Category Archives: GNSS

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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SAM, LLC Invests in Technology to Enhance Solutions

This is an excerpt from an article on Lidar News that provides an inside look at Surveying and Mapping, LLC – SAM and how technology has helped them become the largest geospatial service company in the U.S. (Originally posted September … Continue reading

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UAS Lidar – Not a Simple Upgrade from Photogrammetry

It may seem like a fairly straightforward upgrade from UAS photogrammetry to UAS Lidar, but that is simply not the case. It’s really all about a higher level of systems integration and fail-safe, standard operating procedures that most firms are … Continue reading

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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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Rhonda Dodge – “Spotlight on a Young Professional”

This interview with Rhonda Dodge is the third Lidar News Young Geospatial Spotlight Interview. Congratulations to Rhonda for what she has accomplished in a short time and please think about sharing your story. Rhonda, can you please provide a recap … Continue reading

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Monitoring the Helheim Glacier with Lidar

One of the outstanding presentations at the RIEGL Training Symposium last fall came from David Finnegan at the the U.S. ACE CRREL lab in Hanover, NH. He has developed an impressive lidar data collection system for monitoring the massive Helheim … Continue reading

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GPS Declassified – From Smart Bombs to Smart Phones

Richard Easton contacted me just about a year ago to compliment Paul Ceruzzi on his work in “GPS” and to encourage me to read his book “GPS Declassified: From Smart Bombs to Smart Phones. Both of these would be an … Continue reading

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Survey Grade Real Time Precise Point Positioning – PPP

Has real time precise point positioning finally hit prime time for surveying applications? The answer is a qualified yes from Gavin Schrock, PLS, Editor of xyHt. From his article in the August 2019 issue of xyHt. The dream of being … Continue reading

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Autonomous Outdoor Parking Valet Service Uses Lidar

Stan, a fully autonomous outdoor parking valet, is now operational at select airports in Europe. The robot uses GNSS, LiDAR and cameras to move cars into storage places with requisite centimeter-level accuracy, including transition from outdoor to indoor. I have … Continue reading

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NCAT – What is it and How Can it Be of Value?

The NGS Coordinate Conversion and Transformation tool, or NCAT not only provides technical assistance with the proper mathematics for making conversions and transformations, but it also provides information about a wealth of additional services that the NGS offers via the … Continue reading

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