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

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

PCI Geomatics/CEODE Memorandum

PCI Geomatics (ON, CA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Centre for Earth Observation and Digital Earth (CEODE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Under the terms of the MoU, collaborative plans are outlined for the development of an initial project for a Wetland Environment Monitoring and Applications System in China, with additional projects under review. The MoU highlights the purpose of the first project, which is to automatically monitor and analyse wetland areas with radar imagery focusing on the use of RADARSAT-2 imagery.    Established in November 2007, CEODE offers a national service for the acquisition,... (read more)
2008-05-20 08:52:56

Be a Geomatics Ambassador

In his latest column, Wim van Wegen from GIM International reflects on the huge impact of geomatics on everyday life. Therefore, he calls on industry professionals to become geomatics ambassadors; it is time to join forces and make ourselves heard! When I first started working for GIM International nine years ago, I was unaware of the true extent of the role of land surveyors and GIS professionals. As an avid map lover I had some knowledge of cartography, I knew about measuring land parcels and I was of course familiar with land surveyors who are a familiar sight on construction... (read more)
2019-05-15 09:29:42

PCI Geomatics NITF Certified

PCI Geomatics (Canada) has become certified in compliance testing with the National Imagery Transmission Format Standard (NITFS) for their software Geomatica Focus and Generic Database (GDB). To become NITF certified, software applications must pass a rigorous testing and review process by an independent government board. This process ensures that NITF files are compatible and interoperable across all systems. NITF is the standard for formatting digital imagery and imagery-related products among members, agencies and departments of the United States Government. Before a particular system or product can be employed, it must adhere to the United States Federal and Department of Defense... (read more)
2006-11-16 12:00:00

PCI Geomatics Supporting Esri

PCI Geomatics, Canada, has been working closely with Esri to make imagery more accessible to a broader user community. PCI's GeoImaging Accelerator (GXL) technology is currently being used to support the processing of GeoEye data into ortho-corrected and colour balanced image products that will be made available for free through ArcGIS Online.   PCI's automated GXL Satellite image production system will be used to process high-resolution GeoEye imagery. In addition to the GXL processing capacity, PCI will also lend its geo imaging technical expertise to the project. The goal of the project is to process imagery and generate accurate imagery... (read more)
2011-06-07 02:53:51
2015-06-10 05:23:24

Geomatics in Damage Assessment

The Haiti earthquake in January 2010 and the flood that hit Pakistan in August-September 2010 clearly revealed the impact of disaster on manmade objects; thousands of buildings collapsed, and dams, channels, power and oil plants suffered heavy damage. Parts of affected areas became inaccessible, and rail and road networks, power-lines and other infrastructures were put out of service for weeks on end. Media reports provided the general public with some insight into how geomatics can help aid organisations to respond fast and effectively. But the Haiti and Pakistan disasters also made the headlines at scientific symposia such as GI4DM 2010... (read more)
2011-01-04 04:20:13
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