Tag Archives: ASCE

Infrastructure Inspections – Drones are an Important Solution

The use of drones to perform what in many cases are high risk, infrastructure inspections is on the rise. From bridges to pipelines to high voltage transmission towers drones equipped with the right sensor can keep inspectors out of harms … 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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The Surveying Engineer

Attending the inaugural ASCE UESI 2018 Surveying & Geomatics Conference today was “one small step” in the right direction. ASCE has not held a surveying conference for over 25 years, yet not a single construction project around the world could … Continue reading

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ASCE Surveying and Geomatics Conference

Make your plans to join us in sunny Southern California April 22 – 24, 2018 for the inaugural ASCE UESI 2018 Surveying & Geomatics Conference in joint collaboration with California State Polytechnic University Pomona. We invite you to participate in … Continue reading

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Utility As-Builts – Mandate Needed

I am writing a paper for an upcoming conference being sponsored by a new ASCE institute – Utility Engineering and Survey Institute, or UESI. The topic I am pursuing is the use of mobile lidar to collect as-built utility locations. … Continue reading

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Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute

The ASCE has created a new institute that includes the surveying profession. UESI – refers to Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute. There will be a lot more information to come on this, but for now as noted in the previous … Continue reading

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ASCE Engineering Surveying Manual

As a follow up to the previous post the Geomatics committee is going to be re-writing the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Engineering Surveying Manual. It is being written primarily for practicing professionals who have a need to understand … Continue reading

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Professional Surveyor Categories

I have been involved with surveying for more than 45 years. I hold both professional engineer and land surveyor licenses. The reason  for bringing this up is that I am attending an ASCE committee meeting in Oregon that is going … Continue reading

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Report Card on U.S. NSDI

In this case COGO took a look at the national spatial data infrastructure in the U.S. and the results were not good. Continue reading

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