Articles: PositionIT

Guidelines for coastal lidar

This article provides guidance to technical and non-technical coastal practitioners regarding the required precision of airborne lidar data for the typical coastal applications, output formats and value-added products. It also touches on issues of flight campaign planning and a national coastal lidar inventory. Highly accurate and detailed topographic information has been identified as being crucial […]

@Leisure: Keeping the age of steam alive

The smell of coal, oil and steam and the chuff-chuff of a 220 t steam locomotive as it gathers momentum to 60 km/h along the railway excites many people, young and old. One man keeps a beady eye on a wall of gauges and periodically shovels coal into a square hole, while a second man […]

Field solutions for land and construction surveying

Trimble announced its TSC7 Controller, a field solution for land and civil construction surveyors. It was designed based on customer feedback and provides a tablet experience with a physical keyboard and a 7” sunlight readable touchscreen that supports pinch, tap and slide gestures. Front and rear-facing cameras allow users to conduct video conferences with their […]

Crowdsourcing the impact of global change on risk and vulnerability

The ability to respond to the impacts of global change on vulnerable populations and assets hinges on the availability of accurate and current information. Through the South African Risk and Vulnerability Atlas, SAEON aims to make the research into characterising and understanding global change accessible and usable to policy and decision makers on a local […]