All posts by Jeff Thoreson

The Oddities of a State Border

The oddity on the map of the Middle Atlantic states on the U.S. eastern seaboard goes unnoticed by almost everyone—except surveyors and cartographers. In almost every other instance where a river divides two states, the state border demarcation line is the geographic center of the river. But the Potomac River has—since the English charters that...

22 Young Geospatial Professionals to Watch in 2022 – 3 of 22

Throughout January xyHt.com will feature the young geospatial professionals who are making a name for themselves in everything from surveying to geographic information systems. xyHt featured all of them in the January issue. Here we will spotlight one each day for the next 22 days. Name: Kate Berg Company: Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes,...

22 Young Geospatial Professionals to Watch in 2022 – 2 of 22

Throughout January xyHt.com will feature the young geospatial professionals who are making a name for themselves in everything from surveying to geographic information systems. xyHt featured all of them in the January issue. Here we will spotlight one each day for the next 22 days. Name: Christopher Beddow Company: Meta Platforms, Inc Current Position: GIS...

22 Young Geospatial Professionals to Watch in 2022 – 1 of 22

Throughout January, xyHt.com will feature the young geospatial professionals who are making a name for themselves in everything from surveying to geographic information systems. xyHt featured all of them in the January issue. Here we will spotlight one each day for the next 22 days. Name: Alfredo Eduardo Arzamendia Maldonado Company: Ministry of Public Works...

An Awkward Angle

It’s a question that has bothered me since grade school geography. Why does Minnesota have that little protrusion popping out of its northern border? It’s like the state is wearing one of those little red clown hats held on by an elastic strap. I’m several decades past grade schools, but the other afternoon I was...

xyHt Magazine Digital Edition: December 2021

Like a good surveyor, xyHt‘s December issue covers a lot of ground. This month we bring you stories about surveying, lidar, legal issues and an in-depth look at the emerging post-processing kinematic technology. As always, if you don’t have a subscription to our print edition, or if someone else in the office has snaffled your copy,...