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Autodesk + Leica Geosystems

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series xyHt in print August 2015Two tech giants embark on a collaboration and education outreach. At June 2015’s HxGN LIVE (the annual user conference for Leica Geosystems and other divisions of Hexagon), we spied something rather surprising: an Autodesk booth. What’s more, someone at the booth...

GPS-controlled robots can measure a site fully automatically and precisely anchor screws for the foundation of a solar plant.

Robots

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series xyHt in print, July 2015Above: GPS-controlled robots can measure a site fully automatically and precisely anchor screws for the foundation of a solar plant. Measuring and Anchoring As a child I used to watch a program on BBC television called Tomorrow’s World. Once in 1981, I...

The geospatially aware Jackal robots are configured with different imaging and navigation systems depending on the needs of the autonomous application.

Robot Revolution

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series xyHt in print, June 2015Clearpath Robotics CEO Matt Rendall discusses unmanned systems, land survey, and robotic industry trends.   The robot revolution is hitting a big milestone. Robotic use is expanding beyond research activities, aerial applications, and industrial manipulators through a new kind of deployment:...

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25 Tips for BIM

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series xyHt in print April 2015Expert Recommendations for Better As-built BIMs Creating as-built building information models (BIMs) has been greatly facilitated by the introduction of 3D laser scanners and modeling software, but the process still has its challenges. Four experts were asked to put their decades...

John Heiser, a senior environmental research engineer at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) collects solar data at the Long Island Solar Farm—a 200-acre, 32 MW facility located on the BNL campus.

Maximizing the Sun

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series xyHt in print April 2015Solar energy grows in part due to aerial imaging and surveying. Solar power is booming in the United States. “Every three weeks,” President Obama said in his 2015 State of the Union address, “we bring online as much solar power as...

This 3D image shows vertical measurements of the CUNY Applied Science Research Campus, where Bradford performed a 3D as-built measurement of all the recently constructed slab edges across six floors of the two new buildings.

Choosing the Right Data Capture Tool for BIM

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series xyHt in print, January 2015Above: This 3D image shows vertical measurements of the CUNY Applied Science Research Campus, where Bradford performed a 3D as-built measurement of all the recently constructed slab edges across six floors of the two new buildings.  With the rise in demand...