Geomatics Geneology

A year ago I experienced my baptism of fire at Intergeo as the newly appointed editor-in-chief of GIM International. This year I know what to expect, and look forward to meeting exhibitors and visitors at the biggest and one of the most significant annual geomatics events in the calendar, this year happening at Karlsruhe, Germany, see picture feature page 12. What first seemed to me a melting pot of different companies with all kinds of specialties has now become a well-organised grouping of obvious specialties within the world of geomatics industry and commerce. Knowing the latest on takeovers and joint... (read more)
2009-09-29 03:59:54

Geomatics 2.0

We all know about the rapid evolution in world mapping. While mapping was long the domain of skilled mapmakers, nowadays it is increasingly in the hands of the lay public, sometimes resulting in better maps. In this new epoch we see a well-educated, dedicated community of users that is taking the lead, stepping unhindered around large mapping agencies and governments and doing things themselves. Often they are young, hip, more socially aware and concerned and, crucially, unfamiliar with a world without computers. They don't think about joining social networks like Facebook or LinkedIn; they breathe it.   And, in this... (read more)
2009-12-29 11:23:13

Exploring Geomatics

  My great interest in history led me recently to volunteer for an ongoing project to establish a Turkish National Surveying and Cadastre Museum. I have been appointed as the youngest member of the official working team, among experts, academicians, government representatives and seniors. To begin with I have been asked to search for and collate information about topic-related content of museums and collections. My first move was to go through the pages of a book on the history of surveying written by one of my professors during studies for my Bachelors degree. I then looked for my photo album... (read more)
2010-01-28 03:47:16
2015-06-10 05:23:24

Virtual Geomatics And Sanborn

Virtual Geomatics (TX, USA) and Sanborn have agreed to procure Virtual Geomatics VG4D software solutions for Sanborn\'s LiDAR operations. The Virtual Geomatics\' software solutions will initially be deployed for production in Sanborn\'s Colorado Springs operations. As its customers move forward with larger mapping programs that require increased resolution and faster delivery schedules, Sanborn has developed proprietary technology to respond to customer demands. By adding the advantages of the VG4D software solutions, Sanborn will offer even greater reliability to its customers with the strength of enhanced product quality management. The VG4D suite of LiDAR solutions consist of multiple software products, two... (read more)
2008-05-13 11:29:22

Geomatics Developments in Asia

14th International Scientific and Technical Conference 'From Imagery to Map: Digital Photogrammetric Technologies'
The International Scientific and Technical Conference was held for the 14th time from 20-23 October 2014 in Hainan, China. This year’s conference, which was themed ‘From imagery to map: digital photogrammetric technologies’, was opened by Victor Adrov, managing director and co-founder of Racurs, Moscow, along with SmartSpatio from Beijing, China, as organiser of the event. One of the features of this event is the shift of venue every year; 2014 was its first time in Asia, and China was chosen because of its rising influence on the geomatics market. Prof Chen Jun, National Geomatics Center of China, not only addressed... (read more)
2014-12-23 11:35:28

Geomatics: Education is Key

Our society is facing many complex challenges. Climate change is related to many issues today’s governments are having to deal with. Think of food security, migration, social justice, urban planning and water supply – these are all topics that are under increasing pressure due to the effects of global warming. The growing world population is another important hazard that is pushing policymakers to the edge. The combination of these two major threats demands cost-efficient, innovative and smart solutions. The geomatics industry can deliver many of these solutions but, although there are some parties that are doing great work, the real... (read more)
2016-04-05 12:03:53

Geomatics in UAE

Depleting oil resources have led the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to begin investing heavily in other sectors, above all tourism and property. The resulting construction boom means 20% of the world’s cranes are presently deployed in Dubai. The author investigates concurrent developments in geomatics services.<P> Today’s oil prices bring a lot of cash to the Gulf, and this money is being wisely invested as a base for future earnings once oil reserves are exhausted.The constructions erected on Dubai’s 4000km2are worth US$300­bil­lion[1].Theme parks, bridges, shopping centres and skyscrapers are rising at an astonishing rate, some presumptuously dressed with the prefix ‘the... (read more)
2008-09-23 12:00:00

CEO for PCI Geomatics

PCI Geomatics has appointed Terry Moloney as its new President and CEO succeeding Dr. Robert Moses. Dr. Moses chose Terry as his successor and he was promoted to the position of executive vice president & COO in 2009. In 2010, he filled the role of Interim President & CEO upon the sudden passing of Dr. Moses. As he mentioned in his communiqué to staff, in preparation for his impending retirement, Following a Board meeting held last week, PCI Geomatics' chairman Mr. McFadden said "Terry has shown tremendous leadership in his role as Interim President & CEO and I am pleased... (read more)
2010-11-02 09:29:45
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