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Get Ready for the Solar Eclipse!

In less than a month (August 21, to be precise) folks across the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina, will be treated to a rare total solar eclipse. Here’s the Pangaea guide to watching this spectacular event. Safety first! Don’t even think about watching the eclipse without proper eye protection. Retailers have been busy...

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“Next Big Thing” in Surveying Winners: Cyberpunk Dreams

When publisher Neil Sandler initiated the “Next Big Thing” essay contest in January, we were pleasantly surprised at the wide variety of entries. Because we hadn’t specified if the essays were to examine what the next big thing “will be,” “could be,” or “should be,” we got a mix of all three, from surveyors proposing what...

40 under 40

Outlook 2018: 40 under 40 Geospatial Leaders

Join xyHt in Celebrating Young Leadership in Geospatial Professions, Industries, and Sciences Who are the current young geo-leaders internationally? And where are they making a difference? Read the 2017 xyHt 40 under 40 profiles here. Send your nominations to 40under40@xyht.com before September 1, 2017. A maxim goes:  “We teach children their future, and not our...

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Trimble Catalyst — No Receiver Required*

*A groundbreaking new service turns your smartphone into a high-precision, software-defined GNSS receiver. The new Trimble Catalyst is a little hard to describe in terms we’re used to regarding high-precision GNSS. Is it a receiver? Is it a service? Do we really need only an external antenna, a subscription, and a smartphone?  The answer is...

Figure 3 US labor force by generation: prior generations, generation x, millennials, baby boomers, 1995 - 2015

Boom Behind/Boom Ahead: Millennials & Surveying

The outlook for surveying and geospatial services may soon swing up significantly, and being prepared may depend on paying attention to simple demographics. Generational shifts will dictate the types and magnitude of needed services and our ability to attract new practitioners to surveying and geospatial professions.  Of course, the future is impossible to completely predict,...