Category Archives: Lidar/Imaging

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Unlocking the Mysteries of the Green

A new hyper-real golf simulator app developed with point clouds calibrates golf greens so golfers can raise their mental game. Every golfer knows, you “drive for show put for dough.” Yet, once the ball is within several yards of the hole, it seems to take on a mind of its own. It speeds up, slows...

Eva-Maria Unger

Outlook 2016: 40 Under 40

In this annual issue focused on the future, we offer “40 under 40″ (or “40<40″): a collection of profiles of motivated and noteworthy young professionals under 40 years of age. It is our wish that these profiles will honor those who work tirelessly to promote geospatial fields and to provide inspiration for young people considering...

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Top of the Crop: Best of Pangaea 2015

This entry is part of 1 in the series PangaeaAs we end the year 2015, it’s interesting and informative to look back and see what you, our readers, found most interesting. Using metrics gleaned from our newsletter platform, I picked the top five issues: Surprising UAS Section 333 Exemptions UAS continue to be a hot...

CADS Survey used two total stations facing each other to ensure that both ends of the 1.3-mile-long jetty met in the middle; this total station provided 1-cm accuracy when measuring from caisson to caisson.

Stretching Surveyors across the Water

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series xyHt in print December 2015Surveying the Gorgon Jetty Project on Barrow Island off Western Australia involved integrating structural, mechanical, and hydrographic surveying technologies and skills.  Barrow Island is described by some as Australia’s answer to the Galapagos Islands. The 202 km2 (78 mi2) island and...

Brian Lingobardo

This entry is part 39 of 40 in the series Outlook 2016Systems Manager for 3D Road Construction at Topcon Positioning Systems Development of machine control, machine guidance, and automation for construction seeks surveying precision in real time, in dynamic environments, and in full 3D. Highly skilled surveyors have been included in automation development to ensure...

Joshua T. Rayburn

This entry is part 35 of 40 in the series Outlook 2016Mobile Mapping Manager at Leica Geosystems, NAFTA Lidar and mobile mapping systems may be getting easier to operate, but to operate them effectively and efficiently requires a helping hand in the form of training and support. Joshua Rayburn has grown a community of top-end...