xyHt Magazine! Digital Edition for July 2020

xyHt is here again! If you don’t have a subscription to our print editions, or if someone else in the office has snaffled your copy, never fear—here’s the digital edition. Click here, or on the cover to the right, to view the July 2020 issue of xyHt magazine. Articles in the issue include: (Links will...

Mark Contino, vice president of North American retail distribution at Topcon Positioning Systems (left) and Ken Shersty, director of hardware sales for TSS, in a small museum of survey gear in The Solutions Store Kent, Washington, location.

Topcon Solutions Store Leads the Way in Gearing Up

Moves to modernize surveying, engineering, and construction were already well under way—recent events have simply accelerated the process. Many, such as Topcon’s Solutions Store, have used the recent slowdown to adopt new models for workflows, collaboration, distributorships, training, and support to be ready to meet future demand. As the pause button is being released, and...

Underground utility infrastructure is often in harm’s way during construction projects, costing economies around the world billions.

Damage to the Underground: A Stitch in Time Saves Nine

Avoiding damage to utility infrastructure could save billions. This is a summary of a white paper “Reducing Damage to Underground Utility Infrastructure during Excavation” prepared by Geoff Zeiss and Dr. Sakura Shinoaki and published by the Geospatial Information & Technology Association. Over two decades in the United States there have been more than 400 fatalities and...

The Early Days of 3D Scanning, Part 2: Cyra Technologies

In the 1990s I was very fortunate to get in on the ground floor of 3D laser scanning technology with a startup often credited with pioneering the technology: Cyra Technologies. Featured image: Prior to co-founding Cyra Technologies to develop 3D laser scanning, Ben Kacyra’s AEC company, Cygna, provided seismic retrofit engineering services for California’s nuclear...

xyHt Weekly News Links: 07/03/20

*Click here to visit xyHt’s Virtual Trade Show* 11 New Board Members for United State Geospatial Intelligence Foundation  Coalition Defends GPS Against Ligado 5G Plan Benefits of BIM are Now Proven CHC Navigation Introduces CGI-610 GNSS/INS Sensor

Everest: CHC P5 GNSS receivers and CHC C220 3D Choke Antenna, were deployed at three of the seven Everest elevation network bases.

GNSS on Top of the World: Climbing Everest with CHC P5

Surveyors summit Mount Everest with a new generation of GNSS instruments. The fascination with the height of Mount Everest began one morning in 1852 when Radhanath Sikdar, an Indian-Bengali mathematician, rushed into the room of Sir Andrew Waugh and exclaimed, “Sir, I have discovered the highest mountain of the world.” Sikdar was employed by the Great Trigonometric Survey of India...