All posts by Matteo Luccio

LightYX’s Beamer One projects laser lines from blueprints on to the con-struction site, giving crews highly accu-rate guidance and greatly facilitating communi-cation on changes to all stakeholders.

Seeing the Light: Laser Accuracy with LightXY

On a construction site, cement and concrete finishers, carpenters, framers, electricians, plumbers, flooring installers, and other trades people spend a lot of time taking measurements and interpreting blueprints before they can even start any of the specialized tasks they are trained and paid to perform. Until recently, it was not possible to project the blueprints...

Ground Control Points as a Service?

Ground control points for aerial, satellite, and UAS imaging and remote sensing projects, large and small, can be downloaded on-demand—what a service! We look at an example service, and link to an upcoming webinar of the subject. With cameras pointed at Earth from hundreds of cubesats and tens of thousands of UAVs, in addition to...

Aerial Surveys Weathering Corporate Consolidations

How Aerial Surveys, an independent aerial photogrammetry company, survived the wave of consolidations and continues to grow. Featured image: An Aerial Surveys International aircraft flies the Colorado River in Utah. Aerial Surveys International (ASI), based in Watkins, Colorado, provides aerial photogrammetry services using digital mapping cameras, film cameras, and lidar devices. It has remained independent...

Hidden Infrastructure in 3D: Visualizing with AR

A visualization platform overlays data displays on your view of a job site by fusing data, AR software, and mobile-device sensors. From Superman’s x-ray vision, to current technologies that use radio waves to sense objects through walls. The ability, fictional or actual, to “see” through obstacles has long been a source of fascination. (Above: An...

3D Evidence

Diagram software helps the New Mexico State Police enhance their extensive forensics work. Reconstructing what happened at the scene of a traffic accident or a crime is a complex undertaking involving scientific methods, physical evidence, deductive reasoning—and their interrelationships. It also requires hardware to gather data and software to analyze it and display it. Laser...

UAV Stakes Out New Ground

Above: A prototype of the Civdrone UAV preparing to drill a stake into the ground. A flying/staking robot has taken a huge step forward in automation for site layout, including road, rail, utilities, and energy applications. Working the traditional way, how many surveyor-days would it take to mark the 300,000 points needed to lay out a...