Category Archives: Cartography

Sara Thompson

23 Young Geospatial Professionals to Watch in 2023 – 21 of 23 Name: Sara ThompsonCompany: Arizona Department of Transportation               Current position: Geospatial Analysis Section ManagerAge: 25               Education: BS in Conservation Biology and Ecology, Arizona State University; Certificate, GIS and Cartography, Arizona State University Thompson is a geospatial leader making a difference for young professionals across multiple...

Adamu Bala

23 Young Geospatial Professionals to Watch in 2023 – 5 of 23 Name: Adamu BalaCompany: Department of Geomatics, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria.Current Position: Lecturer IIAge: 36 Education: Ph.D. Surveying and Mapping Science and Technology, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan; MSc. Geomatics (2018) and B.Eng. Geomatics Engineering (2010) from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria;...

FLAIR Act Rides Omnibus to Federal Law

By Nicole Smith Legislation to create a current, accurate inventory or “cadastre” of Federal land owned by the Department of the Interior as well as the U.S. Forest Service, known as the Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform (FLAIR) Act, was enacted into law as part of the Omnibus appropriations bill passed by Congress and signed...

Space Mapping

A satellite set to launch in 2024 will scan the Earth’s surface every 12 days. What does that mean for geospatial professionals? During the recent South Florida GIS Summit, I had the pleasure of attending a presentation by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) that blew my mind in terms of potential for the...

xyHt Digital Magazine: December 2022

xyHt’s December issue tackles a hodgepodge of subjects, from the what’s going on in the ocean to satellites mapping from space.  As always, if you don’t have a subscription to our print edition, or if someone else in the office has snaffled your copy, don’t fret, here is the digital edition. Click here or on the cover...

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Brooks Act

By John Palatiello On this day, October 27, in 1972, President Nixon signed into law legislation providing for qualifications based selection (QBS) of architecture, engineering, (A&E) and related services, including surveying and mapping.  It was 50 years ago today the Brooks Act became law. At the time of its enactment, the Brooks Act was a...