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Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

IVS 3D – Efficiency in Visual Ocean Processes

Visualizing the ocean is not an easy task – moreso when it comes to 3D. It requires accurate geodata, spatial tools like CAD and GIS and knowledge about the processes involved. The work is directly applicable to marine monitoring, pipeline construction and other engineering related projects. V1 Magazine editor Jeff Thurston spoke with Christian Relling

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

3D Visualization – A Convergence of LiDAR, Photogrammetry and Imaging

New tools and products are emerging in the LiDAR, photogrammetry and satellite imaging fields today as 3D environments and 3D city modeling gain wider acceptance. These are impacting work related to digital surfaces, object extraction – recognition and leading to additional research and applications. Sweden based Håkan Wiman has been centrally involved in this work

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

UK AGI – Building the GeoCommunity

The Association of Geographic Information (AGI) in the United Kingdom recently elected a new Chair. Andrew Coote brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position. AGI has been successful in promoting the use and application of geoinformation and geotechnologies across the country in recent times. The UK GI community is filled with discussion,

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Empowering Students Using GIS

ESRI has always invested heavily into GIS education. That has included both the toolset as well as the study of geographic information as a science. The results have been impressive, not only in terms of financial growth for the company but the numerous research efforts, education events, books published and conference-workshops. Building GIS capacity and

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Interview: Moving Forward with Smart Grids

Smart Grids are a growth area. Increasing awareness about smart grid technologies and applications are resulting in new installations of technology that update one hundred year old infrastructure electricity generation and distribution models. V1 Energy editor Jeff Thurston interviewed Martin Ansell, general manager – Smallworld, GE Energy.  He described Smart Grid technologies and how GE

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

From Photogrammetry to 3D Digital Earth

Photogrammetry continues to evolve and today the study of photogrammetry remains important. Armin Gruen has previously served as Head of the Chair of Photogrammetry at the Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zuerich, Switzerland. V1 Magazine editor Jeff Thurston interviewed him recently to learn about his life long passion of

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

GlobalSoilMap: Mapping the World’s Soil

The world’s soils are an important resource. Mapping them enables scientists and food producers as well as land managers with the opportunity to maximize production while ensuring sustainbility and meeting conservation goals. A practical first step to achieving this goal involves an inventory of the global soil resources. V1 Magazine editor Jeff Thurston interviewed Bob

Monday, September 28th, 2009

‘Design, Model, Visualise, Document, and Map’ – Today and Tomorrow

There is a trend towards the integration of geospatial information that involves data creation, design and the representation of information. It applies to a wide range of activities from water to cadastre to building and site design, and it is international in scope. Vector1 Media editor Jeff Thurston spoke with Joe Croser (right) and Richard Zambuni

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Interview: Setting the Pace in Bringing the Plant Together

Bentley Systems, Incorporated is setting the pace for integrated PDS data. Leveraging the benefits of ISO 15926 standardisation, the company is developing new products for serving and modeling this information across the enterprise – supporting sustainable infrastructure. V1 Energy editor Jeff Thurston spoke with Ann-Marie Walters of Bentley Systems, Incorporated to learn about these new

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Satellite Imagery for China, Australia and Beyond

Satellite imagery continues to grow in importance as a primary source of intelligence for decision making across many industries. V1 Magazine editor Jeff Thurston interviewed Rob Lees, Managing Director for Spot Image Australia (left) and  Hugues Pavie, Managing Director for Spot Image in China (right) in Toulouse, France recently. Both regions are experiencing considerable growth

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