All posts by Jeff Thoreson

FARO Buys GeoSLAM

FARO® Technologies, Inc. has bought mobile scanning company GeoSLAM in a effort to expand and accelerate FARO’s market grown opportunity in the mobile scanning space. Founded in 2012, GeoSLAM has grown into a leading provider of mobile scanning solutions with proprietary high-productivity simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) software to create 3D models for use in...

Looking Forward: Up Above and Down Below

by Jeff Thoreson TWO MAJOR ASPECTS OF THE FUTURE OF THE GEOSPATIAL INDUSTRY don’t have much to do with surveyor boots on the ground—or the ground at all. The next few years of progression in our fields will have a lot to do with what flies above and what lies beneath. Unmanned aerial vehicles—a politically...

URISA Announces 2022 Digital Competition Results

URISA’s Vanguard Cabinet is pleased to announce the results of the 2022 Student and Young Professional Digital Competition.  Eligible participants were currently enrolled in a college or university, a recent graduate, or a young or emerging geospatial professional with fewer than five years of experience. The competition was limited to projects that utilize web and mobile platforms, such...

xyHt Digital Magazine: August 2022

xyHt’s August issue focuses on location technology, looking at the 20-year history of Global Navigational Satellite Systems and how it has changed the surveying profession and been the catalyst for other geospatial disciplines to emerge. As always, if you don’t have a subscription to our print edition, or if someone else in the office has...

xyHt Digital Magazine: July 2022

xyHt’s July issue focuses on Geographic Information systems, looking at how GIS helps surveyors improve accuracy and how GIS is the technology for the next era. As always, if you don’t have a subscription to our print edition, or if someone else in the office has snaffled your copy, don’t fret, here is the digital...

No Barrier Between Land and Water

Innovative tools and technology help hydrographic mapping deliver detailed data in previously inaccessible areas. Underwater mapping presents unique logistical challenges that are increasingly being met with technology used in creative ways, and by combining multiple types of data to develop a complete picture. From unmanned surface vessels (USV) to multi-beam sonar, advanced equipment yields accurate...