All posts by Shelly Cox

Shane Nafe

Co-founder & President, MTX Surveying Texas, USA As the president and co-founder of MTX Surveying, Shane Nafe led the company from 2 employees to 18, with more growth expected this year. His business partner says that he has excelled faster than most professionals his age thanks to his outstanding technical abilities and leadership skills. When...

xyHt Doer: Brennan O’Neill

Brennan O’Neill Hawaiian Pacific Branch Manager for Frontier Precision Frontier Precision has been in business since 1988, selling and supporting Trimble, Nikon, Zeb-Revo, and Spectra Precision hardware and software. One thing I get a kick out of at work is, after listening to the customer, showing them the exact thing they need to do their...

xyHt Magazine Outlook 2019 Issue

Click on the cover below to view the Outlook 2019 issue of xyHt magazine. Articles in the issue include (links will turn live throughout January and February): Coaching Robots – Continuous surveying (to support smart cities, infrastructure, geodesign, and construction) is opening expanded—but unconventional—roles for surveyors and geospatial practitioners. Gabriela Olekszyk – Surveyor & GIS Analyst, Woods Auckland,...

Examining Captivate

Above: A crew chief with BL Companies of Connecticut begins his day working with Captivate. The evolution of 3D surveying field software and Leica Geosystems’ Captivate might surprise you. Editor’s Note: Captivate has been widely implemented among Leica Geosystems users for several years now. In many ways it was a dramatic leap for Leica Geosystems—going...

Microdrones Goes Big

Microdrones Goes Big with Release of mdLiDAR3000, as well as Two New mdMapper Systems Las Vegas, Nevada- Announced today at the Commercial UAV Expo was the launch of the new mdLiDAR3000. It’s the newest LiDAR system from Microdrones that combines the heavy lifting power of the md4-3000 drone with a RIEGL LiDAR and a SONY...

Keith Belsham Branch Manager at Spatial Technologies

Spatial Technologies was started by two partners in Calgary in 2000, and we expanded first to Edmonton, then to Vancouver, BC in 2009. We are the only full-line Leica distributor in Western Canada, supporting everything from handheld Disto laser distance meters to iCON 3D machine control systems, robotic total stations, and GNSS equipment. We also...