Monthly Archives: July 2019

Geomatics Career Promoted by US Careers Online Video

US Careers Online has partnered with WithersRavenel to highlight Geomatics and Surveying as a possible career path. From an article in xyHt. North Carolina based US Careers Online—a leader in helping students find a career in new and interesting fields … Continue reading

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High Powered Laser Scanner Can See Around Corners

Through the use of a high powered, non-line-of-sight laser researchers at Stanford University are demonstrating the ability to see around corners. I wonder what the safety issues are with this new laser camera. From an article in Physics.org by Taylor … Continue reading

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USF is Preserving Cape Canaveral Launch Complexes in 3D

As the world celebrated 50 years since man first walked on the moon it seemed like a perfect time to highlight how USF is preserving the rapidly decaying launch facilities at Cape Canaveral, FL. From the USF website. Our team … Continue reading

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FAA Part 107 Waiver for Flights Over People Granted

Hensel Phelps has been issued a Certificate of Waiver from FAA Part 107 for flights over people by using drones with parachutes. From an article in Commercial UAV News. Whilee Part 107 has enabled organizations to create and scale drone … Continue reading

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Geomatics Professional versus Licensed Land Surveyor

The term “surveyor” has tremendous historical significance dating back to the Egyptian “rope stretchers,” but I think the time has come for the idea of the geomatics professional to emerge. The digital transformation began in the 1950’s for the surveying … Continue reading

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TRB AFB80 Summer Meeting 2019 – Some Highlights

This past weekend’s heat wave in New Hampshire prepped me for the weather in Daytona, Fl at the TRB AFB80 summer meeting, but it was still HOT. Although I was not able to attend the morning presentations on Tuesday, the … Continue reading

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Can’t Imagine What Jonah Lehrer Was Thinking

I can’t imagine what Jonah Lehrer was thinking when he decided to ruin his career as a journalist and author, by making up quotes for his best seller Imagine. First of all apologies to all the readers of the original … Continue reading

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Imagine – Important Book on Creative Problem Solving

I am in the process of re-reading one of the most inspiring and therefore important (especially for the YGPs) books that I have ever read. The book is Imagine by Jonah Lehrer. The main theme is creativity and how it … Continue reading

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Elon Musk Claims the Teslas Will Become Urban Robo-Cars

Elon Musk is promising to provide a software update to all Tesla’s with a “full self-driving” suite for urban environs, he claims. The systems will still require full driver attention. Looks like he is going to play the safety statistics … Continue reading

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Silicon Photonics Lidar Sensor Can Balance on a Pin

Voyant Photonics claims they have a lidar sensor, based on the use of silicon photonics that is so small it can balance on the head of a pin. Now this is where things start to get interesting. From  an article … Continue reading

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