Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Usage of geospatial data during Hudhud cyclone

Cyclones are associated with high speed winds and heavy unlashing rain causing concerns to life and property.  Disaster preparedness during such event will reduce the impact of such severe natural calamity.  Geo spatial data play a key role in disaster preparedness.  The availability of geospatial data will enhance the administrations information and early warning mechanism.  As the cyclone form in the sea side and advance towards land, the planners could able to mark the area which going to effect in terms of districts, taluks and villages.  Digital surface models will give indications of safer places to re locate people, and extend of inundation major rivers and coastal areas.  An existing land use land cover map will give an assessment of the property to be loose during the event.  A digital infrastructure map will enable the planners to move the people to available social amenities, which are safer in all aspects.  Storage of relief materials in such areas will also possible by using geo spatial data.  In the recent Hudhud event also causalities were reduced to a great extent by adopting this kind of modern technologies.  

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

SBL offers new ‘data repair’ service.

At this year’s User Conference in July, ESRI staff will again be on hand to provide their popular data check up sessions:


However, in the unhappy even that errors are found, what do you do next? Do you have sufficient in-house resource to make the required corrections in a timely manner? Or will you have to pull key members of staff off projects, thereby putting deadlines in jeopardy? We can help.

At SBL we have large teams of multi-disciplinary engineers who are used to seeing and then resolving a wide range of data issues. We are able to turn around these repair exercises quickly and cost-effectively, thereby minimising the unplanned impact on your business.

For further information contact SBL’s UK Divisional Manager, Geoff Blissitt on 0117 317 8100, or by email at geoff.blissitt@sblcorp.com

SBL’s UK Division to attend the AGI’S Big Data event in London:

Part of the AGI’s Big 5 series of events, Big Data will address the opportunities for Geospatial Data within the broader context of Enterprise Data Management. This is right up our street:

At SBL we have already seen significant overlap between our divisions, in particular between our data management and GIS teams. Clients are increasingly looking for an integrated approach to data management, whereby the geospatial data lies at the heart of business processes rather than as a task-based offshoot. The geo-referencing of core datasets as part of the initial database architecture, rather than as a retrospective add-on exercise, is resulting in organisations viewing location-based information as central to strategic decision-making.

If you would like to arrange a meeting at the event to discuss these opportunities, or if you would simply like to receive further information, please contact Geoff Blissitt on 0117 317 8100 or via email at geoff.blissitt@sblcorp.com.


Monday, June 30, 2014

Computer-aided design (CAD)

Data collected on paper is difficult to maintain, retrieve, analyze and interpret. many valuable documents could be lost or they may take too long to analyze and find the specific section needed. Since technology is evolving day by day solutions are coming up for each and every problems in all sorts of fields and computer aided design is the solution for this dilemma. Computer-aided design(CAD) is used in many fields and GIS benefits a lot from this particular service. Using this method not only can these documents be better preserved they can be easily found, modified, analyzed and interpreted. Since GIS uses a large amount of map based data, digitalization of these maps can prove to be very useful. The fields in GIS where this is particularly helpful is Georeferencing, parcel mapping, utility mapping, feature extraction and route network analysis. These fields use maps the most to find accurate and precise geographical data. Georeferencing is where maps are associated with real time co-ordinates locating different landmarks, places of interest. In parcel mapping, it fetches information on land, property for city planning and used by people like estate developers. In Feature extraction images are processed, vectorized and interpreted by different companies for different reasons. In utility mapping it helps finding the networks of different assets like pipes, electrical wiring etc used by people from the electricity board, water authorities etc. All of these can be hard and time consuming if paper maps are used. Instead if the maps are digitalized and used by a computer the process is made much easier and can be done much faster using the tools such as ‘find’ and other services. Last of all this is of the utmost importance for route network analysis where ambulances, fire engines etc need to find the fastest and easiest route to their destination. Using paper maps will be particularly hard because it cannot calculate the traffic and other obstructions. Also there might not be sufficient time to find the right route so there is a definite need to digitalize the map and use different computer systems to find the right and fastest route with no obstructions.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Flyer for UAV Keeping pace with the technological advancement, SBL have a solution for your 3D data requirement

SBL has initiated its Geo Spatial Services wing during 2007 viewing the growing industrial requirements in this sector. Since its inception, SBL has served a wide range of services across multiple industries. Now SBL Geo Spatial Services has its client base across Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, and Asia-Pacific regions. Customer satisfaction is one of SBL Geo Spatial Services key goal and is keen to give cost effective solutions to varied needs of customers. SBL Geospatial Services is a multi domain team ready to accept any kind of technological challenges. UAV data processing is one such initiative taken by the SBL Geo Spatial Services. Viewing the technological advancement in this arena, SBL has developed full data processing capabilities and now it is one of the first organizations in India to achieve this capability.

