All posts by Kevin Corbley

Plans are underway to create treadmill routines that match the course’s gradients.

Tech Feats for a X-Country Course

A 3D data company created a photo-realistic cross-country-course simulation using mobile mapping, with more innovation to come. When the best collegiate runners take their marks at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Wisconsin next year, the course will be as familiar as their favorite training routes. Above: Plans are underway to create treadmill routines that match the...

A HawkEye 360 uses small satellites in autonomous formation flight to develop geospatial solutions based on radio frequency survey conducted from space.

Smallsat Constellations: Sats that Fly in Formation

New applications for smallsat constellations are growing from autonomous formation flying. Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) of Toronto is on a mission to expand the utility of small satellites in a variety of commercial, government, and research sectors. Among its current focus areas is exploit- ing its successful heritage in autonomous formation flying, a technology that...

25 Tips for BIM

Expert Recommendations for Better As-built BIMs Creating as-built building information models (BIMs) has been greatly facilitated by the introduction of 3D laser scanners and modeling software, but the process still has its challenges. Four experts were asked to put their decades of combined scanning and modeling experience into this list of the best tips, tactics,...

Diversification through Scanning

A once-small surveying firm builds its business by adopting new technologies, all inspired by high-definition laser scanning. PSM continues to profile surveyors and surveying firms that have grown by developing markets with an eye to the future of the profession. Enjoy this profile of a very successful firm that has done just that. Over the...

Ensuring Quality

North Carolina raises the bar for orthoimage accuracy in a statewide project. Aerial mapping companies Spatial Data Consultants (SDC) and Midwest Aerial Photography each have vast experience in airborne image acquisition in support of surveying, engineering, and GIS mapping initiatives varying in scope and size. But neither firm had been involved in an image-quality validation...