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GeoNumerics sponsors the EuroCOW 2014 workshop

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GeoNumerics (GN) is proud to announce its support to the EuroCOW 2014. GN already sponsored the EuroCOW 2012.

EuroCOW stands for The Calibration and Orientation Workshop, the generic name of a biennial series of workshops that already started with the EuroCOW 2006.

The EuroCOWs intend to bring together the world experts, both from public and private sectors, to present and discuss the recent findings and developments in the field of geomatic sensor calibration and orientation. The EuroCOWs are highly specialized, small forums to facilitate the circulation of useful and new information between photogrammetric, remote sensing, geodetic and navigation specialists interested in the spatial orientation of sensors and in their geometric and radiometric calibration.

GeoNumerics enters the GAL consortium

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GeoNumerics is proud to announce that, as of 2013-01-07, it has joined the GAL project consortium.

In the GAL project, GeoNumerics will contribute an extended capability of its GENA platform in order to handle millions of unknowns and the further development of the dynamicSURVEY model toolbox for GENA. The extended capability of GENA is a keystone in the implementation of the dynamic network approach for the solution of large systems of differential and non-differential observation equations with applications to aerial, terrestrial and marine mobile mapping. The model toolbox dynamicSURVEY will implement the mathematical models to derive gravity perturbations from inertial observations (linear accelerations and angular rates) and GPS/Galileo carrier phase observations.

Radiometric block adjustment with GENA

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First results of radiometric block adjustment and digital radiometric model (DRM) generation have been presented in a joint article by the Institute of Geomatics (IG) and the company ALTAIS at the ISPRS Hannover Workshop 2013 held in Hannover (Germany).

In the article, a rigorous concept for radiometric block adjustment is described. The concept is based on atmospheric radiative transfer (ART) models, pre-selected bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) models (the Beisl-Woodhouse BRDF) and radiometric ground control points. The concept for a terrain's digital radiometric model (DRM) and its generation is also described. (A DRM is a model that provides the reflectance value and the BRDF of each ground point.)

Big welcome for Dr. Marta Blázquez as she joins our team

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We’re delighted to welcome mathematician and geomatician Dr. Marta Blázquez as GeoNumerics' new Scientific Programme  Manager.

Dr. Blázquez graduated in Applied Mathematics at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC, Barcelona, Spain). Later on, she obtained a MSc in Airborne Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing from the Institute of Geomatics (IG, Castelldefels, Spain) and a PhD in Aerospace Science and Technology (UPC).

“It is a pleasure to welcome Dr. Blázquez aboard, an acknowledged expert for kinematic geodesy and photogrammetry, who is well versed in all aspects of sensor orientation and calibration. Her expertise in applied mathematics, scientific software development and technical project management makes her the perfect person for fostering our research and development activities in the field of trajectory determination for mapping and remote sensing applications,” said Jaume Sastre, GeoNumerics' Chief Operations' Officer.