All posts by Jeff Salmon

Geo Week 2019: Lots and Lots of Lidar

Every time I go to this conference I get the sensation of drinking from a fire hose: so much lidar technology! This year the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) became Geo Week with the addition of the ASPRS annual conference and MAPPS winter conference. Here’s a small sample of the wide array of lidar tech...

Crystal Ball: Housing 2019

If you pay any attention to the news you’ve probably heard the drumbeats of the “R” word: the possibility of a recession this year. Because of the ups and downs in the tech, automotive, and telecom sectors, you’re probably starting to get nervous. Then there’s the housing market, which seems to be stalling. Because housing...

Seen at Intergeo

xyHt staff were out in force at the world’s largest geospatial conference in Frankfurt in October, and here’s what we saw of special interest.   Riegl’s Big 4-0 Riegl celebrated its 40th anniversary at Intergeo. Pictured here are Jim Van Rens and Dr. Riegl, the company’s founder. New Vector Extraction in 3D Extraction of useful information...

Your Favorite Pangaea Issues of 2018

With 2019 only a few weeks in, let’s look back at the past year and its highpoints. As your editor I took a look at the 2018 issues ranked by readership. Here’s the top three, why I think they were so popular, and the takeaways from each. Got GPS? Thank Hedy Lamarr I think this...

Great Gifts for Geospatial Pros

Marc Delgado’s Picks For this year’s Holiday Gift Guide, I’m rooting for a digital detox. For geospatial pros who’d like to spend the holidays away from their electronic gadgets, these are my top choices.   How to Lie with Maps by Mark Monmonier, now on its third edition, is a must-have for the new generation of...

SOG SwitchPlier 2.0 Multi-tool

Gift Ideas for Geospatial Pros: Nifty, Thrifty, and under $50

Once again we offer up some gift-giving ideas for the geospatial professional in your family or circle of friends, or just to treat yourself—you deserve it, right? The links for each item below all go to Amazon, but choose your own vendor. Prices are accurate at the time of writing. Also, check out the Located...