GAF establishes Geo-Data Information Management System for Sierra Leone

GAF AG is pleased to announce the successful implementation of the Geo-Data Information Management System (GIMS) for Sierra Leone. GIMS has now been officially launched by the Ministry of Mines and Mineral Resources and the National Minerals Agency (NMA). With this new information system, Sierra Leone is taking an important step towards further developing its mining sector.

Geological information is one of the cornerstones for attracting new investors to a country’s mining sector. Straightforward and easy access to geological and mineral information is a key element in promoting and developing the sector. GIMS facilitates the management, valorisation, safe storage and dissemination of geological and mineral information for the whole country.

GAF to implement a Geological Data Management Information System in Malawi

The Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining in Malawi is establishing a Geological Data Management Information System (GDMIS). GAF has been awarded a contract to design and implement the system at the Geological Survey Department (GSD) in Zomba.

Access to geological information is essential for every government, in order to assess the country’s mineral potential. It is also a cornerstone for attracting new investors to the country’s mining sector. Straightforward and comprehensive access to geological and mineral information is a key element in promoting and developing the mineral resources sector in Malawi.

GAF completed upgrade of the electronic mining cadastre in Mongolia

GAF AG is pleased to announce the successful system extension and training of more than twenty province officers. Hence provincial administrations can manage licenses for exploration and mining of common minerals through real time on-line access to the central repository of the Computerised Mining Cadastre System (CMCS).

Zeitkritische Geo-Information rund um die Uhr – der 24/7/365 Service der GAF AG

Weltweit besteht ein zunehmender Bedarf an Geoinformation für den Katastrophenschutz-, Umwelt- und Sicherheitsbereich. Ein Team der GAF steht im 24/7/365 Modus bereit - und kann somit unverzüglich die Auswertung von Satellitenbilddaten durchführen und Informations-produkte zur Verfügung stellen.  Damit unterstützt die GAF seit mehr als vier Jahren nationale und internationale Krisen- und Katastrophendienste.

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.

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