What technology or trend will have the greatest impact on the surveying and geospatial markets in 2014?
“I think there will be a definite move to the Cloud. We’re seeing more people moving data up into the Cloud and then accessing it from their own mobile devices out in the field, pushing data back and forth from the field to the office through wireless connectivity.”
Lanny Schnipper, Segment Manager, Seiler Instrument & Manufacturing Co. Inc.
Buckle up. Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are ready to take off for the surveying and geospatial professions.
At the AUVSI’s Unmanned System’s conference this summer, manufacturers taxied around the exhibition floor with the newest technology. On Wall Street and in Silicon Valley, investors—such as former Wired magazine editor Chris Anderson—are fueling up startups. In Washington, the FAA and other government agencies are navigating policy and privacy issues.
For three days in October, Essen, Germany, served as the center of the world—or at least, the center of how the geospatial community looks at the world.
From Oct. 8-10, the city in the Ruhr area of western Germany hosted Intergeo, one of the premier conferences for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. With a history dating back to the eighth century and roots in industry and religion, Essen focused its attention on the geospatial world—for a few days at least.