New Book: ‘GNSS Survey & Engineering’

Geomares Education introduces a new book, called ‘GNSS Survey & Engineering’, written by Huibert-Jan Lekkerkerk. 'GNSS Survey & Engineering' is aimed at providing the everyday professional GPS user with enough background information for the understanding and correct operation of satellite navigation equipment in general and particularly GPS. The new book is based on the lectures the author has written for the Skilltrade course in hydrographic surveying as well as a series of articles on satellite navigation systems. Today, GPS is almost synonymous with simple navigation and positioning in nearly all sectors. There are many brands and models to choose from... (read more)
2017-01-25 02:53:49

Survey4BIM - Accuracy and Interoperability Workshop

The Survey4BIM workshop being hosted on Friday is part of the ‘BIG5 Geospatial Challenges’ events. A big thank you to all who attended the last event in the series at UCL London where there were some very energetic and thoughtful contributions to the Survey4BIM BIG5 round-table discussion and workshop session. We are going to use feedback from the event to design the next workshop, which will focus on Accuracy and Interoperability. All are welcome so please join us on Friday 15th July 2016 at the GeoVation Hub in Farringdon / Clerkenwell, London. Timetable of Events 15:45 Arrival, tea & coffee... (read more)
2017-01-14 05:35:33

Ordnance Survey Ireland Shows New Perspectives

Part 1: Cartographic Orchestration
The Republic of Ireland is leading the way in national geospatial activities within the international mapping arena. As of this September, Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) is the first national mapping agency in the world with the capability to produce 1:1,000,000 cartographic products and services from its 1:1,000 topographic database in a fully automated flowline. OSi has populated a standards-based, object-oriented data model and implemented orchestrated, rule-based production workflows to achieve this result. This article focuses on OSi’s new rule-based production workflows. A second article will focus on how OSi transforms these new work processes into ‘Mapping as a Service’. One of... (read more)
2016-12-06 09:43:03

Bluesky signs aerial mapping contract with Ordnance Survey Ireland

Aerial mapping company Bluesky has signed up Ireland’s National Mapping Agency as an exclusive reseller for the public sector market. The agreement between Bluesky and Ordnance Survey Ireland covers the provision of the highest resolution, most up to date aerial photography for the Republic of Ireland, together with associated 3D height products. Under the terms of the agreement Ordnance Survey Ireland, with support from Bluesky, will exclusively licence Bluesky’s Ireland products to public sector organisations such as local councils, central government departments and executive agencies. The agreement between Bluesky and Ordnance Survey Ireland comes at the start of the 2015... (read more)
2017-01-11 04:44:23

Survey Associations UAV Conference 2013 - Technology Taking Off

Richard Groom reports back from the Survey Association’s recent UAV conference at the Newark showground in June. Sadly the weather limited the flying display but delegates still got a real understanding of the latest technology for mapping. The Civil Aviation Authority prefers the term “unmanned aircraft” (UA) to unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or system (UAS). This may sound pedantic but (thankfully) logic and order are fundamental to air traffic control. And the first speaker, Gerry Corbett, who is in Flight Operations Policy at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), says that the same principles apply to piloting of aircraft, whether they... (read more)
2017-01-25 02:52:34

Ordnance Survey becomes flag carrier for open data

National mapping agency Ordnance Survey (OS), once the arch opponent of the campaign for open data, is now positioning itself as its champion with OS OpenMap being released at the end of March. In an announcement to mark International Open Data Day, the organisation announced a new set of “street level” data, OS OpenMap, which will be available for developers building new products. Restrictions on the re-use of so-called “derived data” - which is used in products sold by developers but originated with OS - have long been a focus of complaints from the geospatial technology industry. While the announcement... (read more)
2017-01-11 01:50:22

Cadcorp SIS Service Brings Support to Ordnance Survey Products

Cadcorp has launched a new Network Manager application in the latest service release of Cadcorp SIS 8.0. The application loads OS MasterMap Highways Network data into a structured topological network that includes roads, paths, and asset management information. This complements the existing support for OS ITN data. Full support for the update to OS MasterMap Topography Layer Schema 9 is also included, via Cadcorp SIS MasterMap Manager, supplied free with SIS. The user has complete control over whether to apply Schema 9 styling rules, with the option to delay updating until ready to do so. When using the Topography Layer,... (read more)
2017-03-15 03:06:59

viaEuropa with Ordnance Survey Base Maps Now on Tableau

Europa Technologies has announced support for Tableau software in its award-winning viaEuropa service which allows organisations to quickly and easily consume definitive Ordnance Survey digital map content as a service, without incurring traditional data management overheads. The support for Tableau means that the popular business intelligence software can now access the most detailed topographic maps of Great Britain. Combined with premise-level geocoding, viaEuropa allows Tableau software to be used for hyper-local analysis. Europa Technologies is a partner of Ordnance Survey and can assist commercial organisations with product licensing. For public sector organisations, the data is free at the point of... (read more)
2017-06-09 02:56:19

Ordnance Survey becomes a strategic member of the Open Geospatial Consortium

The OGC is pleased to announce that Ordnance Survey (OS) has raised its Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) membership level to become the first strategic member outside of the USA. OS joins the US Department of Homeland Security, US Geological Survey, US National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and NASA as strategic members, reinforcing the company’s vision to be at the forefront of open standards development. As a strategic member OS will use their skill and expertise to drive a collective and unified approach to promoting interoperability for the geospatial industry. The new membership will also allow OS to represent Europe, at a... (read more)
2017-01-11 04:38:36

Ordnance Survey app aims to find the way for the 20% of Britons getting lost

A recent survey shows one in five Britons admit to having been lost on at least two occasions, but national mapmakers Ordnance Survey have found a way to help with their OS Locate app. The British have some extraordinary reasons for getting lost according to an Ordnance Survey poll. Among the stats revealed - one in five people didn't know that the sun rises in the East and sets in the West, though these people may fare better than the one in twenty Britons who believed that North was always in front of them. Is it because people now rely... (read more)
2017-01-06 04:21:46
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