Why 3D GIS Is the Future

“The world we live in is a three-dimensional world, so why do we map it and analyse it in just two dimensions?” —Dragons8mycat, 2013 In the last five years, we, the GIS industry, have made some fantastic advances. So, why is it that we are so slow with the adoption of using 3D data? Surveyors...

A model of the California Academy of Sciences, on display in the Autodesk Gallery.

The Extended Entity of Autodesk

This entry is part 5 of 1 in the series xyHt in print December 2015Has Autodesk become too large? Too diverse? Did the software get too complex? Or are those concerns missing the point? We’re far from the day when we can think of something we’d like and it simply materializes: there’s still a long...

US Surveyor

Help Wanted: PLS or Boundary Surveyor

U.S. Surveyor, seeking PLS or Boundary Surveyor. Proficiency in RTK, Acad, Carlson, must like to travel. Experience in ALTA Surveys required. Relocation not necessary. Contact M. Feldbusch:

Chris McFadzean and colleague Lisa Irving with the Trimble UX5 UAS.

1,500+ Flights

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series xyHt in print, November 2015Can an owner/operator sustain a thriving business using only UAS? It’s happening in New Zealand with orthophotography of farmland. After little more than four years in the orthophotographic business, Chris McFadzean, owner/operator of Epiphany Mapping in New Zealand, has logged more...


xyHt News Links: 11/25/15

SpheronVR announce the Spheron-Lite camera solution ENVI adds powerful 3D functionality Lead’Air announces a Flight Management Solution on a Budget First Look at FAA’s UAS Registration Proposal Phase One Industrial Releases Software Development Kit 8.3.3 for Developers of Aerial Systems in Linux, Windows and Mac Versions Handheld launches its first ultra-rugged Android tablet Trimble Thunderbolt...