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Recreating the Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps with Open Data

The holy grail for many (UK) map users is the Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale “Explorer” map. Not only are they easy to read due to the fantastic cartography used, but they also have information which is hard to source such as public rights of way, National Trust & Woodland Trust...

In the early 1990s our attempts to eliminate ground control were by establishing a fixed base at the airport and a rover on the plane. Using post-processing software, we were able to add precise coordinates to each photograph.

We Are Aviators First

This entry is part 6 of 3 in the series xyHt in print October 2015With UAS, surveyors are becoming aviators. As we adopt new technology, we should heed old advice. I flew my first photogrammetric mission in the early 1980s while I was completing my geodesy degree during tumultuous times...


Indiana Jones With a Tripod

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series xyHt in print October 2015Why choose surveying as a career? Read this. My desk is a mess right now: stacks of old field books, dusty quadrangle maps, and a plumb bob serving as a paper weight for my research notes....