xyHt in print March 2015 Archives

Finding Fish Hotspots

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This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series xyHt in print March 2015

Marine scientists bring multiple technologies together to locate reef fish aggregations, working towards healthy reefs and island economies. The livelihoods of tropical island communities depend on the vitality of reef fishes, either directly through recreational and commercial fishing or indirectly through healthy coral reef ecosystems that support eco-tourism. Yet, over the last several decades, the […]

Power Scanning

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This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series xyHt in print March 2015

An electric utility in South Africa uses mobile lidar to manage costs and improve information flow. Founded in 1923 and based in South Africa, Eskom is a large company that generates, transmits, and distributes electricity; their customers are factories, mines, businesses, farms, individuals, and even other electricity providers. In fact, Eskom provides 95% of the […]

Go Wide

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This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series xyHt in print March 2015

While you were waiting for your legacy plotter to respond, wide-format output technology quietly evolved to provide substantial productivity gains and superior quality. When you consider the state of legacy plotters and printers, think about all the time, not to mention frustration, you’ve spent waiting for files to upload to plotters, lengthy plot cycles (especially for […]

Mapping the USS Arizona

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This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series xyHt in print March 2015

 A unique pro bono collaboration creates the first-ever integration of multiple technologies for mapping a historic monument. The battleship USS Arizona was bombed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The ship exploded and sank, killing 1,177 officers and crew. It now lies at the bottom of the harbor. In 1961, Elvis Presley […]

Legal UAS

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This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series xyHt in print March 2015

Until the final FAA rules are in place for UAS incorporation in national airspace, the Section 333 exemption petition process is the only way to legally fly UAS for commercial applications in the United States. In late 2014, Government Accounting Office (GAO) stated, “The consensus of opinion is the integration of unmanned systems will likely […]