Category Archives: GPS

FAA Part 107 Commercial Drone License – A Primer

Drone ownership, which includes hobbyists and professional drone operators, has increased over the last few years. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the number of registered drones surpassed one million in 2018. Here’s a guide to getting your FAA … Continue reading

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Drones can Provide Critical Sanitization Services

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread all around the world and social distancing has become the new normal, countries start to look at how technology can help us during this crisis. Able to safely enter and collect data in … 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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Continuous Time SLAM – How does it work?

GeoSLAM is a world leader in the development and use of Simultaneous Location and Mapping technology, or SLAM. They have developed an informative infographic that explains why SLAM is needed and how it can be used to benefit customers when … 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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Cruise Origin – More Than Just an Autonomous Vehicle

Fifty years ago, cars looked like, in a word, cars. These cars were driven by human operators and came stuffed with a whole lot of equipment for that human operator to use: a steering wheel, pedals, knobs, and dials. And, … Continue reading

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Prediction – The 2020’s Will be the Lidar Decade

I am putting my reputation on the line with this prediction – the 2020’s will be the Lidar Decade in that the consumer will become as familiar with the term and make use of it in daily conversation as they … Continue reading

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UAS Technology Being Evaluated by Transportation Agencies

Hazardous and tough-to-reach areas create difficulties for geotechnical experts assessing locations along our nation’s roadways. Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) offer a potential solution to these challenges. Many States are evaluating UAS technology to see how it can make project development … Continue reading

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Unmanned Vehicle Systems for Geomatics

I have had the opportunity to review an excellent scholarly reference entitled, “Unmanned Vehicle Systems for Geomatics – Towards Robotic Mapping.” The text was edited by Costas Armenakis and Petros Patias. Costas is an Associate Professor of Geomatics Engineering at … Continue reading

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