Survey Earth in a Day

On the day of the solstice, 21 June 2013, geospatial professionals around the world and members of Land Surveyors United - a global support network for land surveyors - will once again be simultaneously recording survey-grade GPS data from thousands of points around the globe, in order to gain a more accurate understanding of the Earth's surface. The first annual Survey Earth in a Day event was successful in establishing many new understandings between geospatial and geomatics professionals and the general public on geospatial issues. The mission aims not only to learn more about the Earth's surface but also to... (read more)
2013-01-23 09:43:08

Tersus Launches NeoRTK System to Unleash Surveying Potential

Tersus GNSS has announced the launch of a new-generation GNSS RTK system with multiple technology integrated for surveyors: the NeoRTK System. The Chinese company describes it as a high-performing solution applied with a multi-constellation and multi-frequency GNSS engine and various communication protocols. With the NeoRTK GNSS receiver, Tersus aims at providing high performance and stable signal reception to satisfy surveyors’ demands. With a high-end GNSS antenna inside, NeoRTK can speed up the time to first fix (TTFF) and improve the capability of anti-jamming. The 16GB internal storage and up to 32GB external SD card along with the built-in large-capacity battery... (read more)
2017-07-05 03:01:43

ESRI's Survey and GIS Summit 2005 Includes Engineering and Engineering Design

The ESRI Survey and GIS Summit 2005 will now include engineering and engineering design tracks and presentations. The summit, taking place 23-26 July 2005, brings professionals together with the goal of bridging the gap between surveying, engineering, and GIS technology. Expanding the Survey and GIS Summit is a natural progression because both the surveying and engineering industries employ GIS technology to manage or create geographic data. Surveyors use precise instruments, procedures, and computations to accurately locate and define geographic features while conducting field surveys that range from cadastral to engineering construction layout. Engineers design and build structures and infrastructures on... (read more)
2005-05-19 12:00:00

FIG President Handover

During a small and intimate handover ceremony at the FIG Office in Copenhagen, Denmark, CheeHai Teo took over office as president of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) from Professor Stig Enemark. Enemark lead the Federation for the last four years. Teo was elected during the past FIG Congress in Sydney, last April. According to the speech from Paul van der Molen, professor at the ITC in The Netherlands, Enemark was successful in telling the world about the importance of the role of the surveyor. Dr. Chrissy Potsiou, FIG Council Member from Greece, shared how Enemark gained the admiration of... (read more)
2010-11-29 11:07:30

Surveyors Told to Oppose LightSquared

American surveyors should respond en masse to the plans of LightSquared to deploy 40,000 base stations providing wireless broadband for the United States. These stations would be using spectrum on the L-band adjacent to that of GPS signals, which would cause devastating interference. During the Surveying Summit, organised by Esri and ACSM in the weekend preceding the yearly Esri User Conference in San Diego, several sessions were dedicated to the danger for GPS, its industry and stakeholders through the plans of Lightsquared. Despite earlier news, Lightsquared is still working on the deployment of the network. Members of the Save Our... (read more)
2011-07-12 09:21:39

MicroSurvey Releases STAR*NET V7

MicroSurvey is releasing a significant update to STAR*NET, a least-squares utility used by land surveyors for network adjustment and quality control. The new Version 7 brings workflow enhancements to help speed up this part of the process.   The development team has focused on bringing unobtrusive workflow tools and user interface enhancements. More data import and conversion utilities, a better (and customisable) layout for multi-file projects, better plot visualisation and navigation tools, a project manager for quick-starting and organising commonly-used files, a colour-coded data file editor, point search tools, more QC checks (e.g., differential leveling and GPS vector loop closure... (read more)
2011-07-13 02:37:45


UK GeoForum - Smart City/Smart Nation – a new perspective on referencing geography – Colin Bray FRICS FSCSi - Chief Executive Officer Ordnance Survey Ireland, President SCSi Speaker: Colin Bray is Chief Executive and Chief Survey Officer of OSi, having taken up the position of CEO in 2013 after joining the Ordnance Survey as a professional surveyor in 1998. Colin is a geomatics chartered surveyor, a director and 2017-18 president of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), and a member of the Public Service Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council. Colin is Ireland’s representative on the United Nations Committee of... (read more)
2018-01-15 10:15:00

Mobile Cadastral GIS 3.0 for Android

SuperGeo Technologies has released Mobile Cadastral GIS 3.0 for Android worldwide. This solution integrates with GIS, GPS and e-compass technologies to assist field surveyors in quickly recognising their current location, as well as the correct cadastral information.     With Mobile Cadastral GIS 3.0 that considerably enhances the interface, map display function, and query speed, users can define the data source and cadastral information to meet their needs. Besides the cadastral query function, the records of waypoint and GPS track provide field surveyors with real-time information. Moreover, field surveyors can check these data as the track reference and analyse them... (read more)
2011-07-26 09:58:23

Leap Forward

One of the main topics discussed at the Survey and GIS Summit preceding the ESRI User Conference 2006 (see my report in the October issue) was the reluctance of youngsters to join the surveying profession. The declining influx made many afraid that the profession would become extinct, a fear that is certainly not idle: in the US the average age of the surveyor would appear to be 57. What should be done to reverse the trend? Student is Right To answer the above question it is necessary to understand why today’s students stay away from surveying and do not choose... (read more)
2006-10-23 12:00:00

International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)

  STDM Training during the Abuja Working Week  Seventeen young land surveyors recently gained hands-on experience in the use and application of the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) as part of the FIG Young Surveyors Network activities during the recent FIG Working Week in Abuja, Nigeria, from 4 to 6 May 2013. The Training of Trainers (TOTs) was organised by the Global Land Tool Network Secretariat which is hosted by UN-Habitat, International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), FIG Foundation and Young Surveyors Network (YSN).   The training provided participants with an appreciation of the concepts behind the STDM. Participants developed an... (read more)
2013-08-01 03:00:39
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