Using British Standard Address Management to Boost the Ghanese Economy

This article outlines two approaches to determining the start and end of a street. The implications of both approaches in terms of complexity, ease of implementation and resultant costs are discussed by address management experts, Aligned Assets. For many countries, the absence of formal, consistent address management is costing their governments and businesses huge sums of potential income. Without fully defined addresses, there are issues with tax collection, service provision and the efficiency of the emergency services. Considering this, it’s somewhat surprising that many cities and rural areas function as well as they do – but clearly at a great... (read more)
2018-06-08 04:06:01

Development of a Symbol System for Disaster Management

Spatial information plays a key role in disaster management. Upon occurrence of an emergency situation, crisis management actors need specialised maps to give them a clear idea of the emergency, localisation, distribution and characteristics. Effective representation of spatial information can be achieved by means of graphical symbols. Silvia Marinova describes how a symbol system should be associative and quickly perceived by map users even without the use of a legend, especially in an emergency. A number of agencies and organisations related to disaster protection develop databases, geo-portals and cartographic products for crisis management and their own standards for symbols. In... (read more)
2017-10-11 02:55:18

New Zealand Trials AirMap for Drone Traffic Management System

AirMap has joined forces with Airways New Zealand to deploy an unmanned traffic management system that enables safe and compliant drone flights for a three-month trial in the Canterbury and Queenstown regions of New Zealand. Drone flights in New Zealand are growing exponentially. Over the past three years, weekly recorded drone flights in the country's controlled airspace have increased 20-fold. As drones take off in increasing numbers, unmanned traffic management (UTM) technology will allow them to integrate safely with New Zealand's national airspace system. The Airways-AirMap trial brings digital authorization capabilities first deployed in the U.S. for the LAANC program to New Zealand. Using AirMap's free iOS and Android apps, drone operators... (read more)
2017-12-18 11:43:58

Hemisphere GNSS Debuts RTK Base & Rover and Site Management Software

At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, Hemisphere GNSS introduced the C321 GNSS Smart Antenna and SiteMetrix Site Management Software. When paired with SiteMetrix, the next-generation multi-frequency, multi-GNSS C321 antenna can be used as an all-in-one construction base and rover site controller. Designed specifically for harsh construction environments, C321 adds another system component and empowers heavy equipment manufacturers to deliver their own machine control and guidance solutions to their customers. The all-new C321 combines Hemisphere’s Athena GNSS engine and Atlas L-band correction technologies with a completely new webUI. The ruggedized antenna is designed for the most challenging environments and meets IP67-standard requirements. Powered by... (read more)
2017-03-09 10:04:18

Jefferson County Hires Woolpert to Upgrade Asset Management Systems

Woolpert has been contracted by Jefferson County, Alabama, to implement the Cityworks Enterprise Asset Management System (AMS) for its Department of Roads and Transportation, and to upgrade the AMS for the county's Department of Environmental Services. The two-part, multiyear project will improve, align and standardise the work order services and asset management groups of the nine divisions within these departments. John Cestnick, Woolpert project manager, said “Jefferson County has been a Cityworks user for many years and sought a technological refresh and augmentation. Woolpert, a Cityworks Platinum Implementation Partner, has worked with the GIS-centric asset maintenance management solution provider for more than 20 years.... (read more)
2019-01-22 02:05:26

Trimble Incorporates Galileo Support in its GNSS Infrastructure Management Software

Trimble has introduced version 3.10 of its Trimble Pivot Platform software, a modular solution for real-time GNSS infrastructure management, ranging from a single-base GNSS Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) to a full Real-Time Network (RTN), serving thousands of end-users worldwide. Version 3.10 provides improvements to network performance and office and field productivity. The new features and capabilities include: Galileo support: provides access to five GNSS constellations—GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS and now Galileo—allowing end-users to expect improved positioning accuracy and fix performance due to the 50% increase of accessible satellites; GPS L5 support: utilizes all available L5 third-frequency GPS observations to... (read more)
2017-03-30 03:05:10

Azimap Launches Public Data Library

Azimap has announced the release of Azimap 5.5 for all existing customers and anyone who signs up to try Azimap Professional, free for 30 days. The new version introduces a number of User Interface enhancements that significantly improve the user experience, with more streamlined workflows and increased mobile usability, improving the accessibility for users on Tablets or Smartphones. Additionally, version 5.5 sees the inclusion of a number of major new features and enhancements, most notably the launch of the Azimap Data Library. Data Library The all new Data Library will change the way users are able to access, view and analyse... (read more)
2018-05-16 10:31:05

Interacting with Big Geospatial Data

Methods for Virtual Exploration and Visual Analysis
Advances in capturing techniques such as laser scanning and photogrammetry have significantly increased the volume of geospatial datasets. Big geodata has become an important asset for analysis and decision-making, but also poses a challenge for state-of-the-art visualisation techniques. This article presents research results addressing this problem for the infrastructure and planetary science application domains. The methods discussed here enable users to fluently explore and efficiently analyse the growing wealth of geospatial data.  The data volume of 3D reconstructions is steadily growing for two reasons. Firstly, there is a demand to increase the accuracy of data acquisition, now reaching even sub-millimetre... (read more)
2017-04-20 09:29:33

More Maps From Big Data?

The rise of mapmaking amongst those without cartographic qualifications presents a challenge, argues Nico Regnauld. Big data and the ever expanding demand for mapping on a variety of devices means generalisation of datasets and integration of skills. The arrival of new software tools can speed up this work for both neo and traditional cartographers. For centuries maps have been an effective way to display location information; how things relate to one another geographically. This information can be represented in many forms: georeferenced coordinates, addresses, place names, relative position (5 miles south of the Angel of the North) etc. The most... (read more)
2017-01-05 04:31:46
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