Cloud native spatial data infrastructure offers a practical and cost-effective way to enable a “queryable” Earth and the open science movement which is critical to tackling global problems.
The annual international geomatics trade show and conference, InterGEO, draws an audience of thousands to offer them a glimpse into the latest industry developments and ideas.
Cartographers at the International Cartographic Association's international conference have focused on sustainable development in an attempt to reassert their relevance – but it is in more novel forms of data processing and visualization they're likely to find greater professional relevance...
With its focus on visually presenting the progress made in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, will the SDG Data Alliance spur developing countries to create the foundational geospatial data they require for tracking, monitoring, and reporting on SDG progress?
Governments are no longer the single source of authority for spatial data.
Geospatial technologies are no longer limited to governments and militaries. The Ukraine war shows the benefits and new complexities that come with the widespread adoption of commercial and civilian geotech in conflicts.
How a public fire risk map upset residents and the lessons it holds for geospatial professionals on accuracy, communication, open data and building trust.
A selection of tools to plan, map, record and share your holiday adventures.
Information economy workers face the question: how to create value for an overwhelmed audience/user/client in an inundated information ecosystem? The answer might lie in creating insight.
To capitalise on the digital twin trend, the WGIC's Spatial Digital Twins policy report takes spatial data as a digital twin ingredient and appropriates it as a solution for the geospatial industry.
Open geospatial data can play a big role in monitoring tailings dam monitoring. A new study goes a step further to model potential dam failures.
Data is power, which necessitates ethics, governance and legislation to keep it in check. Luckily there are established guidelines to draw on, the latest of which has been published for the geomatics industry – but it could be improved.
When Thys Smith, Exxaro’s survey manager on Grootegeluk coal mine, realised that 60% of his work day comprised serving information request about geospatial data, he tasked draughtsman Beyers du Randt to start work on a digital mapping system that would allow users to access the data themselves.