The Bangalore Space Exhibition (BSX), organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry in association with Antrix and ISRO, took place on 6-8 September 2018. GAF’s Head of Data Reception Frithjof Barner and Head of Strategy and Vice Chairman Dr. Peter Volk were there and attended various meetings and sessions. These focused on international data distribution and the utilisation of Indian Earth Observation data. The picture shows Peter Volk presenting the potential for new developments and entrants specifically in terms of the Earth Observation downstream industry.
Together with European Space Imaging, Planet, Runder Tisch GIS e.V and our new partners T-Systems and Munich Re, we will provide a central point of contact for cross-system information about satellite data, geo-information and associated services.
The GAF key topics this year include our innovative Copernicus and service-on-demand solutions, and future developments in earth observation, 3D GIS and virtual reality.
Together with our partner T-Systems, we are proud to present the newly available cloud platform Mundi.
On Mundi, we also show the scope and historical classification of the drought in Europe in 2018 and, togehter with our partner Munich Re, present derived information services for the insurance industry.
GAF has been successfully awarded a Project in Ecuador, which has the main aim to design and implement an Early Warning System based on Earth Observation data to detect deforestation events; the system will support the Government in their forest and protected area management schemes. The Project is being implemented in strong collaboration with the Ministry of Environment in Ecuador and supported with KfW funds.
GMES and Africa has kick started training on user uptake, service packaging and communications using Earth Observation products and services to users in 55 African countries.
The workshop takes place in Nairobi, Kenya. The GMES and Africa Support Programme is a 30 million Euro joint programme cofinanced by the European Commission and the African Union commission. It will use and adapt Copernicus Programme data and services to the African context. GMES and Africa covers the entire African continent and is guided by African-owned processes in order to serve African needs.http://gmes4africa.blogspot.com/2018/07/gmes-and-africa-conducted-capacity.html
After 32 years of working for GAF and more than 11 years in the position of CEO, Peter Volk stepped down from the latter position as planned on 30 June 2018. On 1 July, Sebastian Carl took over as CEO of GAF.
Sebastian Carl has been with the company for more than 25 years and previously already managed large parts of the companies’ activities. With an educational background as an agricultural engineer, he gained a doctorate in SAR imagery analysis using artificial analysis. Among other things, he has worked with the analysis of large volumes of EO data at GAF.
Peter Volk will remain available to the company in order to ensure a smooth transition and assistance with strategic and operative functions. GAF is very pleased that it can provide management continuity and therefore ongoing excellent service to its existing and future clients.
The AGIT Symposium will be taking place again on 4-6 July 2018. For the sixth year in a row, GAF will have a stand at the Expo. You can take a look at our products in a LIVE presentation with the Oculus-Rif system, which will also showcase our high resolution digital elevation models.
We look forward to seeing you at stand no. 6!
Vom 4- 6. Juli 2018 findet wieder das AGIT Symposium statt. Im 6ten Jahr in Folge wird die GAF mit einem Stand auf der Expo vertreten sein. Überzeugen Sie sich selbst von unseren Produkten bei einer LIVE-Präsentation mit der Oculus-Rift! Dabei werden wir unsere hochaufgelösten Digitalen Höhenmodelle präsentieren.
Besuchen Sie uns auf dem Stand Nr. 6!
Weitere Information finden Sie unter https://www.agit.at/
GAF AG introduces Euro-Maps 3D for Ortho, a transnational, homogeneous and geometrically consistent digital elevation model and ortho layer that provides a perfect reference in x, y, z for the orthorectification of VHR data.
GAF AG, together with its partner Telespazio Iberica has begun to map an additional 49,000 sqkm in the northeast of the country based on high-resolution optical satellite data. The consortium has already successfully mapped 84,000 sqkm to support the activities under PROMINES (support to the mining sector project). The maps in scale 1:50,000 (s. example) comply with international standards, and will later be used as base information for geological and mineral potential mapping. This will follow in later stages of this project, which is funded and supervised by the World Bank, Washington.
In June, we asked our complete staff to think about a new slogan for GAF. We received so many great slogans! The selection of the “one” slogan was too hard for us. For that reason, we decided that we have to use more than one! Take a closer look at our GAF slogan cloud!
GAF AG, based in Munich, together with its partner AHT, from Essen, has been awarded the contract for developing the National Integrated Water Resources Management Information System (NIWRMIS) in Mozambique.