New web-based mining cadastre information services in Mongolia

The Cadastre Division of the Mineral Resources Authority of Mongolia (MRAM) has launched a new web portal in order to increase transparency in the Mongolian mining sector and offer enhanced services to the public and specific functionalities to investors (registered users) via the Internet.

GAF supplies Lufthansa Systems with VHR satellite imagery

GAF and Lufthansa Systems have intensified their cooperation with regard to the provision of current and very high resolution remote sensing data from various data collection systems.


Lufthansa Systems uses the satellite data for its Lido/AMDB (Airport Mapping Data Base) product. This aeronautical database contains geometrical data as well as detailed information about airports (runways, taxiways, airport buildings, etc.). The data is used in the cockpit of commercial aircraft to display the position of the aircraft at the airport during taxiing. The geo-referenced satellite images from GAF can also be used in the future to generate even more accurate airport data.

The key aspects of the cooperation are:

Air Quality Monitoring for Cities

bavAIRia and partners start the obsAIRveYourBusiness project. obsAIRveYourBusiness will provide a customer-specific service for cities and regions by offering high-resolution air quality forecasts.


The air quality service will deliver near real-time information via mobile apps and builds on experiences from the obsAIRve project and the European Copernicus programme. The project is led by bavAIRia and involves the partners GAF AG, DLR and Regio Augsburg Wirtschaft from Germany, Airparif from France, and the research networks CORILA and INNOVA from Italy.

Intergeo 2014 - Get Informed Directly!

Visit GAF AG and Partners at Intergeo 2014 in Berlin!


"GET INFORMED DIRECTLY" is the slogan being used this year on GAF's booth at the Intergeo 2014 trade fair being held in Berlin.

Together with our partners e-GEOS, European Space Imaging, BlackBridge and the Verband Runder Tisch GIS (RTG - GIS Round Table Association), the booth (no. A3.054 hall 3.1) will form again a central point of interest for satellite data, geo-information and associated services.

What is new? This year we have a big presentation area integrated on our booth.

We and our partners would like to inform you directly about technical innovations / trends and developments. Our speakers and colleagues are looking forward to lively discussions on application-related questions with you!

Find the presentation schedule attached below.

GAF AG and partners contracted to map European Riparian Zones

A European consortium headed by GAF AG has been contracted by the European Environment Agency (EEA) to implement the latest element of the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service's Local Component: the Riparian Zones Project.


The project team mainly consists of four experienced European service providers: GAF AG (Germany), INDRA (Spain), Metria (Sweden) and GeoVille (Austria). The consortium has signed a 3.7 million € framework service contract with the EEA and conducted a successful project kick-off in Copenhagen in July 2014.

Putting the Space into Logistics

Providers of logistics services face a lot of challenges: fierce competition, relentless cost pressures, ever-increasing energy prices, stringent emissions legislation and the requirement for accurately-measured carbon footprints.


This can put a lot of strain on such organisations, so in order to provide assistance in this respect the Deutsche Bahn subsidiary DB Schenker is developing a transport and logistics solution together with T-Systems and GAF AG. This delivers real-time data based on satellite navigation, earth observation and satellite communication technologies.
The project is funded jointly by the European Space Agency‘s Integrated Application Promotion (IAP) programme (http://artes-apps.esa.int/) and Deutsche Telekom.

Bathymetry from space: GAF’s innovative stereo approach

GAF has developed a new innovative and cost-effective approach for deriving bathymetry from space. With this method, GAF can generate bathymetric maps covering large areas by simultaneously using differential spectral attenuation and stereo-information from satellite imagery. This method has recently been used to successfully map a large area in the Caspian Sea. The results provide the company RWE Dea Azerbaijan with valuable information suitable for hydrocarbon exploration and for the performance of seismic surveys.

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