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Peer Review: Professional Standards in the Surveyor’s Field

This entry is part of 7 in the series May 2017Let’s rethink how we license the land surveyor. By Daniel R. Muth, PLS, CFedS            I had the benefit of starting my surveying career at a very early age. It began when my father, a licensed land surveyor, needed cheap labor....

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The Power of Tethered Drones

This entry is part of 24 in the series PangaeaBefore the FAA’s Rule 107 allowing UAS use for commercial work, we waited patiently (and often impatiently) for the day when UAS would be “unleashed.” Ironically, now a new class of UAS gets its power from actually being on a leash. Tethered drones use a hardware...


xyHt Weekly News Recap: 5/19/17

Satlab Geosolutions introduces Ultra-Compact Multiconstellation GNSS UAV/RTK Receiver including Dual Antenna Heading capability senseFly Corridor solution boosts efficiency of linear mapping projects Icaros Releases Version 5.0 of OneButton™ Drone Image Processing Software Congress increases funding for UAS research, airspace integration Blue Marble Releases Mobile Friendly Version of the GeoCalc Geodetic Registry Swift, Carnegie release Duro for...

This image of a plan deliverable conveys that scanning is not just about interesting scan images; it has progressed to valuable client deliverables. Credit: Delta Engineers, Architects, and Land Surveyors.

GeoDude1: The Adoption Status of Laser Scanning Today, Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series May 2017By Geoffrey Jacobs Note from the editor in chief: In 2006 when I began at this magazine’s predecessor, Professional Surveyor, Geoff Jacobs was already an established 3D scanning columnist, trusted as an industry specialist and read regularly by our subscribers. He’s a significant leader...


GEO Business 2017 – Exhibition Preview

Next week, from May 23-24, GEO Business, the UK’s biggest geospatial exhibition and conference of the year, returns to the Business Design Centre in London.  Over 3,000 visitors, from 67 countries, will be there to discover the latest new products, services and solutions from 200 leading industry innovators. Attendees will also have chance to meet...

An ESA team member operates the rover on one of the team's tests sites.

Robots for ExoMars: Drones and Space Exploration

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series May 2017Drones are being used to test a space rover in familiar ways. By Martin Azkarate UAV manufacturer senseFly talked to Martin Azkarate of the European Space Agency about his work developing rover prototypes for planetary exploration, including how he employs a senseFly drone to...