Like most kids of the 1980s, I loved watching The Jetsons every Saturday morning. From flying cars to robot maids, the show painted the future world in a setting of improbable possibilities that drove children’s imaginations.
Set in 2062, nearly half a century from today, the show featured several modern conveniences that we’ve already realised and others that are in the not-too-distant future. We’ve surpassed the show’s 1962 debut of video calls. With Skype and other on-screen services today, Mr. Spacely would never need to call George in to work. Though our cities aren’t floating in space (yet), they are becoming smarter, with layouts planned from aerial captures and handling fog and other weather conditions from satellite imagery. And while we’ve not yet produced flying cars, we are now mastering cars that don’t require drivers here on Earth.
Geospatial solutions shrink the gap
Though The Jetsons may have presented concepts that seemed close to impossible only 35 years ago, today’s geospatial technologies are bringing us closer than ever to the day-to-day life of Orbit City. Airborne sensors that collect dual oblique imagery and LiDAR in one flyover and analytical software are producing solutions for the unique present and future needs of geospatial professionals.
Hexagon will present these solutions and more at the 23rd International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Congress, 12-19 July in Prague, Czech Republic. Focusing on the theme of the event, “From Human History to the Future with Spatial Information,” Hexagon’s Geospatial and Leica Geosystems businesses will demonstrate just how far geospatial technologies have come in such a relatively short period of time, shrinking the gap between past, present and future.
Supporting the advancement of ISPRS
As a platinum sponsor of the congress, Hexagon is dedicated to the cause of ISPRS. An international organisation promoting photogrammetry research, development, education and training, ISPRS contributes to the well-being of humanity and the sustainability of the environment, aspects important to Hexagon.
At ISPRS Stand 42-49, 2nd Floor, Hexagon will provide hands-on demos and expert Q&A about geospatial solutions shaping the advancement of the organisation and industry overall:
- Geosystems will share its extensive portfolio of airborne sensors and software, such as a new generation of airborne technology that provides a complete end-to-end solutions for urban mapping.
- Geospatial will present its popular Smart M.App, a new way to visualise data with fresh content, 360° analytics and targeted workflows.
Along with these demos on the exhibition floor, Hexagon executives will present leading ideas on how spatial information is moving the industry into the future:
- Digital Realities
12 July, 4:30 p.m.
Geosystems President Juergen Dold will share how geospatial technologies are effectively managing the rapid change in the latest digital disruptions of the industry.
- The M.App of the Future is Now
18 July, 9:30 a.m.
Geospatial President Mladen Stojic explores the power of a new form of delivering dynamic information through digital visualisation.
Sharing our portfolio of advancing geospatial solutions and learning how to better support geospatial professionals worldwide as we move the industry faster toward the future – now that’s shaping smart change.
Monica Miller Rodgers
Communications Director, Hexagon Geosystems