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My 2019 Interview with Jack Dangermond

Above: Dangermond and Duggan at the Esri UC 2019. What’s changed in a year?  Editor’s Note: At last year’s Esri User Conference, writer Nick Duggan interviewed Jack Dangermond, co-founder (with Laura Dangermond) of Esri. At this year’s UC Nick spent time with Jack again to delve deeper. Nicholas Duggan: First, I need to thank you....

Weekly xyHt News Links: 09/13/2019

Teledyne Optech announces the CL-360, a compact, long-range, survey-grade lidar sensor for UAV and…. 100+ Presenters and Panelists on Roster for Commercial UAV Expo Americas October 28-30, 2019 in Las Vegas Septentrio introduces a new GNSS/INS system in a rugged housing Select and download sections of large point clouds right in your browser with NavVis...

The Science of Where to Build Anything

Above: Both Esri and Autodesk have shown this graphic at their individual presentations. Will the Esri/Autodesk partnership take BIM head-on? In August 2018, xyHt editor Gavin Schrock sat down with Jack Dangermond and Andrew Anagnost, of Esri and Autodesk respectively. They spoke of the natural industry links between the two companies and how they were...

Passing the California PLS Exam, Part 2

Exam content, lessons from taking the exam, and recommendations for study methods. Are you interested in passing the California PLS state-specific exam and becoming a California Professional Land Surveyor? If yes, then read on! I just passed my California PLS exam in May 2019 and can share my experiences with you. This article covers exam...

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Future Prepping

This month is National Preparedness Month, and while we all should take the opportunity to get prepared for emergencies, I’d like to talk about prepping along another line: getting ready for the future of geospatial. If there is any certainty in this life it is this: life is uncertain. The geospatial profession is no exception....

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Construction Verification Automation

How multiple companies collaborated to solve persistent challenges to rapid comparisons of design models and constructed features—in high-precision 3D. Image above: the GTL-1000 scanner. When you look at the images in this article, if you see a piece of hardware and think this is a product review, you may be disappointed. It is an impressive-looking...

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