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...

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...

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...

Information modelling as a catalyst for change in the mining sector

The ability of building information modelling (BIM) to reduce capex and lower operating costs does not only hold potential for the construction sector, but...

Optimising stope design and quality monitoring with laser scanning

The demand of copper is such that progressively lower grades of copper ore are being mined profitably. One way to do so is by...

Combining GNSS and sensor networks for construction efficiency

The construction industry faces a number of challenges. Performing under deadline pressure is just one example. More recently, the focus of attention is compliance...

Water resource monitoring via satellite

Water is a critical and scarce resource in southern Africa, and is likely to become even more so as the regional impacts of global...

Jam proofing drones

Collect 1-million data points from a 15-minute flight compared to 300 points in a day from a traditional ground survey. It’s no wonder that...

Precise GNSS positioning cuts costs on wind farm project

In the remote northern portion of South Africa, projects are underway to tap the region’s rich resources for wind and solar energy. The work...

How cable locators work

Undertaking any excavation will inevitably bring site workers into close proximity to underground utilities (i.e. electricity, gas, telecommunications, and water). Consideration should always be...
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