Category Archives: Surveying

Surveying Control – Its Misuse and Effects on Accuracy

One of the most important concepts in surveying is the principle that surveying control should be significantly more accurate than the actual survey. Some say it should be twice as accurate, some say an order of magnitude. In many cases … Continue reading

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Analyzing a Train Wreck with Lidar and UAV Data

It was early morning on Dec. 18, 2017, and an Amtrak passenger train was making its inaugural run between Tacoma and Portland, Oregon. As it neared a curve leading to an Interstate-5 overpass near DuPont, the train was traveling at … 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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Digital Technology is Protecting our Nation’s Forests

From paper goods to lumber and wildlife habitat to recreation, our forests provide value in countless ways. However, forest management is a complex science. It requires advanced digital technology, collaboration, and an eye toward sustainability. From an article in Grit … Continue reading

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Eisenhower Memorial Enlists 3D Laser Scanning

When it opens in September, one of the most dramatic features of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be a 450-foot-long stainless steel tapestry depicting the coast of Normandy, France, the site of the Allied D-Day Victory … Continue reading

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Power Plant Renovation Supported with Laser Scanning

Retrofitting and renovations are projects that often require a high level of detail for pre-design documentation. When it comes to a power plant, add to the mix multiple heights of pipes, ducts, exposed steel structure and a limited access window … 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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Safety First Guides the UAS Growth Path at ARE

From a blog post by Lindsey Mitchell, Office Operations Manager, ARE explaining the importance of their safety first approach. Getting Started with UAS It seems like yesterday that I was hired as a UAS (drone) pilot with Media Wing, LLC, … 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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