Category Archives: Spatial IT/GIS

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GEO Business 2017 – Exhibition Preview

Next week, from May 23-24, GEO Business, the UK’s biggest geospatial exhibition and conference of the year, returns to the Business Design Centre in London.  Over 3,000 visitors, from 67 countries, will be there to discover the latest new products, services and solutions from 200 leading industry innovators. Attendees will also have chance to meet...

To survey the ring tunnel, thousands of control points were shot with laser trackers and confirmed in order to maintain a reliable control network.

Neutrino Beam! Scanning a Ring Tunnel

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series April 2017The surveying challenges for construction related to a particle accelerator are exacting—but surprisingly familiar.  By Matteo Luccio Trillions of neutrinos from the sun and other celestial objects pass harmlessly and unnoticed through our bodies each second. These tiny particles are among the most abundant...

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Cadasta: Mapping Land Rights from the Bottom Up

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series April 2017Above: Staff of the Kenya Land Alliance review a sketch map with community members while mapping water resources in Tana River County, Kenya. Credit: Hilary Ogina, Kenya Land Alliance. Cadasta helps put people on the map with a cloud-based platform for land-ownership data. By...

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Multipatches, Point Clouds and Meshes

A Guide to 3D GIS Data Formats Moving your GIS to 3D is a daunting task. Not only are there all the vertical issues to take into account, but also a whole new world of jargon, which can, at times, be quite overwhelming. In this post you’ll find a few of the data formats that...

Nearmap high-resolution aerial imagery of the Hoover Dam at 2.8" GSD.

Converging Worlds Data, Imagery, and the Pipes Below

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series March 2017Above: Hydromax USA data (sewer and gas) is combined with Nearmap imagery and Esri software, improving analysis and resource deployment. A data-collection company transforms its services with clear, streaming imagery. By Nicholas Duggan, FRGS, Cgeog (GIS) When you get new aerial imagery, the first...

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Project Management, Collaboration, the Cloud, and Robots!

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series March 2017Above: An autonomous farm tractor drives on a demonstration course at Trimble Dimensions. In addition to following predefined paths and instructions, the on-board tractor systems can sense and react to obstacles. Trimble launches a new solution for construction project management– and takes a futuristic leap...