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

On-demand Geospatial Intelligence Service

NTT GEOSPACE (Japan) has launched an online geospatial intelligence service powered by DigitalGlobe. The service, named GEOSPACE CDS, features on-demand access to imagery sourced from DigitalGlobe's suite of content services, including DigitalGlobe Global Basemap and DigitalGlobe FirstLook.     Using the web-based GEOSPACE CDS interface, users quickly find and begin using the images they need from the complete DigitalGlobe imagery archive of the region. The archive includes more than 80 million photo tiles, covering the majority of the Japanese landmass. New images of the region are being consistently captured by DigitalGlobe satellites and added to the library, so users can... (read more)
2011-10-27 11:26:19

How-to Guide Geospatial Infrastructures

World Bank personnel are hosting a workshop at GSDI12 in Singapore in October that will explore the need for a pragmatic How-to Guide. The proposed guide would explicitly address the needs of developing countries in implementing and maintaining spatial data infrastructure at the sub-national and national levels. As input to the workshop, they would like to have your responses to a short survey. The short ten-question survey should take less than ten minutes to complete for the typical respondent. Responses will remain anonymous unless you desire make your identity and contact information available to World Bank staff. (read more)
2010-08-16 09:11:50

Geospatial Framework Agreement for Stockholm

Blom, Norway, has signed a framework contract with all 26 municipalities in the Stockholm region (Stockholms län), Sweden, with an estimated value of approximately EUR2.6 million. The framework agreement comprises supply of services for airborne photography, laser scanning and corresponding mapping and modelling. The framework contract covers the years 2012, 2013 and 2014, with an optional extension of a further two years.     Blom has worked for many years to position itself within the municipality and government markets to provide geographic services. The scope of the contract is to cover the municipalities' need for updated and accurate data for... (read more)
2012-01-09 11:35:27

National Geospatial Advisory Committee Appointments

US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has appointed fourteen individuals to serve as members of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC). The members of the NGAC report to the chair of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), which is the Federal interagency executive group responsible for providing leadership and direction in Federal geospatial programs. The FGDC is chaired by the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary's designee. The new appointees to the National Geospatial Advisory Committee are: • Dr. Robert Austin, City of Tampa, FL • Ms. Sophia Beym, State of New Mexico • Mr. Michael Byrne, State... (read more)
2010-03-29 11:51:40

Geosk Platform Geospatial Data Catalogue

Geosk Platform is a geospatial location-based Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) offering. The Geosk Platform contains a comprehensive geospatial data catalogue and delivers it via an easy-to-use, cloud-based portal that lets customers pay as they go. It facilitates immediate access and integration of the most current geospatial data into business analyses, location-based marketing programmes and risk management calculations. The Geosk Platform data catalogue includes both free and fee-based geospatial data from Pitney Bowes Business Insight as well as content from third-party data providers such as Ordnance Survey and TomTom. For data providers, the Geosk Platform will function as an online delivery channel for... (read more)
2010-08-05 12:30:25

Geospatial Management of Earth Resources

FIG Commissions 5 (Positioning and Measurement) and 6 (Engineering Surveys), together with the Siberian State Academy of Geodesy (SSGA) held a workshop on ‘Innovative Technologies for Efficient Geospatial Management of Earth Resources' on Lake Baikal in Listvyanka, Russia, from 23rd to 30th July 2009. The conference was attended by about forty participants. The technical programme included twenty presentations in four technical sessions.   Speakers Participants and guests were welcomed by Prof. Dr Alexander D. Afanasyev, vice-rector for Scientific Studies, Irkutsk State Technical University, Prof. Dr Lothar Gruendig, FIG WG 6.3 chair, Prof. Vladimir Seredovich, SSGA, vice-rector for innovative activities), Boris... (read more)
2009-09-23 12:00:00

Global Confluence of Geospatial Thought

More than 2000 global experts and users of geospatial technologies will gather together at Hyderabad International Convention Centre from 10 - 13 February 2009 to discuss, deliberate and evolve ways to create a Sustainable Planet Earth for the conference, Map World Forum.     The conference is being organized by GIS Development. The Forum promises to be a Global Congregation for thought and discussion between experts from various fields like Environment, Finance, Management, Technology and Governance with Geospatial specialists striving to make our planet a sustainable one. It aims to bring the geospatial community into limelight with regards to mainstream... (read more)
2009-02-06 11:07:51
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