Category Archives: Orgs

Change is in the Air

Time is running out for you to make plans to attend the ASPRS’s UAS Technical Demonstration and Symposium in Reno, NV September 29 and 30. Last year’s inaugural event was a big success and with the program this year including … Continue reading

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OGC Point Cloud Working Group Meeting

The first meeting of the previously announced OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) Point Cloud domain working group (DWG) will be held during the Fall OGC technical meeting in Nottingham, UK September 14 -18. The newly formed Point Cloud DWG will have … Continue reading

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ASPRS Launches New Lidar Certification

The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) certification program announces the launch of a Professional and Technologist LIDAR Certification, the Certified Mapping Scientists, Lidar (CMS, Lidar) and the Certified Lidar Technologist (CLT). The Certified Mapping Scientist, Lidar certification … Continue reading

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ASTM E57 and OGC

The OGC and ASTM are discussing the possible synergy of working together on the following announcement: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has established a Point Cloud Domain Working Group to assess the current state of standards and best practices in … Continue reading

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Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute

The ASCE has created a new institute that includes the surveying profession. UESI – refers to Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute. There will be a lot more information to come on this, but for now as noted in the previous … Continue reading

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ASCE Engineering Surveying Manual

As a follow up to the previous post the Geomatics committee is going to be re-writing the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Engineering Surveying Manual. It is being written primarily for practicing professionals who have a need to understand … Continue reading

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Professional Surveyor Categories

I have been involved with surveying for more than 45 years. I hold both professional engineer and land surveyor licenses. The reasonĀ  for bringing this up is that I am attending an ASCE committee meeting in Oregon that is going … Continue reading

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Cornerstone Report #3

On July 14th, the United States Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) will be sending out a survey to our membership and industry partners regarding the State of the Industry. This comprehensive survey explores valuable subjects including: Financial performance in the … Continue reading

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OGC Forms Point Cloud Group

The Point Cloud DWG is being established to address the gap in the OGC standards baseline with regard to interoperability issues related to sharing and processing point cloud data. Continue reading

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ASPRS Student Advisory Council

This is a great opportunity to get involved with an important organization that needs the support of young professionals. Continue reading

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