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, 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.
Greetings from our GAF Mobile Space. Most of us have safely landed there. We grabbed our gear, switched on our communication devices and beamed at the first sight of another GAF-human on our screens.
Yes, „we are fully operational“.
Completely independent from any company-dock-in, we manage daily to deal with familiar data- and Earth Observation challenges.Entry into our GAF Logbook:
„We find it exciting to see how new conditions change our everyday work. For the moment and to this extent they are of course limited to the duration of this emergency situation.
But they certainly provide an excellent basis for further modernization and flexibilization of our work environment for the time thereafter. We take this positive approach together“
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.
User requirements form the very basis for a future hyperspectral satellite mission. As partner in a study on Hyperspectral Imaging Mission Concepts for the Next-Generation Copernicus Space Component, GAF has coordinated the consolidation and assessment of user requirements. This work has been performed with partners including DLR German Aerospace Agency and GFZ Geoforschungszentrum Potsdam and covered a comprehensive number of application domains. Starting from this the lead partner OHB could then develop different mission configurations and a baseline concept.
The work has been carried out in the frame of the HYPERNEXT study, led by OHB Bremen and is funded by and performed for ESA. A summary of the study results is scheduled to become available on the ESA website.
GAF at the workshop: "Space-based services for regional strategies in the digital economy: a Balkan & Black Sea perspective"
GAF is presenting its Elevation Suite 3D products at the Bulgarian EU Council Presidency’s & ESA’s regional workshop entitled “Space-based services for regional strategies in the digital economy: Balkan & Black Sea perspective” in Sofia on 18thand 19th April 2018. The conference is being attended by numerous government officials, as well as representatives from public entities and agencies, research institutions and private sector companies. Interested parties can learn there about the unique capabilities and specifications of GAF’s digital elevation model products, and explore them interactively in a virtual 3D environment.
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GAF is proud to present its solution to map and monitor mining activities of industrial scale down to small-scale and artisanal operations. MonFrEx (Monitoring Framework for Extractives) is an enabler for resource-rich developing countries in the governance of their oil, gas and mineral resources so they are used sustainably and transparently. To achieve this objective, the MonFrEx is the solution for mapping and monitoring of virtually any mining activity. For more details
GAF provided technical assistance and its know-how to design and to develop an operational Forest Information Management System (SIGEF). SIGEF will support the Ministry of Forest Economy (MEF) in forest administration and monitoring. The system is based on open source and is a complete refurbishment of the precursor pilot system. In addition, a server based central data management has been introduced that facilitates the actualisation and data access for the different users. SIGEF is complementing the Ministry’s system for traceability and legality verification required for the issuance of FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) licenses. As part of the technical assistance GAF has also provided training and capacity building to MEF.
GAF concludes together with its partner Telespazio Ibérica very high resolution topographic mapping in the Democratic Republic of Congo
GAF has successfully delivered 84 000 sqkm of high quality topographic maps based on high resolution optical satellite data.
The maps follow the international standards and have passed independent quality checks.
They now serve as essential base information for the geological and mineral potential mapping.
A second phase contract of 49 000 sqkm additional mapping has now been awarded to GAF.
These topographic maps constitute an indispensable asset for all upcoming in-situ mining development activities under PROMINES (support to the mining sector project).
This project is funded and supervised by the World Bank, Washington.
GAF has presented its results on site in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo.