Category Archives: Lidar/Imaging

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Full Kit

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series August 2016Topcon releases a complete surveying suite. The release is timely. For forward-thinking firms trying to meet increased demand, two key challenges are staffing up and gearing up. Many firms that have not added crews or upgraded kit for more than a decade are looking...

HxGN LIVE 2016 Unscripted

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series August 2016We’re shaking things up By trying a different way to convey the latest news and views from Hexagon Geosystems (aka Leica Geosystems–we’ll get used to the new name); we put some of the experts at HxGN LIVE 2016 in front of a camera for...

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InSAR

How can you monitor broad-area land deformation with high precision? Why, from space, of course. Is it possible for satellites to accurately monitor the motion of landscapes with millimeter levels of precision? What about over wide areas while being frequently updated? If you scoffed in response to either of these questions, you might be surprised....

A mobile mapping rig of the engineering consulting firm Tetra Tech; the crew mapped the entire 288 miles of roadways in the city of Redmond, Washington in six days of driving.

Demystifying Mobile Mapping

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series xyHt in print, June 2016Above: A mobile mapping rig of the engineering consulting firm Tetra Tech; the crew mapped the entire 288 miles of roadways in the city of Redmond, Washington in six days of driving. A surveyor examines (and asks users a lot of questions...

This digital elevation model was created by aerial imagery using Autodesk ReCap 360.

The Combo that Opens Access

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series xyHt in print, June 2016The most logical integration of technologies for surveyors is combining 3D laser scanning with UAVs. It’s no secret that many geospatial professionals are enamored with unmanned aerial systems (UAS). For many years, the pros and cons of deploying small UAS for...

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It’s Unstoppable and Headed Your Way

This entry is part 10 of 7 in the series PangaeaFrom time to time I like to stop and think about the mission of Pangaea and explain that mission to you. My task is exposing you to new, emerging geospatial technologies. But why bother? Here’s a little analogy I thought of to help explain why...