Maptek and MinLog Close Gap Between Mine Planning and Production

Maptek has announced further investment in MinLog, building on a longstanding partnership that bridges the gap between mine planning and mine production. Maptek has been involved with MinLog and its Production Management and Management Information Systems technology for many years. This latest investment will see Maptek increase its ownership of the business and the products to 100% over the next 18 months. Production Management data is considered a key component in delivering on Maptek’s commitment to add significant value to the data available to mining companies. “There is a huge gain in performance and efficiency to be had by combining... (read more)
2018-12-14 01:56:47

GIS Investigation of Mass Dolphin Death

Crime Scene Investigation Using Advanced GIS Analysis
In the summer of 2015, more than 300 dead dolphin calves were found along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. As no governmental institution investigated this strange case, an international team of scientists was brought together to collect and analyse various types of data. Using the MOTHY model and the available data, more than 50,000 points were reconstructed in reverse time from 252 different representative trajectories of dead dolphin bodies floating in the sea. To determine the exact place of death of the dolphins, advanced geographic information system (GIS) analysis was performed on the available time-aware data. This unique interdisciplinary approach... (read more)
2016-06-22 03:55:49

Nearmap Unveils Streaming 3D Online Platform and AI Technology

Nearmap, an aerial imagery company, has launched a 3D product in a move that could potentially change the way industries such as urban planning, architecture, construction, government and councils view and shape cities across Australia and the USA. More than 400,000 km2 have already been covered. Nearmap 3D allows customers to stream and export 3D imagery on demand on a massive scale, through its proprietary MapBrowser web application. Additionally, because the imagery is updated frequently, businesses can work with the most current information to make better-informed decisions. Nearmap has developed AI technology that is turning millions of aerial images, captured over a... (read more)
2019-06-14 10:49:47

The Mystery of Russia’s Cold War Mapping

During the cold war period, the Soviet Union created highly detailed mapping of the UK, often including features omitted from contemporary large scale OS mapping. But why did they do it? This enigmatic mapping remains a useful resource in tracing the history of sites prior to redevelopment. Martyn Lufkin, data team leader at Landmark Information explains. As every GIS professional will confirm, the basis of any successful project is founded on the quality of the mapping data used. As a nation, we are fortunate to have access to a huge repository of Ordnance Survey maps that range in detail, complexity... (read more)
2017-01-04 01:20:41

Company Move for OS and Elephants in the Room

I hope I will be forgiven for putting Ordnance Survey in pride of place in my final editorial for GIS Professional. As a sometime employee, partner and customer of this British institution it has always loomed large during my professional career in the UK and, as a brand and a very highly respected national mapping agency, when working overseas. But could there be trouble ahead? “Becoming a GovCo will not change the ownership of Ordnance Survey it will remain 100% in public ownership.” This somewhat defensive statement concluded with the announcement that “the Government and Ordnance Survey management have concluded... (read more)
2017-01-09 11:31:42

Geodata Takes Centre Stage at Intergeo 2019

At Intergeo 2019, from 17 to 19 September in Stuttgart, Germany, more than 680 exhibitors will be providing insights into the highly dynamic geospatial sector. The world's leading geospatial event will focus on the growing importance of geodata – also termed 'the currency of the future' – and the resulting opportunities. Key topics will be drones, smart cities and BIM. Tickets for this year's edition are available now.  Geoinformation has filtered into every area of our lives, with hardly a single website or app able to function without it. Planning, visualizing and designing, creating sustainable living spaces, understanding increasingly complex interconnections, finding... (read more)
2019-05-21 09:33:22

Hexagon Announces Updates for the 2018 Airborne Imagery Collection Plans

Hexagon’s Geosystems Division has presented updates for the 2018 airborne imagery collection plans of the Hexagon Imagery Program (HxIP), the premier source for professional airborne imagery provided through the cloud. In North America, the HxIP will update its coverage by more than 4.5 million square kilometres by the end of 2018. This includes a refresh of 24 previously captured US states. In addition to the 30cm programme, the HxIP is refreshing 15cm coverage for more than 260 cities in 2018. In Europe, more than 900,000km² of newly collected and updated areas will join the existing 30cm coverage bringing more than... (read more)
2018-08-08 02:14:19

New Owners take over Aligned Assets with Strategic Vision for Growth

Andy Hird and Dinesh Thanigasalam are delighted to announce they are the new majority shareholders of UK based Address Management company Aligned Assets following a successful Management Buyout. Founded in 1996 by the outgoing owners Carl Nunn and Phil Gee, Aligned Assets have been at the forefront of developing software solutions for local authorities, the emergency services and the commercial sector within the UK. Both Andy & Dinesh are well known within the industry due to their long term association with Aligned Assets. Dinesh joined Aligned Assets in 2008 and took up the role of Managing Director between 2009 and... (read more)
2017-03-14 04:50:34

Bluesky Upgrades and Updates National Tree Map of 280 Million Trees

Aerial mapping company Bluesky is completing an extensive update of the National Tree Map which uniquely identifies the location, height and canopy cover of more than 280 million trees nationwide. The update, which covers more than 40,000 square kilometres – an area equivalent to twice the size of Wales, includes large amounts of East Anglia, the South West, Midlands and North East of England. The methodology and workflow for the creation of the National Tree Map has also been improved with advanced new algorithms, increasing the automation of much of the process as well as improving the detail and accuracy.... (read more)
2017-01-14 05:20:45

New Version of map.apps Released with Routing Function

The latest 3.1 release of map.apps – the software framework creating innovative geo-apps and solutions – offers users extensive routing functions. In addition, this release introduces the new map.apps manager, which supports administrators in creating and operating multiple apps within a homogeneous operating environment. The map.apps manager allows users to perform complete editing of all basic parts including apps, templates, reports and bundles etc. within a uniform, user interface-based working environment. For example, functional components of map.apps, so-called bundles, can be uploaded and registered using drag & drop. Error-prone manual editing is now a thing of the past. Access protection... (read more)
2017-01-09 03:07:34
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