Portfolio of Optical Survey Solutions

Spectra Precision has introduced new additions to its Spectra Precision Focus line of optical survey solutions. With the new additions, survey and construction professionals have more positioning instrument choices to meet their job requirements. The announcement was made at the Spectra Precision - Nikon Worldwide Distribution Conference held in Frankfurt (Germany). The Spectra Precision Focus line is to be showcased in Karlsruhe (Germany), at Intergeo 2009.   The Spectra Precision Focus  30 is a robotic total station providing high speed, accuracy and precision in measurement. The robotic instrument moves the power of the observer from the instrument to the range... (read more)
2002-09-22 12:00:00

Changing

Developments in geo-technology move almost faster than a ray of light and as a consequence the daily work of a surveyor has been changing dramatically over recent years. Digitalisation of data collection, data processing and data storing have had a particularly major impact on the work of people both in the field and office. And developments will inevitably continue into the near future and beyond. Such developments place certain demands on each surveyor at every level of every company or institution: they have to be willing to learn to work with new techniques and procedures On the other hand, for... (read more)
2005-03-16 12:00:00

French Surveyors’ GNSS

The French Order of Chartered Surveyors (Ordre des Géomètres Experts) has set itself the objective of completing a GNSS network over the national territory. This network will allow positioning in real time with a precision better than an inch (2.5cm) anywhere within France. About five hundred surveyors, one third of the profession, already support the network. The project will begin during the first quarter of 2005 and the network will be completely rolled out across the entire country by the end of 2005. It will benefit from the labelling of reference stations by the IGN for ensuring their integration into... (read more)
2005-03-16 12:00:00

Continuously Developing to Press Down Cost Prices

GeoDesy Ltd.
GeoDesy is part of Horváth Holding Group and is a privately held Hungarian company. It was founded when the state-owned Hungarian Optical Works was privatised in 1995. Its roots, however, go back to the end of the 19th century. GeoDesy manufactures and sells tribrachs, theodolites and surveying accessories. In addition to this they also calibrate theodolites, levels, laser levels and spirit levels. The history of GeoDesy starts with a small fine-mechanical workshop in Kolozsvar University, Transylvania. In 1884, Nandor Süss, a mechanic at the university, moved to Budapest and organised a government-assisted school. Süss' private company evolved from the vocational... (read more)
2005-03-16 12:00:00

Keep Them Sharp!

You are, as a geomatics professional, working in one of the most rapidly growing areas of the world economy. Geomatics is all around us and there is loads of work ahead. The government of India has granted an enormous commission to the world’s biggest software giant to make the vast volume of geodata accessible to government workers, surveyors and the public. This will facilitate, for example, future disaster warning, and planning for building and construction or agriculture. Imagine the economic stimulus of this job, and the offshoot of prosperity that will hopefully accompany it. In the case of India, it... (read more)
2005-03-16 12:00:00

New Tools in Land Administration Are Required

GIM International Interviews Clarissa Augustinus, UN-HABITAT
In November 2004 an Expert Group Meeting on Secure Land Tenure was held at UN Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The focus of this meeting was to discuss new legal frameworks for the improvement of land tenure security and related implementation tools, to discuss evolutionary approaches for recording and mapping of land tenure forms, and to discuss possibilities to improve existing land administration systems. During this unique meeting of social scientists, anthropologists, lawyers and land surveyors, GIM International took the opportunity to meet Dr Clarissa Augustinus, chief of UN-HABITAT’s Land & Tenure Section. Why has UN-HABITAT co-sponsored this meeting? UN-HABITAT has... (read more)
2005-03-16 12:00:00

New Tools in Land Administration Are Required

GIM International Interviews Clarissa Augustinus, UN-HABITAT
In November 2004 an Expert Group Meeting on Secure Land Tenure was held at UN Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The focus of this meeting was to discuss new legal frameworks for the improvement of land tenure security and related implementation tools, to discuss evolutionary approaches for recording and mapping of land tenure forms, and to discuss possibilities to improve existing land administration systems. During this unique meeting of social scientists, anthropologists, lawyers and land surveyors, GIM International took the opportunity to meet Dr Clarissa Augustinus, chief of UN-HABITAT’s Land & Tenure Section. Why has UN-HABITAT co-sponsored this meeting? UN-HABITAT has... (read more)
2005-03-16 12:00:00

Reflectorless Laser Distance Measurement

A beam coming from the instrument. Aim it at a surface and push the button, and the distance is measured by laser. Reflectorless laser distance measurement, <i>I know what it is, I know what it does, but how does it work?</i> EDM Reflectorless Electronic Distance Measurement (EDM) enables the measurement of distances of up to hundreds of metres without needing to access the target. Inaccessible objects and objects located at dangerous sites can thus be mapped easily. In order to use the technology properly, the surveyor should be knowledgeable about the underlying physics and characteristics and peculiarities of reflectorless measurement.... (read more)
2005-03-16 12:00:00

Modern Land Consolidation

Multipurpose Approach for Sustainable Development
Many surveyors are involved in land consolidation projects at technical and managerial level. The matrix of objectives, procedures and tools which constitute land consolidation is under major change, as is the application in real life situations. There are also related changes to the institutional framework of laws, regulations and the bodies involved in public administration. The authors give an impression of these developments. Traditionally, land consolidation is used as an instrument for the improvement of the business structure of farms, through the consolidation of fragmented agricultural parcels. The need for a better structure has evolved out of the provision of... (read more)
2005-03-17 12:00:00

Building Information System

A System Based on Terrestrial Laser Scanning
In Lombardy (Italy) one has started a project on risk-assessment of buildings of historical-architectural importance. For this purpose a Building Information System (BIS) has been created, based on archived and surveyed data. Essentially a multi-sensor approach has been applied to archive the inside and the outside of the monument. The primary technology is terrestrial laser scanning. The authors treat the activities done for creating the BIS of the Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo, build in 1137. The Santa Maria Maggiore monument includes the Colleoni Chapel and holds the graves of the well-known composer Gaetano Donizetti and of the famous commander... (read more)
2005-03-17 12:00:00
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