Category Archives: Surveying

Woolpert Blends Methodology with Technology

What began as a four-person engineering and survey company in Ohio in 1911 has steadily evolved to become a full-service architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG), and strategic consulting firm, with more than 1,600 staff and 60 offices on four continents.  This fusion of AEG data breeds innovative products and solutions that address complex challenges worldwide, providing...

Street-Level Lidar On Demand

As exciting as the advent of on-demand access to current, high-resolution lidar is, so are the tools available for ingesting, extracting features, analyzing, and sharing. “What we’re hearing right now, this is really an inflection point for the industry,” says Phil Christensen, vice president for reality and spatial modeling at Bentley Systems. “The software has...

Providing Comprehensive Geospatial Solutions

Sanborn is a full-service geospatial company that has been in continuous operation since 1866. Today, Sanborn is an innovator in the modern geospatial industry, delivering state-of-the-art mapping, visualization, and 3D solutions for customers worldwide. Sanborn offers comprehensive geographic information solutions to city, county, regional, state, and federal government agencies, private companies, and international clients. Our...

UAVs and Living Data

Digital twins are becoming important data for buildings and infrastructure in cities, but a utility in Chile is twinning its power corridors and adding seemingly unrelated data to identify, predict, and avoid power outages. We live in an era of combining technologies. For the past few decades, we have witnessed the most impressive movement of...

Located to Mobilize Anywhere in the Continental U.S.

Midwest Aerial Photography is growing to meet our customers’ needs. Celebrating 32 years in business this year, we are capable of deploying a highly-skilled airborne data collection crew equipped with industry leading digital acquisition technology to any location in the United States and much of Canada on short notice. We take pride in our ability to...

When a Drone Just Can’t Do It

There is a growing ebb in the tide of UAS adoption for aerial surveying, mapping, and remote sensing—finding the right balance between manned and unmanned aerial operations Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), or just plain old “drones”—call them whatever you wish—have had a tremendous impact on geospatial industries.   A decade ago,...