Archive for March, 2014

KOREC on the 3rd of April is holding breakfast meeting  at the Titanic venue in Belfast, you will be able to see the latest surveying innovations from Trimble. The day will start at 8.30 with a hearty breakfast.

After breakfast, there will be presentations on the Trimble R10 GNSS Receiver, Trimble S8 Robotic Total Station and the brand new, highly anticipated Trimble V10 Imaging Rover ( http://www.trimble.com/Survey/Trimble-V10-Imaging-Rover.aspx ).

The Trimble V10 Imaging Rover with Trimble VISION™ technology is an integrated camera system that precisely captures 360-degree digital panoramas for efficient visual documentation and measurement of the surrounding environment.

As a complete system solution, the Trimble V10 enables you to capture more critical information that can be transformed into enhanced, rich geospatial deliverables.


The presentations will also include a look at sets of demo data on the software. You will then be able to get your hands on the kit and take it for a test drive.

The day will end around 11.00, allowing you to get back to the office in good time.


To register for the event, please follow the link – http://dotmailer-surveys.com/63115194-bdrcod6

***Afternoon Event***

Trimble eCognition is advanced image analysis software that imports and fuses a variety of geospatial data for analysis, eg. raster images, LIDAR point clouds and GIS vectors.

The aim of the day is to bring together both existing and prospective users of eCognition software to share ideas.

The day starts at 12.00 with a working lunch  and  Dr Waldemar Krebs of Trimble will discuss what’s new from version 8.9 (or new version) of eCognition and examine sample projects from around the globe using LIDAR, aerial and satellite data.


You will then be able to hear from Jason Parker from ICON speaking on how they currently utilise eCognition software on Identifying eligible land parcels for EU farm subsidy payments.

The day will then round up with a workshop, allowing you to see the software first hand and Dr. Waldemar Krebs will talk you through its capabilities and look at what can be achieved.


To register for the event, please follow the link below – http://dotmailer-surveys.com/63115194-f9rdlba


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Survey Ireland 2014

Survey Ireland 2014 will take place at DIT Bolton Street on Wednesday 9th April 2014 from 9:10 until 16:00. An exhibition of equipment and services will run in parallel with talks on a wide range of current topics relevant to the surveying and geospatial industries. Attendance is free but registration is required.
Full details are available at: https://sites.google.com/site/surveyireland2014/. The event is supported by the Dublin Institute of Technology and the School of Surveying and Construction Management (www.dit.ie/surveyingconstructionmanagement).”

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Report from a recent, interesting souding meeting on african landuse issues

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Satellite group solves mystery of MH370’s final course – Asia-Pacific | The Irish Times – Tue, Mar 25, 2014.

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Our work on grass production monitoring is covered in an article on agriland.ie, a new source of uptodate current info on all things agricultural in Ireland.

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A site thats new to me but Im sure not to most,


A data hosting and discover portal for environemnatl field datasets. A search for “Ireland” reveals 1700 dats sets, evryting form pollen cores to river flows

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As its only about 3 weeks to the launch (*crosses fingers*) of the Sentinel 1 Satellite you might consider following the launch blog:


Lots of very interesting details on the complexities of such an endeavour – lots of nice vids and pics as well.

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