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EuroCOW 2016: 3D corridor mapping without ground control points anticipated by GeoNumerics

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Corridor mapping ̶ i.e., mapping of roadways, railways and waterways̶  without traditional ground control points (GCPs) was presented and analysed by GeoNumerics at the recent EuroCOW 2016 conference organized by the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Écublens, Lausanne, Switzerland.

GeoNumerics researchers invented the mapKITE surveying concept, a 3D corridor mapping technique based on tandem geodata acquisition missions. In a mapKITE mission, a terrestrial mobile mapping system (TMMS) and an unmanned aerial mapping system (UAMS), simultaneously collect data, from ground and from above., where the unmanned aircraft (UA) follows from above the terrestrial mapping vehicle (TV). The latter, carries an INS/GNSS-based motion sensing acquisition system, mapping sensors and, on its roof, an optical target of known size, shape and painting. Each time that an image is taken from the UA, the optical target is imaged so that, later on, a photogrammetric observation of the target (point-and-scale measurement) can be made. Thus, every image contains a Kinematic Ground Control Point (KGCP) materialized by the centre of the optical target.

GeoNumerics participates in the 5th edition of the "UAV Remote Sensing Principles" Course

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GeoNumerics is glad to announce its participation in the 5th edition of the course "UAV Remote Sensing principles" organized by CATUAV that will be held in Collsuspina (Catalonia, Spain) on 5th - 9th October 2015. Dr. Colomina, Chief Scientist Officer at GeoNumerics, will be one o the invited lecturers, in charge of introducing the principles and trends of UAV-based photogrammetry.

Due to the success of the previous editions, CATUAV has decided to organize another one within 2015. In other words, it seems that "UAS-based photogrammetry and remote sensing" is gaining momentum and this course is the excuse to be updated with a broad overview of state-of-the-art remote sensing techniques using UAV aerial imagery.

GeoNumerics awarded the “Innovative SME“ seal by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness

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GeoNumerics is proud to announce that, as of December 17th 2015, it has been awarded the “Innovative SME” seal valid until December 31st 2018.

The “Innovative SME” seals acknowledge a small-and-medium enterprise (SME) outstanding achievement(s) in product, service and project innovation. It is awarded by the “Dirección General de Innovación y Competitividad” (Directorate General of Innovation and Competitiveness) of the Spanish “Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad” (Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness).

"I am proud that GeoNumerics becomes one of the Spanish certified innovative small-and-medium-enterprise (SME)" said Dr. Ismael Colomina, Chief Executive Officer of GeoNumerics. "This award is not only an acknowledgement of our past continued investment and effort in research and development, but also a source of motivation and encouragement for the future. GeoNumerics is a small team with a long experience dedicated to geomatics and navigation. Credit for this distinction goes, above all, to the company's people who make it what it is.”

GeoNumerics participates in the 55th Photogrammetric Week in Stuttgart

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From September 7th to 11th, the 55th edition of the "Photogrammetric Week"  ̶ the "PhoWo" ̶  took place at the University of Stuttgart (Stuttgart, Germany).

The Photogrammetric Week series was initiated in Jena, in 1909 by Carl Pulfrich as a “vacation course in stereo-photogrammetry.” In June of the same year Pulfrich sent out the call for participation in the German "Zeitschrift für Vermessungswesen" (ZfV) for the course, which took place from October 4th to 9th. Since 1973 the "PhoWo" has been organised biennially by the Institute of Photogrammetry, at the University of Stuttgart; from 1973 to 1991 under Professor Fritz Ackermann and from 1993 to 2015 under Professor Dieter Fritsch. Today, the "PhoWo" enjoys international recognition as an upgrading seminar and a platform for the exchange of experience.