Category Archives: GNSS/Location Tech

Protecting Urban History

Researchers demonstrate how lidar, combined with imagery and hyperspectral data, helps prevent costly damage to historic buildings in urban construction zones. With every new underground urban rail or roadway tunnel, deep foundation shaft for a new building, or even simple streetscape upgrade, historically significant archi­tecture in older city centers can become vulnerable. Earth displacement from...

Uncovering History

Cincinnati State students preserve a pre-European Native American historical site in Indiana Some members of the 2021 land surveying class at Cincinnati State have been busy bringing history back to life near the city of Lawrenceburg, Indiana. This team of students had the opportunity to survey the site of a village where indigenous people lived...

Preserving Florida’s Sea Turtles

Technology helps track endangered marine life, saving sea turtles one nest at a time The sun is barely rising above the water along the Florida coastline, but groups of people are already walking the beach, notebooks in hand, eyes focused on the sand, pausing, kneeling, pointing. They are here as they are every spring to...

Breaking Old Ground

Hunting dinosaur fossils in South Dakota with modern GIS and geospatial technologies Years from now, paleontologists all over the world may have Tom Hebert’s 8-year-old daughter to thank for advancing knowledge and the speed with which data about dinosaurs discoveries and the ancient world can be processed and understood.  “One summer I asked her if she wanted...

Stepping Down

Surveyors sorry to see NSPS executive director Curt Sumner retire As word filters throughout the surveying community that National Society of Professional Surveyors executive director Curt Sumner is stepping down, accolades for the job he’s done over more than two decades in the position come pouring in. “Curt has been a friend and colleague for...

Italy and NASA to Land First GNSS Receiver on the Moon

A 2023 lander in the moon’s Mare Crisium will carry the first GNSS receiver to that planet’s surface: the Navigation Early Investigation on Lunar surface (NEIL) receiver with software-defined radio (SDR) technology. The receiver will spring from agreements between the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the Italian...