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

Learning BIM on the job

We are “BIM-ready” is what I tell myself every morning when I arrive at work. However, the truth of the matter is, we are...

Visual analysis best practices

This article outlines simple techniques for making data visualisation useful and aesthetically pleasing. It does not provide instructions for building visualisations, but provides tips...

Manned lidar versus drone lidar

Manned lidar has been widely used for roughly twenty years and drone lidar recently has become a new tool in the geo-toolbox. Which should...

Mapping endangered mammals for conservation

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and SANBI, in collaboration with multiple partners, recently revised the 2004 national Red List of Mammals, a list which...

Automating photogrammetry with coded targets

This article looks at what coded targets are, when and why they are useful, how they compare with smart points, and provides examples of...

Guidelines for coastal lidar

This article provides guidance to technical and non-technical coastal practitioners regarding the required precision of airborne lidar data for the typical coastal applications, output...

The secret to a good thermal image

The use of thermal cameras has spread to many professional environments in recent years. They are easy to handle, and thermal images are quick...

Automated feature extraction for creating complex BIMs

Creating highly accurate building information models on tight schedules can be a challenge in dynamic environments such as busy airports. Two companies show here...

Making geospatial data discoverable online

With the increasing use of geographical information and technology in a variety of knowledge domains and disciplines, the need to discover and access suitable...

Crowdsourcing the impact of global change on risk and vulnerability

The ability to respond to the impacts of global change on vulnerable populations and assets hinges on the availability of accurate and current information....
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