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The schooner Ceiba is being built in the Costa Rican jungle

Scans, Soundings, Surve and Sailcargo: Building Ceiba with Surveying

Timeless maritime arts and craftwork mixed with modern technologies—including high-precision surveying—are helping reintroduce wind power to seaborne trade in Ceiba. It was a chance meeting that changed two lives. It may also change the way the world thinks about maritime shipping. It’s Ceiba! An accomplished sailor, Danielle Doggett loves tall...

BIM It Up and Fly Them In, Mactan-Cebu Airport!

Designed using building information modeling, Mactan-Cebu International Airport is a tribute not only to technology but also team collaboration and creativity. Featured image: Photomontage shows the BIM model combined with an actual photo of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport’s roof. By Marcel Lam  Everything about the design of the newly built Terminal...

Android Field Software on a Nifty Tablet

A quick test drive of the new Access 2020 survey field software on a companion small tablet revealed some coolness. The advent of survey software for Android, long in the works, has brought welcome new options for mobile field platforms. Over the years I’d used a lot of different field...