Category Archives: The Industry

GPS Declassified – From Smart Bombs to Smart Phones

Richard Easton contacted me yesterday 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. That is another one for the list. Here’s a guest … Continue reading

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Top 5 Questions You Should Ask Your Customers

The COO at Survey Monkey, Leela Srinivasan reached out to her network to uncover the Top 5 Questions one should ask their customers. Challenge yourself – see how many you can guess before reading on. From an article in the … Continue reading

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Drone Rules – The FAA is Proposing Changes for Night Flying

If you follow U.S. drone regulations, you’ve probably seen that the FAA has proposed an array of new rules. In this article, I’ll cover the latest notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and the advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM). Both … Continue reading

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Direct Dimensions – A True Pioneer in 3D Laser Scanning

I have been lucky to know Michael Raphael, the founder of Direct Dimensions and important innovator in the field of 3D laser scanning for the past ten plus years. His firm has one of the most diverse track records and … Continue reading

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Younger Geospatial Professional Submissions are Impressive

Over the past week we have had the pleasure of reviewing a number of high quality submissions for the Younger Geospatial Professional of the Year award. It has been a truly inspiring experience. For those who have not been tracking … Continue reading

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Colorado State Receives 3D Technology Gift from Trimble

Trimble  announced today that it has awarded a significant in-kind gift to the Department of Construction Management at Colorado State University (CSU) that will expand the University’s leadership in training and research for 3D building design, construction management, digital fabrication, civil … Continue reading

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SPAR 3D 2019 and HxGN LIVE 2019 – Are you Attending?

As I begin to review the submissions for the Younger Geospatial Professional of the Year Award, co-sponsored by SPAR 3D 2019 and Leica Geosystems, it reminded me that I need to make my travel plans. HxGN LIVE 2019 occurs a … Continue reading

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Documenting the World in 3D Versus the Will to Create It

We are becoming experts in documenting the world in 3D using an increasing array of digital tools, but at the same time are we losing our interest and ability to create it? I had the great fortune yesterday, thanks to … Continue reading

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GeoIgnite 2019 Issues Call for Speakers

With fewer than 100 days before the inaugural event, GeoIgnite 2019 is adding major sponsors, speakers and exhibitors to the conference schedule every week. Be sure to include this important event in your summer calendar on June 18 and 19 … Continue reading

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Dennis Hirota Honored by Titans of Tech Program

Good friend, Dennis Hirota was recently honored with the first Titans of Tech selection. The bar has been set high for future inductees. Congratulations and thanks for all that you are doing for the profession. A Dual Mission For our … Continue reading

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