All posts by Matteo Luccio

The iCon build: Adding Adaptable Options for Layout Automation

Leica’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 and practical mix of old and new workflows and technologies during...

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

The 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 in the universe–a billion times more abundant than those that make...

Cadasta: Mapping Land Rights from the Bottom Up

Above: 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 Matteo Luccio In advanced industrial countries we take much infrastructure for...

Project Management, Collaboration, the Cloud, and Robots!

Above: 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 into autonomous construction vehicles. by Matteo Luccio and John Stenmark Editor’s...

Interviewed during our visit to Hemisphere GNSS's headquarters, left to right: JosŽ Brice–o, senior VP of business development; Rodrigo Leandro, senior director of engineering, and Randy Noland, VP, global sales and marketing.

GNSS Mission: Accomplished

Above: Interviewed during our visit to Hemisphere GNSS’s headquarters, left to right: JosŽ Brice–o, senior VP of business development; Rodrigo Leandro, senior director of engineering, and Randy Noland, VP, global sales and marketing. How a revitalized Hemisphere GNSS hit “reboot” and developed a new family of RTK and L-band positioning solutions for surveying. By Matteo...

Champion

Championing GNSS for Surveyors

Lonnie Sears co-founded and runs Champion with dedication to training, quality, and cost. Editor’s note: The theme of this month’s issue is surveying innovation, so we felt it fitting to present the story of Champion Instruments. This firm was started by an American surveyor who responded to what surveyors were asking for and who has...