Land Applications of Radar Remote Sensing

Land Applications of Radar Remote Sensing

Synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) is a type of radar data that can be used to generate 3D images of terrestrial object, such as topography. SAR images have multiple applications in remote sensing and topographic mapping of surfaces.

Land Applications of Radar Remote Sensing [Free Book]The images are created from radio pulses that are transmitted towards a target area, then received and recorded. The pulse waves are usually transmitted and received with a single beam antenna, and the wavelengths used can be anywhere from a meter to a few centimeters.

The book Land Applications of Radar Remote Sensing demonstrates the use of SAR with topography and land cover. The authors go into extensive details on speckle and adaptive filtering, as well as digital elevation models (DEMs) and terrain modeling.

Land Applications of Radar Remote Sensing [Free Book]

This remote sensing book is completely free to read online as well as download in PDF format.

Chapter 1 Land Applications of Radar Remote Sensing [Free Book] - Synthetic Aperture Radar DataAdaptive Speckle Filtering in Radar Imagery
Chapter 2 Large Scale Mapping of Forests and Land Cover with Synthetic Aperture Radar Data
Chapter 3 Estimation of Cultivated Areas Using Multi-Temporal SAR Data
Chapter 4 Combining Moderate-Resolution Time-Series RS Data from SAR and Optical Sources for Rice Crop Characterisation: Examples from Bangladesh
Chapter 5 Change Detection and Classification Using High Resolution SAR Interferometry
Chapter 6 High Resolution Radargrammetry – 3D Terrain Modeling
Chapter 7 Fusion of Interferometric SAR and Photogrammetric Elevation Data
Chapter 8 Mapping of Ground Deformations with Interferometric Stacking Techniques
Chapter 9 SAR Data Analysis in Solid Earth Geophysics: From Science to Risk Management
Chapter 10 Dikes Stability Monitoring Versus Sinkholes and Subsidence, Dead Sea Region, Jordan

 

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Top viewed GNSS Receivers

Most viewed GNSS Receivers

Top 5 GNSS receivers on Geo-matching .com (based on user views)

Geo-matching provides a variety of the latest geospatial technical equipment used by professionals in the geomatics sector such as GNSS receivers.

This free online comparison service allows users to compare different geomatics equipment that has been peer reviewed from others in the Geospatial sector, and is a great way to help people decide what hardware they should consider purchasing.

Geo-matching is a product comparison style website for geomatics related devices and provides users with good overviews of total stations, UAVs, GNSS receivers, and other hardware used in the industry. K9-T GNSS

The GNSS category offers a variety of hardware including a variety of models such as the ProPak 6 by NovAtel, T300 by ComNav), APS-NR2 by Altus Positioning, UB370 High Precision, GR-5 by Topcon and the LT400HS by CHC Navigation.

If you have any experience with geomatics related GNSS hardware then you should consider visiting the site and sharing your experiences, so others in the geomatics community can benefit from your input.

The top GNSS receivers based on views from the geospatial community on Geo-matching.com were:

  1.  X91 GNSS – CHC Navigation
  2. V30 – Hi-Target
  3. A30 – FOIF
  4. Zenith 25 – Geomax
  5. R10 – Trimble

However we think that you should keep in mind this top 5 list is based on website views and you should really go to Geo-matching.com yourself, read the available material and user reviews; then decide for yourself which total station is best for you.

Check out some more top 5 lists from Geo-matching.com that feature geospatial technical equipment:

Top 5 Total Stations 

Top 5 UAVs for Mapping and 3D Modelling

Gamma Spectrometers


Geomares PublishingGeo-matching.com is part of Geomares Publishing, a publisher of books, magazines, websites, in topics related to Geomatics & Hydrography.

Geomares Publishing, Nieuwedijk 43, 8531 HK Lemmer, The Netherlands, Phone +31 (0)514 561854, email: info@geomares.nl

Professional Geospatial Resume & Cover Letter Writing

GoGeomatics Geospatial Resume Writing

Finding a good quality job in the Canadian geomatics industry can often be much harder then an actual job itself. Especially when you consider that there is tough competition and few quality job opportunities out there, therefore you really need to be on your game and do what ever you can to help give your career an edge over your competition.

Geospatial Resume Writing - Professional Geospatial Resume & Cover Letter Writing GoGeomatics Canada has been helping young Canadians find work in geomatics now for several years and are now bringing their proven career services to the digital world, offering brand new services to help geospatial job seekers find employment, regardless of where they are located.

Their geospatial resume writing services are designed to offer an effective, affordable approach to getting ahead in the job market. Working with a professional writer who knows how to highlight top geomatics skills, you will get a personalized resume or cover letter that can help you meet your career goals and aspirations.

