Category Archives: Cartography

Surveying: The bellwether for a new era of infrastructure

Trimble recently launched the Trimble Dimensions Spotlight Series, taking a look at the topic of Reviving the U.S. Infrastructure. The on-demand episode will feature industry experts on the role of advanced technology; processes supporting informed, data-driven decisions; and why smart technology is vital to revive our nation’s infrastructure and stimulate our economy. Available throughout 2021,...

Digitizing America’s Coast

Legislation passed by congress and signed by the president codifies NOAA’s exemplary digital coast program Geospatial professionals and coastal communities are celebrating the passage of the Digital Coast Act (DCA) by remembering the coordinated efforts from the numerous public and private stakeholders that were necessary to help pass this important legislation. The intent of this...

senseFly Expands its Line of Fixed-Wing Mapping Drones

A mapping drone in the $10,000 price range might sound like one of those things that’s too good to be true. And up until now, maybe it was. A Swiss company called senseFly, a global leader in fixed-wing mapping drones, has expanded its flagship eBee X drone solution with the launch of eBee Geo. The...

AUVs: Crucial to Seafloor Mapping Effort

In 1775, in Saybrook, Connecticut, the brothers David and Ezra Bushnell built Turtle, a little egg-shaped wooden submarine held together by iron straps, with a 30-minute air supply. The next year, in New York Harbor, Turtle engaged in the first naval battle in history involving a submarine. The first autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), undersea systems...