Indoor Positioning

Technologies, Features and Prospects
Outdoor positioning and navigation techniques using GNSS have been well explored and are now a vital part of daily life all over the planet. Since GNSS was initially designed to support the military during open-air combat, there was no need for the signals to be able to pass through walls and roofs. Indoor positioning therefore requires the alternatives to GNSS. How can geomatics contribute to the deployment of indoor positioning solutions? In aiming to find answers to that question, this article also examines current technologies and the various types of applications they originate from. An indoor positioning system is a... (read more)
2013-10-28 01:54:29

3D Geo GmbH Potsdam

A spin-off from the renowned Hasso Plattner Institute for Software Systems Technology, 3D Geo GmbH develops and sells solutions for 3D visualisation of cities and the management thereof. Its main product is LandXplorer-Studio, which provides support for estate agents, architects, urban planners, local government and service providers.<P> To reach the office building of 3D Geo GmbH one has to pass under the arched gateway to Studio Babelsberg, the oldest large-scale film studio in the world. Here, in 1930, Marlene Dietrich made Der Blaue Engel (The Blue Angel) , the film that won her international acclaim for her role in this... (read more)
2008-06-05 12:00:00

Intergeo Preview 2011 (2)

Everyone who truly matters in the geomatics and surveying-related business will be travelling to Germany ¨C or more precisely to the Bavarian city of Nuremberg ¨C in the last week of September this year: Intergeo 2011 is being held in the Nuremberg exhibition centre (N¨¹rnbergMesse) from 27th to 29th September. The organisers are expecting some 17,500 visitors from more than 80 countries around the world to attend the trade show, while the associated conference is likely to welcome over 1,500 visitors ¨C and you will probably be among them! (Continued from Part 1 A - Joseph Attenberger)    Juniper Systems... (read more)
2011-09-21 04:24:30

Pioneers in Capturing Public Space

GIM International interviews Frank Pauli, CycloMedia
CycloMedia is a renowned mapping company specialised in large-scale and systematic visualisations of environments. Its headquarters are situated in The Netherlands, a country that is an excellent testing ground for continuous innovation in mobile mapping solutions. GIM International's Wim van Wegen took to the highway and headed south to the old town of Zaltbommel to talk with Frank Pauli, CEO of the developer of advanced camera and image processing techniques. You were appointed in 2013 as CEO at CycloMedia. An important part of the company’s strategy was/is the focus on the international markets. Where are we today? It certainly is part... (read more)
2017-11-01 01:23:24

ESRI User Conference – A Preview

7th to 11th August, San Diego, California, US
The Annual International ESRI User Conference takes place from 7 to 11 August in San Diego, California, US. At the accompanying exhibition many companies from all over the world present products and services, often in close relationship to ESRI products. As may be expected from the location of the conference, most enterprises represented at the exhibition are US or Canada-based. But there will also be organisations from Russia, India, France, Japan and The Netherlands. The promised presence of Topcon, Thales and Leica Geosystems demonstrates the vivid and increas-ingly close coupling of GIS and surveying. This connection is also demonstrated by... (read more)
2006-07-24 12:00:00

Geomatics at TU Delft

Developments in Geomatics Education (6)
Collecting, processing, managing and distributing information and transforming it into relevant support for decision making constitutes the nerve system of society at local, regional, national and global scale. Of increasing importance is information bound to certain locations at, above or beneath the surface of the earth. The tools, techniques and theoretical background for acquiring, processing, managing and disseminating geo-information constitute the discipline of Geomatics. TU Delft expertise in geomatics originates from a long tradition of education in Geodesy offered over fifty years at both BSc and MSc level until 2004. Since 2005 Geomatics at TU Delft has been offered as... (read more)
2007-05-15 12:00:00

Christ the Redeemer Reconstructed in 3D

UAV Deployed in Challenging Conditions to Reconstruct Iconic Statue
The famous statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro has been reconstructed in 3D using a UAV. Challenging weather conditions and the sheer size of the monument meant that careful planning was required to complete the project and maintain safety. Thousands of pictures were captured around the statue and processed to create a large and accurate point cloud and a textured mesh. (By Lisa Chen and Sonja Betschart, Pix4D, and April Blaylock, Aeryon Labs) Fascinating images of the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, were seen around the world during last year’s FIFA World... (read more)
2016-06-29 11:08:28

The USA’s National Spatial Data Infrastructure Needs Improvement

GIM International interviews COGO Chair Mike Vanhook
Data themes with the most diffused authority and largest number of responsible stakeholders generally have lower grades. Overall, the backbone of the U.S. National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) was assigned a C- grade following an assessment by a panel of experts initiated by the Coalition of Geospatial Organizations (COGO). The chair of COGO, Michael Vanhook, explains the context. How important is COGO in the United States? In our field it cannot be overlooked. COGO comprises 13 national professional societies, trade associations and membership organisations in the geospatial field, representing more than 170,000 individual producers and users of geospatial data and... (read more)
2017-03-01 11:27:04

Low-cost 3D Scanning Solution for High-value Deliverables

Matterport’s platform approach provides simple, economical access to immersive technology and 3D visualization
Professionals across the architectural, engineering and construction disciplines have long understood the importance of visualisation in planning and executing building projects. Visual tools such as drawings, photos and more recently 3D scanning, imagery and computer-generated models enable architects, contractors and owners to develop deep understanding of on-site conditions. Accurate information is essential in developing designs and strategies to produce great results. (This article is brought to you by Matterport) But high quality imagery and 3D data is not easy to come by. The need to capture and share realistic visual data has driven a series of significant technological advances. In... (read more)
2018-04-26 11:09:02

Gearing up for Karlsruhe

GIM international interviews Karl-Friedrich Thöne
From 22nd to 24th September the technology region of Karlsruhe in Germany will draw international geo-professionals from around the world to Intergeo 2009. Experts from five continents will be visiting this, the world's top event for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. Incorporating a trade fair and conference, Intergeo enables participants to meet decision-makers, developers and buyers, and to learn more about the latest topics, trends and technologies in the industry, many focused on the preservation of our planet. We spoke to Dr Karl-Friedrich Thöne, president of the German Association of Surveying - Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management (DVW),... (read more)
2009-09-17 01:24:14
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