September 2017 Archives

Go for the Beer! xyHt Keeps Expanding and So Does INTERGEO

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This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series September 2017

We’re a full year ahead of schedule. You don’t hear that very often, but our business model for this magazine, launched just over three years ago, was to secure readership in North America the first four years and then broaden internationally by introducing ourselves to the world at the 2018 INTERGEO. This annual conference held […]

GPR Revisited

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This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series September 2017

Arrays of multiple sensors and advances in processing breathe new life into the field of ground penetrating radar. We continue to struggle with the opaque elements of our world. To be able to penetrate the opaqueness of night, fog, clouds, and the ocean’s depths is a relative snap compared to the challenges of seeing downward into […]

Recording, Registration, and Cadastres

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This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series September 2017

Comparing systems for real-property management in the Netherlands and the United States Editor’s Note: the most valuable fiscal investment for many in their lifetime is in real-property; and quite understandably matters of legal and spatial certainty is of utmost importance to property owners, financial institutions, and public entities (for taxation, planning, and land management purposes). […]

Motorized Trig Leveling

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This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series September 2017

In Denmark, a new approach is boosting productivity in maintaining precise vertical data. EDITOR’S NOTE: Conventional surveying wisdom holds that differential and spirit leveling—and, specifically, digital—are superior to trigonometric leveling. But, with today’s improved instruments, software, and methods (developed over several decades of testing by many parties), results have shown that trig leveling can, if […]

Smallsat Constellations: Sats that Fly in Formation

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This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series September 2017

New applications for smallsat constellations are growing from autonomous formation flying. Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) of Toronto is on a mission to expand the utility of small satellites in a variety of commercial, government, and research sectors. Among its current focus areas is exploit- ing its successful heritage in autonomous formation flying, a technology that […]

Topcon Positioning System’s Ray O’Connor on Infrastructure

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This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series September 2017

Topcon Positioning System’s president and CEO, Ray O’Connor, speaks to xyHt about the U.S.’s infrastructure needs and how to meet them.  Ray O’Connor, president and CEO of Topcon Positioning Systems, has many passions: producing advanced measurement and automation equipment and software, family, golf, and the subject of infrastructure—more specifically, the lack of long-term infrastructure planning. Putting […]