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

Carlson NR3 Launches New Lightweight GNSS Receiver

At the company's 'Grow With Us' User Conference 2019, Carlson Software's president and founder Bruce Carlson introduced the Carlson NR3 network rover. Weighing in at just under two pounds, the NR3 delivers highly reliable GNSS RTK for land surveying, GIS and other data collection uses. Able to be used as a base or rover, the NR3 utilizes all four constellations – GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo – and provides triple-frequency tracking on GPS, GLONASS and Galileo. Incorporating multipath and ionospheric detection, the NR3 maintains accuracy and continued operation despite shocks, vibration or other interference. Designed to work seamlessly with Carlson... (read more)
2019-05-21 08:38:15

Welcome to the ISPRS Geospatial Week 2019 in Enschede, the Netherlands

From 10 to 14 June, the campus of the University of Twente in the Netherlands will be the venue of the 4th ISPRS Geospatial Week. In this week, 13 workshops will provide excellent opportunities to discuss the latest developments in the fields of sensors, photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences. Many of the workshops are part of well-established series of workshops convened in the past. They will cover topics like unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or ‘drone’) photogrammetry, laser scanning, spatial data quality, scene understanding, hyperspectral imaging and crowd sourcing & collaborative mapping, with applications ranging from indoor mapping and... (read more)
2019-04-16 09:10:51

ELS Project Uses Geospatial Open Data from Official National Sources

Open data services developed using official national sources of geospatial information have been demonstrated for the first time at the Geospatial World Forum. Conference delegates received an exclusive preview of the first test services from the Open European Location Services (ELS) Project which is being coordinated by EuroGeographics, the membership association for Europe’s National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authorities. The services are being delivered through a customer interface developed by ThinkWhere and include pan-European topographic data (EuroGlobalMap), an open cadastral Index map of property level information and a regional gazetteer of geographical names. With the exception of the EuroGlobalMap... (read more)
2019-04-10 10:31:09

SCISYS Launches Cartosys for Location-based Data, Maps and Apps

SCISYS UK Ltd (SCISYS) has launched its location-based services toolkit, Cartosys. SCISYS designed the Cartosys software to drive the deployment and take-up of location-based services by offering a new approach to how organisations discover, create and share location-based data, maps and apps. SCISYS is a supplier of specialist software systems, solutions and support services to the government, defence, utilities, transport, telecoms, media & broadcast and space sectors. Cartosys will be demoed at GeoDATA 2018, Thurs 29 November 2018, ILEC Conference Centre, London, SW6 1UD. Main features include: Non-technical, non-specialist users can easily discover, create and share location-based data, maps and apps Browser-based, easy to deploy and... (read more)
2018-11-19 01:10:45

Urban Energy Modelling - Semantic 3D City Data as Virtual and Augmented Reality

The visualisation of results from urban energy modelling and simulation is a crucial part of energy research as it is the main communication tool among scientists, engineers and decision-makers. Energy modelling and simulation results are directly linked to spatial objects, and 3D therefore becomes a necessity. The multiple interactive 3D visualisation environments that exist are mainly targeted as 3D viewers for use on desktop machines and lack immersive components that enable users to truly immerse themselves, explore and interact with the real environment onsite. In this study, the team focused on a holistic approach that implements a seamless transition from... (read more)
2018-10-08 03:17:35

Maximising Geospatial Information After UN-GGIM

What does a modern national spatial data infrastructure look like? As I covered in my last column, to see geographic information supporting a growth in UK productivity, we need both the underlying foundations (tools) and investment in innovation. An infrastructure is often thought of as being just the technical elements of that foundation, a set of servers and a geoportal (!) for example. But we know that it’s more than this. It’s about the broader environment to enable maximum productivity gains from the use of geospatial. Our UK delegation to the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information... (read more)
2018-10-21 05:56:10

Bentley Acquires Web-based 3D Urban Planning Pioneer Agency9

Bentley Systems has announced the acquisition of Agency9, based in the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Agency9 has already provided nearly half of Sweden’s larger municipalities with city-scale 'digital twin' cloud services for city planning and related web-based 3D visualisation. Since 2012, Agency9 has taken advantage of reality meshes created by Bentley’s ContextCapture reality modelling software as the digital context for visualising urban infrastructure assets represented in GIS data, terrain surveys and BIM models. Bentley’s new iTwin cloud services, which similarly to the Agency 9 acquisition were also introduced at this week's Year in Infrastructure conference, add digital alignment and change synchronisation for... (read more)
2018-10-15 09:25:28

A Focus on Underground Utilities - NWG Innovation Festival 2018

When the Northumbrian Water Group (NWG) held their second Innovation Festival in July 2018, it was an event like no other. The festival’s aim was to turn the concept of a typical business conference on its head. By staging the festival in an open field, complete with marquees, teepees and casually dressed attendees, NWG were going back to the roots of why people generally attend a festival: to release themselves from the predictability and routine of everyday business life. In doing so, the festival aimed to encourage a diverse group of people to think differently about innovation, and to share... (read more)
2018-10-05 11:57:52

Is it Time for Slow Learning in GIS?

Everything is speeding up but I’m going to suggest slowing down. My guess it that the phrase ‘slow learning’ is new to many readers. Slow learning is a vision for less formulaic, less time-driven learning. It’s self-directed (students select the topics to learn), long-lasting (more like lifelong learning than finishing a course, grade or degree), authentic (based on real world activities), and supports, and is supported by, a learning community. Slow learning joins other slow movements such as slow food, which aims “to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, to counteract the rise of fast life…” and... (read more)
2018-10-04 05:37:33
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