Geodesy and Software Training

Blue Marble Geographics is to organise the Applied Geodesy and Software Training on 27th October in Houston, TX. This public training is being offered in concert with their free second annual user conference the following day.  Blue Marble has a long track record of training surveyors and GIS users about the intricacies of geodetics, including coordinate systems, projections, datums, and other essential concepts, through applied hands-on software training. These daylong sessions are in-depth training courses of the fundamentals of geodesy based on Blue Marble's toolkit of powerful data conversion applications. This course is an introduction to geodesy and the Geographic... (read more)
2010-09-21 09:36:39

Space Geodesy Pioneer

GIM International Interviews Reiner Rummel
The field of geodesy is changing dramatically. The recent decades’ developments – not only GPS and INSAR but also the Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) mission carried out by the European Space Agency – have immensely altered both how professional surveyors, researchers and developers are regarded and how they work. Professor Reiner Rummel, co-initiator of GOCE mission which is measuring the gravity field from space, observes that geodesists tend to be modest and that it is mostly others who harvest the fruits of their labours in this field. Now partially retired, professor Rummel reflects on the past... (read more)
2013-02-25 02:16:08 Durk Haarsma, publishing director, GIM International

What is Geodesy?

Geodesy: the definition, pronunciation, information and more. Definition The classical definition of geodesy [pronunciation: jee-od-uh-see] is that it is the science concerned with the shape, size, and the gravity field of the Earth. However, geodesy today is much more than that. Nowadays, it is a geoscience that deals with: monitoring the solid Earth (displacement, subsidence or deformation of the ground and structures due to tectonic, volcanic and other natural phenomena as well as human activity); monitoring variations in the liquid Earth (sea-level rise, ice sheets, mesoscale surface topography features, mass transport); monitoring variations in the Earth's rotation (polar motion, the length of the day); monitoring the atmosphere... (read more)
2012-01-31 03:28:04

Gyrocopter for Geodesy and Surveillance

Due to massive price pressure on service providers of airborne data on the one hand and the decreasing budgets of customers like surveillance companies, public authorities, insurance companies, scientific institutes and others on the other hand, the Munich company DiNelly Aerosystems has developed a gyrocopter especially for application fields like geodesy, reconnaissance and surveillance. With a special view on topics like optimised lightweight construction, space volume, cost structure, versatility and easy handling this new conceived aircraft is outstanding. This gyrocopter will be certified in Germany as UL (ultralight) with an empty weight of less than 265kg / 560kg MTOW. The... (read more)
2012-10-16 09:01:50

Modern Geodesy: Formula 1 Geospatial

GIM International Interviews Chris Rizos
Chris Rizos, new president of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG), is advocating ‘modern geodesy' and a stronger, more visible role for the IAG. GIM International met Rizos in an early June Cape Town, where he was addressing a crowd of South African surveyors at AfricaGeo, just two weeks after starting his journey to one of the most northern countries of the continent, Marrakech, Morocco, to join the FIG Working Week.   How important is it for you to be in Africa? It's very important. Geodesy is much more a global enterprise than, for instance, photogrammetric or SDI activities. The... (read more)
2011-07-25 03:19:08 Durk Haarsma, publishing director, GIM International

Siberian State Academy of Geodesy Turns 80

The Siberian State Academy of Geodesy (SGGA) has celebrated the 80th anniversary of its foundation. The official celebration took part in the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre on 23 April 2013. The theatre welcomed world-famous specialists, outstanding members of the Academy and many of its graduates. The celebration was followed by the IX International Scientific Congress and Exhibition, Interexpo Geo-Siberia, which took place from 24 to 26 April 2013. Lena Halounová, congress director of ISPRS 2016 in Prague, was the chairperson of the Novosibirsk Workshop 2013 called Global Geospatial Information on Thursday 25 April organised by the ISPRS working group... (read more)
2013-05-10 09:33:49

Guidance to Geometrical and Physical Geodesy

With the release of Introduction to Geometrical and Physical Geodesy: Foundations of Geomatics, ESRI Press has added a technical offering to its list of academic titles. The book introduces the fundamentals of geodesy, using the earth's gravitational field to determine a location's exact height, then projecting this three-dimensional information into the two-dimensional realm of cartography. "In searching for a textbook for my own classes, I felt that the existing geodesy books were either too basic or too advanced," says author Thomas H. Meyer, associate professor in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Connecticut. "My... (read more)
2010-06-03 02:32:19

150 Years of the International Association of Geodesy

At the invitation of the Prussian general Johann Jacob Baeyer, representatives of the states of Prussia, Austria and Saxony met in Berlin from 24 to 26 April 1862 to discuss Baeyer’s ‘Proposal for a Central European Arc Measurement’ (Entwurf zu einer Mitteleuropäischen Gradmessung). By the end of 1862, 16 nation states had agreed to participate in the project. The IAG regards this international scientific initiative, and the organisation it spawned, as its origin and is therefore celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. In October 1864, the first ‘General Conference of the Representatives to the Central European Arc Measurement’ took place... (read more)
2012-05-30 05:05:23

GeoForm 2014 Focuses on Geodesy, Cartography and GIS

The organisers of GeoForm are inviting geomatics professionals to attend the international exhibition on geodesy, cartography and GIS. The event will take place on 14-16 October 2014 in Moscow, Russia. GeoForm+ is the main exhibition held in the central region of Russia in the field of geodesy, cartography and geographic information systems. It is considered as an ideal venue for product promotion, conclusion of contracts and a meeting place for experts from various regions of Russia and other countries. Among the exhibition sections are technologies and equipment for geodesy, geology and geophysics, areas research & modelling, cartography, remote sensing, geoinformation... (read more)
2014-07-01 10:11:32
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