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Indoor Positioning Cornwalls Mining World Heritage Site
Bentley BE INSPIRED 2010 Airborne Digital Frame Cameras
M a g a z i n e f o r S u r v e y i n g , M a p p i n g & G I S P r o f e s s i o n a l sDecember 2010
On Technology and MarketAdaptionThe end of the year is always a good a moment to look back and also to look forward. Not
only to see how things have changed, but also how they will change. For many, 2010 will
be a year that was still a time for financial recovery. In a market where less is invested,
theres not as much need for new products but rather a need to postpone investments until
later. Apart from this, trade shows such as Intergeo produced a lot of surprises. Overall, the
idea of managing the whole chain of data capture to a finished end product (whether its a
map or a web mapping service) seems to take flight more and more. The major acquisition
of Intergraph by Hexagon is an example of this.
In the New Year, I expect that a lot of things that have been discussed this year will happen
on a larger scale than in 2010. Although I heard and read a lot about the fusion between
imagery and GIS, I am still waiting to see this being adopted by the market. The techniques
are there, now it seems its time for the market to pick up on them. The same goes for the
fusion between GIS and the mobile platform, not just for data capture but the smart phone
too. Will location business, become big business? And who will lead here, the people who
really understand geospatial or the telecom industry?
Another topic that was discussed everywhere in the geospatial media was cloud computing.
Although at the moment its impact isnt yet that big, it seems its a topic that should be
noticed in the long run. Maybe this technology is a bit too far ahead when looking at the
adoption of the GIS platform that consists of mobile, desktop and server technology. I could
be wrong, but I have a feeling that market adaptation of server technology is still a bit slow,
and the full potential of Web GIS has not been reached. Here, we are touching on the IT
side of GIS, a very interesting but nonetheless technical topic.
Lastly, Id like to say something about the profession and the GIS worker. With the industry
changing so fast, its obvious that someone who works in this field has to change too. Since
its not always clear where the road is leading, this can be both challenging and /or tricky,
but it seems to me that this is something the industry shares with the job market of today.
Keeping oneself informed through media is indispensible and I am sure this magazine gives
a broad and informative overview of whats happening today and tomorrow.
Enjoy your reading!
Eric van Rees
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Contributing Writers:Joc Triglav, Huibert-Jan Lekkerkerk, Somnath Ghosal,Nan Lin, Iain Cross, Ruud Groothuis, Lawrie Jordan,Adam Spring, Caradoc Peters, Justin Barton, Gordon Petrie, Remco Takken, Wayne Smith
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SARMAN: Search & RescueManagementThe Sarman system provides a search management tool based upon the
established search theory rules, asset management and full in-field
tracking of assets. This unique software firmly places Mountain Rescue
England & Wales at the forefront of Search technology.
C o n t e n t
ArticlesSearch & Rescue Management SARMAN 6
LBS on the Inside Indoor Positioning 10
For Handling INSPIRE-compliant Data The Role of Open Source Software 16
The Story continued GIS and Imagery 24
A Re-Evaluation Cornwalls Mining World Heritage Site 28
Managing Railway Network with Geospatial SolutionRete Ferroviaria Italiana 32
As Displayed at the Intergeo 2010 Exhibition Current Developments in Airborne Digital Frame Cameras 34
Advanced Spatial Analysis GeoMedia 3D 48
EventsConverge, Connect and CollaborateTrimble 5th International User Conference 14
Italy, INSPIRE and Imagery Esri EMEA User Conference 2010 42
BE INSPIRED 2010 3D to Mobile to Integrated Data Model 44
Advertisers Index 50
Current Developments in Airborne DigitalFrame CamerasThe continuous rapid development of digital imaging technology
resulted in numerous airborne digital frame cameras being shown at
the Intergeo 2010 trade fair. For the airborne photogrammetric and
mapping community, the many new or improved frame cameras that
were on display in the exhibition formed a real highlight of the event.
Latest News? Visit www.geoinformatics.com5
On the Cover:
James Needham, Faro UK, operating the Faro Photon 120 Phase Shift
Scanner. See article on page 28.
Esri EMEA User Conference 2010With 1500 visitors, the Esri EMEA User Conference is becoming larger and
larger. This year's event was held in Rome, Italy. During 26-28th of October,
the Ergife Palace Hotel was the stage for three days of keynotes and
presentations of Esri users and partners.
BE Inspired 2010Top users of Bentley software get invited to participate in the BE Inspired
Awards 2010. Interesting, innovative and sometimes mindboggling projects
fight for their moment of fame.
SARMANSearch & Rescue Management
BackgroundWhen people think of search management, they readily visualise lines
of people searching across fields. Well that is all part of it, certainly
for searchers, but search theory dates back sixty years to work under-
taken by B.O. Koopman for the US Navy to search for enemy ships
and submarines. Nowadays this theory has developed and evolved
into its modern equivalent that is not only used for missing or lost
person search, but by mining and oil companies searching for min-
eral and petroleum deposits and in fact, the principles can be applied
across many industries where search principles are utilised. The
application of search theory assists in finding anything that is lost,
missing, hidden or even evasive.
Mountain Rescue England & Wales (MREW)For MREW the essence of the practical application of search man-
agement is mapping. Ten years ago paper mapping was prevalent
Art ic le
This article presents the development and the basic functionalities of the Sarman system, a Search & Rescue Management
Solution designed by Mapyx, a GIS Company, in conjunction with Mountain Rescue England & Wales (MREW).
The Sarman system provides a search management tool based upon the established search theory rules, asset
management and full in-field tracking of assets. This unique software firmly places Mountain Rescue England & Wales
at the forefront of Search technology.
By Joc Triglav
but as digital mapping became more accessible, MREW transitioned
to digital mapping systems. In 2009, MREW identified that their exist-
ing digital mapping was limited and sought to find a better mapping
solution. After extensive research and analysis, MREW found Mapyx
and specifically the digital mapping system branded Mapyx QUO.
After testing, MREW was convinced that this was the best product
for its needs and rolled it out to all of its 3500 members.
However, even with the best mapping solution, there was limited
functionality in terms of search management. And thats where it all
started for Sarman; MREW would provide the search know-how, train-
ing and information, and Mapyx would provide the technological
skills, programme and finan