Re-surveying Firms for Levelling after Earthquake

Following a competitive tender process, Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has appointed Opus, Beca, and CPG to carry out critical re-surveying work in post-quake Canterbury. The three firms will share the significant task of restoring the region\'svertical control network - the system of about 400 survey markers that enable the accurate determination of heights. The work is expected to be completed by June 2011. Government recently gave LINZ an additional NZD850,000 towards this and other earthquake-related surveys in order to discover how the position of the land has changed - information that is critical as the region's infrastructure is re-established."We... (read more)
2011-01-28 03:51:43

‘KOLIDA Cup’ National Surveying Skill Competition

Promoted by China’s Ministry of Education, the ‘KOLIDA Cup’ National Surveying Skill Competition is the most influential national, vocational student-skills competition in the Chinese surveying industry. The competition aims to assess the basic surveying knowledge and operational skills of the students, as well as the teaching outcomes of the colleges. KOLIDA Instruments, as the exclusive sponsor, has provided instruments, software and technical service for this national competition for the past three years. During the competition, students can gain more experience in data capture and post- processing as well as developing a greater sense of team spirit. Meanwhile, the competition provides... (read more)
2014-05-23 08:30:00

Teledyne Optech Introduces Surveying Solutions at Intergeo

Teledyne Optech is launching survey instruments and workflow solutions for the productive and accurate collection of 3D spatial data at Intergeo 2016 in Hamburg, Germany. These include new solutions for survey-grade static and mobile mapping, as well as new efficiency feature sets for Teledyne Optech’s airborne mapping solutions. Visitors to booth A4.002 in hall A4 will see the unveiling of several new and improved static and mobile mapping systems. These additions to Teledyne Optech’s product line include a brand-new static surveying system that combines the latest Lidar technology with highly automated software to make survey-grade mapping widely available to new... (read more)
2016-10-06 11:03:15

Gexcel Presents Wearable Mobile Surveying System

Gexcel, an Italian provider of Lidar and imagery analysis software solutions, has entered the 3D mobile mapping market with its HERON system. HERON is Gexcel’s innovative professional indoor and outdoor real-time 3D surveying system, developed under an EC-JRC licence. Developed for challenging mapping and surveying tasks, such as deep dark underground mines or tunnels or in a complex industrial area, HERON is suited both for surveying, localisation and model-comparison tasks. Surveying For challenging surveying jobs the system works as follows. The surveyor wears the HERON backpack laser scanner and walks along the site without using GPS/GNSS, targets and trolleys. The... (read more)
2017-05-23 04:33:57

Surveying the Past Using a Drone

Modelling the Caesar’s Camp Oppidum under Dense Cover
Archaeology has long been reliant on ground-level geophysical disciplines and aerial photographs shot from an aircraft or ultralight. Airborne observations not only enable remains that are invisible on the ground to be detected and studied in a non-destructive way, but also to pinpoint where reconnaissance probes or excavations should be performed. If a site is covered by dense vegetation, Lidar is the only tool practicable for aerial observation. Lidar was applied in a unmanned aerial system (UAS or ‘drone’) survey of the site known as ‘Caesar’s Camp’, situated in the French municipality of Changé/Saint-Piat, located 2km south of Maintenon. The... (read more)
2018-02-01 09:17:39

Foreign Surveying Control Tightened in China

China will increase the supervision of foreigners who conduct surveys and map areas of the country. Foreign organisations and individuals, who engage in surveying and mapping in scientific research and teaching programs, travel or exploration, must obtain approval from the government and accept supervision, the State Bureau of Survey and Mapping said. The number of foreigners conducting surveying and mapping in China is on the rise and many field projects have been carried out illegally, which have threatened the security of the country, according to the state bureau. The Chinese law on surveying and mapping states that foreigners must cooperate... (read more)
2006-08-31 12:00:00

Focusing on High-quality Surveying Instruments

FOIF (Suzhou FOIF Co., Ltd.) is located in Suzhou Industrial Park in China, near Shanghai. The company has integrated the disciplines of R&D, manufacturing, sales, logistics and after-sales service to address the measurement needs of the construction and surveying industries by providing high-quality instruments including gyroscopes, GNSS receivers, total stations, theodolites, levels, laser plummets, etc. The company has evolved into the leading manufacturer of its kind in China. The origins of FOIF date back nearly 50 years, with the founding of Suzhou First Optical Instrument Factory in 1958. Over the past almost half a century, FOIF has achieved many ‘firsts’... (read more)
2014-04-30 12:07:02

South Located in Newly Named Surveying Building

South Surveying recently completed its new headquarters in Guangzhou, China, where more than 1,000 of its employees are now working in national and global sales, research & development, quality assurance, marketing and manufacturing of total stations, GIS software and GNSS receivers. To express the importance it places on the field of geomatics in general and surveying in particular, South has proudly renamed its new premises 'the Surveying Building'. The building is situated adjacent to the downtown boulevard in this busy metropolis in the southern region of China, a country that is working on its infrastructure and construction at a previously... (read more)
2012-04-18 11:40:18

New Name for Geospatial and Surveying Programme

The School of Surveying and Spatial Information Systems at the University of New South Wales will be known as the School of Surveying and Geospatial Engineering (SAGE). The name reflects the two degree programs offered by the School: Bachelor of Engineering (Surveying) and Bachelor of Engineering (GIS). The head of SAGE, Professor Chris Rizos, said it was important that the name of the school aid in attracting school leavers and mature-age students to its programmes. The name now reflects accurately the two degrees and the two professional pathways that are offered by the school. He says that surveying has an... (read more)
2012-07-10 09:14:52

Florida – hub of surveying and GIS

Florida was the hub of the surveying and geospatial industry during the last week of April 2006. From 23rd through 26th of April the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping held their annual conference at the Caribe Royale Resort and Convention Center in Orlando. The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) was conferencing from 24th through 26th of April at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa. In the convention center in Orlando some 45 exhibitors displayed their latest stuff for almost 1,000 visitors of the show. Amongst the exhibitors the visitor could spot quite a few this year from China.... (read more)
2006-06-22 12:00:00
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