All posts by Shelly Cox

Autodesk Launches AEC Excellence Awards

AEC Excellence Awards Expands Competition from Infrastructure to Embrace All of AEC Since 2012 Autodesk has sponsored the “Excellence in Infrastructure” competition, recognizing the world’s best examples of the application of BIM for infrastructure projects large and small. Based on the success of that effort, they’re pleased to announce the new AEC Excellence Awards, an expanded...

Jeff DeBoer

xyHt Doer: Jeff DeBoer

Jeff DeBoer is program manager of OEM & Mobile Mapping Systems at Topcon Positioning Systems. My main role at Topcon is supporting our customers and working with our mass data collection systems. My responsibilities range from working internally with our engineering teams to help develop and improve products to going out in the field conducting...

Trimble Takes Flight with New Multirotor Unmanned Aircraft System

Latest Addition to UAS Portfolio Makes Working in Tight Spaces Easy Trimble  announced the ZX5 Multirotor Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), a new aerial imaging and workflow solution that captures and processes geo-referenced photo and video data for mapping, agriculture and inspection applications. The Trimble® ZX5 complements the UAS portfolio with the ability to reach smaller,...

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Locata Positioning at Langley Research Center

Locata Positioning will Underpin Future Unmanned Aerial System Research at NASA’s Famed Langley Research Center Locata Corporation announced that NASA plans to install a Locata network (LocataNet) as the core positioning technology for safety-critical unmanned aerial systems (UAS) research at its Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. NASA Langley is tasked with performing rigorous and...

Editor’s Desk: The Shape of Things to Come

Welcome to Outlook, an entirely new annual magazine. If you were expecting to see our former yearly supplement, Red Pages, prepare to have your expectations pleasantly surpassed. Red Pages has been an annual resource with two parts: a directory of companies and organizations contributing to surveying and related professions, and a series of articles with...

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xyHt is a magazine and blog covering geospatial disciplines for professionals and prosumers, published by Flatdog Media. We print 12 issues of xyHt per year, with two seasonal supplements (sometimes three). All print issues are also available digitally for free, as are our two emailed newsletters: Pangaea and Surveyors’ Field Notes. A print subscription is...