)
2019-09-05 09:45:05

Meet Lindsey the GIS Specialist

Have you ever found yourself struggling to tell other people what your profession as a GIS specialist or surveyor actually entails? If so, you’ll no doubt be interested to hear about a great new tool that makes it easier to explain the ins and outs of your work to youngsters. Containing 24 richly illustrated pages covering data collection, analysis and visualization, the children’s e-book called ‘Lindsey the GIS Specialist – A GIS Mapping Story’ gives a good impression of what a job in the geospatial industry encompasses. Professionals in German-speaking countries may already be familiar with the booklet called Ich... (read more)
2019-06-05 01:40:15
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