Esri Geo App

Free GIS Training

This entry is part of 26 in the series PangaeaThe ABCs of GIS via MOOC Massive open online courses (MOOCs) provide an affordable (generally free) and flexible way to learn new skills to advance or enhance your career or for your own personal development. The team over at Esri has joined the MOOC movement with...


xyHt Weekly News Links: 6/23/17

EngineerSupply Announces New Supply Line of Nedo Surveying Spectra Precision’s New GNSS Receiver Provides Surveyors with a Powerful Multi-application GNSS Solution Digital image evaluation heading for new markets Seiler Instrument Chooses TerraGo Magic to Build its Mobile GNSS App Platform Leica Geosystems offers complete imaging solution OrbitGT Announces Mobile Mapping Cloud Platform Property Drone...

Newlyn Harbour Lighthouse

Dealing with Vertical Datum, the Mariners’ Way

Before 3D GIS, we were able to measure miles below the sea and miles beyond our own atmosphere to a great level of accuracy, so how did we do it? There are a few methods for working between vertical coordinate systems, but the one I want to discuss is possibly the simplest, not always the...


Mapping Rwanda: Surges Forward in UAS Mapping Use

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series June 2017From cadastral to precision agriculture to humanitarian aid, UAS are making a big difference while mapping Rwanda. (Above: Course participants examine an orthomosaic in Pix4Dmapper during software training.) After Rwanda made waves in the news early last year for allegedly being the first country to...


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...


Weekly xyHt News Links: 6/16/17

RIEGL has received the Sebastian Sizgoric Technical Achievement Award at this year’s JALBTCX conference in Savannah, Georgia.  Record attendance for GEO Business 2017 Identified Technologies Aligns with DJI to Offer Best-in-class Commercial Drone Solution Survey and Mapping Company Partners with Leading Unmanned and Manned Flight Service Experts Aeroscout launches UAV helicopter for high-altitude flight Congress increases funding...