GeoForm+

The 2nd International Industrial Forum GeoForm+ - 2005 will take place at the Sokolniki Culture & Exhibition Centre in Moscow (Russia) from 14th to 17th March 2005. GeoForm+ subjects include geodesy, satellite technologies, GPS-technologies, topography, cartography, geoinformation, photogrammetry, navigation and communication, remote sensing, geological survey and prognostication, tunnel building, industrial minerals and their recycled products, technologies and equipment for extraction, preparation and recycling industrial materials. The participants of GeoForm+ include more than 100 Russian and foreign companies. (read more)
2005-03-16 12:00:00

Continuously Developing to Press Down Cost Prices

GeoDesy Ltd.
GeoDesy is part of Horváth Holding Group and is a privately held Hungarian company. It was founded when the state-owned Hungarian Optical Works was privatised in 1995. Its roots, however, go back to the end of the 19th century. GeoDesy manufactures and sells tribrachs, theodolites and surveying accessories. In addition to this they also calibrate theodolites, levels, laser levels and spirit levels. The history of GeoDesy starts with a small fine-mechanical workshop in Kolozsvar University, Transylvania. In 1884, Nandor Süss, a mechanic at the university, moved to Budapest and organised a government-assisted school. Süss' private company evolved from the vocational... (read more)
2005-03-16 12:00:00

Today and Tomorrow

4th International Conference and Exhibition Laser Scanning and Digital Aerial Photography
The 4th International Conference and Exhibition Laser Scanning and Digital Aerial Photography was recently successfully held with the theme of ‘Today and Tomorrow’. More than 170 participants from twelve countries attended the event in Moscow from 9th to 10th December, and over 40 presentations were given. This conference enables specialists to share practical results of the use of aerial photography and laser scanning techniques, to establish new contacts among users, manufacturers and geodesy engineers and to announce innovations. One of the organisers of the event, Mr Gritskov from the Federal Ecological, Technological and Atomic Supervision Service drew attention to the... (read more)
2005-03-16 12:00:00

GEO-SIBERIA April 2005

The Siberian Fair and Siberian State Academy of Geodesy (Russia) will host GEO-SIBERIA, its first International Exhibition and Scientific Congress for the geosciences, to be held in Novosibirsk, Russia from April 27th to 29th 2005. The programme will include a scientific congress, seminars and presentations, as well as the Siberian Fair’s Golden Medal Contest and Award Ceremony. For more information, contact: [email protected] (read more)
2005-03-17 12:00:00

No Management without Measurement

Towards a GDI Business Model for Africa
GIS specialists in Africa are quickly seeing the horizon with respect to Geospatial Data Infrastructure (GDI); it is the bottom line that is proving elusive. Financial, budgeting and accounting measures need to be brought into the discourse. Accessing and allocating funds are key to identifying a functional business model for GDI and may also provide a mechanism for government co-ordination. Recognition of the need for financial tracking of geospatial investment is not new. In 1934 a six-month intensive review was conducted of 28 federal agencies engaged in surveying and mapping in the United States. This study noted a disturbing proliferation... (read more)
2005-03-17 12:00:00

Fifty Years of Map Publishing in China

GIM International Interviews Bai Bo, president, SinoMaps Press
Based in Beijing, China, SinoMaps Press, the largest and oldest map publisher in the country, this year in December celebrates its fiftieth anniversary. The press produces 90% of China’s total map publications: over 3.6 billion copies and 12,000 titles in 2003. GIM International interviewed Sinomaps Press president Mr Bai Bo at the 2004 Beijing International Book Fair. Could you sketch for us the history of SinoMaps Press? SinoMaps Press, formerly known as China Cartographic Publishing House, is the largest and the oldest map publisher in China. Founded in 1954 with the merger of several private enterprises, the Press is an... (read more)
2005-03-17 12:00:00

Fifty Years of Map Publishing in China

GIM International Interviews Bai Bo, president, SinoMaps Press
Based in Beijing, China, SinoMaps Press, the largest and oldest map publisher in the country, this year in December celebrates its fiftieth anniversary. The press produces 90% of China’s total map publications: over 3.6 billion copies and 12,000 titles in 2003. GIM International interviewed Sinomaps Press president Mr Bai Bo at the 2004 Beijing International Book Fair. Could you sketch for us the history of SinoMaps Press? SinoMaps Press, formerly known as China Cartographic Publishing House, is the largest and the oldest map publisher in China. Founded in 1954 with the merger of several private enterprises, the Press is an... (read more)
2005-03-17 12:00:00

ArcGIS 9 Military Analyst Now Available

ESRI (CA, USA) has announced the availability of ArcGIS 9 Military Analyst. ArcGIS Military Analyst maximises the use of the standard suite of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) data products by allowing direct use and rendering of NGA's vector and raster products, line of sight assessments, Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) conversion, and Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED) analysis. This extension also includes the Military Overlay Editor (MOLE), which supports MIL-STD 2525B and custom war fighting symbologies. In addition, MOLE includes a complete ArcObjects software-based application program interface for using MOLE with ArcGIS custom applications built with ArcGIS Engine. Enhanced... (read more)
2005-03-21 12:00:00

China Leaps Ahead with Geospatial Research

GIM International Interviews Professor Dr ZHANG Jixian
Prof. Dr John van Genderen, himself a leading western expert on geospatial developments in China, interviews Professor Dr ZHANG Jixian, acting president of the Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping on the rapid evolution of geospatial ideas in China. Could you provide a brief overview of China’s earth observation missions, from their start up until now? China initiated a plan to develop a self-owned, proprietary (in terms of intellectual property rights) earth observation system after DFH-1, the first Chinese satellite, in 1970. Since then, many earth observation missions have been launched. As of today, we have developed five series of... (read more)
2005-03-24 12:00:00

China Leaps Ahead with Geospatial Research

GIM International Interviews Professor Dr ZHANG Jixian
Prof. Dr John van Genderen, himself a leading western expert on geospatial developments in China, interviews Professor Dr ZHANG Jixian, acting president of the Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping on the rapid evolution of geospatial ideas in China. Could you provide a brief overview of China’s earth observation missions, from their start up until now? China initiated a plan to develop a self-owned, proprietary (in terms of intellectual property rights) earth observation system after DFH-1, the first Chinese satellite, in 1970. Since then, many earth observation missions have been launched. As of today, we have developed five series of... (read more)
2005-03-24 12:00:00
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