April 2018 Archives

BigSUR

This entry is part of 5 in the series April 2018

A software team creates a large-scale, structured, urban reconstruction system that handles multiple data sources with deep learning. Today, big data is ubiquitous: we have more information than ever, but combining and understanding all this data has become the challenge. This is particularly true for 3D cartography as we view our continually changing world with […]

Taxi!

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This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series April 2018

Major work on JFK airport’s system of taxiways gets a boost from a contractor’s 3D milling capability. Ranked #16 on the list of the world’s busiest airports, New York’s JFK airport handles nearly 59 million passengers and 1.4 million tons of cargo annually. The area designated for warehouse and storage facilities to accommodate all that […]

GEOID18: Make Your Mark and Improve Your Heights

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This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series April 2018

As a community, we have the unique opportunity to contribute to the densification and improvement of our national geoid model and vertical transformation tools in support of the ongoing modernization of the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS). While the geoid model is a national level product, the impacts of this work are directly felt within […]

xyHt Magazine April 2018 Issue

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series April 2018

Click on the cover below to view the April 2018 issue of xyHt magazine. Articles in the issue include (links will turn live throughout April): GEOID18 – Make your mark and improve your heights. BigSUR – A software team creates a large-scale, structured, urban reconstruction system that handles multiple data sources with deep learning. Law & Order – The […]

Mexico City’s Transportation Revolution

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This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series April 2018

Using drones, lidar, and BIM, enterprising surveyors and geospatial engineers designed and constructed the city’s first high-speed train system. Editor’s Note: Lessons learned from a problematic rail project in Mexico City prompted an initiative to pull out all technological stops for a subsequent new rail line. An innovative, tech-savvy firm that had demonstrated its capabilities […]