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Mike Swain, 24 Feb 2017
In the same way that the internet makes it quick and easy to transfer information in the form of words and images, blockchain platforms allow for the quick and easy transfer of money and assets. This means that utilising blockchain technology when making real estate transactions can offer real advantages.
02 Nov 2017
Advances in technology mean that the term “land surveyor” no longer properly describes the capabilities of today’s professional, argues Brian Coutts, Senior Lecturer in the School of Surveying, University of Otago
31 Aug 2017
Scans of heritage buildings that used to take weeks can now be done in hours thanks to mobile-mapping technology. Senior Project Manager for Oxford Archaeology Jamie Quartermaine relates his experience of scanning three such buildings in Israel in just two days.
18 Aug 2017
The world of valuation extends far beyond the land we walk and live on, in fact, it extends right out to sea. Meet Captain Ed Geary FRICS, chartered surveyor, maritime enthusiast and valuer of some of the world’s most elaborate ships, both above and below the sea.
Stephanie Bentley, 14 Jul 2017
It’s estimated that there are 2.4 million pieces of Facebook content and 227K tweets shared every minute. This is beginning to have geopolitical consequences, with recent election campaigns perhaps acting as the one of the most pertinent illustrations of this. This huge increase in the availability of data is changing the way we do things, from politics to policy.
05 Dec 2016
The origins of artificial intelligence (AI) can be traced back to ancient Greeks and their efforts to model human thinking. Since that time, AI as a concept has snowballed to become one of the world's hottest topics. Science and technology journalist Mark Harris provides a potted history.
Former Technology Editor for the Guardian Charles Arthur thinks that a new paradigm has taken place. When someone tells you that the future lies with artificial intelligence, pause before you roll your eyes.
Kim Bailey, 19 Nov 2016
A talented young company director from Liverpool has won the highly esteemed ‘UK Young Surveyor of the Year’ title for his achievements in the property industry, after beating tough competition from all over the UK at the 2016 RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards.
Mike Swain, 23 Nov 2017
Three familiar themes emerged from the RICS Telecoms conference 2017 – connectivity, community and collaboration. Mike Swain, Editor of the Land Journal reports.
08 Jun 2017
Our industry is on a digital journey; as technologies emerge then new surveying disciplines will need to evolve. Charlton Bland, Geomatics Consultant at Atkins and current Planning and Development RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year, discusses two ways they are advancing delivery to clients.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 18 Feb 2016
The developing world is undergoing a revolution in rapid, unstructured and unregulated urbanisation as rural populations flock to ever growing mega-cities. They’re looking to access better education, health care, employment and a new future for their children.
Dan Hughes, 04 Apr 2017
“Just two years ago I was stumbling around rooftops, often without adequate safety systems and at night, taking infrared images to find areas of trapped moisture underneath the waterproof membrane. Nowadays, I rarely have to leave the safety of the ground at all, day or night.” Intrigued? You should be.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 30 Sep 2015
It’s that time of the year again and the 2015-16 session of RICS Geomatics evening lectures are open to delegates.
19 Oct 2015
Drone Technology has been hovering on the horizon for some years now and is finding its way into the day-to-day operations of many modern businesses.
29 Sep 2016
Dr Duncan Quincey associate professor in geomorphology, University of Leeds improved flood prediction by flying a drone on a glacier.
Stephanie Bentley, 25 May 2017
It is estimated that by 2050, there will be 50 billion people living on the planet and 50 mega cities; movement of people, pollution and resources will become a massive challenge. No company, government or individual can solve these problems alone; geography, mapping and Geographic Information Systems have never been so important.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 20 Oct 2015
The Capturing Reality Forum will be supported by an exhibition of 40 stands displaying the world’s leading manufacturers, software developers and service providers of 3D imaging, laser scanning and LiDAR products. And at this year's event we will be focussing on issues around smart cities.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 09 Jun 2017
Professionals in the built environment will need to focus on the opportunity technology and innovation bring to stay relevant and help Irish society meet its needs, according to the newly elected President of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) Colin Bray.
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