What Are the Main Reasons for Choosing UAV-based Lidar Mapping?

Lidar mapping based on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or ‘drones’) can generally be thought of as a close-range version of manned airborne laser scanning. In brief, lower mobilization costs and much higher spatial resolution are allowing new Lidar mapping use cases in several disciplines, such as forestry, bathymetry, archaeology, infrastructure mapping, hazard management and so on. In general, modern UAV-based Lidar solutions fall into one of the following categories: Survey-grade sensors featuring narrow laser beams with a beam divergence of <1 mrad, high pulse repetition rates in the MHz range and sophisticated full waveform-based signal processing. These high-end sensors weigh around... (read more)
2020-02-11 02:00:17

Markus Mohl

Markus Mohl started his professional career in 2000 after gaining his degree in geodesy and geoinformation from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He initially worked for the company AED-SICAD and moved to the city of Munich in 2010. At GeodatenService München, he is among other things a project manager for the development of a digital twin of Munich. (read more)
2020-01-23 10:56:19

Mark Richter

Mark Richter is strategic marketing director for the Real-Time Networks and Services (RTNS) business area within Trimble’s Advanced Positioning Division. He is responsible for global business strategy and product marketing for RTNS for positioning services (Trimble RTX and Trimble VRSNow). He holds a master’s degree in geodesy from the Munich University of Applied Sciences.  (read more)
2019-11-13 02:51:08

NMCAs Pledge to Put Data Access at the Heart of EuroGeographics’ Activities

Facilitating access to geospatial information from official national sources is in the public interest and supports the public good say members of EuroGeographics. European National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authorities (NMCAs) recently agreed to put data accessibility at the heart of their association’s strategy. At its 2019 General Assembly – held from 6 to 9 October – hosted by Ordnance Survey Great Britain with support from Her Majesty’s Land Registry and Registers of Scotland, European National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authorities (NMCAs) agreed to make data accessibility a key priority. They also pledged to continue working in partnership... (read more)
2020-01-08 08:47:17

Kresimir Kusevic

Kresimir Kusevic is technical director at 6T3, a company that develops mobile mapping Lidar systems measure up to two million points per second. 6T3 is specialized in surveying Formula 1 racetracks, mapping military test ranges and conducting road surveys. Kusevic received his Master’s in Geodesy Engineering from the University of Zagreb, Croatia, in 1990. (read more)
2019-11-06 09:19:08

Uruguay Updates National Imagery to Support Sustainable Development

The last complete aerial photography collection effort in Uruguay was conducted in 1966‒1967 to produce a national dataset at 1:50,000 scale. Only parts of the country have been captured since that time. In 2015, recognizing the multiple benefits of updated cartographic information to support future development, the Uruguay government, through the IDEUy (Infraestructura de datos espaciales de Uruguay), initiated a project to map the nation. Based on a thorough evaluation of the alternatives, including aerial photography, Lidar and satellite imagery, the IDEUy chose aerial digital cameras as the best technology to update the Uruguayan geographic dataset. (this article is brought... (read more)
2019-09-02 09:30:56

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

Taking the Stage at Intergeo

GIM International has been serving a worldwide audience of mapping and surveying professionals for more than 30 years. In addition to our print, online and social media channels, we are always on the lookout for other ways of highlighting all the innovation going on in the geospatial industry. Therefore, we are delighted to be taking the stage again during the conference programme at the Forum on the third day of this year’s Intergeo (Thursday 19 September). Over the decades, we have published countless features about state-of-the-art technical developments in our industry, shared challenging case studies employing the latest survey methods,... (read more)
2019-07-03 02:32:26

Land Surveying: Towards a Smarter Life

FIG Working Week in Hanoi, Vietnam, 22-26 April 2019
Surveyors and land professionals from all over the world came together in April in the heat of Hanoi to take part in the FIG 2019 Working Week. This year’s theme was ‘Geospatial information for a smarter life and environmental resilience’. The conference had a strong focus on tackling climate change by working towards a smarter life, both through the development of smart cities and also in rural areas. Spatial information, big data, surveying, BIM, land administration and much more are recognized as being essential factors in this development. There is a strong awareness that Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are directly... (read more)
2019-06-27 09:25:08

Intergeo Places People at the Heart of Digitalization

Intergeo is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, providing the perfect occasion for a brief review of what it has achieved so far. Even more importantly, it’s an appropriate juncture for looking ahead – to the leading international trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management, with its focus on digital topics. Industry experts from the realms of business and science gathered in Stuttgart at the end of May for a Round Table to share their experiences and expertise, true to Intergeo’s motto: 'Knowledge and action for planet Earth'. Reviewing how Intergeo has evolved over time, Christiane Salbach, managing director... (read more)
2019-06-19 02:01:39
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