Our service domains

· GIS Services

· Photogrammetric services

· Lidar data processing services

· UAV data processing services

· CAD services

· WEB Applications

Standard UAV Process we perform

· Aerial Triangulation

· Stereo compilation

· High precision DSM and DTM creation

· Ortho photo creation

· Mosacking, color balancing, tiling

· 2D and 3D feature extraction

Derived products

· Smooth contour lines

· Slope map

· Aspect map

· X-sections and L-sections

· Fly through videos

· Base map

· Land use land cover map

Industries we served

· Mining

· Solar farms

· Agriculture

· Urban planning

· Railway and other Utilities

· Water resources

Benefits our customers receives by engaging us

· Rational pricing compared to other international firms

· Associations with many UAV data acquiring firms

· Most experienced providers of data processing services

· Quick and cost effective solution provider for maintaining overall low cost of UAV techniques

· Availability of multiple global processing software

· Mutli domain expertise to handle varied needs

· Ability to process data from any kind of platforms/drones

· Centimeter level accuracy

· Provides output in global formats which suites customers requirement

· Provides videos and 3D pdf of the output

· Local contact office over UK, USA, Australia and India

Our UAV Clientele and Associates

· Air Project

· DM & S

· Pro works

· RSK Orbital

· FA-i (Future Aerial Innovation)

· Comminco resources

· Hammingbird

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) known widely as drones or Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) are vehicles which do not have a pilot inside to control it manually. These are controlled by onboard computers or by using a remote control. These can be used for multiple purposes especially in geographic information systems (GIS). Since they can easily collect better and more accurate, higher resolution pictures than a manned aircraft, UAVs are ideal for use in GIS. Digitalizing maps and viewing them in different layers in order to further study the elements on it in more detail is one of the most important things in the processing of the data collected using UAVs. This data can be interpreted and extracted by vectorizing to get precise information easily. Data collecting services include finding the height changes using (DEM) and (DTM), analyzing the measures, distances, positions, exact ground co-ordinates and removing the distortions. This data can be used for finding where certain objects or items on a map are such as a building or a place of interest, finding solar farms for use in solar panels, forecasting geographical data etc. These services are particularly used by military defense systems, finding energy sources for energy companies, town planning, for geological Investigations, finding mineral deposits in rocks, sources of ground water and so on.

Unmanned aerial vehicles are used by thousands of companies for different purposes throughout the world. SBL is one among the companies who provide the this UAV services with its many partners across the globe. SBL has a team of experts who interprets the inputs given by UAVs, perfects them and provide the information to you according to your needs.

Structural Mapping in geological distributions

The detailed analysis of the three-dimensional distribution of rock expressions with regard to their history of formation can be generally termed as structural geology. Estimation on the history of the formation/ deformation or in other words the strain which is seen in the rocks during the course of time through the measurements of present day rock geometries is the ultimate aim of structural geology. The information thus evolved can be linked to the events of the past. The geologic past of a region can be made from the information on the structural development of a particular region with regard to area wise distribution of the rock pattern distribution like that of mountain formation/rifting due to the effect of plate tectonics.

To make a definition, structural mapping can be termed as an identification or characterization of a structure. Structures comprise of faults, rock folds, synclines, anticlines and lineaments of rock formations. Thorough understanding of the rock structures is the key to understand the crustal movements of rocks that is responsible for the present terrain. Detailed examination of structure can be obtained by geophysical techniques such as seismic surveying.

The structural mapping gains much importance in the economic geology especially in petroleum geology and mining geology. The creeks and folds of rock strata can be a natural storage space for the fluids such as petroleum and natural gas. Thus the future of structural mapping becomes a prospective one in geospatial realm. Generally deposits of metals like gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc are located in structurally complex areas. Through accurate structural mapping solutions and services, we can identify the possible areas for mining such metals.

Mapping of structures forms a vital part of engineering geology, which generally deals with the physical and mechanical features of natural rock expressions. Structural formations like faults, foliations, joints and folds are internal defects of rocks which may seriously affect the stability of man-made structures such as dams, road networks, tunnels, open pit mines and underground mines. Another prospective area where structural mapping takes a major role is in mineral and hydrocarbon exploration along with potential hazard identification and its monitoring.

Other than being potential storages of oil and gas reserves by marking the underlying under-surface geometry of rock units and the effect of crustal deformation and stress experienced in a certain region, through structural mapping we get the clues to crustal movement and potential natural hazards, such as landslides, volcanic activity earthquakes etc.

SBL Geomatics, the Geomatics wing of SBL, an ISO accredited global ITES Company based in Cochin, India, weaves out its structural mapping solutions with accuracy and quality which no one else offers. The team is a pack of expert technocrats who make use of Remote Sensed data on the information on the surficial relief and spatial distribution of the structural elements to map the terrain accurately.