Category Archives: Lidar/Imaging

A mosiac of panoramic images provides a complete, detailed view of a processing facility. A few minutes of imaging can replace hours of more conventional surveying. The precise locations of the photostations (shown as models of the imaging rover) are measured using GNSS or total stations.

Creating Energy From Images

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series xyHt in print, June 2015Geospatial information has long played an essential role in the energy industry, but now a new technology is cutting costs while improving the flow of knowledge. Editor’s note: The energy sector, oil and gas in particular, has grown more rapidly in...

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Tunnel Vision

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series xyHt in print May 2015Dis-located What do you think of all this new technology? Do you love it? Do you fear it?  Does it keep advancing faster than you can keep up?  In our industries, new technology usually means change.  We will probably need to...

Isometric view of 3D model of centralized benches, barbeques, and gazebos at Prescott National Forest.

Easy Park Datasets

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series xyHt in print May 2015Above: Isometric view of 3D model of centralized benches, barbeques, and gazebos at Prescott National Forest. Collecting lidar data for as-built plans opt a busy national forest recreation site The Prescott National Forest (PNF) is a 1.25-million acre United States National Forest...

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...

HP has focused their developments on improving the customer experience and workflow, as well as on mobility and security.

Go Wide

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series xyHt in print March 2015While you were waiting for your legacy plotter to respond, wide-format output technology quietly evolved to provide substantial productivity gains and superior quality. When you consider the state of legacy plotters and printers, think about all the time, not to mention frustration,...

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Surrogate UAS

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Heights 2015Above: Hart Drobish, president of Courtney Aviation, was a contractor to the forest service flying the air tactical control platforms on the Happy Camp Complex wildfire. Additionally, Drobish served as a ground liaison contact on the project, managing the flow of infrared and visual...