Monthly Archives: May 2018

SPAR 3D Expo and Conference 2018 is Next Week

Well, we are almost there – SPAR 2018 is just a few short days away. It begins with product previews next Tuesday morning, June 5 and runs through Thursday afternoon, June 7 with an expert panel taking a look into … Continue reading

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Geospatial Reference Videos

We can’t always assume that the earth is flat for all of our geospatial surveys. The use of GNSS certainly does not assume this to be the case. So I have been doing some research this week on geodesy and … Continue reading

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Beyond the Autonomous Vehicle Hype

Raise your hand if you think you will own a fully autonomous SAE Level 5 car within the next 10 years. You did not see my hand go up. Why, for two reasons. The first is there are some very … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2018

Today, here in the U.S. we are observing our most solemn holiday – Memorial Day. A day to remember all those in the military who have served and in many cases made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our country and … Continue reading

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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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