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XCAM mounted on Magni Gyro M-16 gyrocopter

The Space In-Between

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Heights 2016James Summerville, president and CEO of WaldoAir, talks about how its aerial imaging system is capturing the niche between conventional UAS imaging systems.  Heights: What were the driving forces for the development of the XCAM system? James Summerville: In 2013, my business partner Jim...

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GISWORX 2016

For most, work is a 9 to 5 grind that slowly eats at your core until you retire, find you have nothing to do, and get bored. Not if you work in the geospatial field though; everyday is a new adventure, and this month took me to the UAE, to be specific, Dubai for the...

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The Future of Treasure Hunting Part 2: Eyes in the Skies

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series PangaeaA scene from the Detectorists, a BBC comedy that follows the lives of small-town hobbyists using metal detectors to hunt for buried treasure, illustrates important aspects of the future of treasure hunting. In the last episode of season one, the team is searching a local...

A Correctly Weighted Least Squares Adjustment, Part 3

This entry is part of 12 in the series xyHt in print, April 2016Estimating Standard Errors in Angular Observations In the previous articles (January and February 2016) I discuss the unreliability of standard deviations when they are computed from a small sample of observations, as well as how to estimate errors in centering an instrument...

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xyHt News Links: 4/22/16

3D Robotics Announces Transformative New Software for the Solo Smart Drone Platform Topcon and RDO announce expansion to GNSS network service Trimble Announces Call for Speakers for its 2016 Dimensions User Conference Introduction of complete propulsion systems at Xponential 2016 Investigation launched over possible UAV/airplane collision Leica Geosystems launches smart antenna with superior performance DJI Unveils...

Reality Capture has always played a role in the safety factor for surveyors and data collectors. Image courtesy of Olsson Associates.

Capturing Reality in 2016

This entry is part 1 of 12 in the series xyHt in print, April 2016An overview of criteria for obtaining and processing 3D data today. Above: Reality Capture has always played a role in the safety factor for surveyors and data collectors. Image courtesy of Olsson Associates. Ten years on, 3D and BIM are the...

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