GIS Professional August 2017

In this issue, 3D mobile mapping is contributing to one of the most ambitious digital twinning projects the world has ever seen in Singapore; Niall Conway provides an overview of the Australian geospatial industry; How GIS and data acquisition developments in the 20th century have revolutionised mapping; Niall Conway explains how the fields of Statistics, Big Data and Geospatial are beginning to converge; David R. Green demonstrates the potential of using UAV-based remote sensing platforms and sensors to monitor saltmarshs; and how urban planning is changing as a result of advances in geospatial and other technology.

Also, a report of the Esri GIS Conference, which attracted 3,000 visitors, with a theme of ‘GIS Enabling a Smarter World’; and Ian Masser reviews the 128 page report on the global geospatial industry that was presented recently.

Plus all the latest news and regular columns - Happy reading!

Australia - A Nation Embracing its Geospatial Future

Page 14: Niall Conway provides an overview of the Australian geospatial industry, its active community, as well as the many geospatial initiatives which are taking place. Read now.

The Revolution of GIS in Map Making

Page 16: How did GIS and data acquisition developments in the 20th century revolutionise map making and our use of maps? We highlight some of the developments we now take for granted. Read now.

Monitoring and Mapping Saltmarsh

Page 22: David R. Green demonstrates the practical potential of using UAV-based remote sensing platforms and sensors to monitor, map, and model coastal and estuarine saltmarsh. Read now.

Big Data Modernises the Statistical Field

Page 19: Niall Conway explains how the fields of Statistics, Big Data and Geospatial are beginning to converge in order to deliver better insights to government. Read now.

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