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BIM

BIM (building information modeling) continues to be a hot technology that surveyors can leverage into new markets.  PSM September 2013In our September issue, Cathi Hayes examines “Do You Know BIM?” to help us understand the basics of the process as well as the opportunities it affords.  OUTLOOK The Future of BIMFor a look into the...

Datum

PSM December 2012 PSM begins our close examination of geodesy with the December 2012 cover story by V. Kelly Bellis, PLS, and we’re continuing it throughout 2014.Shift HappensYou might wonder why PSM has been devoting so much content to gravity, datums, projections, and other geodetic matters and why we’ve brought Dave Doyle (NGS chief geodetic surveyor, retired)...

Update: Advanced Construction Surveying

PSM June 2013 In the June 2013 PSM cover story, we introduce the advanced surveying methods employed by Willi Almesberger and crew, of the engineering and surveying firm Gemmer und Leber mbH (IGL), in the construction of the iconic TaunusTurm tower that is now prominently featured on the skyline of Frankfurt, Germany. Advanced Construction SurveyingThe TaunusTurm project was...

UAS

AERIAL MAPPING SPRING 2013 In the spring issue of Aerial Mapping, we identify the trend towards bigger platforms for better sensors, such as this Leica RCD30 camera mounted on a Swissdrones Waran TC-1235 UAV. UAS Continue to Climb in 2013 The development of UAS (unmanned aerial systems) is the subject of many of our 2013 stories,...

Lidar

In our July issue we feature multiple projects by CyArk (shown here scanning Mount Rushmore). The growing field of lidar spurs innovation and creates opportunities for surveyors. LIDAR Scanning Offers Diversification OpportunitiesLidar (light detecting and ranging) remains the go-to technology for a host of surveying applications, especially large-scale projects such as transportation infrastructure. An example is showcased in...

Hydro

In our April issue we examine the history of research and development for hydrography, setting the stage for an enormous future for surveyors in this field. Bathymetry, Hydrography, and Marine SurveyingThese are all substantial segments of the surveying profession, and they’re where surveying extends its influence into such massive industries as marine construction, offshore energy and mining,...