Category Archives: GIS

World Magnetic Model Recently Updated Ahead of Time

Magnetic North is not a static position. The World Magnetic Model was recently updated to reflect the fact that the movement of magnetic north has been rapidly progressing northward towards Siberia. From an article by Maya Wei-Haas in National Geographic … Continue reading

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Roboats Build 3D Maps of Amsterdam’s Canals in Real time

MIT researchers are working with the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) to develop on-demand roboats for the city. With a name like “Ro(e)boat how could you go wrong? From an article in designboom. MIT and AMS are working … Continue reading

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Day 2 at ILMF 2019 Produced a Number of Hidden Gems

Day 2 at ILMF 2019 resulted in discussions and presentations with a number of companies that have truly outstanding products which I doubt you have heard of. The keynotes were interesting, but not quite what I was hoping for, particularly … Continue reading

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State Farm Granted Waivers for BVLOS and OPA

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence State Farm Insurance in conjunction with Virginia Tech/MAAP obtained two impressive waivers. One for operations beyond visual line of sight and the other for flights over populated areas. State Farm was the first insurance … Continue reading

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Geo Week 2019 Opens with MAPPS, Then ASPRS and ILMF

Geo Week 2019 opened yesterday with the MAPPS Winter Conference,  followed by the ASPRS Annual Conference and ILMF 2019 opening on Monday. This is the first time that the three events have been held in conjunction. It will be interesting … Continue reading

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GeoIgnite Conference Launched by GoGeomatics

GoGeomatics Founder, Jonathon Murphy took the plunge this week announcing GeoIgnite – an exciting new geospatial conference that will be held in Ottawa, Canada June 18 and 19 at the Ottawa Conference Center. The plans are still being finalized for … Continue reading

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NASA Launched Two Lidar Sensors to Monitor Biomass

Forest monitoring has increasingly turned to satellites over the past several decades, and 2018 was no exception. In the last few months, NASA launched two sensors into space that will play a prominent role in monitoring forest biomass and structure … Continue reading

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Geospatial Career Seminar – Your Organization Can Sponsor

To proactively support Younger Geospatial Professionals in your geographic region and encourage them to join professional organizations you might consider hosting a Geospatial Career Seminar or webinar. I was speaking with Jon Murphy the founder of GoGeomatics Canada today about … Continue reading

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TRB 2019 Annual Meeting Kicks – Off Sunday

The TRB 2019 meeting is scheduled to begin Sunday January 13 in Washington, D.C. The question is what effect the government shut down is going to have on this important  event. The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting will … Continue reading

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Government Shutdown – Direct Impact on Surveying Community

Once again the politicians in Washington have forced a government shutdown that is having a direct impact on the surveying community. Jan.   2, 2019 – From an article on the xyHt website by Dave Doyle and Gavin Schrock Editor’s Note: … Continue reading

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