AGI and RGS (with IBG) seek a Senior Public Affairs Manager

Working alongside the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), the AGI has never been more enthusiastic about advancing the understanding and use of geographic information. Together, as two organisations with so many common goals, they’re now looking for someone who can help to raise their mutual profiles and broadcast their enthusiasm about the potential for geographic information, technologies and techniques to best effect.The position of Senior Public Affairs Manager is funded by both the AGI and RBS-IBG. Employment will be through the RGS-IBG, but the successful candidate will be working on objectives that are agreed with a joint advisory group. He or she will also be communicating with stakeholders at all levels, developing contacts, and proving their capability in terms of advocacy and outreach. As someone with a strong interest in geographic information, the successful candidate will have an excellent aptitude for fostering knowledge exchange between academic, business, government communities and practitioner communities – and may also have experience in policy sector or parliamentary affairs. Read More

Check Out What's New at SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Exhibition

The 9th edition SIGGRAPH Asia held in Macao, China last year, marked the debut of the VR Showcase Program within the event! The segment was well received by conference participants and attendees alike. With an increase in the consumer and industry adaptation of VR, as supported by a Statista report*, SIGGRAPH Asia will once again have this VR segment back to keep up with technological innovations.  What better way to spot and hire creatives than from an event that gathers an international audience of industry professionals, influencers, researchers, academia, and students who all are individuals immersed in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Explore recruitment possibilities within our exhibition hall with the SIGGRAPH Asia Job Fair package and focus on communicating with the attendees!  Read More

Registration now open for The Year in Infrastructure Conference 2017

The Year in Infrastructure Conference is Bentley’s annual meeting for industry executives, government leaders, and representatives of international industry organizations. The Year in Infrastructure is globally recognized as the leading forum for identifying trends, sharing ideas, and adopting technologies to address the current priorities and opportunities impacting the infrastructure industry. For the first time, ever, The Year in Infrastructure Conference is being hosted in Asia, from October 10-12 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. This world-class hotel and conference facility is one of the most iconic buildings in Asia. Corporate Keynote and comprehensive Technology Update. We’ll explore what it means to “Go Digital”  Read More

Submissions Open - 3D Australia 2017

Submissions for 3D Australia 2017 are now open. It is our pleasure to invite you to submit full papers or extended abstracts to present at the 3D GeoInfo Conference and/or the IAG Workshop on BIM and GIS Integration. Submission requirements, deadlines and other details are available on our website. The 3D GeoInfo Conference aims to bring together international researchers from academia, industry and government in the field of 3D geoinformation. The conference offers an interdisciplinary forum to researchers in the fields of data collection, advanced modelling approaches, data analysis and visualisation. Read More

Webinar: Transform Aerial Photographs into 3D Models for Use in ArcGIS

Computer vision and photogrammetry technology have advanced to a point which enables the creation of 3D city models that are kilometers in size with centimeter accuracy. With ContextCapture, you'll see how terabytes of photos can be converted into realistic 3D models and then consumed in Esri's ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online. With its flexibility, scalability, and high performance, ContextCapture has become the standard solution for reality modeling at the scale of entire cities and territories. Read More 

Unmanned Systems Canada Student Competition - Design Paper Winners

Phase 1 of the 2017Student UAS Competition is complete. A judging panel, comprised of Canadian subject matter experts, has completed its independent review of the technical papers submitted by all 16teams. This year’s wildlife monitoring  scenario will task the teams  to census and locate nests of three different types of geese in the remote Canadian wilderness. To raise the bar, the UAS will be required to extract eggsfrom the nests asrequired to test for pesticides in the environment.Overall,  the  judges  were  impressed  by  the  quality  of  the  reports,  the  inclusion  of  new technologies into the systems and the way the solutions were presented. Read More

Bentley Systems Issues Call for Submissions to the 2017 Be Inspired Awards for BIM Advancements in Infrastructure

The awards, which are judged by independent juries of industry experts, recognize infrastructure projects for BIM advancements which improve project delivery and/or asset performance. The deadline for submission entries is May 1, 2017. The Be Inspired Awards are an integral part of Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference, which takes place Oct. 10-12 in Singapore at Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands, one of the most iconic buildings in Asia. The structural design of Marina Bay Sands was done by Arup and was the 2010 Be Inspired Award winner for Innovation in Structural Engineering. Read More

Topcon - Bentley Bundle Reality Modeling Software With UAS Software

The system is designed for mapping, construction and surveying professionals to quickly turn simple photographs and/or point cloud data into true-to-life, highly detailed 3D models for use throughout a project lifecycle. “The offering will include Topcon ContextCapture Standard and Topcon ContextCapture Advanced,” said Charles Rihner, vice president of the Topcon GeoPositioning Solutions Group. “The standard package will be bundled with Falcon 8 and Sirius Basic/Pro and allows operators to process data from these UAS into textured 3D reality meshes, point clouds and orthophotos.

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Meet The World's Top Motion Graphics Freelancers

Motion graphics is the technique for making visual elements—typography, illustrations, or other imagery—appear to move. Technically, any sort of visual animation is motion graphics, but today a motion graphics artist is usually a designer who uses computer programs such as Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, or Apple Motion to create animated videos. Motion graphics are used in a wide range of presentations, such as explainer videos, tutorials, and product introductions. They’re also popular for creating animated signage and billboards for exhibitions, intro videos for live presentations, and title cards and credits for live-action videos.

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SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Exhibition – Enjoy Early bird rates till 30 April 2017

To be held from 27 – 30 November 2017 at BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand, SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 will offer industry participants, comprising of hardware and software vendors, production houses, animation and game studios, as well as educational and research institutions focusing on emerging technologies, a business platform to showcase their innovative products and services to over 7,000 trade visitors. SIGGRAPH Asia's trade visitors comprises of key industry leaders and professionals in computer graphics, interactive techniques and emerging technologies from Asia and beyond.  Read More

Survey: Analysis of Precision Agriculture Adoption And Barriers in Western Canada

This survey examines the current precision agriculture uses in western Canada and the barriers affecting precision agriculture practices. Definitions of precision agriculture (PA) can include the specific equipment or devices using GPS to collect information and the analysis of the data to determine the management strategies affecting crop production. For the purpose of this Survey, consider precision agriculture (PA) in relation to the tools & technology you are using or would consider for your farm. To encompass all aspects of precision agriculture, consider precision agriculture (PA) as a term used to describe the practice of collecting agricultural information with spatial accuracy from a range of devices to enable the site specific management decisions for food production.  Survey information is collected for the purposes of consultation and Dale Steele P.Ag. is conducting the study on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Read More