Visit GAF AG at DGI 2018 - the Defence Geospatial intelligence conference

DGI is the biggest meeting of geospatial intelligence leaders in Europe. It takes place in London between January 22 - January 24, 2018. GAF presents latest solutions in digital elevation models, virtual reality, geospatial applications and services.

As member of the industrial group Telespazio and e-geos you can find us at the booth #26.

Find out more information on https://dgi.wbresearch.com

GAF AG donates to SOS Kinderdorf

As part of a Christmas initiative, GAF staff collected a proud sum for the SOS Kinderdorf in Ethiopia. This amount was then doubled by GAF management and a total of 4618€ is donated.

SOS Children's Villages help children, adolescents and young adults all over the world to find a safe and loving home in SOS Children's Villages or to get support in other SOS offerings. Where wars and natural disasters hit the weakest population, local SOS teams help with the bare necessities and help people rebuild: www.sos-kinderdorf.de

GAF AG participated in the 23rd MARS Conference in Dublin, Ireland from 27.-29. November 2017.

The 23rd MARS conference provided a valuable platform to exchange and discuss recent developments and experiences regarding the application of remote sensing within the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS).

Special focus was placed on the future orientation of the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Simultaneously, the European Commission released in Brussels and at the MARS conference the conceptual outline of the future of food and farming within CAP 2020. With simpler rules, a more flexible approach and comprehensive inclusion of Sentinel data, a paradigm shift in the regulations and in the control technology will take place.

GAF demonstrates improved geological mapping with Sentinel data

GAF is currently completing the AMGI-ESA project. The African Mineral Geoscience Initiative (AMGI), promoted by the World Bank, is an initiative for the collection, the consolidation, the interpretation and the dissemination of national and regional geoscience data.

In this frame, GAF has developed products based on Sentinel data and other satellite data (optical, radar and DEM) in four demonstration areas in Africa in different climate zones. The products are integrated together in a database with geophysical and ancillary data for a synoptic interpretation.

GMES & Africa Grants Awards on 28th November in Abidjan

The GMES & Africa Support Programme is organising the offical grant award ceremony and a capacity building workshop for the successful consortia (Regional Implementation Centres) of GMES & Africa , from 28th November to 1st December 2017 in Abidjan, Cote d`Ivoire.

The event takes place in the frame of the 5th EU-Africa Summit.

From 27 proposals received 13 have been selected for contract award. The evaluation has been performed by the Evaluation Committee of the African Union Commission (AUC) and a team of assessors, consisting of a broad-based cohort of African experts. The Committee comprises officials of various stakeholder departments of the AUC.

Asset Monitoring with top notch technologies. What is the Status of my Investment? Is the Project Development Plan on Schedule?

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.

GMES and Africa Programme at the AfricaGIS

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".

For more information please visit www.africagis2017.org

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Crucial Milestone reached for the establishment of a Mineral Cadastre System in Tadjikistan

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.

A combined GAF/e-GEOS working group wins this year’s Leonardo Innovation Award

SAR data have successfully been introduced for the significant improvement of mapping projects. Through an innovative Approach, the radar data complement and enhance the multispectral optical EO data analysis.

This results in higher accuracy and automation - delivering better quality at lower costs. The new approach has been developed and verified in the frame of a EEA funded Copernicus project, where the grassland all over Europe (EEA39, around 6’000’000 km²) is mapped.

The prize has been awarded on November 2nd in the category "Radical Innovation" in the frame of a ceremony at Telespazio Headquarters in Rome.

GAF is present at the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23)

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

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Side Event title: Progress in monitoring forest degradation and independent observations from the Sentinels for REDD+ activities.

For more Information please visit www.unfccc.int

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