UK Government Invests in Geospatial Data

The British government has announced a new Geospatial Commission to maximise the value of all UK government data linked to location, and to create jobs and growth in a modern economy. Its first task will be to work with government authorities and the Ordnance Survey by May 2018 to establish how to open up freely the OS MasterMap data to UK-based companies, and small businesses in particular. The announcement is a further boost to the UK’s status as a world leader in digital innovation and an example of how advances in technology can be used to foster economic growth, deliver... (read more)
2017-11-23 12:46:57

Geospatial Big Data Webinar Focuses on Mobility

GCS, based in Montana, USA, has announced that mobile platforms and applications will be the second webinar topic in its Geospatial Big Data series. The free webinar will feature three GCS Big Data solutions that use real-time location data in distinctly different applications – land parcel identification for economic development, geofencing for retail marketing, and augmented reality for geospatial visualisation. Organisations that gather, maintain and serve geospatial data face a crucial Big Data challenge in making location-specific information accessible anytime, anywhere to their employees and customers, said GCS founder and president Alex Philp, PhD. The webinar will zoom in on... (read more)
2013-07-25 09:05:18

Geospatial Platform for Aeronautical Data Management

Esri has released ArcGIS for Aviation, a new solution to support users in aeronautical information management, air navigation service providers, and airport markets. This solution enables users to create, manage, review and share aviation data. ArcGIS for Aviation includes ArcGIS for Aviation: Charting, and ArcGIS for Aviation: Airports. Together, these products provide a comprehensive geospatial platform for aeronautical chart production and airport operations data management ArcGIS for Aviation: Charting (previously Esri Aeronautical Solution) improves, standardises, and increases data and workflow management by allowing standards-based aeronautical data to be captured, maintained, and managed in a centralised database. With it, users can... (read more)
2013-01-18 09:37:14

FME Feature Data Source in Autodesk's Geospatial Products

Safe Software (Canada) has developed FME Feature Data Source for Autodesk Map 3D, Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise, MapGuide Open Source, and Autodesk MapGuide Studio. FME Feature Data Source gives Autodesk's geospatial product users a seamless connection to dozens of FME-supported formats using open source Feature Data Objects (FDO) technology. In addition, these users can access value-added versions of their data on-the-fly, leveraging the powerful data transformation capabilities of FME Workbench workspaces saved as custom formats. "By directly accessing and transforming data with the FME Feature Data Source, Autodesk users now have a powerful new option for CAD/GIS integration that leverages proven... (read more)
2006-12-04 12:00:00

Geospatial Data as a Core Instrument to Transform a Country

Interview with Borko Drašković, General Director of the Republic Geodetic Authority (RGA), Serbia
After several turbulent decades, the Republic of Serbia is working towards a brighter future, including by radically transforming its geospatial information infrastructure. In fact, the country has received recognition for its reforms in the process of digitalization and economic development of the state. This confirms the role of geospatial data as a fundamental 21st-century resource with considerable potential for economic and social development of state and society. In this interview with Borko Drašković, general director of the Republic Geodetic Authority (RGA), 'GIM International' takes a closer look at the achievements in Serbia, which can serve as an example for other... (read more)
2019-10-02 10:14:22

How Geospatial Data Supports a Digital Railway Project

Linking Nations, People and Places
The scope of the Rail Baltica Global Project comprises 870km of tracks, 25km of major structures and more than 400 bridge structures (bridge, overpasses, viaducts, pedestrian crossings and animal crossings), as well as three freight terminals and seven international passenger stations. Besides that there are rolling stock maintenance facilities, an energy subsystem and signaling. This article zooms in on the pivotal role geospatial technology plays in the BIM strategy that underpins the digital version of Rail Baltica. When it comes to modelling this highly ambitious project in a digital environment, in order to manage Rail Baltica as a single asset,... (read more)
2020-01-07 01:40:22

Dielmo Provides Geospatial Back Office for UAV Data Acquisition

Dielmo 3D is offering its geospatial back-office services to UAV, helicopter, fixed-wing and mobile data acquisition companies. For geospatial data acquisition companies that may be new to Lidar and orthophoto mapping or may have a need for increased data production capacity, Dielmo offers complete Lidar and orthophoto production services, thus negating the need to invest in additional expert personnel, software licences and employee training before being able to produce industry-leading geospatial products. With the advent of UAV, Lidar and Imaging technologies, organisations looking to provide these services face the onerous prospect of hiring additional personnel, training, and purchase of software... (read more)
2015-04-08 09:41:03

Research Reveals Scope of Open Geospatial Data Across Europe

Open data is available from the majority of European National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registry Authorities (NMCAs), a new survey has found. Research by the Open European Location Services (ELS) Project reveals that 98% of respondents provide at least some of their data free of charge. Of these, 37% make all their data available under an open licence.  Whilst open data models vary, more than 85% provide view and search services, 72% enable downloads and 67% allow its re-use in products. Users include public authorities, public services, research and education as well as commercial companies. This survey provides a snapshot... (read more)
2017-12-06 11:24:18

ASPRS Releases Positional Accuracy Standards for Digital Geospatial Data

The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) has announced the release of the new Positional Accuracy Standards for Digital Geospatial Data. The new ASPRS accuracy standards fulfil a critical need for map users and map makers alike. For centuries, map scale and contour interval have been used as an indication of map accuracy. Users want to know how accurately they can measure different things on a map, and map makers want to know how accurate maps need to be in order to satisfy user requirements. Those contracting for new maps depend on some form of map accuracy standard... (read more)
2015-03-03 09:09:13

Geospatial Data to Support Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals

Review of 5th Meeting of UN-GGIM Committee of Experts in New York
The 5th meeting of the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) made firm steps towards establishing itself as a permanent UN body. It once again emphasised the crucial role of geospatial information, especially in terms of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals agreed by the Member States of the UN and also economic growth for citizens in the developing world. The 5th session of UN-GGIM concluded its deliberations on 7 August 2015 with 13 intergovernmental decisions being unanimously adopted. This followed a week that featured 27 well-attended and interactive side events, including technical workshops and information sessions... (read more)
2015-09-04 09:30:08
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