Continuous Surveying: the Future of the Sector

Surveyors have been working for centuries on creating cadastres, measuring buildings and other construction works, building roads and suchlike. Whenever there was a need for measuring with coordinates, the surveyor was called in. And, in effect, nothing has changed – and yet everything has changed too. After all, no one can claim that surveyors are working in the same way and at the same pace as they did decades ago. While it is true that the surveyors are called upon whenever measurements are needed, nowadays measurements are needed everywhere and on a continuous basis. Read on for thoughts on what... (read more)
2016-05-10 01:39:13

Report: First European Aerial Surveying Summit

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Today’s digital societies require a continuous supply of updated, reliable and correct geodata, and new technologies are arriving with increasing speed. The manned aerial survey is by far the main source of high-resolution geographical data in the geoinformation ecosystem. This article looks back on the first edition of the European Aerial Surveying Summit, which was held in Denmark in December 2018. When people talk about geographical data and its creation, then satellites or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or ‘drones’) – ubiquitous in the daily media stream – often spring to mind. Lately, mobile surveying systems have started to take on... (read more)
2019-01-16 10:13:32

The Parallels between Surveying and Journalism

Wim van Wegen, content manager of 'GIM International', recently attended the Year in Infrastructure Conference in the UK, organised annually by Bentley Systems. Comments by the company's chief communication officer, Chris Barron, set him thinking about the parallels between surveying and journalism. In this column, he probes the similarities further against the backdrop of today's data-driven society and the digital transformation. In October I was in London to attend the Year in Infrastructure Conference, organised annually by Bentley Systems. Chris Barron, chief communication officer at the software solution provider for engineers and construction professionals, kicked off the Media Day with warm... (read more)
2018-11-22 10:16:01

New Platform Connects Construction and Surveying Professionals

Publishing company Geomares, the name behind the leading international geomatics magazine 'GIM International' and the product platform for surveying, positioning and machine guidance 'Geo-matching', is launching 'Geo4Construction'. This new online platform brings together construction engineers and geospatial professionals in order to disseminate surveying knowledge in the Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) industry and pave the way for the digital future. The AEC industry cannot escape the digital transformation, which is creating a growing need for geospatial knowledge. Highly accurate measurements are crucial throughout the built-environment life cycle, and that is precisely where surveying skills come into play. However, a surveyor’s... (read more)
2019-12-11 11:53:54

New Platform Connects Construction and Surveying Professionals

Publishing company Geomares, the name behind the leading international magazines GIM International and Hydro International for geospatial and hydrographic surveying professionals, is now expanding its activities with the launch of Geo4Construction. This new online platform brings together construction engineers and geospatial professionals in order to disseminate surveying knowledge in the Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) industry and pave the way for the digital future. The AEC industry cannot escape the digital transformation, which is creating a growing need for geospatial knowledge. Highly accurate measurements are crucial throughout the built-environment life cycle, and that is precisely where surveying skills come into play.... (read more)
2019-09-13 11:05:26

‘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

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

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

Topocart Aerial Transmission Line Surveying Project

Topocart, Brazil, has pioneered the application of aerial photogrammetry combined with laser profiling for section surveys to meet the design needs of transmission lines. Despite the extensive experience in conventional topography, the surveys necessary for implementation of transmission lines from power plants that make up the Madeira Complex had serious environmental restrictions for opening of clearings, especially in the Amazon region. These restrictions would jeopardise the implementation schedule of the lines, since only the conventional topography would not be completed in time needed to begin transmission. Topocart undertook to perform surveys of almost 1,500 kilometres, on schedule. For this it... (read more)
2013-03-28 08:30:00

Surveying a Complete Island in the Maldives

In December 2016, Aeromao – in collaboration with Foresight Surveyors – completed a full photogrammetric survey mission with an Aeromapper Talon over one of the most unique and exotic islands in the Maldives. In total, the mission surveyed an area of approximately 1 square kilometre at a ground sample distance (GSD) of 2cm/pixel. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flew at a cruise altitude of 100m AGL and collected 1,422 photos with an amazing level of detail. A digital surface model (DSM), orthophoto and point cloud were generated using Pix4DMapper. Despite the 2-hour flight-endurance capability of the Aeromapper Talon, the mission was... (read more)
2017-05-17 08:21:39
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