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

GAF AG supports first response mapping following Hurricane Irma

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.

Visit GAF AG and Partners at Intergeo 2017 in Berlin!

As every year, the GAF booth (hall 3.1, B3.030) will form a central point of interest for satellite data, geo-information and associated services.

Together with our partners European Space Imaging, Planet and Verband Runder Tisch GIS (RTG - GIS Round Table Association), we are there to present you latest developments.

Main focus will be our Copernicus- and Service-on-Demand services, paradigm shifts and future developments in Earth Observation, 3D and Virtual Reality.
With a personal live-presentation, you can experience, what virtual reality means in GIS!

GAF AG Signs Distribution Partnership with Planet

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.

Space technologies enable emission reduction and cost savings

„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 participating in the project SaWaM

GAF has recently started its activities within the collaborative research project SaWaM (Saisonales Wasserressourcen-Management in Trockenregionen: Praxistransfer regionalisierter globaler Informationen) funded by BMBF (German Ministry for Education and Research). The aim is to improve seasonal water management in semi-arid regions. GAF is leading work package 4 facilitating user dialogue and the development of an online prototype for seasonal water management.

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