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Anna Riddell

Geodetic Scientist & PhD Candidate, University of Tasmania Tasmania, Australia The fact that Earth does not sit still—that it shrinks, swells, and wiggles—has so captured the imagination of Anna Riddell that she chose a career in geodesy (and has the Twitter handle @Wiggly_Earth). During high school when Riddell began thinking about careers, she knew that...

Surveyors as Movie Makers

Above: Each virtual camera position needs to be properly oriented for what you want the viewer to see. Credit: Rodrigo Garcia. Opposite: The movie maker places several virtual camera positions to form a path for a fly-through effect on scan-based movies. Credit: Leica Geosystems. In my last Geodude article, I drew an analogy between surveyors...

Chan Rithy Seng

Survey Engineer, Chihe Pre & Re Engineering Ltd. Phnom Penh, Cambodia At the first FIG Young Surveyors Asia-Pacific Meeting in 2014, attendees got to meet peers from among the 44 countries represented. The representative from Cambodia, Chan Rithy Seng, made quite an impression with his enthusiasm, knowledge of the profession and related technologies, and engaging...

Rana Charara

Global Solution Manager, Trimble Paris, France Rana Charara is a GNSS solution manager at Trimble Inc., where she leads tender bidding and tender response activities globally, including building long-term relationships with key customers, maintaining existing customers, and developing new business. In the geospatial sector, it is not only essential that a manager in a role such as hers...

Microdrones Expands in Asia

Microdrones Expands into Asia with Acquisition of Aircam UAV Technology (Press release – January 16, 2019) New York, NY – As part of an ongoing global growth initiative, Microdrones has acquired Aircam UAV Technology (“Aircam”), a 64 employee Chinese company with its main location in Foshan, an hour-drive from Guangzhou in Southern China, and a branch...

Shristi Paudel

Survey Officer, Government of Nepal Kathmandu, Nepal Even while studying for her bachelor’s in geomatics engineering at the Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Shristi Paudel was becoming deeply involved in volunteer work for her community and for geospatial initiatives and programs, both locally and internationally. This included volunteer work recognized by the International Federation Surveyors...

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