All posts by Matteo Luccio

Geodetic Control over Time and Space in California

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series July 2017Interview with Scott Martin, Chief of Geodetic Control and GNSS Surveys, California DoT Above: UNAVCO/PBO station P655 with Mt. Shasta in the background. Matteo Luccio: Scott, what is your relevant background and what is your current role? Scott Martin: I’m a state employee with...

Shifting Ground: USGS on Earth Movement after an Earthquake

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series June 2017Ken Hudnut, science advisor for risk reduction, US Geological Survey, talks GPS and earthquakes. Editor’s note: In many ways, we are all participants in a grand scientific endeavor that’s on the cusp of helping humankind prepare for some of the most destructive natural hazards–earthquakes...

The iCon build: Adding Adaptable Options for Layout Automation

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series June 2017Leica’s “iCon build” solves a common layout automation conundrum for vertical construction firms, large and small. Editor’s note: The benefits of automation for vertical construction are not limited to projects that have implemented full-on, single-environment BIM. Many firms and projects can now use a realistic...

To survey the ring tunnel, thousands of control points were shot with laser trackers and confirmed in order to maintain a reliable control network.

Neutrino Beam! Scanning a Ring Tunnel

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series April 2017The surveying challenges for construction related to a particle accelerator are exacting—but surprisingly familiar.  By Matteo Luccio Trillions of neutrinos from the sun and other celestial objects pass harmlessly and unnoticed through our bodies each second. These tiny particles are among the most abundant...

Cadasta: Mapping Land Rights from the Bottom Up

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series April 2017Above: Staff of the Kenya Land Alliance review a sketch map with community members while mapping water resources in Tana River County, Kenya. Credit: Hilary Ogina, Kenya Land Alliance. Cadasta helps put people on the map with a cloud-based platform for land-ownership data. By...

Project Management, Collaboration, the Cloud, and Robots!

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series March 2017Above: An autonomous farm tractor drives on a demonstration course at Trimble Dimensions. In addition to following predefined paths and instructions, the on-board tractor systems can sense and react to obstacles. Trimble launches a new solution for construction project management– and takes a futuristic leap...