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The new storage tank inspection tool in RealWorks

Time to Do More

xyHt has been watching a recent flurry of news releases and webinar announcements from Trimble tagged with the slogan “Time to Do More.” There were quite a few major new products and enhancements announced so we wondered: Was this simply a marketing campaign? Or was this some new direction for Trimble? We decided to ask...

Phantom 2 on a photography mission

MAPPS Comments on Developing Best Practices for Use of UAS

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has called for comments on UAS and privacy; their request is here:NTIA seeks comment on the process for developing best practices for commercial and private use of unmanned aircraft systems MAPPS has filed its comments, which you can find below: Formed in 1982, MAPPS (www.mapps.org) is the only...

Dual Frequency: Q&A with Lamar Evers, President, NSPS

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series October 2013Lamar Evers, PLS, was elected president of the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) in March 2013.  He began his surveying career in 1966 and went on to own and operate his own professional surveying company before becoming a county, and now statewide, surveyor currently working...

Young Visions

This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series SupplementPSM’s February and March 2013 issues feature essays by young surveyors about their visions of surveying’s future, many who are continuing to write for us into 2014. The Next Wave Talks about Their First JobsIn 2013 we began examining the future of surveying through the eyes of the next generation...

Update: Surveyors Relentlessly Innovating

This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series SupplementPSM April 2013 We first write about Severn Partnership in PSM’s November 2012 issue when we explore their application of SnakeGrid, a dynamic, low-distortion projection for long corridor projects. In PSM’s April cover story, we examine how they applied their scanning gear and expertise to scanning ships.  UPDATE: One thing...

Precise Point Positioning

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series SupplementPSM SEPTEMBER 2013 In our September issue PSM reports from the PPP symposium held in Toronto, Canada by the International GNSS Service.Global and Real-TimePSM began our in-depth coverage of Precise Point Positioning in 2012, continuing through 2013. PPP’s technology has been around in various formats for nearly...