Category Archives: Cartography

xyHt Magazine Heights 2023

Click on the cover to view the Heights 2023 supplement to xyHt magazine. Articles in the issue include: From Nadir to Oblique: From traditional airplanes to new-fangled gyroplanes, we take a look at several aspects of the aerial geospatial technologies that just keep getting better. The Future of Photogrammetry: While UAVs continue to emerge as aerial mapping vehicles, there...

Your State of Happiness

Mapping Your World Kate Berg is GIS lead at the State of Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and an honoree in xyHt’s 22 Young Geospatial Professionals to Watch in 2022. She has a BS in GIS from UCLA and an MS in natural resources and environment from the University of Michigan....

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...