GAF receives the EARSC Product Award 2022 for AgroSoil

GAF is proud to have won the prestigious EARSC Product Award 2022 for its new soil moisture product AgroSoil at the EXPANDEO and FIRE Forum in Brussels

This year, the EXPANDEO and FIRE Forum joint event took place on 14 and 15 June 2022 at the International Auditorium in Brussels and online. The event offered high-class networking of the EO-Community. Our participants Peter Navratil, GAF Project Manager Agricultural Information Systems, and Stefan Saradeth, our GAF Commercial Coordinator were looking forward to the EARSC Awards 2022 ceremony at the evening of 14 June, because GAF had been one of the three nominees for the EARSC Product Award 2022.

Satellite data help to detect artisanal mining - GAF AG develops the “ASM Alert” web platform

GAF has developed and implemented an easy-to-use web-based system to recognise indications of unlicenced artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in tropical forests - the “ASM Alert” platform. The platform combines free and publicly available satellite data – in particular European Copernicus Sentinel imagery - with a number of other geodata layers and machine-learning for the analysis. The platform then enables the ordering of commercial, very-high-resolution (VHR) satellite imagery for the identified target areas. The implementation project is being conducted by GAF, Germany, together with the partner IES, Netherlands, and is funded by the European Space Agency (ESA). ASM Alert can be accessed at:

GAF AG nommé chef de projet pour le Programme de Modernisation de la Gestion Foncière – PROMOGEF au Sénégal

Un consortium dirigé par GAF AG mettra en œuvre le "Programme de Modernisation de la Gestion Foncière" (PROMOGEF), programme du gouvernement sénégalais et du ministère fédéral allemand de la coopération économique et du développement (BMZ), financé par la banque de développement KfW. Le programme soutient la mise en place d'une gestion des droits fonciers décentralisée, efficace, transparente et responsable, dont la première phase devrait s'achever en 2025.

Le "Programme de Modernisation de la Gestion Foncière" (PROMOGEF) a été lancé avec succès en décembre 2021 pour une durée de quatre ans.

GAF AG appointed project lead for the Land Rights Administration Modernisation Programme - PROMOGEF in Senegal

A consortium under the lead of GAF AG will implement the “Programme de Modernisation de la Gestion Foncière” (PROMOGEF), the Land Rights Administration Modernisation Programme of the Senegalese Government and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), funded via the KfW Development Bank. The programme supports the provision of a decentralised, efficient, transparent and accountable land rights administration, with the first phase scheduled for completion by 2025.

Copernicus Land Monitoring Service: Consortium of GAF, GeoVille and VITO starts HighResolution Layer Vegetated Land Cover Characteristics Project

The European Environment Agency (EEA) recently awarded a contract to a consortium under the lead of GAF with the partners GeoVille and VITO to implement the new High-Resolution Layer (HRL) Vegetated Land Cover Characteristics (VLCC), as part of the pan-European Copernicus Land Monitoring Service (CLMS). Its rich product portfolio will ensure both the continuation and evolution of successful precursor HRLs, such as Forest and Grassland, and the establishment of new HRL products focusing on crops and agricultural practises. The implementation of HRL VLCC will happen with funding by the European Union.

GAF becomes a member of the BDI initiative NewSpace

GAF AG, a renowned company in the area of satellite-based Earth observation applications and space, has become a member of the new BDI initiative NewSpace.

The Federation of German Industries (BDI) founded the NewSpace initiative to take into account the increasing importance of aerospace and the ever-increasing commercialisation in traditional economic sectors of applications relating to space technology.

#Ausgezeichnet! GAF Auszubildender hat Deutschlands besten Abschluss in Geomatik

Die GAF AG ist stolz auf ihren Mitarbeiter Tobias Schraufstetter, der von der IHK für München und Oberbayern die Auszeichnung „Bundesbester Auszubildender 2021“ in Geomatik erhält.

Drei Jahre lang absolvierte er über die IHK und die GAF die duale Ausbildung zum Geomatiker. Dafür war er bei der GAF genau an der richtigen Adresse: Die GAF ist seit über 35 Jahren im Bereich angewandte Fernerkundung tätig – und einer der größten europäischen Geoinformationsdienstleister für Erdbeobachtungsdaten.

Tobias faszinierten von Anfang an die praktischen Anwendungen: „Besonders spannend an meiner Ausbildung finde ich, dass man von seinem eigenen Schreibtisch aus, nur mit einem Bildschirm, einem Rechner und einer Maus die ganze Erde beobachten kann". Tobias ist nun nach seinem Abschluss fester Mitarbeiter bei der GAF.

Experience the GAF World from 23-24 November at the BIM World MUNICH 2021

GAF Munich and European Space Imaging will be at the BIM World MUNICH 2021. Meet our experts at booth 143 in Hall BO. BIM World MUNICH is the leading networking platform for all stakeholders in the construction, real estate and urban development industries.

Find out more about our 3D VHR visualisation programmes, our GAF Elevation Suite – to plan ahead – and realise amazing, time- and resource-saving building and construction projects. Projects for a healthy, green and sustainable urban development.

For Smart City planning and Smart City construction, for monitoring and infrastructure.

A key to the GAF world in 3D – Dr. Pablo d’Angelo (DLR) awarded the Manfred Fuchs Innovation Prize

Dr. Pablo d’Angelo, from the Remote Sensing Methodology Institute (IMF) at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), was awarded the Manfred Fuchs Innovation Prize for his elevation model algorithm by the Society of Friends of DLR (GvF) on 11/11/2021. This algorithm has enabled the development of very high resolution and extremely precise elevation models.

Dr. Sebastian Carl, GAF CEO, gave a speech praising the DLR scientist: “His algorithm has been an absolute game changer. It allows us to generate and provide surface models with resolutions of 30 cm to 5 m from any source data in various forms under the label GAF Elevation Suite as standard products. Since 2008, we have produced almost 13 million km² of coverage with a 5 m resolution and over 100,000 km² in VHR resolutions of 50 cm and better.”