Discover the Urban Future at Intergeo 2018

Cities of all sizes are currently working on offering their growing populations attractive, sustainable living spaces, so smart city solutions are booming. These cities are faced with huge traffic, energy, environmental, health and education challenges and each of them requires its own specific solutions. Intergeo, the world’s leading trade fair for the geospatial industry, considers this development and the rapidly growing market for smart city solutions to be extremely important. This is reflected by both the conference programme and the Smart City Solutions topic platform that acts as a meeting point for providers of such solutions. The urban era has... (read more)
2018-06-12 03:52:37

Copernicus Masters: An Important Innovation Driver for Earth Observation

Copernicus is Europe’s most ambitious Earth observation (EO) programme and provides full free and open access to data for the development of applications in a wide variety of domains. The Copernicus Masters awards recognise applications and ideas that are using Copernicus data to tackle important challenges faced by business and society. From 1 April to 30 June, Copernicus Masters participants can submit their innovative EO ideas for solving any of the 16 challenges offered by the largest number of world-class partners since the competition started. It is estimated that investments in the programme will increase to EUR 7.5 billion by 2020,... (read more)
2018-03-28 11:48:20

Q&A with… Clint Brown, Esri

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. Here, Clint Brown from Esri shares his views. Which technological developments will affect your product/service portfolio the most in the... (read more)
2018-03-22 11:19:05

UK Government Gives Go Ahead for Geospatial Apprenticeships

The UK Secretary of State for Education, Damien Hinds, has given final approval for a Geospatial Technician Apprenticeship by approving the funding band, meaning that this is now ready for delivery. The Institute for Apprenticeships has also recommended a final funding band to the Secretary of State for the Geospatial Mapping and Science Degree Apprenticeship and this will also be ready for delivery very shortly. The Survey Association (TSA) funded the apprenticeship development work, assisted and guided by Apprenticeship Consultant, Christina Hirst. TSA vice president Nick Hampson commented that TSA has always been committed to encouraging more young people into... (read more)
2018-03-20 12:24:43

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

Immersive Geoscience to Be Key Topic at Virtual Geoscience Conference 2018

The Virtual Geoscience Conference (VGC) series is coming to Kingston, Canada, from 23-24 August 2018. The focus of the conference series is on innovative research and development in close-range remote sensing and computer visualisation applied to the geosciences. The series is all about innovative research and applications of geomatics, computer vision, graphics, gaming and virtual and augmented reality to a wide range of geoscience subfields, including geological mapping, geomorphology, geohazards, glaciology, volcanology, tunnelling and mining. This year’s meeting focus is on the theme of immersive geoscience and novel developments in virtual and augmented reality. The broad focus of the conference series allows geoscientists... (read more)
2018-02-22 09:55:39

The Importance of Continuous Education

How Fugro Academy Advances the Company’s Business
It is now well over ten years since Fugro Academy opened its doors within Fugro as a focal point for learning and development for the company’s 10,000-plus employees, who specialise in providing geoinformation and asset integrity services to a global client base. So, what is Fugro Academy and how does it contribute to the ongoing education and professional development of the largely technical workforce? Andrew McNeill, global talent development manager at Fugro, explains more. Fugro Academy was established in late 2006. Around that time, Fugro was working in a very buoyant market, particularly for services related to oil and gas,... (read more)
2018-02-14 10:27:53

The Future Looks Bright for the Geospatial Business

GIM International Measures the Mood of the Industry
In 2008, the seemingly endless growth of the geomatics industry was rudely interrupted by the global economic crisis and its enduring after-effects. But now, ten years later, the readers’ survey conducted by 'GIM International' reveals widespread optimism about the outlook of the mapping and surveying business. This renewed positivity represents many new opportunities for manufacturers of geospatial solutions and service providers. This article zooms in on these chances and provides insights into the needs, wants and demands of the widening customer base related to geomatics and all its verticals. Read on and let us brighten up your day! Consultants, government... (read more)
2018-02-08 09:35:38

Surveying in the Mining Sector

An Overview of Geospatial Methods in Mining Engineering
Geospatial data forms the foundation of mining. The rapidly evolving innovations in the geomatics sector are bringing previously unforeseen opportunities that will provide a major boost, both to mining surveyors and the mining industry as a whole. Read on for an article which starts with some history – after all, we should never forget where we came from. It then goes on to present a general outline of surveying in the mining industry, with a focus on the survey equipment and the technologies that are being used today. Surveyors in the mining industry fulfil an essential function since they provide... (read more)
2017-02-01 08:46:34

5 Reasons to Attend ILMF 2018

From 5-7 February 2018, the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) and the ASPRS Annual Conference will take place together for the first time in Denver, USA. ILMF is a technical conference and exhibition showcasing the latest airborne, terrestrial and underwater Lidar as well as emerging remote-sensing and data collection tools and technologies. Read on for the top five reasons to attend the event! Exhibits If exploring the newest technology is a priority, you will find the world’s top solution providers showcasing the latest mapping technologies to support transportation, urban modelling, coastal zone mapping, utility asset management, forestry and more. Compare and... (read more)
2018-01-10 10:34:54
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