Also keep in mind that this is different from most other resume writing services, because GoGeomatics understand geomatics. They know the industry, know the keywords, and know how to get a hiring manager’s attention.

The goal of any resume is to get an interview. It’s your first impression, and you want to make it count. With this service, you can maximize your chances of scoring that interview, and landing the geospatial job of your dreams.

You can use this service to create a solid template to use for your job search, or to create a customized resume/cover letter in response to a specific job posting. Choose which package is best for you: Resume Writing, Cover Letter Writing, or the combined Resume/Cover Letter Service for the best value. GoGeomatics is also offering discounts for current, full-time students. Email info@gogeomatics.ca to inquire about student discounts.

For more information, or to purchase this service, visit the GoGeomatics website here or use one of the buttons below.

 

Download Google Earth Pro for Free

Google Earth, a virtual 3D mapping and geographical information software provided free by Google has been one of the key elements over the past few years that has helped people become more aware of the geomatics industry. Until now users had to pay a fee to use the Pro version, but now users will be able to use Google Earth Pro for free …

Top 5 Total Stations

Top 5 Total Stations (based on user views)

Geo-matching .com is a great website that features a variety of the latest equipment used in the geomatics sector, including  theodolite and total stations. This online service is a great way that allows users to compare various geomatics related product and read other reviews from actual people in the Geospatial sector in order to help them make a well balanced purchase decision.

Geo-matching is a product comparison style website for geomatics related devices and provides users with good overviews of Total Stations, UAVs, GNSS Receivers, and other hardware used in the industry. The total-station category offers a variety of hardware including: devices by Topcon, Foif, Nikon, Kolida, LeicaGeomax, TI Asahi and Spectra Precision.

Besides total stations & theodolites, the site also includes UAVs, GNSS receivers, laser scanners, Lidar, image processing software and digital photogrammetric hardware. If you have used any of these geomatics related products then you should consider visiting the site and sharing your experiences, so others in the geomatics community can benefit from your input.

 

The top total stations for 2014 based on views from the geomatics community on Geo-matching.com were:

  1. Viva TS15  – by Leica
  2. NPL-322 – by Nikon
  3. S8  – by Trimble
  4. Pentax W800 Series – by TI Asahi
  5. KTS-580 R Series – by Kolida

 

However we think that you should keep in mind this top 5 list is based on website views and you should really go to Geo-matching.com yourself, read the available material and user reviews; then decide for yourself which total station is best for you.


Geomares Publishing - top 5 Total Stations Geo-matching.com is part of Geomares Publishing, a publisher of books, magazines, websites, in topics related to Geomatics & Hydrography.

Geomares Publishing, Nieuwedijk 43, 8531 HK Lemmer, The Netherlands, Phone +31 (0)514 561854, email: info@geomares.nl

New Survey Training Program for GIS Grads

New Survey Training Program for GIS Grads

Survey Training Program for GIS Grads

This year, GoGeomatics is launching a brand new geomatics training program in Canada with some great benefits for both graduates and industry in the Canadian geospatial sector.

The 4-6 week entry level Survey Training Program will help retrain qualified GIS and geography graduates to work in the highly lucrative, in-demand field of surveying.

Best of all the new GoGeomatics survey training program will be free for all participants, and will also guarantee students a geomatics job when they have successfully completed the program.

More details about the program including how to apply can be found here

Benefits to GIS graduates:Survey Training Program for GIS Grads

  • Sponsored tuition
  • Sponsored room-and-board
  • Guarantee of a job when you graduate
  • Exciting, lucrative career path in Canada’s geospatial industry

Benefits to Geomatics Industry:

  • A curriculum tailored to your needs
  • Two positions: Field and Office Technician
  • Highly motivated recruits
  • Commitment of a fixed work term (minimum 1 year)
  • Take the uncertainty out of your HR costs

Leading Edge Geomatics now a DigitalGlobe Authorized Reseller

DigitalGlobe high resolution satellite image of Niagara Falls Canada

Leading Edge Geomatics now a DigitalGlobe Authorized Reseller

Leading Edge Geomatics, based out of New Brunswick has announced that they now can offer their valued clients access to DigitalGlobe’s extensive collection of high resolution satellite imagery. These readily-available detailed images can easily meet any project needs and help out on future projects.

Clients Leading Edge Geomatics, can enjoy a 20% discount until January 31st, 2015.

For more information, or a free quotation, please inquire with Leading Edge.


