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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...

Databased Mapping

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series SupplementPSM APRIL 2013 PSM’s April issue begins the series Databased Mapping, about building the ultimate surveying database that not only stores surveying project data but also structures it to be able to produce accurate reports, analyses, and visualizations that do not depend on the way the data...

Business Leader: Trimble’s Rob Miller Talks UAS

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series December 2013Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have hit the mainstream, or at the very least they’re poised to be ready for take-off when the FAA rules for commercial use are ready (possibly in 2015). For an insight from a supporting industry we interviewed Rob Miller, the...

The “Pre” in Precision

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series December 2013Before they leave the Leica Geosystems factory floor, surveying instruments must perform extraordinary feats of precision. By PSM Staff “In the manufacture of glass for precision optics, if the glass is cooled too quickly there will be stress in the glass,” explained Hans Weinbuch...

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Working For You

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Heights 2015Interviews with representatives from ASPRS, AUVSI, SPAR Point Group, MAPPS, and PAPA Several groups have evolved over the years to represent geospatial organizations that use aerial platforms in the course of their work. We asked five of these organizations (with a combined membership in...