Monthly Archives: May 2018

The Red Atlas

Ever wonder what the Soviet Union was doing about mapping during the Cold War? Well think about what they were doing in sports and by comparison you will start to get an idea of the level of sophistication and investment … Continue reading

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Topographic Survey Specification for Urban Projects

At 260 pages in length there is no question that a tremendous effort has gone into the development of this Topographic Survey Specification for Urban Projects (2009). It is truly an impressive document that deserves your review to see what … Continue reading

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High Precision GNSS App

This almost seems to good to be true, but it appears that Trimble has come up with an app that turns your smart phone into a subscription-based software GNSS  receiver, or something like that. We are talking centimeter accuracy which … Continue reading

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Using Lidar to Save the Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout

The National Park Service believe that lake trout were illegally introduced into Yellowstone Lake in the 1980’s. The lake trout are predators of the cutthroat trout whose native range in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming has been shrinking. The Park Service … Continue reading

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SnapSkan Laser Scan Tire Check Service

As my brother explained, there’s a fear factor when it comes people and tires. Taking advantage of that Nokian Tyres P.L.C. is expanding the footprint of its SnapSkan digital tire check service in Finland and Norway. This might just catch … Continue reading

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MAPPS is Transforming

If you have not been involved with MAPPS recently then now might just be the time to take a fresh look – things are changing for the better. In case you are not aware of MAPPS, it is the only … Continue reading

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Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors

I like the name of this organization. The Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors, or ICES is based in the UK and since 1969 has built a reputation as a renowned center of excellence for the science and art of … Continue reading

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Raising the Roof

When Turner Construction needed to carry out a revamp and extension of their Atlanta office, they took the unique opportunity to test-drive some revolutionary technology. Traditional laser scanning technologies are great for certain applications, but for hard-to-reach, overhead or ‘feature … Continue reading

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GEO Business 2018 is Next Week

London will be the center of the geospatial business world next week as it hosts GEO Business 2018. This conference which runs for two days on May 22 and 23 is “The geospatial event designed for everyone involved in the … Continue reading

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Lidar for Country Roads

My son and I were driving on a road in the Sierra Nevada Mountains a few weeks ago where it was not straight for more than 500 feet. We turned constantly down a steep narrow road with no guard rail … Continue reading

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