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

Ordnance Survey to support Singapore

Ordnance Survey International (OSI) has been contracted to support project lead the National University of Singapore and the Singapore Government with its continued vision to be a Smart Technology world leader. The two-year project will address the automation challenge of converting IFC-BIM, which is building and construction industry data, into CityGML, an open standardised data model and exchange format that stores digital 3D models of cities and landscapes. The automated conversion to be developed in this project is expected to reduce costs in creating and updating semantically enriched 3D city models. The primary objective is the development of a methodology... (read more)
2017-09-25 04:17:30

Survey and GIS in San Diego

Everyone forms their own impressions of San Diego, but for surveyors and GIS folks in summer it means the largest geospatial event in the world, the ESRI Survey & Engineering GIS Summit combined with the ESRI International User Conference. The 28th annual User Conference (UC) came in early August with the theme ‘Building New Opportunities’, the bulk of the Survey Summit running as prelude the previous weekend. The summit drew over four hundred attendees, a roughly 8% increase over last year. Both conferences featured a trade show. The summit also includes the Survey and Leadership Forum, actually a Special Interest... (read more)
2008-11-11 12:00:00

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

Survey on Pan-European Gazetteer Services

To explore interest in developing a pan-European gazetteer service, the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC) and EuroGeographics, the member organisation for European National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies, have commissioned an open stakeholder survey. You can access the survey and distribute it to others via this link: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/EUGazetteerSurvey. Submission of answers is possible until 3 November 2017. Key ‘high value’ datasets, such as geographical names and addresses, have many uses both inside and outside the public sector. They form the backbone of European location services, which may include ‘gazetteer’ services, linking place names and addresses to point and... (read more)
2017-10-18 01:01:44

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
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