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

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
2015-06-10 05:23:24

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

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

Mailbox - LinkedIn group Geomatics

April Survey Team  Geographical engineer José Guerreiro working at the Port of Lisbon in Portugal sent us photos of himself and his co-workers team, a team we've crowned GIM International Survey Team of April for its work surveying both land and the waters of Lisbon. The top photo shows one of the surveyors doing a topographical survey at sunset to monitor evolution of the Santo Amaro Beach after nourishment. The team photo (below) was taken during a technical visit onboard the Cornelia Dredger, which is carrying out capital dredging works in the Port of Lisbon. The people in the photo... (read more)
2010-04-08 04:45:43

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
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