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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

    Volume 13


  • 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

    GeoInformatics is the leading publication for GeospatialProfessionals worldwide. Published in both hardcopyand digital, GeoInformatics provides coverage, analysisand commentary with respect to the international surveying, mapping and GIS industry.GeoInformatics is published 8 times a year.

    Editor-in-chiefEric van Rees

    Copy EditorFrank Arts

    EditorsFlorian Fischerffischer@geoinformatics.comHuibert-Jan Lekkerkerkhlekkerkerk@geoinformatics.comRemco Takkenrtakken@geoinformatics.comJoc

    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

    Financial DirectorYvonne


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    3December 2010


  • 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

    Calendar 50

    Advertisers Index 50

    Page 6

    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.


    Page 34

    December 2010

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    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.

    Page 46

    Page 42

    Page 28

    December 2010

  • 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

    December 2010

  • 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