Mapping the Maldives

Photogrammetry was already in existence more than a century ago, although, judging by current standards, only in its infancy. This technology, gradually refined over time and now ripened into maturity, means that today reliable, accurate and detailed geo-data can be acquired of large areas by taking measurements from imagery recorded by film or digital camera onboard an aircraft. A few significant dates. The International Society for Photogrammetry (ISP), predecessor of ISPRS, was founded by E. Dolezal in Austria in 1910. In 1921 came introduction of the Autocartograph, the first universal analogue plotter. In 1932 Schermerhorn, famous founder of the International... (read more)
2008-03-06 12:00:00

European Lidar Mapping Forum

Intelligent Exhibitions is organising the second edition of the European Lidar Mapping Forum. The venue will be Salzburg, Austria and is to take place from 29th to 30th November 2011. The Call for Papers has also been released with the conference committee requesting abstracts in the following areas: Data Acquisition - Airborne and Terrestrial Lidar and Bathymetric, Data Fusion & Processing Technologies, Developments in GIS & Data modelling, Industry Issues, Mobile Mapping & Survey and details on recent projects. The deadline for submission is 25th July 2011.   This event focuses on airborne, bathymetric, and terrestrial Lidar and mobile mapping... (read more)
2011-06-23 04:49:09

NOAA Shoreline Mapping Contract

Photo Science (KY, USA) has been awarded a five-year IDC contract by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide aerial photography and photogrammetric mapping services to support of the nationwide Shoreline Mapping Program. Through this contract, Photo Science will assist NOAA in delineating approximately 95,000 miles of shoreline and provide an official and accurate delineation of the National Shoreline. This will be accomplished via stereo photogrammetry using tide-coordinated aerial photography controlled by kinematic GPS techniques. This process produces a seamless, digital database of the national shoreline and a database of aerial photography which will help establish the legal... (read more)
2006-08-24 12:00:00

Underground Mobile Mapping

Laser Scanning and Imaging of Corridors in Japan
Common mobile mapping systems heavily rely on positioning using GNSS. However, concrete, soil and other materials block GNSS signals, thus impeding their use when inspecting pipelines, subways or other underground corridors. Furthermore, such corridors are often narrow, which requires the system to be compact. Here, the author describes a platform equipped with laser scanners and a camera which has been developed in Japan for mapping a wide variety of narrow underground spaces. Regular inspection of underground corridors is important to detect deformations and damage. The success of above-ground mobile mapping systems (MMSs) triggered us to design an MMS for use... (read more)
2014-06-06 10:27:22

Digital Mapping Camera Conference

More than 50 leading aerial mapping company representatives and Intergraph Digital Mapping Camera (DMC) users from twelve different countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East met for the fourth annual Intergraph European Digital Mapping Camera User Forum. At the event, attendees heard from industry leaders and learned more about producing high-resolution digital aerial images.   The user forum, held 26 and 27 January in Münster (Germany) featured keynote speaker Dr. Karsten Jacobsen of the Institute of Photogrammetry and GeoInformation at the University of Hanover. Dr. Jacobsen presented a comparison of "GSD versus true GSD" and why specially designed camera... (read more)
2009-03-16 11:54:54

Mangrove Mapping and Monitoring

RS and GIS in Conservation and Management Planning
The mangroves of the Sunderban area in India are one of the most productive and diverse ecosystems in the world, and yet they are a threatened habitat. To formulate a conservation and management plan periodic mapping and monitoring of mangroves is a prime requisite. The authors demonstrate that remote sensing and GIS techniques, including visual interpretation, are effective and efficient techniques for this purpose. The objectives of this study are threefold: mangrove mapping and monitoring, database creation and conservation prioritisation. Essential parameters in monitoring mangrove areas are disturbance index and fragmentation level. The disturbance index provides a measure for the... (read more)
2006-02-23 12:00:00

Danish Aerial Mapping Company

As part of Fugro's strategy to expand its Aerial Mapping services business in Europe, a new company - Fugro Aerial Mapping A/S - has been established in Denmark to provide Aerial Imagery and LiDAR services in Scandinavia.   Fugro acquired earlier this summer three survey aircraft, various sensors and other related equipment which were formerly owned by the company Scankort A/S and which will be operated in future by the new Fugro company in Denmark.   (read more)
2009-07-31 09:51:24

INS for Airborne Mapping

iXBlue, France, has presented ATLANS as a cost-effective georeferencing and orientation system, designed for land and airborne mapping applications. The user obtains a compact, lightweight gyrocompass and motion sensor that consumes little power and yet provides all of the required data for demanding navigation, stabilisation and control applications as in UAS, digital imaging and hyperspectral imaging applications. ATLANS can be easily integrated with standard GNSS and DMI systems and is combined with most commonly used flight management, satellite tracking and mobile imaging systems. All of the interface and computing electronics are contained within a single housing that also features an... (read more)
2012-10-02 09:02:51

GGP's FastMAP Field Mapping

GGP Systems (UK) has announced a GPS and laser-assisted field mapping system for creating accurate maps of public-owned property, land and assets. The development follows integration between GGP's GIS and FastMAP, the mobile GIS Data Collection software from the Korec Group. Rugged handheld PC's are used in the field to map features, collect asset information and report incidents, aided by GPS satellite positioning and laser rangefinder instruments that allow pinpoint-accurate mapping including heights. The positioning technologies accurately record the position of an asset or feature against the on screen map display, which is compatible with Ordnance Survey MasterMap, and this... (read more)
2006-05-18 12:00:00

Satellite Imagery for Mapping

The ICA Commission on Mapping from Satellite Imagery is responsible for educating and informing the geospatial- data handling community about the link between the raw data captured from satellite imagery and the extraction, presentation and application of information derived from such data. See previous report on this page, GIM March 2007. ToR The Terms of Reference of the 2007-2011 commission, approved at the Moscow ICC, August 2007, include fundamental work: “[…] analysis of existing and forthcoming satellite imagery in view of their potential inputs for producing and updating topographic and thematic maps and databases; and assessment of the cartographic capabilities... (read more)
2008-06-05 12:00:00
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