GAF attended the historic Climate Conference COP21

GAF AG attended the historic UN Climate Conference COP21 in Paris and supported the European Space Agency (ESA) in organising a Side Event on 3rd December 2015. The objectives of the Side Event was to share experiences on “Supporting National Forest Monitoring with Earth Observation” in the context of the Global Forest Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI). The Side Event was chaired by Dr. Stephen Briggs (ESA) and the Opening Note was presented by the Hon. Greg Hunt, Australian Minister for Environment. Two Users from Malawi and Cameroon presented the following service cases which were developed by GAF within the ESA funded Project GSE FM REDD+:

obsAIRveYourBusiness – tief durchatmen mit der neuen Luftqualitäts-App

Jeder im Wirtschaftsraum Augsburg A³ kann ab Ende November Information über die Luftqualität in seiner Nähe abrufen. Mit der obsAIRveYourBusiness App werden kostenfrei Informationen über die Feinstaub-, Ozon- und Stickstoffdioxid-Konzentrationen in der Region Augsburg bereitgestellt.

Luftschadstoffe sind das größte umweltbedingte Gesundheitsrisiko für den Menschen

30 Jahre GAF: Eine Vision wurde Realität - Innovationskraft als Motor für Wachstum und Stabilität

Die GAF AG wurde im Jahre 1985 als typisches Start-up gegründet. Seitdem erlebte das Unternehmen eine enorme Entwicklung mit stetem Wachstum und steigender Rentabilität. Heute ist die GAF mit über 200 Mitarbeitern einer der größten europäischen Geoinformationsdienstleister mit dem Schwerpunkt Erdbeobachtung, der bei seinem 30-jährigen Firmenjubiläum in eine vielversprechende Zukunft blickt.

About Air Quality in Europe’s Cities and Regions – 16th November 2015

GAF together with bavAIRia and project partners invite interested stakeholders to join the air quality conference, which is taking place in the “Hotel Thon EU” in Brussels.

The conference aims at introducing different aspects of air quality. These are presented by experts from policy, administration, science and industry to stimulate an interdisciplinary dialogue on air quality in urban areas.

Stakeholders from different domains as well as interested citizens have the chance to inform themselves and to discuss the air quality situation in individual regions as well as pan-European developments. Among the contributing experts are Emanuele Barreca, Policy Officer at DG Grow, Thomas Verheye, Unit Head at DG Environment and Peter Pluschke, Deputy Chair at Eurocities.

GAF AG maps Urban Areas globally in 3D

Over 75 cities and megacities worldwide are already mapped and many more will follow

Urban areas, especially in developing countries are the planning hot spots of the future. For the monitoring of urban development, to analyze urban structures and to accurately and efficiently plan urban infrastructure projects, the Tri-Stereo DSM data are very useful. Public authorities and industry clients are using these data and derived products already for their purposes.

GAF AG stellt seit einem Jahr mit großem Erfolg kommerzielle Satellitenbilddaten für ZKI-DE bereit

Die GAF AG blickt auf ein sehr erfolgreiches erstes Jahr der Kooperation mit dem Zentrum für satellitengestützte Kriseninformation (ZKI) des DLR zurück. In zahlreichen Notfall-Aktivierungen seit September 2014 konnte ein im 12/7/365-Modus verfügbares GAF-Team hochaktuelle Satellitenbilddaten für den vom Bundesministerium des Innern (BMI) ins Leben gerufenen nationalen ZKI-DE Dienst schnell und zuverlässig bereitstellen. Im Rahmen des GAF-Vortragsprogramms der Intergeo 2015 auf dem Stand C6.059 werden die Aktivitäten im Bereich der 12/7 und 24/7 Notfallkartierung vorgestellt.

Visit GAF AG and Partners at Intergeo 2015 at Stuttgart!

"GET INFORMED DIRECTLY" is the slogan being used this year on GAF's booth at the Intergeo 2015 trade fair being held in Stuttgart.

Together with our partners e-GEOS, European Space Imaging, BlackBridge and the Verband Runder Tisch GIS (RTG - GIS Round Table Association), the booth (no. C6.059 hall 6) will form again a central point of interest for satellite data, geo-information and associated services.

As last year we have a big presentation area integrated on our booth.

We and our partners would like to inform you directly about technical innovations / trends and developments. Our speakers and colleagues are looking forward to lively discussions on application-related questions with you!

Find the presentation schedule attached below.

We are looking forward to seeing you at Intergeo!

GAF AG and partners monitor changes at Natura2000 sites across Europe

As part of the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service’s local component, a European consortium headed by GAF AG is conducting a detailed assessment of land cover/land use changes at more than 750 European Natura2000 sites, on behalf of the European Environment Agency (EEA) and funded by the European Union.

GAF to implement its eMC+ electronic Mining Cadastre framework in Burkina Faso

GAF AG is pleased to announce the award of a contract to support the Ministry of Mines and Energy in Ouagadougou in establishing a new computerised mining cadastre and registry system in Burkina Faso.

The overall project objective is to improve governance in the mining sector by establishing a modern, web-based system for granting and managing mineral rights. The efficient, transparent, and reliable administration of such titles is considered to be a key factor in increasing growth and investment in the mining sector in Burkina Faso.

In practical terms, the project aims to: