Category Archives: Surveying

Stacy Jacobs, surveyor

30 Years In: Female PLS Still Gets Questioned

When I started surveying, during college breaks in western New York, I was fortunate enough to work for a company owned by a woman. The party chief I worked for was a woman. As I moved up and became a chief myself, I was able to work with several other women as my rodperson. Women in the...

The Early Days of 3D Scanning: Part 7

1998: The Public Unveiling of 3D Scanning  In my prior “insider” articles for this series (monthly, starting with the June 2020 issue), I described how in 1996 I became aware of 3D laser scanning while the technology was in development. In March 1998, I left a senior product marketing position with Trimble to join the...

Doers: Matt LaLuzerne

LaLuzerne is Strategic Growth Director, GPI Geospatial and incoming president of  the Florida Region of ASPRS  xyHt: How did you get started in the geospatial industry?  LaLuzerne: During my undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, I focused heavily on pre-engineering courses to prepare myself for civil engineering. I would always see a small advertisement in the...

Dis-Located: America’s Two Feet

Buried in the October 5 edition of the Federal Register — the daily publication that meticulously and officially records the minutiae of the federal government — was the notice “Depreciation of the United States Survey Foot.”  Since 1893 the U.S Survey Foot has been one of the standards by which surveyors plot the country. But we’ve...

RIEGL USA has relocated to Winter Garden, Florida

Internationally recognized for its ultimate high-performance lidar 3D scanning equipment and data processing software, RIEGL USA has relocated to a new state-of-the-art North American headquarters in Winter Garden, Florida. The investment was made possible by the continued success and growth of RIEGL in North America, the excellent and determined teamwork of the RIEGL USA team, and by the strong...

ReachView 3: Native App for Reach Receivers

ReachView 3 is the all-new mobile app by Emlid for working with Reach RTK receivers. Familiar point collection and stakeout tools are now powered with the new user interface, coordinate system support, and ability to manage big projects. ReachView 3 is a free app available for Android and iOS devices. Coordinate Systems on Board: In ReachView...