Drone2Map from Esri Adds More Features

Esri’s Drone2Map, released in 2016, is a software solution that processes UAV imagery for use in ArcGIS. It helps GIS users who lack the expertise to use complicated photogrammetry software, offering them an interface that requires only a few clicks to turn raw drone data into GIS-ready products. At this year’s ILMF, Esri debuted version 1.1 of the product. Drone2Map’s product manager, Anthony Mason has laid out how the software simplifies processing for GIS users and surveyors alike, and how the powerful new features in the latest version will make professional workflows even easier. How Drone2Map Works Drone2Map simplifies the... (read more)
2017-02-17 12:03:12

GEO Business and Class of Your Own Launch GEO Careers

It would seem there is little understanding of professions within the built environment and few young people aspire to a career in this important sector of the British and global economy. It is with this serious skills shortage in mind that the organisers of GEO Business 2017 are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new educational element to the show – GEO Careers. Working alongside Alison Watson from Class of Your Own (COYO), they have together developed a full day of enticing activities and presentations for students aged 14-19, with the aim of demonstrating just how exciting the... (read more)
2017-02-14 05:44:30

Ordnance Survey Add Electricity Pylons to Map

At Ordnance Survey we often talk about the 10,000 changes a day being captured in our database containing all of the features of Great Britain. It can be hard to grasp how that much change is taking place – until you think about all of the new roads and buildings under construction and then burrow down into the level of detail we capture – right down to phone boxes and even electricity pylons. When National Grid announced that the first new electricity pylon design in 90 years was going to be erected in Nottinghamshire, we knew our surveying team would... (read more)
2017-01-11 04:35:20

'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

Buzz and Balance - GEO Business 2018

This year’s GEO Business conference, held on 22-23 May in London’s Islington, was, according to Geomatics World editors Ian Dowman and Richard Groom, the biggest and best yet. The following is a summary of their report on the event which hosted 203 exhibitors from 25 countries, 100 exhibitor workshops, as well as many high profile speakers and seminars. It should provide a taste of the type of topics which were discussed during this excellent annual event. Digital Transformation Mark Enzer, Chief Technical Officer of Mott MacDonald, presented on the topic of digital transformation in economic infrastructure, with a particular focus... (read more)
2018-08-20 11:44:13

Mapping the Past

Anyone who has tried to accurately match old Ordnance Survey maps with the current Landranger series will soon realize that it is not an easy task. Brian Quinn explains the painstaking process that Cassini Publishing has been through in creating its unique range of historical maps. Amelia Earhart’s observation that “it’s easier to start something than to finish it” is certainly true, as any writer stuck at the bottom of page one will testify. But when, and how, do things finish? Often there is no definite conclusion but rather a steady progression that leads past or round the original goal... (read more)
2017-05-31 02:56:47

GIS is all about Communication

As an editor and publisher working in the technology sector I am often unsure of exactly what our editorial schedule is going to be for any particular issue. Whilst we don’t quite make it up as we go along and we do plan, we also adapt quickly to everchanging circumstances. Articles promised often come in late or just fail to materialise. others we feel are too much of a commercial pitch from PR companies whose clients won’t even discuss sponsorship or advertising. Others are more suited for learned peer-reviewed journals. This issue of GiSPro only germinated a week or two... (read more)
2016-12-22 05:44:45

Bentley Systems Advances Reality Modelling

Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, demonstrated at SPAR 3D Expo & Conference the latest ContextCapture offerings for reality modelling that increase joint opportunities in surveying and engineering. The capabilities now include cloud processing services, a mobile app, and photo planning for Bentley’s applications. ContextShare extends Bentley’s ProjectWise connected data environment to securely manage, share, and stream reality meshes, and their input sources, across project teams and applications. Navigator Web is a new web application that delivers high-performance streaming of very large reality meshes through the browser to desktop or mobile devices.  For infrastructure project delivery, reality modelling captures the actual context of... (read more)
2017-04-07 12:52:03

A Time of Creation and Change - UN-GGIM 7th Conference

At the beginning of August 2017, the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) (the official United Nations consultative mechanism on global geospatial information management) hosted its seventh annual session at the UN Headquarters in New York. Despite it not being as well publicised as other UN conferences, the event outcomes were nothing less than ground-breaking. Before going into detail about the conference, it’s important to note that the recent achievements in New York were based on many years of hard work. Consensus and agenda building required bringing together geospatial users within various UN divisions, stakeholders from UN Member... (read more)
2017-09-11 04:52:22

Attendance up at Busy Bustling Show - GEO Business 2015

A busy two days found your reporters struggling to cover everything at the industry’s annual show. A conference with two streams is always a challenge but we think that below we have covered the most relevant aspect for GIS professionals. We’ve published the session titles in full so you should be able to track them down. With visitors queuing in droves to get in on the first day and attendance up 25%, the second GEO Business event attracted over 2,000 people from 47 countries. With an improved layout and over 180 companies represented the organisers were clearly delighted. Event director... (read more)
2017-04-25 11:56:23
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