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Funding Available for 2013 Entry for MSc Surveying & MSc Hydrographic Surveying
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:26:41 +0000
(Photo courtesy of Mike Dunderdale, 2012) We are very pleased to announce up to £17500 in scholarships available for students embarking on our MSc programmes in Surveying and Hydrographic Surveying, September 2013 entry. We will make 5 awards of £2500 for the best Home or European candidates and 1 award of £5000 to the best … Continue readingRead more...
P3DIM Group Test New VIAMETRIS Indoor Mobile Mapping System
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:41:29 +0000
At the end of January members of the UCL Geomatics Photogrammetry, 3D Imaging & Metrology (P3DIM) Group, in partnership with Michael Gallie & Partners and RICS, had an initial day of testing with the new indoor mobile mapping system (iMMS) from VIAMETRIS. This initial trial was carried out to gain a better understanding of the … Continue readingRead more...
The Geomatics group is involved in the science, engineering and modelling of measurements and data relating to Earth and its environment. The Geomatics staff are informally organised into three groups according to research theme: Geodesy and Navigation; Photogrammetry, 3D Imaging and Metrology; and GIS. Click on the groups below to see their research topics and current projects.
The research work in geodesy and navigation consists of
finding new solutions to challenging positioning problems, as well
overcoming geodetic challenges that result from the ubiquity of
positioning systems. Key research themes include advanced orbit and
clock modelling, novel precise positioning applications, robust
multisensor positioning and navigation, and coordinate systems such as
VORF and SnakeGrid.
- SnakeGrid: The development of low-distortion 2D coordinate systems for engineering projects such as railways that extend over hundreds of kilometres of the Earth’s surface.
- Vertical Offshore Reference Frames (VORF): The development of high resolution transformation surface models to provide the link between GPS/GNSS positioning and offshore reference levels such as Chart Datum and Mean Sea Level.
- Robust Positioning and Navigation: A series of projects focused on novel techniques for improving the performance of GNSS and multi-sensor navigation and positioning systems under challenging reception conditions, such as in dense urban areas and under jamming.
The photogrammetry and imaging group focuses on the
acquisition and analysis of accurate and reliable measurements using
techniques such as imagery and laser scanning, applying these to natural
and man-made objects, across a range of application areas.
- 3D Imaging: We test sensor accuracy, develop new calibration strategies and develop new applications for 3D cameras
- BIM: Building Information Modelling has been gaining momentum recently in the UK construction industry, especially with impending government legislation that encourages the use of this process on their contracts.
The work of the GIS group ranges from social applications of geospatial technology – as exemplified by the Extreme Citizen Science project – to research into technical aspects such as database infrastructure and mathematical algorithms for data mining.
- Extreme Citizen Science: ExCiteS: UCL's interdisciplinary research group on Extreme Citizen Science
- SpaceTimeLab: The SpaceTimeLab promotes and enhances research on spatio-temporal
society, economics and engineering.
- Adaptable Suburbs: A study of the relationship between networks of human activity and the changing form of urban and suburban centres through time
- STANDARD: UCL together with TfL work on a 3-year EPSRC-funded research project to investigate spatio-temporal characteristics of data from transport networks.
- CPC: Working in partnership with the Metropolitan Police, UCL is beginning a 3.5-year EPSRC-funded research project that will address Crime, Policing and Citizen engagement (CPC) at a range of spatial and temporal scales.
- SECOA (Solutions for Environmental Contrasts in Coastal Areas) will consider the effects of human mobility on urban settlements’ growth and restructuring in fragile environments, such as coastal areas.
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