The World's Geospatial Solutions

The 24th International Cartographic Conference (ICC) will be held from 15th to 21st November 2009 in Santiago (Chile). Presented by an effective local organising committee (LOC), under the auspices of the International Cartographic Association (ICA), this biennial conference is a major highlight for cartographers from all over the world. Although ICA is proud of its record in reaching out to all parts of the world, this is the first time it has held an ICC in South America, and it promises to be an exciting and significant event.   Conference Organisation The president of the LOC, Colonel Juan Vidal Garcia-Huidobro,... (read more)
2009-03-03 12:00:00

Geospatial Excellence Award 2011

SuperGeo Technologies, the leading global provider of complete GIS software and solutions, is honoured to announce that it has won Geospatial Excellence Award by means of the application "Taipei City Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) Web", published using SuperWebGIS. The award is held by GIS Development, one of the most reputed geospatial communications network companies in the world. During Geospatial World Forum 2011 in Hyderabad, India, SuperGeo will be given the "Geospatial Excellence Award" in "Transport Management" Category during the Awards Night (18th January 2011) at Geospatial World Forum.The project was authorized by Taipei City Government, which provides many kinds... (read more)
2010-12-22 10:24:09

Intergraph Geospatial 2014 Launched

Intergraph, USA, has launched Intergraph Geospatial 2014, which builds upon the foundation introduced in 2013. This release provides enhanced analytical tools, mobile support and tremendous cost savings associated with managing big data. The portfolio includes GeoMedia, ERDAS IMAGINE, ImageStation, ERDAS APOLLO, GeoMedia Smart Client, GeoMedia WebMap, Geospatial Portal, Geospatial SDI, Intergraph Mobile MapWorks and Intergraph Mobile Alert. Key enhancements built within Intergraph Geospatial 2014 are: Create Customised Analytics: users can leverage highly intuitive spatial modelling for creating powerful data analysis once, and repeat it indefinitely. In addition, the new spatial modeller allows users to work with point clouds and other... (read more)
2014-01-07 09:14:03

Optech Acquires Geospatial Systems

Optech has acquired the operations and assets of Geospatial Systems, Inc. (GSI), a US-based camera and imaging company. Don Carswell, Optech's president, says that photogrammetric imagery and Lidar data collection technologies continue to merge into a single mainstream technology. Optech is impressed by GSI's capabilities in the design, engineering and manufacturing of georeferenced metric electro-optical, infrared (EO/IR) and multispectral imaging systems. Their high-performance cameras, robust packaging and powerful image processing capabilities will enable the further fusion of Optech's Lidar and imaging solutions. This acquisition aligns with Optechs focus on extending its customer-oriented products and support.GSI has a recognised track record... (read more)
2010-12-20 04:44:28

Southern Mapping Geospatial Celebrates

Southern Mapping Geospatial (SMG), the black-owned South African arm of Southern Mapping Company celebrates its first anniversary this month. Highlights include the first full-visible near-infra-red (VNIR) and short-wave infra-red (SWIR) airborne hyperspectral campaign ever conducted in South Africa where radiation exposure, Acid Mine Drainage, mine rehabilitation, water quality, hydrocarbon spills and asbestos mineral mapping were assessed on four operational mines.     The Lidar division has completed over twenty local surveys across the power, infrastructure and mining sectors and has seen the addition of Tebogo Senoge, a Lidar analyst with over 3 years of experience in the field. The GIS... (read more)
2011-08-08 10:07:32

Geospatial Data Supply Contracts

Ordnance Survey has awarded a new four-year Framework Agreement for the Supply and Maintenance of Geospatial Data, which replaces previous data collection contracts. The Framework Agreement will run from April 2011 to March 2015 and sees Ordnance Survey developing its external supplier base for the supply and maintenance of topography, imagery and height data and services, which are used to maintain the currency, accuracy and information content of its core databases.   The framework agreement is divided into three lots and has been awarded in three lots.   Lot 1 includes Remotely Sensed Data Acquisition and contracts are awarded to... (read more)
2011-05-09 09:09:47

Lidar’s Next Geospatial Frontier

The State of Lidar for UAS Applications
Over the past two decades, airborne Lidar has evolved from a developmental technology into a well-established mapping solution, and in the process has revolutionised the surveying and mapping industry. Today, unmanned aerial systems (UASs) represent the next geospatial frontier. With recent advancements in sensor technology, the adoption of Lidar for UASs is rapidly expanding, leading to new industry horizons. Read on for insights into the current state of UAS-based Lidar technology and emerging trends. (By Michael Starek and Jinha Jung, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, USA) Integration of traditional airborne Lidar mapping technology with UASs has been challenging due to the... (read more)
2015-04-07 03:55:32

Trimble Creates Geospatial Division

Geo-3D, RolleiMetric, TopoSys, and INPHO have merged to create Trimble's GeoSpatial Division to provide sensors, systems, solutions, and professional services to the global geospatial industry. Trimble's GeoSpatial business delivers solutions in 3 key areas: Photogrammetry and LIDAR; Roads, Highways and Rail; Utilities and Energy for Transmission & Distribution.     Trimble's GeoSpatial Division offers data collection and information processing productivity solutions for: Capturing georeferenced data Extracting features and attributes Analyzing conditions and changes Managing assets and operations Integrating geospatial data into an enterprise system     (read more)
2009-06-23 11:07:38

Geospatial Photo Filing

Geo Tactical Solutions, USA, is in the final stages of development for its new photo mapping and management software PhotoGIS. This solution will allow users to easily map, organise, export and manage images taken with GPS-enabled digital cameras while also providing capabilities designed to enhance and streamline the photo-capture workflow for various military, federal and commercial organisations.   One feature of PhotoGIS is its QR code generator for pre-field data collection. The user enters project or mission related information saved as ‘memos' and the software generates a QR code for the camera to scan. This ‘memo' information, once in the... (read more)
2012-01-03 01:57:18

Geospatial Intelligence Certificate Program

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) (VA, USA) has launched the Geospatial Intelligence Certificate Program to support the professional education needs of the geospatial intelligence tradecraft. Colleges and universities are encouraged to apply to accredit their geospatial intelligence certificate program based on the criteria developed by USGIF. Applications can be found online at Applications must be submitted by 31st October for evaluation starting in November or by February 2008 for evaluation in May 2008.   "The Foundation's vision for this Geospatial Intelligence Certificate Program is to uphold an accredited institution to support the professional education needs of the geospatial... (read more)
2007-08-15 02:00:48
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