Improving Geospatial Integrity For Geoscience Software

An initiative by the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP, UK) is enabling geoscience software developers and users to rely on an industry best practice for evaluating the geospatial integrity of their software. Details of the Geospatial Integrity of Geoscience Software (GIGS) initiative came at the ECIM international data management conference in Haugesund, Norway in September 2011.     The event attracted many of the industry's leading software vendors and developers. GIGS is a process developed in response to concerns arising from violations in the geospatial integrity of data when using geoscience software. This has led to inaccurate... (read more)
2011-11-07 03:03:04

VGC 2016 – Where Geomatics Meets Geoscience

With now only one month to go until the 2nd Virtual Geoscience Conference (VGC 2016) takes place in Bergen, Norway, updated details of the event and programme have been released. VGC 2016 is a forum for multidisciplinary communication between researchers and practitioners in geomatics and the broad arms of the geosciences. The motivation comes from massive growth in the use of close-range measurement techniques, especially terrestrial laser scanning, photogrammetry/structure from motion and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which have been driven by advances in hardware and processing software. In addition, new imaging methods are being integrated, such as multi- and hyperspectral... (read more)
2016-08-23 01:17:18

Review of Symposium on Reference Frames for Applications in Geoscience

Accurate reference frames are fundamentally important for Earth science studies, satellite navigation, mapping, international time transfer and many applications relying on geospatial information. Increasingly, they are also used for demanding commercial applications such as agriculture, aviation, construction, public safety and transportation. Approximately 100 geodesists and geoscientists from 24 countries met recently to discuss the role of global and regional reference frames in science and practice. The international symposium, REFAG2014, took place at the Melia Hotel in Kirchberg, Luxembourg, from 12-17 October 2014. The symposium featured sessions on six topics: the theory and concepts underpinning reference frames; the space-based geodetic techniques... (read more)
2015-04-10 11:18:01

CARIS Bathymetric Data Management System for Geoscience Australia

Geoscience Australia in Canberra has selected CARIS Bathy DataBASE software for management of large bathymetric data sets, interoperability and distribution. Geoscience Australia is Australia's national agency for geoscience knowledge and geospatial information. Its knowledge and information contributes to enhanced economic, social and environmental benefits to the community - by providing input for decisions that impact upon resource use, management of the environment, and the safety and well-being of Australians. Like other national geospatial agencies, Geoscience Australia is facing expanding volumes of raw multibeam survey data, large numbers of archived historical data sources, increased demand for and distribution of products and... (read more)
2008-10-27 10:58:05

Geoscience Australia is Main Sponsor of IGARSS2013

Geoscience Australia has taken the lead role in the sponsorship of the IGARSS2013 Symposium. Geoscience Australia is a leading provider of geoscientific information and knowledge enabling the Australian government to make informed decisions about the use and management of resources, the environment, community wellbeing and sustainable energy. The IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) is a global event which promises to bring together experts engineers, researchers, teachers, scientists and students from around the world to review the latest issues and studies utilising remote sensing technologies for observations of the Earth, oceans, atmosphere and space. This event presents excellent... (read more)
2013-02-26 09:01:39

RMIB Geoscience BV Acquired by East View Cartographic

East View Cartographic (MN, USA) has announced that it has completed the acquisition of all Dutch mapseller RMIB Geosciences BV. The move strengthens EVC's commitment to serving its growing European clientele through its own Dutch office, East View Information Services BV, based in Arnhem, The Netherlands. With the RMIB Geosciences acquisition, EVC has taken possession of a large number of rare and valuable maps and atlases, and in the coming weeks these materials will be described and made available by EVC. Many of these items are now virtually impossible to obtain because they were produced in low press runs and... (read more)
2008-03-28 08:53:09

Space Collaboration between Australia and US

  On 18 June 2015 in Canberra, Australia, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Geoscience Australia signed a comprehensive partnership to maximise land remote sensing operations and data that can help to address issues of national and international significance. The partnership builds on a long history of collaboration between the USGS and Geoscience Australia and creates an opportunity for the organisations to pool resources. According to Dr Frank Kelly, USGS space policy advisor and director of the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, USGS and Geoscience Australia are to implement a shared vision for continental-scale monitoring of land surface... (read more)
2015-06-18 04:03:20

Adelaide Hills Fires Image Captured by Landsat 8

Fires continue to burn across parts of South Australia as the heatwave emanating from central Australia raises temperatures in the region. This satellite image of the Adelaide Hills fires, taken at 11:30 a.m. on 4 January 2015 by the United States Geological Survey Landsat 8 satellite, shows the active fire front to the top right of the picture (red with white smoke plumes). Burnt areas appear as dark brown below the fire front. Light-brown areas are dry grass, while green indicates crops, forests and irrigated areas. Several large reservoirs appear as black. Geoscience Australia also uses satellites to map 'hotspots'... (read more)
2015-01-09 10:22:34

Demand for AUSPOS Processing System Continues after US Shutdown

During the US shutdown, around half of the more than 5,500 GPS datasets processed with the aid of Geoscience Australia’s AUSPOS global positioning system were from institutions and individuals based in the United States. Since that time, almost one third of the 3,200 processing requests have come from North America. AUSPOS is a service that allows users to submit logged GPS data to Geoscience Australia’s website where it is processed with respect to a global GPS tracking network providing coordinates with centimetre-level or better accuracy. AUSPOS is used extensively by the Australian geospatial, mining and construction industries to establish precise... (read more)
2013-11-14 10:16:35
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