Where’s the money going to be?

Whether your business is booming, or if you are not experiencing growth, you need to know where your future growth is going to be. In 2016 Ron Bisio, Vice President, Surveying & Geospatial at Trimble, spoke to the Geospatial World Forum His talk covers two where the Geospatial professionals will need to move to stay profitable and successful.

Diversifying
Surveying and Mapping professionals are diversifying their offering to include scanning, mobile mapping and airborne data capture.

Domain-specific activities
Surveying and Mapping professionals are increasingly involved in domain-specific activities that require specific workflows and solutions.

Watch the 16 minute video below to find out more.

Geospatial technologies are changing the world

tandm5See how with some summer reading of Trimble T&M

Got a bit of time on your hands with the Christmas break? Sit back and relax with the latest version of Trimble T&M, the magazine for surveying and mapping professionals.

In the cover story, researchers travel to Pakistan to study the region’s enormous glaciers. The data collected will help protect nearby villages from sudden, potentially devastating flooding. Then, in Florida learn how environmental specialists use geospatial technologies to manage vulnerable wetlands and water supplies. Their skills support work to restore damaged areas and create a thriving ecosystem.

In Sweden, take a glimpse into the nation’s massive forestry industry, which relies on healthy, sustainable forests. Geospatial solutions enable foresters to develop efficient planning and management strategies. And in Italy, a small business uses a modern approach to support cost-effective inspection and maintenance of the nation’s railway system.

Got even more time? Scroll back through previous editions for even more interesting reads.

Does GIS + BIM = more business for you?

GIS+BIMThe inclusion of GIS technology could transform standard BIM into a super asset management system according to a research paper from March 2009.

BIM (Building Information Modelling) is the process of generating and managing building data during its life cycle from planning stages right through to construction and facility management phases. The potential result is a 3D model that is rich with knowledge, a database attached to each and every element of a structure, including GIS information.

To really see the benefits of including GIS data in the BIM models we need to find a way to merge the seemingly parallel worlds of geospatial and construction.

This article from the geodatapoint blog looks at how we can begin to approach this.

If you would like to learn more about BIM, or how it could help grow your business get in touch.

GIS data is more than positions and attributes

terraflex_iphone4_tree_lowresFor decades, typical consumers of spatial data were cities, municipalities and other organisations that used GIS to manage and visualise information about assets and environments. However, as GIS data flows from the field to end users, opportunities exist to develop information that goes well beyond the traditional positions and attributes.

Ron Bisio, vice president of Trimble Geospatial, discusses the potential of this information in this article published on GISCafe.