5 Most Viewed UAVs for Mapping and 3D Modelling

Most viewed UAVs for Mapping and 3D Modelling

The 5 most viewed UAVs for Mapping and 3D Modelling

Geo-matching.com features a selection of the latest and most important geomatics equipment, including UAS for Mapping and 3D Modelling. There service allows people to compare product specifications and read reviews from others in the Geospatial sector in order to help them make a well balanced purchase decision.

Geo-matching.com is the first product comparison website for geomatic and hydrographic devices and provides a complete overview of UAV solutions as well as cameras, LiDAR and processing software. This category now features, amongst others: Ricopter (RIEGL), Aibot X6 (Aibotix), eBee (senseFly), EasyMap UAV (FotoMapy), md4-200 (microdrones), Scout B1 100 UAV (AeroScout), SmartOne C (SmartPlanes), Trimble UX5 (Trimble Navigation) and Aeromapper 300 (Aeromao).

In addition to UAV systems, Geo-matching.com also includes GNSS receivers, total stations, digital cameras, laser scanners, Lidar, digital photogrammetric workstations and image processing software. If you have used any of these or similar products, you should consider visiting Geo-matching.com and share your own experiences with others in the geomatics community.

Geomatching - Most viewed UAVs for Mapping and 3D ModellingThe top UAVs for 2014 based on views from the geomatics community on Geo-matching.com were:

  1. eBee – Sensefly
  2. EasyMap UAV – Trigger Composites
  3. TopoDrone-100 – DroneMetrex
  4. Bramor gEO – C-ASTRAL
  5. RiCOPTER – RIEGL

To compare these UAVs and any other geospatial related products then go to Geo-matching.com yourself to find out more.


Geo-matching.com is an initiative of Geomares Publishing, an international publisher of magazines, websites, newsletters, books and more relating to Geomatics, Hydrography and adjacent industries such  as electronic navigation. Geomares Publishing, Nieuwedijk 43, 8531 HK Lemmer, The Netherlands, Phone +31 (0)514 561854, email: info@geomares.nl

Esri Story Maps for Education

Maps are creative powerful tools that can help teach others spatial relationships, Esri Story Maps for Education helps …

Giant Canadian Floor Map Series

Giant Canadian Floor Map - CGCRT June 2014 - Giant Floor Map 2Giant Canadian Floor Map Series

Canadian Geographic is providing Canadian educators (K to 12) with a new innovative hands-on creative way to teach Canada’s rich geographic history to younger generations.

Their “Giant Floor Map Program” is a free resource that teachers can borrow to help enhance students’ geography experiences through a hands-on, fun creative way to learn. The large giant floor maps of Canada, are created from a heavy-stock vinyl material and cover an area of just over 84 square meters (roughly half the size of an elementary school gymnasium). Each map series also comes with an activity trunk that includes a Teacher’s guide, media kit and pre-planned activities with all required materials.

It is really hard to appreciate the true size, resolution and quality of these maps through photos on the web, however one of the maps were displayed at the June CGCRT national workshop that I attended and I must say, these giant floor maps are just as impressive as they sound and certainly will provide many young people with a new perspective for mapping and the spatial extent of Canada.

 

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The Giant Floor maps are available on loan for 3-week periods throughout the school year and by special request during the summer.

The following Giant Floor Maps are available:

  • The War of 1812 – a historical map depicting the main theaters of war set on a backdrop stretching from Fort Detroit to the western tip of Newfoundland and as far south as Baltimore.”
  • Parks Canada: Places and Spaces for Everyone – a topographic map of Canada, highlighting Canada’s national parks, marine conservation areas and historic sites.”
  • Canadian Boreal Forest – a topographic map depicting the vast and valuable boreal forest within Canada’s borders. This map shows all of the aspects related to the groundbreaking Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, including woodland caribou range, aboriginal treaties and protected areas, as well as forest-product company tenures.”
  • Canada’s Energy: Production and Transmission – a topographic map that shows Canada’s main energy transmission lines, areas of production and energy infrastructure. Students have the opportunity to investigate the critical role that energy plays in Canadians’ lives and how the energy landscape will change in coming years.”
  • Canada from Space – comprised of images taken by Canada’s RADARSAT-2 and is the first of its kind. Explore how Earth observation satellites monitor Canada and can be used to protect and prepare Canadians. Through ten curriculum-linked activities, students will learn first-hand how pollution and natural disasters impact our country, the importance of Canada’s arctic ice, and the scientific phenomenon of the northern lights. They also get a chance to see Canada from the International Space Station, through the eyes of the Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.”

For more information on the Canadian Geographic Education’s giant floor map program or to book one of these amazing maps, go to Canadian Geographic

[Image sources: canadiangeographic.ca & tmackinnon.com]