When big corporates or financing organisations like Banks have to monitor the progress of a major infrastructure development project somewhere on the globe, space technology allows now something really astonishing: On virtually every place on the globe and without any field activity 3D visualizations displaying detailed surface characteristics can be generated. Using a powerful analysis-, visualization and software package, any investor, owner, or manager is able to follow project progress in short intervals down to days. Due to recent developments in resolution, quality and collection capabilities of today’s optical satellite systems together with advances in computer vision, elevation models down to 30cm resolution can be created and even very small objects can be observed, measured and monitored.
The AfricaGIS takes place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 20-24 November under the motto: Geospatial and Statistical information imperatives for the ‘Africa We Want’.
The GMES & Africa Program is present through its director Dr. Ouattara as a key-note speaker. Together with the GAF Technical Assistance Team two papers will be delivered on "Transforming land based resources management" and "Geospatial information and the blue economy".
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Based on its 20 year experience in designing and implementing mineral cadastre systems for jurisdictions across the globe, GAF has been tasked to take care of the implementation of a modern mining cadastre in the Republic of Tadjikistan. Following a thorough analysis of the administrative preconditions, the mineral law and the regulatory framework, the GAF team has established cadastral procedures following international best practice. Based on this achievement, a suitable open source computerized platform has been designed, developed and now implemented enabling the transparent management of licenses and tender processes. The solution implemented is based on the proven eMC+ environment.
GAF AG will attend the UN Climate Change Conference 2017 in Bonn, Germany from 7-17 November 2017.
The progress of GAF’s developments for satellite based monitoring of tropical humid and dry forest ecosystems is presented by counterparts from Malawi and Cameroon during an EU/ESA Side Event in the EU Pavilion on 9 November 2017 at 18hrs.
Side Event title: Progress in monitoring forest degradation and independent observations from the Sentinels for REDD+ activities.
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The European Copernicus Emergency Management Service Rapid Mapping has been triggered by several national civil protection agencies in order to provide pre- and post-disaster geoinformation for supporting first response actions.
Due to the heavy impact and destructive forces of Hurricane Irma in the West Indies, the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS) Rapid Mapping was activated by the French Direction Générale de la Sécurité Civile de la Gestion des Crises on 5 September and by the Director General ECHO of the European Commission on 6 September, in order to provide rapid response and support for the disaster management activities being provided in the affected regions.
GAF’s GEO-Information experts have now signed up Planet, one of the global leading providers of high frequent Earth Observation data to extend GAF’s multisource satellite data and service portfolio for a new quality of timely observations.
GAF customers in Germany, Europe and worldwide can now access Planet’s substantial portfolio of optical satellite data, as well as derived value-added products, through a new partnership. According to GAF’s CEO, Dr. Peter Volk, the generation of data and monitoring services offered by Planet perfectly complements the available sources and enables new services. Specifically, important domains like Defence, Security, Insurance and Agriculture will benefit from this unmatched imaging and data capacity made available by an experienced service provider like GAF.
„European-wide Mobility, Safety and Efficiency Management for Logistics Enterprises” aims at increasing the energy efficiency of logistics and transport service providers. The project has been successfully completed by GAF AG together with the partners T-Systems, Deutsche Telekom AG and DB Schenker. It is co-funded by ESA as a demonstration project in the frame of the ARTES IAP programme.
GAF AG provides worldwide high and medium resolution archive and fresh data through ESA’s Third Party Mission scheme.
ESA and GAF AG, the exclusive supplier in Europe of optical Indian remote sensing satellite (IRS) data from several missions, have entered into an agreement that makes the data from several Indian missions available to scientific users via ESA’s Third Party Mission (TPM) scheme.
The agreement encompasses European as well as worldwide archive data from the IRS-1C, IRS-1D and Resourcesat-1 missions, as well as archive and fresh data from Resourcesat-2 and Cartosat-1.
GAF has presented the results of the project „European-wide Mobility, Safety and Efficiency Management for Logistics Enterprises” at the ESA Council in Paris. The solution aims at increasing the energy efficiency of logistics and transport service providers. The project has been conducted by GAF together with the partners T-Systems and DB Schenker and is co-funded by ESA as a demonstration project in the frame of the ARTES IAP programme.
GAF AG is pleased to announce the award of the “GMES and Africa Support Programme Technical Assistance Team” service contract by the European Commission. The services consist of the provision of support and consulting to the African Union Commission (AUC), which is coordinating the GMES & Africa initiative.