Geomatics Education in Croatia

Developments in Geomatics Education (1)
During the past year the Faculty of Geodesy at the University of Zagreb has introduced fundamental reform of all its education programmes, undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate doctoral studies, and established a completely new postgraduate specialisation course. The author provides detailed background information and preliminary evaluation. Croatia has a longstanding tradition of higher education in surveying and geodesy. The seminal textbook by Martin Sabolovi´c, Exercitationes Gaeodeticae, was printed in 1775 and the first academic diplomas certifying that one could act as surveyor date back to 1811. At the Royal Forestry Academy, founded in Zagreb in 1898, geodesy was from the start... (read more)
2007-02-23 12:00:00

Cadastral mapping in Tajikistan

EC supports Agency for Land Management, Geodesy and Cartography
In the Central Asian republic of Tajikistan the Agency for Land Management, Geodesy and Cartography (ALMGC) is responsible, among others duties, for cadastral mapping of agricultural areas. Until recently no experienced specialists or modern photogrammetric software were available for this task, but in 2006 came the introduction of modern geodetic and photogrammetric technologies at the FAZO in Dushanbe, bringing new possibilities for cadastral mapping in Tajikistan.<P> View Larger Map This occurred within the framework of the European Commission-funded project ‘support to the mapping and certification capacity of the Agency of Land Management, Geodesy and Cartography', run by a consortium of... (read more)
2009-09-23 12:00:00

Philipp Glira

Philipp Glira studied geodesy at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). Currently he is a PhD student in the photogrammetry research group within the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation at TU Wien, under the supervision of Prof Norbert Pfeifer. His research focuses on the orientation and calibration of images and point clouds. Within his PhD he developed a flexible and efficient strip adjustment method for aerial laser scanning point clouds. (read more)
2017-12-20 10:39:08

Hansjörg Kutterer

Hansjörg Kutterer is director general of the German National Mapping Agency (BKG). He received his Dipl.-Ing. and doctoral degrees in geodesy from the University of Karlsruhe. After 20 years of an academic career he moved to BKG in 2011. He holds (and has held) positions in various committees and organisations such as vice president of EuroGeographics, and is president of the German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management (DVW). (read more)
2018-05-02 02:02:24

Eric Hagemans

Eric Hagemans graduated with a degree in geodesy from TU Delft in the 1980s. After working for several engineering companies, he became a professor in geodesy and photogrammetry and manager at the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht. For the past three years he has been working at Kadaster where he is responsible for the cadastral map improvement programme as well as geodetic innovation within the Survey Department. (read more)
2017-10-03 10:43:38

Racurs Honoured with Prestigious Russian Award

On 5 March 2018, the central board of the Russian Society of Geodesy, Cartography and Land Management chose Racurs as the recipient of the Feodosy Nikolaevich Krasovsky Award. The accolade, which recognises the best scientific and technical developments in geodesy and cartography, was awarded to the company’s founders – Victor Adrov, Alexander Chekurin, Andrey Sechin and Alexander Smirnov – for the creation of the PHOTOMOD digital photogrammetric system. Back in 1993 the creators/developers of PHOTOMOD offered the market a digital photogrammetric system for personal computers. Almost 25 years have passed since then, and today PHOTOMOD is not only the most... (read more)
2018-04-05 10:13:42

Blue Marble Training Sessions

Blue Marble Geographics (ME, USA) has announced upcoming Applied Geodesy training sessions for both their Geographic Calculator and Geographic Transformer products during the week of 25th February. These classes will take place in conjunction with the ESRI Petroleum Users Group (PUG) Conference in Houston, TX. The daylong sessions are in-depth training courses based on these two powerful data conversion applications. Each course features education on the fundamentals of geodesy and mapping, which is useful for the novice, and as a refresher for the expert geodesist. In fact, many people choose to attend these courses for the geodesy training alone. Here is a chance... (read more)
2008-01-14 11:08:05

AfricaGEO to Highlight Geomatics Practice in Africa

The AfricaGEO conference in July 2014 promises a range of interesting papers with a focus on geomatics practice in Africa. Parallel sessions are organised to offer interesting sessions across a broad spectrum of areas, including: 1) cadastres and land tenure, 2) technology, engineering, precise surveying and scanning, 3) GIS, SDI and data management, 4) remote sensing and photogrammetry, 5) geodesy, and 6) education and professional aspects. The cadastral and land tenure sessions have a good mix of theory and practice and will be of interest to policymakers, academics and practising surveyors. Customary land management and the concerns of urbanisation and... (read more)
2014-04-18 10:38:05

Geomatics Education in Latvia

Developments in Geomatics Education (2)
The term ‘geomatics’ came into use in the Latvian technical education system during implementation of the international project Geomatic Education in Latvia (GEMLA). The author provides some background and discusses the new Geomatics programme to be launched in academic year 2007/2008. The GEMLA project was implemented by the Department of Geodesy at Riga Technical University in co-operation with Mikkeli Polytechnic (Finland), Karlsruhe University of Technology (Germany) and Nottingham Trent University (UK), resulting in establishment on 24th February 2003 of the Department of Geomatics. Study Programme Over a hundred students are enrolled on the degree course ‘Geodesy and Cartography’. This academic... (read more)
2007-02-23 12:00:00

Levallois Medal Awarded to Professor Reiner Rummel

The Levallois Medal was established in 1979 to honour Jean-Jacques Levallois for his long service from 1960 to 1975 as secretary general of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG), and is presented every four years “in recognition of distinguished service to the association and/or to the science of geodesy in general”. This year the Levallois Medal was awarded to Reiner Rummel during the opening ceremony of the IAG symposia at the International Union of Geodesy & Geophysics’ General Assembly, from 20 June to 2 July 2015, in Prague, Czech Republic. After gaining his PhD degree in 1974 Reiner became a... (read more)
2015-09-03 02:00:41
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