Geospatial Data for UK’s Smart City Demonstrator Project

Ordnance Survey (OS) is currently in Manchester, UK, collecting geospatial data to a similar level that it did across all the 2012 Olympic sites. That project contributed to the successful planning and smooth delivery of a safe and enjoyable Summer Games. The activity OS is undertaking in the Corridor Manchester area is part of CityVerve, the UK’s Smart City demonstrator project. OS is collecting this data to stimulate innovation that it and project partners believe will lead to better services for residents, visitors and business. OS, whose digital database of Great Britain contains more than 500 million unique geographic features, presenting the most... (read more)
2017-03-03 10:58:42

TerraSAR-X Data and Solutions for Geospatial Community

ERDAS is to collaborate with Infoterra to develop operational applications for TerraSAR-X radar satellite imagery and strengthen the knowledge of SAR data analysis within the user community. The companies plan to work together to rationalise the plethora of data into clearly-defined application scenarios. A key component of this transition is dedicated software that enables the problem solver to extract the needed information from the imagery without deep domain knowledge. New sensors like TerraSAR-X offer high spatial resolution, excellent geometric accuracies, short revisit times and a variety of polarizations and imaging modes. At the same time, innovative techniques have been developed... (read more)
2010-09-17 12:00:00

Transforming Geospatial Data into Virtual Reality at INTERACT 2016

The industry keynote speaker has been announced for INTERACT – The Luciad User Conference 2016. Professor Henk Scholten of Dutch geospatial solutions provider Geodan will provide the industry keynote for the conference. Scholten’s presentation ‘Geocause – Connecting Futures to our Present’ will show how smart interactive 3D solutions can be used to engage users and enable organisations to plan for the future more effectively. Geodan has worked to develop Geocause, a system for building georeferenced virtual environments to engage stakeholders through building, displaying and sharing ideas and plans. Similar to the principles of Pokémon Go, the solution merges virtual worlds... (read more)
2016-09-06 03:33:00

On-Demand Geospatial Data in Public Sector Grows

The need for citizen self-services and increased transparency, combined with reduction around costs and inefficiency are driving wider mainstream adoption of location-based data, and fuelling the appetite for geospatial data on-demand in the UK public sector, according to Pitney Bowes Business Insight. The requirements of the 2009 INSPIRE regulations mean that all public authorities and public data holders are required by the end of 2010 to record specific location-based data in an online register. The INSPIRE Directive mandates how public sector organisations across Europe should share geospatial data, and is estimated to be worth USD243 million per annum. Spatial Data... (read more)
2010-07-26 09:41:13

UN-GGIM Europe to Determine Global Fundamental Geospatial Data Themes

UN-GGIM Europe is to lead work to seek global fundamental geospatial data themes. The mandate to develop this work, which is critical for supporting sustainability, disaster response, land management and environmental resilience, was given to UN-GGIM Europe during the 5th Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM). It comes as UN-GGIM Europe adopts its work plan for 2015 to 2018. UN-GGIM is a catalyst for enhancing geospatial information and, since UN-GGIM Europe was officially established in October 2014, it has contributed in a number of ways. Highlights include outputs from the regional Working Groups... (read more)
2015-12-15 09:28:28

Making Big Geospatial Data Accessible on a Massive Scale

Australian technology company 4DMapper designs, develops and markets a web-based platform for streaming and sharing big geospatial data. Massive amounts of geospatial data can be imported to the cloud, then viewed immediately by an expanded audience in 3D via a URL, without any extra software being required. Based in Sydney, Australia, 4DMapper is changing the way people view and share geospatial data, with no delays waiting for data to arrive and load nor the need for specialised, expensive software and hardware. Rich, visual, powerful 3D data from UAVs, laser scanners, high-resolution satellites and aerial mapping can be easily uploaded and... (read more)
2016-06-08 10:07:59

How Will Open Data Affect the Geospatial Business?

Open data is becoming increasingly available all over the world. How will this trend affect the geospatial business? ‘GIM International’ has asked experts from some of the sector’s most influential companies for their opinions. How do Leica Geosystems, Trimble, Esri, Topcon and Bentley view the shift towards open geospatial data? Is it a blessing, or is there reason for caution and restraint? Last but not least, what are their expectations for the years ahead? Read on to find out! Jürgen Dold, president Leica Geosystems/Hexagon Geosystems: “In some instances, such as airborne data that is subsidised by the government, then of course... (read more)
2018-06-14 10:57:14

Webinar Your Enterprise's Geospatial Data over the Web

ERDAS will broadcast Catalog and Deliver all of Your Enterprise's Geospatial Data over the Web, a free webinar highlighting ERDAS APOLLO Server. This webinar will be held on December 4 at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST. This webinar illustrates how to manage large volumes of vector, raster, terrain and map data, and efficiently and securely share this data internally and externally.     An alternative to existing market solutions, ERDAS APOLLO eliminates the walls between GIS, remote sensing and photogrammetry. ERDAS APOLLO Server is an enterprise platform that is the core module of any ERDAS APOLLO solution, and self-sufficient... (read more)
2008-11-28 04:20:01

USGS Seeks Project Solicitations to Improve Digital Geospatial Data Infrastructure

USGS and the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) formally have announced their request for proposals to support the 2007 National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Cooperative Agreements Program (CAP). With a total of US$1.2 million spread across five categories, the 2007 NSDI CAP will fund an estimated 26 innovative projects in the geospatial data community. Each project aims to build new and improve existing and infrastructure necessary to effectively discover, access, share, manage and use digital geographic data. In 2006, NSDI CAP awarded a total of 24 projects, totalling a projected US$1.15 million. Individual projects like the web-based mapping service project... (read more)
2006-12-06 12:00:00

Legal Aspects of Geospatial Data-gathering in Space

Eyes in the Sky or Big Brother
This article presents a first overview of the legal issues involved in geospatial data-gathering in space. Matters of security and privacy must be resolved within a legal framework if satellite remote sensing is to achieve the status of ‘Eyes in the Sky’ for the benefit of mankind rather than a ‘Big Brother’ serving limited national purposes. Among methods of gathering geospatial data, the use of satellites (remote sensing, earth observation) is a particularly interesting one in view of its global coverage. In this area there have recently been a number of interesting developments, such as rapidly evolving plans for Global... (read more)
2005-08-16 12:00:00
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