Geo-informatics, GIS, BIM, mapping and location services

Geospatial Round-up – April/May 2018

Galaxy mapped in 3D ESA’s Gaia mission has produced a very detailed star catalogue, including high-precision measurements of nearly 1,7-billion stars, revealing previously unseen details...

Geospatial Round-up – March 2018

Lidar enables discovery of Mayan ruins The University of Houston’s National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping used lidar to reveal extensive Mayan ruins in Guatemala....

Geospatial Round-up – Jan/Feb 2018

Fuel cell system for drones A next generation high-performance fuel cell propulsion system to power unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones has been developed. The...

Geospatial Round-up – Nov/Dec 2017

Mapping space debris The world’s first in-situ space debris monitoring microsatellite IDEA OSG 1 is due to be launched on 28 November 2017 from Russia’s...

Geospatial Round-up – Sept/Oct 2017

Ordnance Survey adds AR to app Ordnance Survey’s popular OS Maps application now includes an augmented reality (AR) feature which can call on over 200...

Geospatial Round-up – August 2017

  Mass GPS spoofing attack An apparent mass GPS spoofing attack involving over 20 vessels in the Black Sea which took place in June has navigation...

Geospatial Round-up – July 2017

  Ghana launches first satellite Ghana’s first satellite, Ghanasat-1, was released from the International Space Station into orbit via Japan’s KIBO deployment system on 7 July...

Geospatial Round-up – June 2017

  Emergency mapping app The international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders has released a smartphone app to help map neglected areas of the world, allowing...

Geospatial Round-up – May 2017

  Improving maritime safety The National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA) of Papua New Guinea intends to improve maritime safety in its waters and has awarded six...

Geospatial Round-up – April 2017

  3D model of Antarctica Around 250-million measurements taken by ESA’s CryoSat over the last six years have been used to create a unique 3D view...
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