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xyHt News Links: 2/5/16

Topcon releases entry-level ES series total station Topcon announces new indicate machine control system for dozers AUVSI provides interactive map of UAS legislation Sokkia introduces SHC5000 field controller Topcon announces Topcon Solutions Stores Topcon introduces next generation machine control Autodesk Announces Restructuring Plan to Accelerate Transition to Cloud and Subscription Business MAPPS, NSPS Announce 2016...

Finnish startup IndoorAtlas uses a building’s magnetic distortions, a floorplan, and a smartphone’s magnetometer for indoor location.

Indoor Positioning

This entry is part 6 of 2 in the series xyHt in print February 2016The next frontier in personal navigation poses both limits and promise. Imagine that you’re disembarking from an airplane at Chicago O’Hare airport. You have a connection to Seattle for an important customer meeting. Your smartphone begins to buzz; you’re informed that...

The Value of Location Tech

This entry is part 7 of 2 in the series xyHt in print February 2016The term “location tech” has been around for a long time, but recently it seems to have been co-opted by Silicon Valley and the makers of consumer technologies. This is epitomized by the most prevalent tech that has rudimentary but ubiquitous...

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Future of Surveying Forum

On January 22, 2016,  the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) kicked off a national initiative to examine the future of the surveying profession in a face-to-face forum with representatives from 18 key surveying associations, educational institutions, and practitioner constituencies. As one of the media outlets invited (to help with outreach), xyHt will be providing...

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xyHt News Links: 1/29/16

SAM Announces Leadership Promotions OGC announces Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure Project Topcon to feature mobile solutions center at World of Concrete Major Update of RIEGL’s Terrestrial Laser Scanning Software Suite Now Available Bluesky Boosts Drone Survey Offering with Cyberhawk Partnership FAA hits 3,000 exemptions, 300,000 registrations for UAVs Advanced Navigation releases GNSS/INS post-processing software Eos...

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