All posts by Kevin Corbley

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

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series September 2017New 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-...

25 Tips for BIM

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series xyHt in print April 2015Expert 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...

Diversification through Scanning

This entry is part 2 of 16 in the series February 2013A 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...

Ensuring Quality

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Aerial Mapping Spring '13North 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...