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

Land Administration Census

A Plea for a Bottom-up, Brute-force Solution
The battle against poverty in developing countries has always been associated with the issue of land. Since the turn of the millennium, the focus has been on facilitating the official registration of land rights by the poor and the vulnerable. Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa still lack a well-functioning land administration system, notwithstanding many dedicated aid programmes. Such programmes were designed by Western institutions and often copied Western land administration architectures. In this article, the author advocates a bottom-up approach using census-taking as a paradigm. First the capabilities of advanced technologies are identified, then the way aid is brought to... (read more)
2019-05-08 10:28:26

How Earth Observation is Driving the Development of the Human Race

While the demand for satellite imagery and value-added services soars in the Earth observation (EO) market amidst the global space race 2.0, enhanced resolution is driving the creation of a queryable digital Earth. We are fixed on a rapid growth curve towards real-time intelligence in under five years, writes Kolemann Lutz in a new column for 'GIM International'. By sharing the true potential and benefits of real-time imagery, we can better help communities enjoy worthwhile life improvements. Hence, as the capacity of ecosystems thrusts towards a period of hyper-acceleration and an unimaginable reality, imaging satellites will be a key driver... (read more)
2019-01-16 10:06:10

Mark Reichardt Honoured with Special Edition of OGC Gardels Award

At the December 2018 meeting of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Technical Committee in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, OGC’s outgoing president and CEO, Mark Reichardt, was awarded a special edition of OGC’s prestigious Kenneth D. Gardels Award. The Award is presented each year to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to advancing OGC's vision of fully integrating geospatial information into the world's information systems. This special edition of the award, the second Gardel’s Award to be awarded in 2018, was awarded to Reichardt by the OGC Board of Directors in recognition of his years of leadership, commitment, passion... (read more)
2018-12-19 08:48:26

Making the Most of Smart Tools for Intelligent Results

Why do some organisations seem so much smarter than others? Why are some companies able to navigate the uncertain currents of the world around them and handle the inherent vagaries of geology and mining practically, and others are not? In this column Chris Green, leader of strategic innovation at Maptek, concludes that smart tools do not automatically lead to more intelligent results, and he provides some suggestions for how to make the most of them. On the one hand, there are companies making huge profits while running on a tech-enabled model in which most operational decisions are made by machines.... (read more)
2018-12-05 11:27:30

Family Business at the Forefront of Processing Photogrammetry

GIM International interviews Dr Philippe Simard
SimActive is a leading developer of photogrammetry software. The Canadian company, which was founded by two brothers – Louis and Philippe Simard – in 2003, celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, which gave 'GIM International' a good reason to touch base with geomatics entrepreneur Philippe Simard. In this interview, he talks about the recent developments in digital photogrammetry, the company’s flagship product Correlator3D, automated classification of point clouds, the influence of drones in the democratisation of photogrammetry and mapping, and much more. Read on for the latest insights into the processing of geospatial data. Like Bentley and various other companies... (read more)
2018-11-28 11:49:12
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