All posts by Jeff Salmon

Will You Be Replaced by a Robot?

Will You Be Replaced by a Robot?

This entry is part 1 of 19 in the series PangaeaIt’s difficult to open a magazine or look at a news site on the internet and not run across the “robots are going to take your job” theme. So, I’ve been doing a bit of reading on the subject, and I’ve come up with some...

Hilti

GPR and Surveying at Hilti

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series March 2017High-tech tools for construction surveying can also be used by land surveyors and new surveyors. By Jeff Salmon Construction, both residential and commercial, is the second-largest industry in the world–surpassed only by agriculture. From site plans and stakeouts to as-built surveys and, now, BIM,...

Monohansett

Deep-sea Mobile Mapping

This entry is part 19 of 19 in the series PangaeaWe’re all familiar with lidar-based mobile mapping from ground vehicles, and most of us are aware that aerial lidar is being used effectively to do shallow-water mapping along coastal and riverine projects. Deep-water lidar mobile mapping from an ROV? Well it’s a first for me....

UAV Sand Dunes

UAS Survey of the Great Sand Dunes

This entry is part 2 of 19 in the series PangaeaThe Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is located in South Central Colorado and contains the tallest dunes in North America, spread across 30 square miles. It is an amazing destination, one that I first visited when I was 18 years old and have...

The underside of a bridge, Phil Quattrito from Flickr

Markets for Geospatial 2017: Part 2, Infrastructure

This entry is part 18 of 19 in the series PangaeaPresident Trump’s plan for investing in America’s infrastructure calls for $1 trillion in spending over the next ten years. The specifics of the plan are still a work-in-progress, but with largely bipartisan support, chances are that there will be a big push on infrastructure projects...

Digger silhouetted against a blue evening sky, crystal ball construction

Market Opportunities for Geospatial in 2017

This entry is part 15 of 19 in the series PangaeaConstruction Prospects, Part One As we start a new year, it seems only fitting to take a look at what 2017 might hold in store for us. Let’s start with construction: a major source of income for the geospatial profession. Dodge Data & Analytics publishes...