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Geo Week Round-up: Advanced Urban 3D Modeling | Dr. Gladys B. West | HERE Data Layers

Welcome to the Geo Week News weekly update! The articles below have been hand picked from recent geospatial news. A new update is posted each Monday.

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Advanced Urban 3D Modelling and Visualization

The automatic detection, data extraction, 3D modelling and visualization of buildings in urban areas using remote sensing data is an essential task in various applications such as cadastre, urban and rural planning, change detection, mapping, updating geographic information systems, monitoring, housing value and navigation. Even today, this task still remains challenging due to the inherent artefacts (e.g. shadows) in the remote sensing data used, as well as the differences in viewpoints, surrounding environment, complex shape and size of the buildings. This article outlines a generic workflow using modern technologies.

Read more: GIM International 

Dr. Gladys B. West: The Autobiography of a GPS Pioneer

Recently published, “It Began with a Dream” chronicles an extraordinary life and is a celebration of perseverance, hard work, faith, and family. Authored by Gladys B. West and D.H. Jackson, the engaging narrative voice makes for a pleasant read. But it is also punctuated—on nearly every page—with life observations that could each be a frameable inspirational quote. The reader learns, through the dreams, ambitions, triumphs, and tragedies in the life of Gladys Mae Brown, about a young girl in rural Virginia that saw education as the key to opening a whole new world beyond the farm. It took a lifetime of hard work and continual personal and professional growth and achieve her dreams, but also the support and mentorship of many extraordinary people in her life.

Read more: xyHt

HERE introduces HERE Data Layers to provide access to high-quality geospatial data

As the demand for high-quality geospatial data is skyrocketing across industries and the global economy is becoming more and more digitized, HERE Technologies recently released HERE Data Layers. It will improve software developer and data scientists’ access to the rich cartographic features and attributes captured within an enterprise-grade mapping platform. HERE Data Layers are standalone geospatial representations of the world’s road networks, pathways, buildings, structures, places, land use and land cover. They serve as a menu for developers and data scientists to select the datasets needed to power today’s location-based functions, applications and customer experiences.

Read more: Geospatial World

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