Mobile scanning for stockpile volume reporting

by André Oberholzer, EPA Survey The versatility and speed of mobile lidar scanning as well as its ability to survey large and difficult areas has seen the technology being used extensively on mines for stockpile volume reporting. This article compares mobile laser scanning with conventional methods and highlights the advantages of employing a mobile lidar […]

A pro-poor land adjudication procedure for communal land

  by Edward Kurwakumire, Tshwane University of Technology Current studies within the land administration domain require that all sorts of rights whether formal or informal be registered. This is in line with pro-poor land management practices in which the poor and people dwelling in communal areas are often excluded from the formal land administration system. […]

GOCE mission comes to an end

Information from European Space Agency After nearly tripling its planned lifetime, the Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer – GOCE – has completed its mission and disintegrated on its reentry to Earth’s atmosphere. Dubbed the “Ferrari of space” because of its sleek, aerodynamic design, the European Space Agency’s GOCE has mapped variations in Earth’s […]

Measuring deformation from space

by Davide Colombo, Tele-Rilevamento Europa TRE InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar) uses satellite radar imagery to precisely measure ground deformation. TRE developed advanced techniques, PSInSAR and subsequently SqueeSAR, as standard monitoring tools in a number of applications: natural hazards, geothermal, oil and gas, mining, urban and infrastructures monitoring. Thanks to its capability in detecting millimetre […]