All posts by Jeff Thoreson

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...

xyHt Digital Magazine: June 2022

Like a good surveyor, xyHt’s June issue covers a lot of ground, bringing you stories about hydrography, geographic information systems, lidar and location data. 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 edition. Click here or on...

Teledyne Forms New Geospatial Company

Teledyne Optech and Teledyne CARIS have united to form the new Teledyne Geospatial, offering holistic solutions to seamlessly map land and sea through the integration of industry-leading lidar sensors and world-renowned software workflows. This collaboration empowers customers with a competitive edge in mapping and delivering data products inside of one complete workflow.Ease of collection and...

Fusing Aerial and Mobile Lidar Data

Creating accurate as-builts of a complex facilities is no longer a long-term project. When the Caltech Group was founded by two men in Calgary, Alberta, in 1990, they set out with the goal of becoming Western Canada’s go-to company for geomatics services with an eye on specializing in the oil, gas, and utility areas—those companies...

Woolpert Blends Methodology with Technology

What began as a four-person engineering and survey company in Ohio in 1911 has steadily evolved to become a full-service architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG), and strategic consulting firm, with more than 1,600 staff and 60 offices on four continents.  This fusion of AEG data breeds innovative products and solutions that address complex challenges worldwide, providing...

Solving the Problems that Matter

Pickett and Associates provides aerial LiDAR and imagery, land surveying, hydrographic surveying, and engineering services to clients throughout the U.S. and Caribbean. Pickett specializes in offering the simultaneous collection of high resolution 4-Band Aerial Imagery together with engineering-grade airborne LiDAR, allowing us to turn around baseline imagery and LiDAR-derived data quickly and efficiently. We deliver...