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Geomatics World is the journal of the Geomatics Faculty of the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).
Our readers are professional and technically qualified members of the RICS - the UK's qualifying institution for surveyors and professionals working in the geospatial and geoinformation fields - as well as other senior professionals and opinion formers in the industry.
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The wetter side of life
Our March/April 2014 issue focuses on hydrographic topics: Fergal McGrath introduces INFOMAR, Ireland's detailed survey of its commercially valuable waters; Dr Mike Osborne and John Pepper of Oceanwise explain how they pioneered the re-engineering of the Admiralty Chart into digital data fit for GIS and Electronic Chart Display Systems; Richard Groom analyses the papers presented at the recent Digital Hydrography on the Maritime Web event; and don't miss Nigel Woof's vivid account of emergency mapping in The Philippines following super-typhoon Haiyan in GW's Digital Extras section.
In addition to our regular columnists and industry news coverage, this issue also features reports from the 2014 RICS BIM conference, GeoForum Lecture and the International Consumer Electronics Show. Plus Han-Herbert Tuexsen describes the painstaking procedures used by Leica to calibrate their HDS scanners and Joël van Cranenbroeck answers this question - with so many off-the-shelf GNSS solutions is there still room for innovation?
27 zones for the "prosumer" at electronics showAdam Spring reports for GW on the mighty International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and finds plenty of geomatics technologies there.
Mapping Ireland's marine resourcesIntegrated mapping for the sustainable development of Ireland is at the heart of the INFOMAR project explains Fergal McGrath.
Thinking outside the GNSS receiver and antenna boxIs an off-the-shelf solution the right answer? Joël Van Cranenbroeck believes there are cheaper alternatives where monitoring is concerned.
Digital Hydrography on the maritime webDigital charts are throwing up some interesting challenges and pitfalls, as Richard Groom discovered when he reviewed the papers from a recent conference.
DIY: calibrating an HDS laser scannerThe painstaking procedures used by Leica to calibrate their HDS scanners are described by Han-Herbert Tuexsen, who also shows what users can check for.
Level 3 BIM: are we all ready?The 2014 RICS BIM conference revealed plenty of enthusiasm for building information modelling but two disciplines are lagging reports Prof Ian Dowman.
From nautical chart to digital maritime mappingMike Osborne and John Pepper decribe the voyage but with a cautionary note.
The 2014 GeoForum LectureA buzzy and inspiring lecture from Arnulf Christi of Splashmaps, says our reporter.
Digital Extra: MapAction deploys to The PhilippinesThe vital role played by mapping in disaster emergency response is explained by Nigel Woof, OBE.