Enabling industrialisation with geospatial workflows

Enabling industrialisation with geospatial workflows

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Hyderabad, India: The second plenary focussed on ‘Enabling Industrialisation with Geospatial Workflows’. Mark Reichardt, President & CEO, OGC, USA chaired the session.

Andreas Ullrich,CTO #RIEGL#laserscanning greatly contributes to automation of #geospatial data creation #IGF2014 pic.twitter.com/4lVai6pvX4

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Dr Andreas Ullrich, CTO, RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems, Austria explained how LiDAR technology is revolutionising the work lifecycles of industries. “LiDAR can reduce the work that was earlier accomplished in weeks and months to just hours,” he said. He noted that the technology can be used for topographic mapping, utilities and corridor mapping, as-built surveying etc.

Growth challenges and #risks for #Cities by Rajesh Kalra @atkinsglobal #IGF2014 pic.twitter.com/1xggjLROvF

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“Geospatial technology can develop future cities which are economically, socially and environmentally prosperous”, said Rajesh Kalra, Managing Director, Atkins India. Kalra highlighted how urbanisation at an unprecedented rate is posing serious threats to cities. He said that geospatial and allied technologies are the need of the hour.

Steven Hagan, Senior Vice President, Oracle Corporation, USA said that the mankind will generate around 35 zetabytes of data by 2020. As a result there is an urgent need to process, analyse and store this data and Oracle Corporation can help businesses and governments in doing this.

#Bombay green space project – 114 kms of railway lines = 114 kms of green space by @AJARCHITECTSS #IGF2014 pic.twitter.com/5sBX79M3jv

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Alan Abraham, Joint Principal Architect, Abraham John Architects, India talked about his award winning ‘The Bombay Greenway Project’ which aims to improve the green corridor of Mumbai. The project envisions a greenway over the existing railway lines; 114 kms of continuous, flat, traffic and stress free space to encourage active modes of transportation and healthy city living. The project’s estimated cost is around Rs 94,050 million. The company has extensively used Trimble’s SketchUp solution and Google Maps to create 3D models of their ambitious project.

Source: Our Correspondent