Category Archives: Spatial IT/GIS

Teaching the Future

A small university on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is educating the next generation of surveyors and geospatial engineers

xyHt Weekly News Recap: 07/16/2021

Esri Releases New Predictive 2050 Global Land Cover Map Esri Awards GIS Users for Innovations Velodyne Lidar Partners with NVIDIA Metropolis for Infrastructure Solutions Zoom75 & Zoom 95 – The New GeoMax Robotic Total Stations Lidar Helps Reveal Radiation Hot Spots at Chernobyl GIS-Pro 2021: October 3-6, 2021 Setting the Record Straight: The RETAIN Act...

Surveying and GIS: It’s ‘And’, not ‘Or’

When I graduated from college several decades ago, a retiring drafting professor said to me, “The things that are going to change during your career are difficult to comprehend. I wish I was going to be around to be part of it.”

When Mapping Goes Viral

Digital mapping has boomed during the COVID-19 pandemic. From tracking cases to allocating vaccines, GIS technology is at the frontline of the war to beat the virus.

Creative Uses of 3D Modeling

The 3D data collected with laser scanners and digital cameras can be used to create digital and physical 3D models that have myriad applications—from marketing a new building to routing first responders in an emergency.