Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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thumb totalstationIs the need for professional surveying descending or are other factors contributing toward a decline in the numbers? There is evidence that the number of qualified surveyors with professional credentials is declining. No doubt difficulties in the housing markets globally are impacting surveyors, quasi-salaried employment through consultancy are also problematic. However, other factors may be driving the declining surveyor perceptions and these ought to be considered.  Read more...
Seoul3DThe Seoul Metropolitan Government in Korea has had an aggressive IT and 3D modeling trajectory for the past ten years, with ranking as one of the top 100 e-governments worldwide, and a movement from e-government to ubiquitous government. In 2010 the government enhanced their 3D data offering through satellite and aerial imagery, lidar, digital elevation models and 3D CAD data. Among the applications where this enhanced model is applied are public service (environment, transportation, and security planning), local goverment (facility management and city planning), military simulation, telematics, and for scientific simulation (such as fire and noise).

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Gawad Kalinga BuildThe 'Grassroots GIS' research project is working to develop low-cost mapping and publishing methods for slums and slum-upgrading projects in Manila, financed by the School of Design and Environment, Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore (NUS). This work-in-progress effort harnesses smartphones for data collection, collaborative mapping, and 3D visualization to support landscape design work. The mapping project is a coordinated effort with the Philippine Gawad Kalinga movement that aims to build communities to end poverty. Read more...
Bangkok FloodThe Thai capital of Bangkok is bracing for severe flooding over the weekend with rising water continuing to take its toll throughout the country, and higher-than-normal tides expected over the weekend. Several northern districts of the city of 12 million people are now more than 90% submerged, and thousands of residents are being evacuated as a massive amount of floodwater is expected. A special five-day holiday has been declared to help people get out of Bangkok. Througout the crisis, geospatial technologies are being used to predict, plan, and communicate the response to the unusually heavy seasonal rains that have swept the country since July.
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gsiThe Union Cabinet has passed a proposal to restructure the Geological Survey of India (GSI) this week. The 'right sizing' effort aims to play on the strengths of the GSI while slowing replacement of posts over a 10-year timeframe. The changes also place more emphasis on geophysics, chemistry and engineering to now equal the same role as geology.

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  • surveyor 04.11.2011 19:37
    There are steps that are being taken by many surveyors as a community which stand ...

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  • Jake 30.08.2011 07:47
    Maybe they should ask Western Australia GIS users what they think of SLIP before ...

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