Tag Archives: gnss

OS 3D GIS Urban Canyon GNSS

Improving GNSS in the Urban Canyon

To prepare you for the this blog post, I wish to point out that I am a geospatial expert and can hold my own around the ins and outs of survey, so going to an event at the Ordnance Survey on “3D mapping for the improvement of GNSS in urban areas” was an eye-opener. You...

A New Line

Midway through a large and complex transportation project, a team of Belgian surveyors successfully adopted a new class of instrument.  Hardware and software modernization doesn’t always yield immediate benefits for enterprises, and sometimes taking a particularly big leap or risk comes at a premium in time and labor. But sometimes everything goes smoothly. Our July...

Cool School

Siberian State University of Geosystems and Technologies Editor’s note: The name, “Siberia” evokes visions of a vast, cold, and perhaps foreboding place. Vast, yes, but also beautiful, steeped with fascinating history and resources and home to a diverse population imbued with a pioneering spirit. To meet the demands for qualified surveyors for the region, a...

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Real Surveying?

How often do you ask yourself, “What is land surveying?” Is land surveying a narrow field of specific expertise or a wide expanse of overlapping skills joined together in a common cause? Is a surveying license the only way to demonstrate competency, or can one have skills that lie outside the commonly tested criteria? More...

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The Future of Office Software

Cloud-based computing offers advantages in speed and cost, and desktop software is adapting to leverage the benefits.  It seems like just yesterday we had dial-up internet connections using 56k modems. It is amazing to observe how technology has evolved and how much our lives depend on being connected. That evolution is driving fundamental changes for...

Pengfei Duan

Senior Autopilot Engineer, Tesla California, USA Of course, a nomination from the innovation incubator Tesla would pique interest. A recent boom in R&D has connected the worlds of high-precision GNSS and multi-sensor autonomous and augmented navigation systems. Pengfei (Phil) Duan is a talented young engineer with deep roots in GNSS engineering and research who is...