GeoNumerics participates in the 2016 Graduate School Course in Geomatics (Aalto University, Finland)

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On October 25th and 26th the 2016 edition of the Graduate School Course in Geomatics was held at the Aalto University. The topic of this year's edition was “Perspectives of 3D: from georeferencing of mobile measuring systems to registration and interpretation of point clouds”. GeoNumerics is proud to have provided one of the two lecturers, Dr. Ismael Colomina who covered “Trajectory determination for mobile mapping systems”. Adjunct Prof. Boris Jutzi (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany) covered the second day lectures with the topic “Active-optical sensing: state of the art and challenges”.

The Graduate School Course on Geomatics is a prestigious, two-day annual academic event organized since 1998 by Prof. Henrik Haggren and currently also by Prof. Petri Rönnholm. It is attended by Msc and PhD students as well as by geospatial professionals. The course covers the broad range of geomatics disciplines with emphasis on recent results. It is taught by international experts on their respective fields.

The project SAT406M presented at the conference “SENSORDEVICES”

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The project SAT406M was presented at the conference “SENSORDEVICES 2016”, held in the framework of the conference “NetWare 2016” on 24th - 28th July in Nice, France. This conference was organized by the International Academy Research and Industry Association (IARIA), and covered several topics such as sensor technologies, emerging security systems or advances in future internet. In particular, the conference SENSORDEVICES' main topic was sensor device technologies and applications.

The objective of the SAT406M project is to develop a wrist-worn Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) providing an end-to-end solution based on the Galileo Support to Search and Rescue (SAR) Service –the SAR/Galileo service– and particularly on its unique Return-Link-Service (RLS).

First full mapKITE testing campaign: mapKITE becomes a reality

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In June, 20th to 23rd, 2016, the mapKITE project achieved one of its major milestones: the first-time-ever operation of a tandem aerial-terrestrial system conceived for simultaneous geodata acquisition in corridor mapping missions. Such achievement validates the first half of the European Horizon 2020 project, in which an international consortium of ten teams from six different countries have partnered up to turn mapKITE into a reality.

During three days, mapKITE system testing and demonstrations were carried out at the BCN Drone Center, a UAV testing center including 2500 ha of segregated airspace located in Collsuspina, Barcelona. Within its premises, a 2 km rural road was selected as a testing corridor and was operated successfully around ten times. The testing site was prepared with several ground control points measured along the corridor and marked with black and white markers for quality checking.

The Geospatial World Forum 2016 hosts a mapKITE presentation

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Following its recent dissemination impulse, GeoNumerics has been invited to present the mapKITE terrestrial and aerial tandem geodata acquisition concept and project at the Geospatial World Forum 2016, held in Rotterdam (The Netherlands). On its fifth edition, the congress and fair aimed at the theme: Where's the Money? [DISRUPTIVE BUSINESS MODELS]. This theme allows the conference to take on the business perspective of geospatial industry today and its direction for the coming years. Future technology trends and the next big opportunities will be part of the servings. It aimed at being an excellent platform to discuss the role of policymakers, decision-makers, technical users, multilateral agencies and academia in commercialization of the technology.

The mapKITE presentation was framed within the workshop entitled "Benefits and key-features of the European Global Navigation Satellite System (E-GNSS) for the Geospatial World", organized by the European GNSS Agecy (GSA). The purpose of the workshop was to establish the dialogue on the benefits of Galileo in Geospatial applications, including the bottlenecks the industry is facing to adopt E-GNSS smoothly, concerns and needs to be met while implementing Galileo, discussion on potential usage of Authentication service within Location Intelligence/high accuracy application.