eGIS PC Mapping Solution

Topcon Europe Positioning, The Netherlands, has introduced a version of eGIS handheld mapping software solution designed for tablet Windows-based personal computers: eGIS PC. This edition allows users to create, edit and display map geometry and attributes, view data which has been overlaid on one of the many web mapping systems available and is fully compatible with the industry standard ESRI ArcPad SHP file format. Designed for GIS data collection specifically for use with GNSS-powered PC devices, or devices with external GNSS modules such as the HiPer SR or GR-5, eGIS PC allows ease of use for all mapping activities from... (read more)
2012-10-09 10:11:24

Aerial Mapping for Malaga

Blom has signed an agreement with the County Council of Malaga (DiputaciĆ³n de Malaga), Spain, to deliver aerial products and services covering the full range of the customer value chain. Blom is to deliver a broad range of products and services, including oblique aerial imagery, urban vector maps, 3D models, laser scanning services and access to BlomURBEX, covering all the geographic areas as managed by the customer. The project will begin immediately and is expected to last over the next two years.     The delivered data will among other be used for updating land information, development of roads and... (read more)
2011-01-18 12:00:00

Corridor Mapping Solution

The ALTM Orion C200 isased on the Orion platform, and the first in a series of ALTMs designed specifically for the corridor market. This low-altitude mapping solution addresses the needs of a burgeoning industry demanding a turn-key solution which is fully supported, upgradeable and cost-effective.   Ideally suited for smaller aircraft with minimal payload and power capability, the ALTM Orion C200 incorporates an eye-safe, 1.5 micron high-precision laser with an effective repetition rate of 200 kHz, and a variable field of view for those requiring maximum available density in a robust and flexible package.  Standard design features include variable roll... (read more)
2009-03-13 04:27:43

Romania Flood Mapping Contract

Blom Romania has signed a contract with the Romanian national water authority to develop plans for the prevention, protection and flood mitigation effects in the Ialomita, Calmatui and Mostistea river basins in Romania. The total area of these basins measures some 13,776 sq km, equivalent to approximately 5% of the total surface area of Romania. The expected value of the agreement is approximately EUR2.3 million and work will start in 2011.     Specific objectives of the project are to create detailed hydrological models and to produce flood hazard maps using hydraulic modeling. Flood hazard maps will help the authorities... (read more)
2011-10-21 12:02:25

Mapping the Middle East

Owned and operated in the United Arab Emirates, Vision, which was launched at Map Middle East in May 2009, has invested significant resources in expanding its regional aerial-survey and digital-mapping capabilities. Formerly known as Pictometry Middle East, Vision combines diverse aerial survey capabilities with local experience to offer end-to-end mapping solutions for projects of any size in the Middle East and North Africa.<P>   Simple Goal In creating Vision the goal was simple: the company would serve as a reliable one-stop provider of cost-effective geospatial information customised to meet individual client needs. Headquartered at Dubai Airport, Vision understands that every... (read more)
2009-06-30 12:00:00

Community Risk Mapping

Involving the local community is one of the best approaches for prevention and/or mitigation of disaster, and might even include activities such as geo-data collection, map generation, action-plan development and data maintenance. Mapping enables a community to recognise its own resources and capacities, important in changing the “victim and survivor” mindset in relation to hazard; the idea that one must wait passively for rescuers and relief workers to bring help. In the battle against disaster the individual must be shown how the community can act to avoid it; he must be persuaded to participate. Since the 1990s community-based disaster-risk management... (read more)
2007-11-14 12:00:00

Web Mapping for Education

The latest version of the EDINA Digimap service has gone live. The service is a co-operation of Cadcorp and the EDINA National Data Centre. Launched in 2000, the EDINA Digimap service specialises in the delivery of a number of geographical data resources over the Internet to over 150 academic institutions. National digital map data ranging from Ordnance Survey (OS) products to geology, marine and historical maps can be accessed by staff and students free at point of use. Based on Cadcorp's web mapping software GeognoSIS, the service also utilises a number of licences of Map Modeller, Cadcorp's desktop GIS.The new... (read more)
2010-04-13 09:25:27

Belize Biodiversity Mapping Service

Public Access to Biodiversity Information via the Web
The newly established Belize Biodiversity Mapping Service makes spatially-enabled biodiversity information available via a public website. Students, NGOs and government agencies are the primary users. For financial sustainability, the BBMS was developed using open-source map-server, database and web-scripting technologies. Whilst scientific investigation strives to improve the extant knowledge base, traditionally the results have been accessible only to an elite group of scientists. The Age of Technology is, however, rapidly democratising information of all types and opening up the world of science to anyone with a computer and an internet connection. But old habits die hard, and there is a lot... (read more)
2005-03-18 12:00:00

Mapping from Space

  In High Resolution Optical Satellite Imagery, four renowned photogrammetrists have joined forces to provide a step-by-step account of mapping from space. The book, published by Whittles (2012), is aimed at students, map producers and geoscientists. Its eight chapters emphasise the extraction of geometric information for map production and (automatic) generation of digital elevation models (DEM). In Chapter 1, co-author Ian Dowman defines ‘high resolution’ as a ground sample distance (GSD) of less than 16m. This number does not correspond to the usual subdivision, in which ‘high resolution’ refers to images with a GSD of between one and five metres... (read more)
2012-08-21 03:41:04

Disaster Mapping 2.0

Collaborating via GIS and Geo-webservices
There has been a recent increase in the incidence of major disasters and the damage caused, in terms both of human suffering and economic cost. UNOSAT Mapping The main goal of our research was to see how the current post-disaster mapping operations by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT), under the International Charter ‘Space and Major Disasters', could benefit from modern GIS and collaborative web-based mapping technology. The charter aims at providing a unified system of space-data acquisition and delivery to those affected by natural or manmade disaster, and is widely considered a... (read more)
2009-06-30 02:26:08
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