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Geographic information is a vital element in the successful planning and delivery of infrastructure and engineering projects. Civil engineers frequently use remotely sensed data for a wide variety of applications, including transport network planning and engineering, asset management and monitoring, urban planning and vulnerability assessments.

Since more than ten years GAF offers quality controlled feature extraction and data production following international VMAP and MGCP standards (Multinational Geospatial Co-production Program) and related services. This includes workflow definition, software optimization, and consulting. We have extensive experience and scaleable production capabilities - during the last years GAF with its partners has mapped alone at scales of 1:50k or better more than 3 mio sqkm worldwide.

Infrastructure such as railroads, roads, levees and also water, gas and power facilities form networks stretching across countries and covering long distances. By detecting and monitoring hazard-prone locations, and assessing their vulnerability, prevention and mitigation measures can be identified and implemented.  We monitor critical infrastructure for integrity and stability using SAR technology, which can detect ground movement down to millimetres. Telecom network optimisation requires areawide DEM information.  Together with land cover / land use (clutter) data they form the fundamental data layers for the solid spatial planning of transponder networks.

With well-proven organisational procedures and the streamlined management of complex workflows, we guarantee outstanding results, tailored to specific needs and delivered on time. We have a solid background in satellite communication and positioning/navigation technology. In combination with the resources of our industrial group we design and develop integrated solutions for management-, monitoring- and planning systems worldwide.

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Areas of application include:

  • Urban & rural planning
  • Asset management
  • Road & rail network planning
  • Highway surveys
  • Structural surveys
  • Project progress monitoring
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Airport mapping
  • Vulnerability assessment
  • 3D visualisation

Portfolio - selected highlights:

  • Baseline studies and inventories
  • Infrastructure mapping and monitoring
  • Digital elevation - surface - terrain models
  • 3D city models and virtual reality 
  • Land deformation monitoring for critical infrastructure
  • Network planning and fleet management
  • Transport routes and corridors - planning and impact analysis
  • Charting of airport terrain and obstacles
  • Site selection and planning for infrastructure
  • GIS-based decision support systems