Category Archives: Surveying

Crystal Ball Construction

Market Opportunities for Geospatial in 2017

This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series PangaeaConstruction Prospects, Part One As we start a new year, it seems only fitting to take a look at what 2017 might hold in store for us. Let’s start with construction: a major source of income for the geospatial profession. Dodge Data & Analytics publishes...

Using GeoNet's App

App Happy: Streaming Utility Surveys

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series january 2017A new app standardizes workflow by turning a list of surveyed points into underground 3D utility maps. Imagine that you’re surveying an underground waterline in your city. You use your survey devices to record the locations of the pipe system, including the manholes, the...

Geospatial data aligned with Geodetic control toothpicks

Get It Surveyed

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Field NotesAs I approach my 30th anniversary of being a licensed professional land surveyor in California, I can’t help but think about how things have changed over those years. One word: Technology. It has changed everything. For me, it started with EDMs, then total stations....

Wishing You a Happy, Healthy 2017

This entry is part 6 of 5 in the series january 2017My, how time flies. Three years ago this month, we announced to the world our intent to transform our mainstay monthly magazine Professional Surveyor, which had been serving the surveying and precision measurement community for more than three decades, into the greater-encompassing pub you...

Surveyors Wanted

Pangaea Looks Back at 2016

This entry is part 14 of 15 in the series PangaeaUndoubtedly, for me the most notable event of 2016 (in the geospatial world) was the FAA’s Rule 107 allowing sUAS to be used in the NAS for commercial work. No more Section 333 exemptions. (Well, for merely flying, anyway; if you want to go beyond...

What Is That? The FFOS Needs Your Input

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series December 2016The work of the subcommittee on branding opens many possibilities. Imagine a member of the public: someone who may have never met a surveyor. Or maybe they hired one to mark their property so they could see if a neighbor’s fence is encroaching, or...