Sustainable Geospatial Building Opens

A new GBP4.5 million Geospatial Building has been completed by a trio of Nottinghamshire firms. Located in the University's Innovation Park, close to the Jubilee Campus, the project is a regional beacon in terms of research and training facilities.  The three storey building will be the new home for the University's Centre for Geospatial Science, the Galileo Research and Applications Centre of Excellence (GRACE) and the Institute of Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy (IESSG). The new three-storey centre has been designed by a team of three Nottingham-based firms: maber architects, mechanical and electrical consultants d3-Shipway and structural engineers Price &... (read more)
2010-01-27 04:42:18

ISPRS Geospatial Week 2017

During the ISPRS Geospatial Week 2015 in La Grande Motte, France, the decision was taken to hold the next Geospatial Week in China, organised by Wuhan University. A strong Chinese delegation submitted a winning application to the panel and was successful in their bid. Wuhan University is the largest university in the field of photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial science, with approximately 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The 2017 edition of the Geospatial Week will take place from 18 to 22 September with Deren Li, honorary member of ISPRS, as director. He will be joined by a large team headed... (read more)
2016-07-15 05:31:16

Geospatial Data Quality Survey

The OGC (MD, USA) Technical Committee's Spatial Data Quality Working Group (WG) has been gathering information and requirements from OGC members for the past year and has now begun primary research on spatial data quality measures. Their survey on spatial data quality went live on Monday 15th October, targeting thousands of geospatial data suppliers and users from around the world. The group seeks to develop an interoperable framework or model for OGC Quality Assurance Web Services that will enable improved access and sharing of high quality geospatial information. To achieve this goal it is necessary to learn what organisations mean... (read more)
2007-10-18 09:29:26

Geospatial Big Data

Geospatial has always been considered as big data, both by its own advocates and many others, writes Ian Holt, a big data evangelist from the UK, in his latest column in 'GIM International'. Yet large spatial databases and datasets are no longer enough to qualify as ‘big data’ as we now define it. Instead, they are just a piece of the broader picture. Geospatial has always been considered as big data, both by its own advocates and many others. In fact, I could probably stop writing this column right now as we all collectively nod our heads. We could go one step further and... (read more)
2017-06-26 02:09:46

Tomorrow’s Global Geospatial Needs

GIM International Interviews Christian Heipke
The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) is one of the leading organisations within the geomatics sector and has a long-standing partnership with GIM International. We spoke to Christian Heipke, secretary general of the ISPRS, during the 2013 Geospatial World Forum in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Here, he shares his views on topics such as the growing role of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and oblique imagery – just two examples of major developments in data acquisition at the moment – as well as the future challenges for the industry. Congratulations on receiving the Photogrammetric (Fairchild) Award, the highest scientific... (read more)
2013-07-12 12:21:20

Comprehensive Geospatial Server Portfolio

The upcoming Intergraph Geospatial 2013 release features a complete server offering to meet an organisation’s enterprise needs. The portfolio includes powerful tools for managing data, delivering web services, web mapping, on-demand geoprocessing and workflow development and deployment. Utilising a single web client, Intergraph has streamlined the experience throughout its server offerings. It is now simpler and more convenient for users to share maps and services with others inside and outside of the organisation. Mladen Stojic, vice president Geospatial at Intergraph, said that effectively sharing geospatial data inside and outside of the organisation has always been a challenge, hindering fast decision... (read more)
2012-11-08 11:49:05

Geospatial World in Hyderabad

The geospatial world gathered in Hyderabad, India, from January 18th to 21st at the Geospatial World Forum (GWF). With high-profile guests and delegates from all over the globe convening in the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, the old city of the Nizam rulers once again became a buzzing hub of geospatial business. More than 400 speakers addressed sixty thematic sessions, and close to 2,000 delegates filled the Hyderabad International Convention Center. During the opening ceremony it was remarked that more than 80% of all data has a geographical reference, be it in field of environment, biology or health care. But... (read more)
2011-02-02 12:00:00

ISPRS Geospatial Week 2015

Information extraction from remotely sensed data, geospatial information management and visualisation, and the development of geospatially based innovative applications and services are all very important topics of research in photogrammetry, remote sensing and geoinformation science. Hence, these topics will be covered at the ISPRS Geospatial Week 2015 which will be held in La Grande Motte (Montpellier), France, from 28 September to 2 October 2015. In order to discuss recent developments and future trends in research in these fields, the ISPRS Geospatial Week proposes a bundle of already established conferences/workshops combined with emerging events, namely: - Silvilaser (Lidar applications for assessing... (read more)
2015-04-10 02:17:59

Crowdsourced Geospatial Data

Crowdsourcing (2)
The full feature is online at http://member.gim-international.com/. Please subscribe for free using the Subscribe button in the left hand column. Wikipedia defines ‘crowdsourcing’ as the “act of outsourcing tasks traditionally performed by an employee or contractor to a large group of people or community (a crowd)”. While crowdsourcing sometimes refers to programming tasks, it more often – in a geospatial context – refers to data collection. Ubiquitous location-enabled mobile devices incorporating telephones, cameras, on-board sensor maps and location services enable citizens to contribute location-based and descriptive data, whether intentionally or passively, into a broad range of applications. A particular characteristic,... (read more)
2012-08-24 04:57:18

Common Geospatial Tool Set

Pitney Bowes Business Insight (PBBI, UK) is participating in a demonstration of geospatial capabilities commissioned by the UK's Ministry of Defence (MOD) and managed by Lockheed Martin UK IS&S. PBBI has supported the Common Geospatial Tool Set (CGTS) research project delivery team since 2008, and recently participated in a high-level demonstration of its capabilities in front of over one hundred senior representatives from the MOD, the emergency services and the Government. The aim of the CGTS project is to establish a coherent geospatial capability for UK Defence through the provision of a set of standardised and common geospatial services and... (read more)
2010-12-09 12:14:00
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