2019-01-16 03:05:27

Optimising Pipeline Surveying Technology

Specialist engineering input, combined with customised software development, has resulted in a pipeline surveying solution that emphasises why partnerships can be so effective. The starting point for this application-specific solution from Capita’s property and infrastructure business was a Bluetooth link between an RD8000 cable and pipe locator and KOREC’s data collection software. Capita’s property and infrastructure business is one of the UK's leading multidisciplinary consultancies providing a range of design, project delivery, infrastructure, real-estate and business transformation services. Its utilities and industrial division specialises in engineering, design and project management services for a wide range of clients including major UK... (read more)
2017-05-31 02:44:08

3D GIS in China

Chongqing Survey Institute Realised What Many Still Dream Of
Since 1998, the Chongqing Survey Institute (CSI) has been managing the 3D geoinformation database, including terrain, buildings, underground pipelines, geology and underground buildings, of the Chinese megapolis of 30 million people. For the commercial market, CSI’s 3D Mobile group focuses on combining the indoor and outdoor environment with e-commerce systems. Meanwhile, its BIM and GIS Integration group concentrates on three fields: geological survey, construction sector and municipal administration. Chongqing is a city of unique topographical and landscape features. It is built on mountains and partially surrounded by the Yangtze and Jialing rivers, making mapping the city a big challenge for... (read more)
2017-03-06 01:35:28

Bringing Low-cost Airborne Sensors and Cloud GIS Together

GeoXphere, a new UK-based company, has launched this month with the support of airborne hardware manufacturer WaldoAir, USA, and aerial survey and solutions provider Getmapping, UK. The aim is to bring together the airborne survey sensor, XCAM, together with adaptable cloud-based GIS services for the benefit of partner survey companies around the world. GeoXphere was launched at Intergeo 2016 in Hamburg and was met with support from survey operators on all continents who want to expand their survey and solutions capabilities without large capital investment that comes with purchasing large format cameras and survey aircraft. XCAM, the WaldoAir survey camera,... (read more)
2016-10-25 10:59:10

Esri Connection to Microsoft Flow Offers Instant Mapping and Data Sharing

Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, has announced that Survey123 for ArcGIS, Esri's smart-form-data gathering solution, will now be offered as part of Microsoft Flow's connector community. Survey123 is a go-to field data collection application for field personnel across industries such as utilities, manufacturing, facilities management, and government. Survey123 joins more than 215 connectors available through Flow, a cloud-based service that makes it easier to automate common tasks and business processes across applications and services. "Our mobile users have been seeking a way to automate processes every time someone sends or submits data from Survey123," said Jeff Peters, director... (read more)
2018-07-26 11:16:46

Murphy Surveys Deliver Highly Valuable Galway City Centre Asset Survey

Galway City is undergoing a radical overhaul in its transport system. As the city and its surrounding area continues to grow, Galway City Council and Galway County Council in partnership with the National Transport Authority, have developed the Galway Transport Strategy (GTS) to help ease the congestion and build-up of traffic, and delays faced by residents and businesses. Murphy Surveys worked with leading consultants Arup to support the redevelopment and design of a new transport management plan, producing an accurate survey and audit of all roadside markings and street signage. A combination of techniques to collect the required data was... (read more)
2018-07-13 12:31:22

'Get Kids Into Survey' and 'Class of Your Own' Announce SURVEY Fest Event

At GEO Business 2019, Get Kids Into Survey (GKIS) and Class of Your Own (COYO) have announced a new partnership plus plans to deliver their first joint event: SURVEY Fest, Geospatial Education For All. The event will address their common goal of encouraging more students to consider a career in surveying. SURVEY Fest will take place on 1 October 2019 at St Ambrose Barlow RC High School in Swinton, Greater Manchester, UK. Primary and high school students and teachers from the wider area will be invited to attend a fully immersive, interactive day of geospatial learning. While the young people... (read more)
2019-05-21 10:53:11

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

Ordnance Survey Becomes Corporate Supporter of the Open Data Institute

Ordnance Survey is pleased to announce that it has signed up to corporate supporter membership of the Open Data Institute. It will join organisations such as the Met Office, Arup, Telefonica, Thomson Reuters and the University of Southampton, all leading the way for best practice for open data usage and delivery in their particular industry or field. Ordnance Survey already publishes a significant amount of open data through its OS OpenData portal and popular OS OpenSpace API. The services provide free, unrestricted access to a range of geographic datasets, including overview mapping of Great Britain, street-level mapping, boundary data and... (read more)
2017-01-09 02:56:57

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
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