Category Archives: GIS

Rail Infrastructure in Dubai 3D Modeled with Drones

The use of drones in the inspection and evaluation of rail infrastructure is improving and has become part of a rapidly maturing industry. The technology as well as its associated data analysis capabilities have been significantly expanding each year. From … Continue reading

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DEM Users Manual 3rd Edition is Now Available

The 3rd edition of the DEM Users Manual includes 15 chapters, three appendices and a detailed Index. References in the eBook version are hyperlinked which is coming soon. Chapter and appendix titles include: 1. Introduction to DEMs 2. Vertical Datums … Continue reading

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Monitoring Salt Marsh Shorelines with a UAS

This article written by Amy S. Farris, et al on monitoring salt marsh shorelines with a UAS recently appeared in Drone Below. Drones are now a vital tool in assessing the health of salt marshes which are crucial for the … Continue reading

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Shane Dalton – Younger Geospatial Professional Interview

Shane Dalton joins the growing list of Younger Geospatial Professionals who have contributed their inspiration to the Spotlight Interview series. How about you? Please provide a recap of your post high school education and training. Do you have any licenses … Continue reading

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Automated Land Cover Change Detection

Abstract – This paper investigates the possibility of applying light detection and ranging (LiDAR) point clouds and geographic information system (GIS) analyses for land use and land cover (LULC) automated change detection, mainly with a view to monitoring uncontrolled forest … Continue reading

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Emergency Management of Flooding with Small UAS

This in-depth Tech Brief on emergency management involving flooding and the use of sUAS comes from the Federal Highway Administration. INTRODUCTION Flooding is a unique event or occurrence: it may be a standalone incident, or it may accompany another event. … Continue reading

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UAV Lidar or Photogrammetry? Which Should You Use?

Choosing a relevant surveying/mapping system involves technologies created more than 100 years apart. Each was built on inventions that changed the world—and in one case, even affected outer space. Each is enabling precise and efficient measurement, safety and cost-saving. So … Continue reading

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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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Photogrammetry and Mobile Lidar – A Hybrid Approach

Combining multiple types of geospatial data collection, such as aerial photogrammetry and mobile lidar, requires a detailed knowledge of sensors, error models, navigation, ground control and data processing. This would be a challenge for any geomatics firm, but the rewards … 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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