New Open-source Software Strengthens Satellite Geodesy Capability

Scientists from Geoscience Australia have released new software that will improve the ability to process large, remotely sensed satellite datasets. The new PyRate software is open-source Python software for collating and analysing Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) displacement time-series data. InSAR is a non-invasive geodetic method that detects changes in the height of the Earth's surface using remotely sensed satellite imagery. This is a highly accurate satellite monitoring technique that uses two or more Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images of an area to identify patterns of surface movement over time. By monitoring movements of the Earth's surface, scientists can improve... (read more)
2017-06-14 09:27:43

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

Anniversary Assembly of the International Association of Geodesy

In 1862, the Prussian General Johann Jacob Baeyer initiated the Central European Arc Measurement (‘Mitteleuropäische Gradmessung’) project. By the end of that year, 15 countries had affirmed their participation, and in 1864 the first General Conference was held in Berlin. In 1870, the Prussian Geodetic Institute was established and entrusted with the operation of the Central Bureau. General Baeyer’s project is considered the forerunner to today’s International Association of Geodesy (IAG). IAG will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a Scientific Assembly in Potsdam from 1 to 6 September 2013. The IAG is a foundation association of the International Union of... (read more)
2013-05-27 12:32:34

150 Years of International Co-operation: Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Geodesy

In 1862, the Prussian General Johann Jacob Baeyer initiated the Central European Arc Measurement (Mitteleuropäische Gradmessung) project. By the end of that year 15 countries had affirmed their participation, and in 1864 the first General Conference was held in Berlin. General Baeyer’s project is considered the forerunner of today’s International Association of Geodesy (IAG). The IAG celebrated its 150th anniversary with a Scientific Assembly in Potsdam, Germany, from 2-6 September 2013. Over 500 scientists from 50 countries attended the Assembly, which was held in the Hotel Dorint Sanssouci. The conference opened with several welcome speeches, including one by Christian Heipke... (read more)
2013-12-16 02:44:18

How Can Advances in GNSS and Geodesy Benefit the Geomatics Industry?

A keynote address at the XXV FIG Congress (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 16-21 June) by Chris Rizos, IAG president, on ‘Opportunities & Challenges for the Surveying Industry in a Multi-system GNSS World’, identified five mega-trends influenced by developments in geodesy: the decades-long revolution unleashed by GPS; the forthcoming era of multi-constellation GNSS; the evolution of precise positioning from niche to mass markets; the importance of global geodetic reference frames; and the acceptance that geodesy is indeed an Earth observation science. Taking these as starting points enables articulation of a uniquely geodetic perspective on the challenges and opportunities for the geomatics discipline... (read more)
2014-09-01 12:07:12

EuroGeographics Signs Production Agreement with Germany’s Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy

EuroGeographics is developing a new core reference dataset using INSPIRE-compliant geospatial information from official national sources. The international not-for-profit membership organisation for Europe’s National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authorities (NMCAs) has signed an agreement with Germany’s Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) to coordinate technical production and quality management. A prototype, focusing on transportation (road and railway) and hydrography themes, is to be available in Autumn 2018 and will also include basic feature types and attributes. This will be followed by the launch of the first version of the new dataset in Spring 2019. Implementing the INSPIRE Directive... (read more)
2018-06-07 10:35:53

New IAG President Professor Rizos

Professor Chris Rizos, head of the UNSW School of Surveying & Spatial Information Systems (SSIS) in Sydney, Australia, was named the new President of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG). The IAG advances the use of Geodesy across an increasingly broad range of ‘geoscience' applications by providing reference systems and vital services that use earth observation space-based systems. "Geodesy is booming as society increasingly relies on geospatial technologies and global services to monitor and understand our dynamic world," Professor Rizos told an audience of geodesists in his inauguration speech at the "Earth on Edge: Science for a Sustainable Planet" Conference... (read more)
2011-07-11 09:45:07

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

Young Talent To The Fore At Intergeo

When this year's Intergeo opens its doors in Karlsruhe, Germany, on 22th September, over 200 geodesy students from outside Germany will be among the visitors. Together with their fellow students from Germany, they will be holding the first international "Students Meeting" at the leading international trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management, under the patronage of the German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management (DVW) and the CLGE (Council of European Geodetic Surveyors).     There is no better opportunity to find out about the latest developments in the industry and its related disciplines, experience technology at first... (read more)
2009-09-09 09:54:16

Finnish Geodetic Institute

FGI is an innovative, flexible and cooperative geodesy and geographic information specialists and research institute. Se tekee paikkatietoalan mittaus- ja tutkimustyötä yhteistyössä yliopistojen ja tutkimuslaitosten, julkisyhteisöjen ja yritysten kanssa Suomessa ja muualla Euroopassa. It makes the spatial field of measurement and research collaboration with universities and research institutes, government and business in Finland and elsewhere in Europe. Geodeettinen laitos: FGI: kehittää tietoyhteiskunnan tarpeisiin menetelmiä paikkatiedon keruuseen, käsittelyyn, jakeluun ja käyttöön developing an information society to the needs of spatial methods for collecting, processing, distribution and use tutkii ja kehittää geodesian, geodynamiikan, geoinformatiikan, kartografian, kaukokartoituksen, fotogrammetrian, navigoinnin ja paikannuksen menetelmiä ja... (read more)
2015-06-10 05:22:59
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