Category Archives: Spatial IT/GIS

Nearmap high-resolution aerial imagery of the Hoover Dam at 2.8" GSD.

Converging Worlds Data, Imagery, and the Pipes Below

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series March 2017Above: Hydromax USA data (sewer and gas) is combined with Nearmap imagery and Esri software, improving analysis and resource deployment. A data-collection company transforms its services with clear, streaming imagery. By Nicholas Duggan, FRGS, Cgeog (GIS) When you get new aerial imagery, the first...

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Project Management, Collaboration, the Cloud, and Robots!

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series March 2017Above: An autonomous farm tractor drives on a demonstration course at Trimble Dimensions. In addition to following predefined paths and instructions, the on-board tractor systems can sense and react to obstacles. Trimble launches a new solution for construction project management– and takes a futuristic leap...

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,...

Kevin Sheehan

Back to the Future

An Interview with the hand-drawn map creator, Kevin Sheehan There isn’t much you can’t do with digital media nowadays, from effective maps using shadows and drop effects to using graphic-design packages to make the map “pop”—except for one thing—capturing that hand-drawn style, the way that the pen line moves in and out from the pressure...

Multiple screen use for up-to-date virtual mapping at BPG Designs

Orbit GT & Integration in the Mapping Business

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series February 2017A new software integration tool attacks what I call “workplace technology interplay denial.” Above: At BPG Designs, plenty of screens are filled with integration software. Through our smartphones, we are now integrated with all the people we know (and don’t know); we have integrated...