GIM International, the independent and high-quality information source for the global geomatics industry, brings you the latest insights and developments in both technology and management, including: topical overviews, news and developments, expert opinions, innovation updates, and more.

The magazine is published monthly (i.e. 12 times a year) and is available on a subscription basis. A subscription to GIM International includes the weekly e-newsletter.

GIM International is written for key decision-makers active in the international geomatics field and is targeted at commercial, academic and government professionals worldwide. Its readers are involved in land surveying, GIS, photogrammetry, remote sensing, LBS, Lidar, cartography, GPS/GNSS, cadastres, 3D city modelling, geo-databases and other geomatics-related activities.

GIM International

Tweets from @gim_intl

Available media from GIM International

  • Print MagazineMapping the world

    The printed edition of GIM International, the global trade magazine for geomatics, reports on the latest news and brings insights into new developments and innovative applications in the field of geomatics. GIM International addresses both technological and managerial aspects that are relevant for industry professionals. The magazine is published monthly (i.e. 12 times a year) and is available on a subscription basis.

    Advertise? Click here!
  • Online MagazineOnline access - anytime, anywhere

    GIM International offers an online version of the printed magazine, in PDF format. Receive the same independent and high-quality information about worldwide issues in the geomatics industry and gain insights into the latest developments in both technology and management - all delivered straight to your inbox. Benefit from online access - anytime, anywhere - and an archive of back issues at your fingertips.

    Subscribe to the online magazine
  • WebsiteNews and developments

    Visit the website for free access to news, industry developments and background information about geomatics-related topics.

    Visit the website
  • E-newsletterFree updates on news and developments

    Sign up for the free weekly newsletter to receive the latest geomatics-related information delivered to your inbox, including: News and developments - Product innovations - Job vacancies - Conferences and exhibitions

    Yes, I want a weekly update
  • Business GuideOverview of industry manufacturers

    The Business Guide is an indispensable information source, valued by more than 30,000 geomatics professionals around the world. The printed edition is published annually. The same overview of industry manufacturers and suppliiers is also made available online as a freely accessible and searchable database.

    Sign up for inclusion in the Business Guide

Teledyne Optech Showcases Next-generation Terrestrial Laser Scanner

Teledyne Optech has announced the release of its Polaris Terrestrial Laser Scanner at the SPAR 3D Conference and Expo, 3-5 April in Houston, Texas, USA. The scanner will be on display at the company’s booth along with the Optech Maverick, Eclipse and award-winning Galaxy.

Bridging the gap between indoor and outdoor scanners, the Polaris can survey targets up to 1,600m away in long-range mode or collect up to 500,000 measurements per second in short-range mode. Its 360°×120° field of view (FOV) captures indoor panoramas from a single site, while its rugged design, light weight and swappable batteries let it travel deep into the field.

The Polaris automatically detects its location with a built-in GNSS receiver and selects the planned survey parameters for the site, according  to Teledyne Optech even untrained operators can execute a survey. Alternatively, operators can set up surveys in the field and resection/backsight the system using the menu-driven GUI on its touchscreen. Visitors to SPAR 3D will be able to see the Polaris’ streamlined user interface in action.

Teledyne Optech has announced more news. The Galaxy airborne Lidar just won the MAPPS Grand Award for Innovation, and staff will be on hand to explain the SwathTRAK technology that earned it the prize. By dynamically adjusting the Galaxy’s scanner FOV in response to changes in the ground’s elevation, SwathTRAK keeps the swath width and point density on the ground consistent, even in hilly terrain. This technology is developed to save clients time and money by reducing the number of flight lines required and ensuring homogeneous point density.

Finally, visitors to the Teledyne Optech booth can also get hands-on time with the Maverick, the company’s first backpack-mountable mobile mapping system, or see the autonomous Eclipse airborne data collection system and learn how a pilot can operate it alone, saving the cost of a dedicated operator.

(Read more)