Category Archives: Enviro/Ag

Grey Bentley, CEO, Bentley Solutions

Workflow in Constructioneering

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series March 2017To remove workflow barriers among surveying, engineering, and construction, Topcon Positioning and Bentley Systems are teaming up. Compartmentalization in AEC workflows is a universal curse, with individual segments in design and construction often operating more like discrete enterprises than integral phases. All too often,...

UAV Sand Dunes

UAS Survey of the Great Sand Dunes

This entry is part 2 of 19 in the series PangaeaThe Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is located in South Central Colorado and contains the tallest dunes in North America, spread across 30 square miles. It is an amazing destination, one that I first visited when I was 18 years old and have...

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Disparate Data for Marine Life

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series December 2016Remote sensing data helps to inform ocean planning for energy development around the main Hawaiian islands. Using remotely sensed imagery to map physical and biological patterns in the marine environment enhances our ability to understand how environmental conditions change over broad spatial scales (10s...

Mars Night Shift

Mars Colonization: Mars Need Surveyors, Part Two

This entry is part 10 of 19 in the series PangaeaAs the dream of Mars colonization comes to fruition, what would surveyors be tasked with? Habitat construction SpaceX’s Elon Musk’s vision is to build a city on Mars (appropriately named SpaceX City) that would eventually be inhabited by one million “Martians.” Lots of construction surveying...

Lawrence Spencer puts the Trimble R1 GNSS receiver and iPad to work on the Kissimmee River.

Fluid Data: GNSS and iPads

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series xyHt in print, June 2016Lawrence Spencer puts the Trimble R1 GNSS receiver and iPad to work on the Kissimmee River.    Pairing GNSS with iPads opens seamless data flows for a water management district in Florida facing wetlands complexity. Lawrence Spencer first joined the South...

The Barrier Islands off the Gulf Coast are threatened by coastal land loss.

Crossing the Barrier

This entry is part 5 of 13 in the series xyHt in print May 2016Above: The Barrier Islands off the Gulf Coast are threatened by coastal land loss.  A Louisiana university overcame a barrier facing scientific research of coastal land loss—with a UAS. “We are losing an acre of coastline every 30 minutes,” says Dr. Gary...