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Geospatial Holiday Gift Guide

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series December 2017Here’s what xyHt’s Located contributors want for the holidays and their suggestions for great geospatial gifts. Kevin Lidtka Wants a VR Booth For Christmas I would like a special booth that I can sit in. Inside will be VR glasses and a controller so...

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xyHt Graphic Tee Shirts

We’re excited to introduce our new graphic tees! Our shirts are printed on high-quality Hanes Tagless 100% ComfortSoft cotton. They are $14.95 each and ship for $4 to U.S. addresses. If you’re ordering from outside the U.S. or purchasing multiple shirts, please indicate that in our order form, and we will work with you to...

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Topcon Positioning System’s Ray O’Connor on Infrastructure

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series September 2017Topcon Positioning System’s president and CEO, Ray O’Connor, speaks to xyHt about the U.S.’s infrastructure needs and how to meet them.  Ray O’Connor, president and CEO of Topcon Positioning Systems, has many passions: producing advanced measurement and automation equipment and software, family, golf, and the...

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Sponsored: Champion’s HC2

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Sponsored Sponsored Content A GNSS L1 Base, Rover, and Data Collector The trend in surveying is to have a Total Station/Robot and a GPS on every survey party. This gives maximum flexibility and productivity to a two-man crew. The surveyors at Champion Instruments have produced...

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HxGN LIVE 2017 Takeaways

The big buzz among those interested in laser scanning was Leica’s BLK360 laser scanner (pictured above as demonstrated to xyHt editor Gavin Schrock). The small, affordable ($16k) scanner was originally jointly announced by Leica Geosystems and Autodesk at AU 2016 in November. At HxGN LIVE 2017, attendees learned that scanner shipments had begun. The BLK360...

Canadian Hydrographer Certification Scheme

Submitted by Bruce Calderbank, FRICS, CLS, P. Eng. The Association of Canada Lands Surveyors (ACLS) has developed a certification model for hydrographers and offshore surveyors that has been officially recognized by the IHO/FIG/ICA International Board of Standards and Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors and Nautical Cartographers (IBSC) in April 2016 and is now ready to receive applications....