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

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...

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...

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....

Creating 3D virtual environment for autonomous vehicles

The Sanborn Map Company set out to demonstrate the accuracy of high definition maps in the context of a 3D reality model of the...

Sugar cane monitoring and analysis using remote sensing

There is a need for more reliable and useful information that can aid farmers and various interested and affected stakeholders in optimising their operations....

Analytical-physical modelling and interoperability propel BIM

The increasing adoption of BIM as the method of choice for conceptual and detailed architectural design has resulted in more elaborate and complex designs...

Cape Town’s water usage map has residents seeing red

The latest weapon in Cape Town’s water saving arsenal is a map that exposes private meter readings to public scrutiny. The initiative has been...

Three reasons to think twice about mapping the brain

Much like the towns, cities, countries and continents represented on a typical geographic map, areas of the brain are similarly being spatially defined, labelled...

Cartography and the CIA

Tracing its roots to October 1941, the CIA’s Cartography Center has a long history of service to the intelligence community (IC) and continues to...

Think outside the BIM box

Building information modelling (BIM) is the new backbone to digitised construction. BIM increases productivity and improves the quality of work across the construction ecosystem...
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