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ASPRS 2016 Annual Conference to Be Held in Fort Worth

The ASPRS 2016 Annual Conference, IGTF 2016, will take place from 11–15 April 2016. Beginning on Monday, 11 April and continuing through the week with sessions, keynote speakers, networking receptions, the co-located JACIE Workshop and much more until Friday 15 April: the conference week is sure to provide many educational, informational, and networking opportunities for all attendees. The IGTF 2016 will be held in Fort Worth, Texas, “The City of Cowboys and Culture”. All conference sessions and plenaries will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center, located in the downtown heart of Fort Worth. Only steps from the Fort Worth Convention Center, the Omni Fort Worth Hotel will serve as the headquarters hotel for conference attendees. The Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel and Spa... (read more)

Topcon Joins Forces with Ascending Technologies for UAS Distribution

Topcon Positioning Group has announced a worldwide distribution partnership with UAS provider Ascending Technologies. The agreement gives Topcon exclusivity for the global distribution of the AscTec Falcon 8 rotary-wing model, the GeoEXPERT and the InspectionPRO sensing and feature packages. Eduardo Falcon, executive vice president and general manager for the Topcon GeoPositioning Solutions Group said by distributing both core target models on a worldwide level, Topcon can offer more end-users the flexibility and advances that these patented rotary-wings systems provide for survey, inspection and monitoring applications. The Topcon-branded UAS includes the latest AscTec Trinity autopilot technology. Based in Germany, Ascending Technologies is a leading developer and manufacturer of micro U... (read more)

Chintergeo 2015 Invites Geospatial Industry to China

From 7 to 9 November Chintergeo will be held in the city of Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China. Chintergeo is the largest and most influential Chinese exposition in the field of surveying and mapping equipment and geographical information software and is attended by many companies. This year an area of 22,000 square metres is being prepared. The purpose of the exposition, organised by the Chintergeo league, is to provide a platform for international manufacturing companies, dealers and agents to improve their business and marketing strategies and expand the marketing channel for surveying and mapping equipment in the areas of roads, bridges, tunnels, electrical engineering, irrigation engineering, forestry and ship manufacturing. The exposition will also serve to improve communications and r... (read more)

TerraSAR-X Satellite Feeding of Copernicus Data Warehouse Extended

Airbus Defence and Space, owner of the commercial distribution rights for TerraSAR-X data, and ESA have signed a contract securing the continued supply of TerraSAR-X data for the Copernicus Data Warehouse. The agreement is valid until the end of 2020, thus continuing the successful cooperation between Airbus Defence and Space and ESA for the provision of TerraSAR-X data to public institutions across Europe in place since 2008. TerraSAR-X has been a key data source particularly for activities addressing emergency and security related issues, reliable monitoring needs, and land cover change, both in Europe and beyond. Its unique reliability and high accuracy make it an ideal data source within ESA's multi-mission approach. Environment The Copernicus programme is set to make a step change by... (read more)
GIM International Summit 2016

Hans Rosling to Share Unique Insights into Global Change at GIM Summit

The Conference Committee is excited to announce that Hans Rosling will be appearing at the GIM International Summit as a keynote speaker. The professor of international health in Stockholm, Sweden, is a high-profile public speaker on global change, and Time Magazine listed him among the 100 most influential people in the world. Thanks to his inimitable style of presenting data and information, delegates at the GIM International Summit in February 2016 are in for a real treat! Global health Hans Rosling studied statistics and medicine in Sweden and then worked as a medical doctor in Mozambique, where he identified a new epidemic paralytic disease that was named Konzo. His research across rural Africa linked it to hunger and organic dietary toxins. He initiated Médecins san... (read more)

GSDI Joins GIM International Summit as Partner Organisation

The organising committee of the GIM International Summit has the pleasure to announce another major partner: the Geospatial Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Association. GSDI is an inclusive association of organisations, agencies, firms and individuals from around the world. The purpose of the association is to promote international cooperation and collaboration in support of local, national and international spatial data infrastructure developments that will allow nations to better address social, economic and environmental issues of pressing importance. (read more)
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Operation IceBridge completed its 2014 Antarctic field campaign, the sixth in a row, at the end of November. The campaign was aimed at recapturing a part of the Antarctic ice sheet which appears to be in irreversible decline. For six weeks from 16 October 2014, NASA’s DC-8 airborne laboratory collected a wealth of data for the benefit of gaining insight into climate change. The first IceBridge flights were conducted in spring 2009 over Greenland and in autumn 2009 over Antarctica. What is Operation IceBridge, which sensors are used, what can the data be used for and who may use the data?... (read more)
Basic tools for processing Lidar point clouds, which can be extended depending on needs, provide a flexible platform for service providers and users alike. Here, the authors demonstrate how a publicly available open-source application with basic tools for visualising, editing and analysing Lidar point clouds has been extended into a compliant platform that serves diverse applications including mapping of power-line corridors, land uses and riverbeds. The platform, called DielmoOpenLiDAR and released under the GNU GPL licence, enables management and display of massive Lidar datasets together wi... (read more)
Floods have a high impact in densely populated areas, especially when strategic infrastructure is affected. There are various human and territorial factors that influence an area’s vulnerability to flooding. Intensive agricultural activity and large urbanised areas are examples of such human factors, while the soil’s ability to absorb water is a major territorial factor. A quantification of flood vulnerability can be created by combining numerical indicators for the various factors into a single index number that is easy to interpret for decision-makers. GIS tools can easily be app... (read more)
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