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xyHt News Links: 5/27/16

3D Laser Mapping Launches New Multiplatform Mapping System Hi-Target Qpad X5 high-precision rugged tablet Settop CellXtrem: Create your own CORS solution or connect to existing CORS trip services Congress yanks funding for OCX Iridium launches alternative GPS PNT service MicroSurvey Introduces the HxIP Imagery Program FARO® announces the release of PointSense & VirtuSurv 17.0: Point...

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The Certified Theoretical Monument

This entry is part 1 of 12 in the series xyHt in print May 2016Igor Kidinsky, aka Eager (The Kid), estimated that both monuments—for the same property corner—were to be found nearby. Glenny Dale, aka Glutton (The Old Man), turned on the metal detector, but both surveyors soon spotted the old, grayed stakes in the...

A Correctly Weighted Least Squares Adjustment, Part 4

This entry is part 2 of 12 in the series xyHt in print May 2016Correct Weights In previous articles (January, February, and April 2016) I discuss the unreliability of standard deviations when they are computed from a small sample of observations and their use in developing the stochastic (weight) model for a least squares adjustment....

CEO and founder Paul Doersch, a Stanford alum, explains Kespry’s unique rental/cloud arrangement.

Anatomy of a UAV Start-Up

This entry is part of 12 in the series xyHt in print May 2016Above: CEO and founder Paul Doersch, a Stanford alum, explains Kespry’s unique rental/cloud arrangement. Kespry offers much more than a bird’s eye view.  Take a computer scientist from Stanford University (who’s worked in Silicon Valley doing research for BMW on self-driving cars...

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xyHt News Links: 5/20/16

Teledyne Optech and GeoShack sign North American distribution agreement CHC launches high-end GNSS receiver for science, surveying HP Delivers World’s First Production-Ready 3D Printing System COPTRZ™ Launch: Changing The Face Of Construction With Drones Optech Eclipse to be introduced to international audiences at GEO Business UK Esri introduces high-precision GNSS mobile GIS software

Ten Minutes

This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series xyHt in print May 2016Invest time in the future of the profession—fill out the questionnaire! Editor’s note: This column continues to provide monthly coverage of the Forum on the Future of Surveying (FFOS): a national initiative with representatives from 15 key surveying-related associations to examine...

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