All posts by Jeff Thoreson

xyHt Digital Magazine: February 2024

xyHt magazine’s February 2024  issue is takes a look at scanning and the future of GPS as it turns 50 years old. 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...

BIM: Into the Future 

Looking Forward  The concept of building information modeling has existed since the 1970s, although we certainly didn’t recognize it then. That’s when the first software tools developed for modeling buildings started to emerge. Those early applications and the computers needed to run them were expensive, so adoption wasn’t widespread.  BIM gradually evolved, though still far...

xyHt Digital Magazine: October 2023

xyHt magazine’s October issue goes inside the GNSS rover to see exactly what’s in it and reveal how the technology works its magic. 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...

Is It Really Impossible?

Looking Forward As the saying goes, it’s only impossible until it’s not. In the past when I’ve heard, or used, this bon mot I would think of the moon landing in 1969. I think of all the early astronomers who gazed at and intensely studied heavenly bodies, using them for navigation and location while knowing...

xyHt Digital Magazine: September 2023

xyHt magazine’s September issue goes inside the GNSS rover to see exactly what’s in it and reveal how the technology works its magic. 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...

xyHt Weekly News Recap: 07/21/23

Bad Elf Launches Flex® Mini High-Accuracy Bluetooth GNSS Receiver Collaborative Autonomous Drone Fleets for Next-level UAS Operations Trimble Dimensions: Last Chance to Register Early and Save USGIF Announces Six New Board Members For 2023-2024 Sanborn Employee Doug Browning Wins “MVP” at ESRI UC 2023 Where are They Now: The USGIF Intern Experience Topcon Introduces Aptix...