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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.
What's in the latest issue
What the editor says about the November/December issue
Photogrammetry, Zebedee and swarms of UAVs!
GW reports on this year's annual Intergeo event in Essen, Germany, which saw dozens of fixed-wing and hovering UAVs. One interesting development is the growing application of image sensors for survey data capture using photogrammetry. We also have articles covering the progress of the ZEB1 handheld laser scanner since its launch earlier this year; a user seminar on Trimble's eCognition software; John King explains how crofting in Scotland has gone geospatial; and a swarm of eBee UAVs have captured the challenging terrain of the Matterhorn.
In addition, our Digital Extras this issue includes articles on standards for point clouds and photogrammetry plus don't miss our regular columnists and industry news coverage.
Essen Intergeo: UAVs and photogrammetryThis year's Intergeo saw UAVs with scanners. Plenty of shiny new kit plus a possible return to photogrammetric solutions, reports editor Stephen Booth.
Automatic change detection: are we there yet?GW reports from a small user seminar to hear about the latest experiences amongst users of Trimble's eCognition software. There are promising results for some.
Mapping the unmappableSince its launch earlier this year, the handheld ZEB1 laser scanner has gained customers around the world. Faith Clark reports on applications and user experiences.
Crofting goes geospatialFollowing major changes in Scottish Law, crofters can now register their holdings and record them geospatially using crowd sourcing techniques.
Swarming over the MatterhornA flight of UAVs have captured the challenging terrain of Switzerland's iconic mountain in 3D. Ideal for planning that assault or armchair mountaineers.
Digital Extra: LAS or E57? A tale of two standardsRichard Groom tries to unravel why two US bodies have each developed a standard for point clouds.
Digital Extra: Aerial imagery from unmanned aircraft: a new dawn for photogrammetry?Richard Groom reviews the state of the technology, provides advice for clients and sets out the regulator's rules.