Hansjörg Kutterer

Hansjörg Kutterer is director general of the German National Mapping Agency (BKG). He received his Dipl.-Ing. and doctoral degrees in geodesy from the University of Karlsruhe. After 20 years of an academic career he moved to BKG in 2011. He holds (and has held) positions in various committees and organisations such as vice president of EuroGeographics, and is president of the German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management (DVW). (read more)
2018-05-02 02:02:24

GeoEye Appoints Retired USAF Lieutenant General James R. Clapper to Board of Directors

GeoEye (VA, USA) has appointed retired Air Force Lieutenant General James R. Clapper, Jr. to its board of directors. Lt. Gen. Clapper was the first civilian director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). “Jim was instrumental in innovating and transforming the NGA into a major proponent and end user of unclassified, commercial satellite imagery," said retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James A. Abrahamson, GeoEye's Chairman of the Board. "Along with dramatically improving the range and cost-effectiveness of U.S. Government intelligence and mapping products, his creative vision has increased the viability of a growing geospatial industry. We are delighted to have... (read more)
2006-11-03 12:00:00

Smart Cities Geo Industry’s Key Topic

INTERGEO TV is showcasing various productions on the portal www.intergeo-tv.com in July. In the latest edition of the News (online since 7 July 2016), Hagen Graeff from the DVW (German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management) provides an overview of the diverse range of key conference topics for the next INTERGEO in Hamburg, Germany. The subject of smart cities is a particularly key area. Graeff states in his preview, that the ‘digital city’ initiative, which has been launched in Hamburg as a multifaceted agenda, provides extremely interesting specialist content for the conference. This ranges from the ‘smart port’ to... (read more)
2016-07-14 08:47:25

Making Geomatics Faster, Bigger and Cooler to Attract Young Talent

Although the geospatial industry is growing quite quickly and is expected to reach US $439.2 billion by 2020, it is struggling to attract fresh talent, and faces a shortage of mapping and surveying professionals going into the field. One way to increase interest in mapping careers is by offering young students fun, hands-on opportunities to learn how cool geometrics can be. By Justin Sears, vice president of product marketing, MapD Today’s technological tools make it much easier to show how hands-on geospatial analytics can be, and MapD version 4.0 is one such tool. The MapD Extreme Analytics platform offers real-time... (read more)
2018-08-08 04:05:17

GeoTango Names New Vice President, Sales and Marketing

GeoTango International (Canada) has announced the appointment of Mr. Mike Pastushak to the position of vice president sales and marketing. Mike joins GeoTango with 20 years of software industry sales, marketing and services experience. With a successful track record spanning the geomatics, legal and financial services markets Mike has built a strong reputation in senior management roles. Mike began his career at PCI Geomatics where he served as Canadian sales manager, European sales manager and VP marketing. Mike was most recently vice president of marketing for EDS-SOLCORP a supplier of software solutions to the financial services industry. (read more)
2005-05-23 12:00:00

Vexcel VP Mapping and Photogrammetry

Vexcel Corporation (CO, USA) has announced that Dr William B. Gail, formerly director at Ball Aerospace, has joined Vexcel as vice-president of Mapping and Photogrammetric Solutions. He will lead the marketing and support for the UltraCam digital aerial camera and the UltraMap server. Bill Gail’s remote sensing experience includes spaceborne and airborne sensor technologies, remote sensing policy, and business development for a wide range of projects. Before his career at Ball Aerospace he managed radar processing and adaptive systems projects at the Aerospace Corporation. Dr Gail received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, where he focused his research... (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00

PCI Geomatics Appoints Dr. Alan Moses

PCI Geomatics, Canada, has appointed Dr. Alan Moses, the son of Dr. Robert (Bob) Moses, to the PCI Board of Directors. Alan has long been interested in the technology developed at PCI Geomatics; he and his father shared a common passion for advanced analysis and technology development to solve complex problems for the betterment of society. Dr. Moses holds a PhD in Biophysics from the University of California-Berkeley and teaches in the Department of Cell & Systems Biology at the University of Toronto. He has had a distinguished academic career as the recipient of numerous awards and funding and has... (read more)
2010-11-09 10:09:50

What is Geomatics?

[email protected] provides Some answers
As the only educational institution offering a BSc (Hons) course in Geomatics (Surveying and Mapping) in the whole of the Republic of Ireland, the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has noted a severe lack of awareness of what Geomatics encompasses both as a discipline and as a potential career. New marketing initiatives, including the use of an animated video on social networking sites, aim to ensure the survival of the course by informing potential Geomatics students about both the profession in general and the specific opportunities at DIT.   The Department of Spatial Information Sciences (DSIS) at the Dublin Institute... (read more)
2011-09-21 03:12:06

Geomatics Education in Australia

Developments in Geomatics Education (7)
Surveying/geomatics education programmes for the training of professional surveyors in Australia were introduced in each state in the second half of the twentieth century, replacing an articled pupil system that had operated for more than a century. There are currently about 1,100 equivalent full-time undergraduate geomatics students in the eight four-year geomatics programmes, with approximately two hundred graduating each year. The preferred optimum would be twice that number. Reduced government funding and declining enrolment on geomatics courses have put education institutions under increased pressure to rationalise their programmes, resulting in reduced staff numbers and, in some cases, closures. Formal programmes... (read more)
2007-06-14 12:00:00

Publish or Perish

A sentence in the preface of the book Web Cartography – Map Design for Interactive and Mobile Devices written by Dr Ian Muehlenhaus (see my review here) particularly caught my interest. Recognising that textbooks on the design of web maps are few and far between, Dr Muehlenhaus states: “Those that do exist tend to either be extremely technical or edited volumes that are often too academic for non-experts.” This image confirms my own observation, which I expressed in the preface to my book Geoinformation –Technologies, Applications and the Environment, published by Springer in 2011. I wrote: “It is becoming increasingly... (read more)
2014-11-03 10:03:38
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