Category Archives: Mapping

Oregon Statewide Imagery Program Expands Free Data

Quantum Spatial, Inc. (QSI), the nation’s largest independent geospatial data firm, announced that a new online offering from the Oregon Statewide Imagery Program featuring high resolution imagery acquired by QSI is now available to the public for free. PORTLAND, Ore., … Continue reading

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Flight Evolved Uses Lidar to Inspect Transmission Lines

Flight Evolved says according to an estimate in 2010, there are approximately 200,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines in the United States. That is a lot of transmission structures! However, the same estimate claims that there are approximately 5.5 million … Continue reading

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AeroVironment is Helping NPS with Woolsey Fire Aftermath

With nearly 100,000 acres and over 600 park structures destroyed AeroVironment is providing critical services to the assess the damage. The Woolsey wildfire burned almost 90% of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in Southern California. Simply and painfully … Continue reading

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2019 Geospatial Summit Update From NGS

The NGS has announced that the Draft Agenda for this summer’s 2019 Geospatial Summit, to be held in Silver Spring, Maryland May 6 – 7, 2019, is now available In addition, they issued a Call for Case Studies focusing on … Continue reading

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November 2018 Lidar News Video of the Month

It’s time to vote for the November 2018 Lidar News Video of the Month. Here is the list of outstanding videos for you to consider: Road Resurfacing from Chao Han at VRMesh Caterpillar Global Mining from Rob Lawton at Fortescue … Continue reading

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Surveying Engineering – 50 Years in the Profession

This is a once in a lifetime moment. Not only am I celebrating my 50th year in the surveying engineering profession, but I am going to be re-visiting Hawaii exactly 50 years from my first and only other time there. … Continue reading

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Murphy Surveys Setting the Standard for BIM and FM

Murphy Surveys commissions the latest digital tools to truthfully capture comprehensive 3D point cloud data, recording the built environment with extraordinary detail and accuracy, regardless of the nature or use of the building. From an article by the Editor of … 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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Volvo and Luminar Team to Produce 360c Concept

There is no question that the video is impressive and that Volvo and Luminar seem fully invested in a safe introduction of autonomous vehicles, but achieving Level 4 (everything with some constraints) under highway conditions is a monumental challenge. A … Continue reading

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FAA Reauthorization Act – What is Impact on UAS Industry?

The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 is being hailed as a significant step forward by those in the UAS/UAV industry and by aviation law experts. From the article in UAS Magazine by Patrick C. Miller, October 10, 2018: The act—passed … Continue reading

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