3D BIM Models for Heritage Asset Management

Moving beyond the Field of Data Capture for Digital Preservation
Research undertaken under a collaborative doctoral partnership between Historic England and the University of Reading, UK, is moving beyond the field of 3D data capture for digital preservation. It considers how critical information for the conservation, repair and maintenance of historic buildings can be visualized in 3D BIM models and how BIM processes can be used for the management of structured datasets that inform conservation and repair programmes. A pilot study has been conducted using the work of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust and historic British research base ‘E’ on Stonington Island, Antarctica, to consider this potential. Building information modelling... (read more)
2020-01-16 09:49:50

FIG Working Week 2020 Announces Plenary Speakers

The FIG Working Week 2020 is beginning to take shape, especially now that the organizing committee has unveiled the plenary speakers. High-level presentations in three plenary sessions will underpin this edition's programme, covering topics within the overall theme of 'Smart Surveyors for Land and Water Management'. The specially invited presenters will set the agenda for each day, sharing insights into their own experiences and pitfalls, as well as presenting their visions and predictions. Smart Surveyors The first plenary session will be held on Monday, 11 May and is titled Smart Surveyors. Rapid urban growth, smart energy, cleaner mobility and land rights... (read more)
2019-12-16 10:05:11

International Lidar Mapping Forum

International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF) is a technical conference and exhibition showcasing the latest lidar and emerging remote-sensing and data collection technologies and applications. Taking place as part of Geo Week, ILMF brings together geospatial professionals from around the world for unparalleled education, networking, and commercial connections. (read more)
2019-11-25 08:37:48

InSAR Used to Create Ground Stability Maps

Zooming on a Groundbreaking Revolution
Satellite radar interferometry (InSAR) is a technique that can measure millimetre-scale movement of the ground from space. It does this by comparing the return echoes, and thus the signal-path length, from two or more radar images taken over the same place, over time. Modern InSAR is now used by a range of industries concerned with ground or structural stability, from building development and control, to oil and gas production, to mining, to road and rail management. This article explains some key aspects of InSAR technology, including its innovative use to produce ground stability maps. Phase Shifters InSAR is based upon... (read more)
2019-03-07 05:09:42

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

senseFly Brings Expanded Portfolio of Fixed-wing Drone Innovations to Intergeo

senseFly, the Switzerland-based fixed-wing drones manufacturer, will showcase its range of UAV solutions and sensors at Intergeo in Stuttgart, Germany. The eBee X drone will be taking centre stage at the company’s booth. Surveyors and engineers will be able to discover how senseFly technology can be used to map areas – large and small – faster and more efficiently than with traditional or alternative technologies. Visitors to senseFly’s stand will be able to explore the flexibility of senseFly’s eBee X UAV and its role in optimising GIS and surveying workflows to achieve high quality outputs, such as centimetre-precise 3D point... (read more)
2019-08-27 08:57:54

Call for Papers: FIG Working Week 2020

The theme of the FIG Working Week 2020 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is ‘Smart Surveyors for Land and Water Management’. During the week, the ‘smart surveyor’ will take centre stage, with a focus on smart sensing technologies and new spatial data processing technologies based on the ever-evolving and converging fields of geodesy and geoinformation. With only ten months to go, the FIG Working Week 2020 will be the platform for smart surveyors from all over the world to evaluate their actual and future role in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. FIG invites you to share your expertise on 3D... (read more)
2019-08-22 11:56:18

Recent Developments and Promotion of Remote Sensing by ISPRS

ISPRS Technical Commission III on Remote Sensing (2016-2020) has this year once again been working to actively promote and support developments in the remote sensing field. With ten working groups and six inter-commission working groups, 22 workshops had been organized in eight countries/regions by the end of July 2019, with Annals and Archives published reflecting the latest research results in the fields of each working group. With support from ISPRS Scientific Initiatives, WG III/1 conducted international benchmarking of terrestrial laser scanning approaches for forest inventories, while WG III/4 established a website to provide reliable and high-quality hyperspectral datasets and initiated... (read more)
2019-08-22 11:49:11

Tell the World: We Are More than Scan-to-BIM

Building information modelling (BIM) will be a growing opportunity for the surveying and spatial industry, providing we focus more on adding value to BIM and concentrate on what we can offer to other industries thanks to BIM rather than merely preparing it. Opportunities in digital twins, smart buildings, smart infrastructures and smart cities require more than just BIM as data. The surveying and spatial industry will not benefit from this growing market without fully realizing the BIM market opportunity and providing advocacy, leadership and education in BIM. Scan-to-BIM is promising but even more lies beyond With the increasing availability of... (read more)
2019-08-22 10:03:30

Concept3D Introduces Interactive Night Map Feature to Support Campus Safety

Concept3D, a leader in creating immersive online experiences with 3D modelling, interactive maps and virtual tour software, has announced the launch of its new night map feature. This feature is a toggle-on map overlay designed to enhance campus safety and security by making it easy to find the best, well-lit routes and critical resources like emergency phones. With Concept3D's intuitive content management system (CMS), clients can easily add or update routes and available resources on their night map. The Concept3D interactive mapping platform is used by hundreds of major universities, colleges and schools, as well as convention centres, hospitals, resorts,... (read more)
2019-08-08 02:25:41
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