Articles in the GIS News Category

Sep 2019 | No Comment

UN-GGIM recommends establishing a Global Geodetic Centre of Excellence
The UN-GGIM Subcommittee on Geodesy has recommended establishing a Global Geodetic Centre of Excellence to strengthen the capacity to implement the UN General Assembly resolution. The subcommittee is presenting the second iteration of the position paper defining appropriate governance arrangements.
The Global Geodetic Reference Frame (GGRF) is in …

Aug 2019 | No Comment

New versatility to chart production by S-100 data model
Teledyne CARIS has announced the release of its Hydrographic Production Database™ (HPD) 4.0. It is designed to support Hydrographic Offices around the world as they embrace the new S-100 Universal Hydrographic Data Model and explore its many possibilities. Its users will be able to augment their existing …

Jul 2019 | No Comment

Where to plant a trillion trees to save planet Earth?
Restoration of forests has long been seen as a potential measure to combat climate change. The latest special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change suggests that an increase of 1 billion hectares of forest will be necessary to limit global warming to 1.5°C …

Jun 2019 | No Comment

ISG transforms 3D model delivery
Global construction services company ISG is using the latest 3D modelling technology to boost its BIM capabilities. By introducing Pointfuse laser scanning software, ISG has speeded workflows with rapid scan-to-BIM modelling whilst maintaining high levels of accuracy. Traditionally this laser data processing could take up to three days to 3D …

May 2019 | No Comment

China Railway Engineering Consulting Group sets benchmark
The Beijing to Zhangjiakou High-speed Rail Project will become the world’s first high-speed railway with a design speed of 350 kilometers per hour. China Railway Engineering Consulting Group Co., Ltd. (CRECG) is responsible for design and construction consulting of the 171-kilometer project. Using Bentley’s comprehensive modeling environment, CRECG’s …

Apr 2019 | No Comment

Major government project in Africa bagged by Teledyne CARIS
Teledyne CARIS will be delivering a full software solution, through its distributor Unique Group to the South African Navy Hydrographic Office. The solution, includes software that will be implemented as part of a larger project to be executed by Southern African Shipyards (SAS) where a new …

Mar 2019 | No Comment

TCarta wins contract to Map Seafloor around Kiribati
TCarta Marine has been contracted by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) to provide a baseline dataset of water depths and seafloor classification around the Republic of Kiribati. Located in the Pacific Ocean, the island nation is threatened by rising sea levels.
TCarta won the open bid …

Feb 2019 | No Comment

Google Maps inaccuracies driving tourists away
Tourism operators in Australia’s vast outback say wild inaccuracies in Google Maps are making remote hot spots appear out of reach, deterring people from visiting the region.
A number of businesses promoting their small towns as remote tourist destinations in the northeastern state of Queensland complain of cases where …

Jan 2019 | No Comment

Enugu govt partners World Bank on GIS-based road mapping
ENUGU State Government has said it is partnering with World Bank on GISbased road inventories and mapping for easy identification of rural road and economic development. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Project co-ordinator of Rural Access and Mobility Project, RAMP, ll, Chief Chinedu Ugwu, who revealed this at a stakeholders’ …

Dec 2018 | No Comment

£1.5 million geospatial competition open to improve public services
The Geospatial Commission has partnered with Innovate UK to launch a new government competition, where organisations can apply for a share of £1.5 million to fund projects which use data linked to a location. Between £50,000 to £750,000 could be granted to eligible organisations.
The aim of the …