All posts by Jeff Thoreson

Looking Forward: Dealing with Water

Tragedy, in the form of natural disasters, typically involves the geospatial professions. As an industry we help plan for and react to floods, wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes and other forms of Mother Nature’s will that wreak havoc on life in a particular place. Although often in a different role, we are called upon when manmade disasters...

Alcatraz from Above and Below

Looking Forward When xyHt author Juan B. Plaza phoned me and said he had access to information and data generated from a recent geospatial project on Alcatraz Island and that he wanted to provide the magazine with a story, I thought, well, that’s pretty cool. In our February issue this year I had written a...

xyHt Digital Magazine: April 2024

xyHt magazine’s April 2024  issue focuses on land surveying by looking at changes above ground and an interesting survey below ground.  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 the...

Looking Forward: Underground Surveying 

This month's issue features a story about underground surveying. Beneath parts of the Louisville, Kentucky is the Louisville Mega Cavern, an underground space of 100 acres created by years of mining rock. 

Looking Forward: AI and Construction 

Artificial intelligence is a thing. It’s creeped into many facets of our lives and businesses, and this month in our annual issue focusing on construction, we look at how it is changing that industry.