Category Archives: Civil/Transportation

Aerial Efficiency

With 174 miles of transmission line to capture and the need for fine detail images for inspection analysis, SkySkopes turned to a helicopter platform with a 100-megapixel (MP) camera to produce RGB photographs for quick project turnarounds.

Drones in Confinement

From warehouses to underground facilities, demand for drone inspections in GPS-denied places is rising. The new flying destination for UAVs is the great indoors.

Innovations in AEC

I’m sure it feels the same in every industry – sometimes there are just too many acronyms to keep track of: AEC, LiDAR, VR, BIM, 3D, 4D, 7D – the list goes on and on for AEC professionals.

In Alaska, There’s Tough and There’s Survey Tough

On a survey job, Seth Kiester might find himself staying in a remote five-star hunting lodge. On the next job, he and the crew might be pitching tents hundreds of miles from civilization, encircling their makeshift camp with electrified wire to keep bears out.

Why the NSRS and SPCS are being Modernized

Modernization of the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) is driving the adoption of the State Plane Coordinate System of 2022 (SPCS2022). This is big news for surveyors because 48 states already have a codified SPCS.

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,...