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

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

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
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