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 Cemal Kivilcim, Turkey

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 Roosmarijn Haring, editor in chief GIM International

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

PCI Geomatics igns MoU

PCI Geomatics is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Geomatics Center of China (NGCC). The MoU outlines plans for collaboration on the development of a project for change detection with satellite imagery. Project results will include the creation of a dynamic digital map generation and updating system, along with a capability for large image storage. The project will take full advantage of existing PCI Geomatics solutions technology. This includes PCI Geomatics' Professional Software Development Kit (ProSDK) and pluggable functions (ProPacks) along with NGCC's data source for the China region. The research and... (read more)
2008-09-08 10:24:25

Making Geomatics More Attractive

What is geomatics? What is the geospatial industry? These are questions put to Wim van Wegen, editor of GIM International, quite regularly. To him, this says a lot about the current status of the sector. At GIM International, we're on a mission to make geomatics more attractive – will you join us? My friends and family are interested in what I do in my daily life. They know that I work for a publishing company, on occasion they even know that we write about some kind of technology, and even rarer are those friends who remember that I “do something with geomatics”. OK,... (read more)
2016-07-15 05:46:23

RICS Geomatics Evening Lectures

RICS Geomatics (United Kingdom) will be continuing its series of evening lectures again this session. Each lecture is CPD relevant and may count towards your CPD/LLL quota as specified within regulations. All lectures are free and open to all (especially students). There is no need to pre-book. A large number of RICS Geomatics regional and international lectures, events and extensive downloads can also be found at the link below. The evening lectures are traditionally held throughout the autumn and winter months and are open and free to all, members and non-members. Although most lectures are held at RICS HQ Great... (read more)
2006-12-08 12:00:00

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 Mohd Shahnawaz, Global Scan Technologies, UAE

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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