Category Archives: Surveying

Source: Oklahoma Historical Society

Advice to Younger Surveyors

by Michael R. Johnson PLS xyHt editor’s note: The surveying profession is blessed to have gifted storytellers in our midst, though we need more. One, known as “Uncle Paden” on the RPLSToday.com surveying forum, is Michael R. Johnson. A surveyor in Oklahoma, Johnson regularly regales readers with tales past and present of surveying, observations of...

Hi-Target staff

What Is Hi-Target?

A prominent manufacturer of surveying hardware and software in its own domestic market, Hi-Target is looking towards a broader future in the global geospatial sector. A familiar story: a startup rose rapidly in the Asian infrastructure and development boom to capture top status for certain surveying and mapping products in their domestic market—a market larger...

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Keith Bentley on Digital Twins

As digital twins advance beyond BIM and GIS, what do you need to know? Bentley Systems’ founder Keith Bentley offers insights and advice for engaging in this growing field of solutions. Image above: Singapore, recognized as a global leader in infrastructure design and development, was the venue for the Bentley Year in Infrastructure 2019 event....

Mentoring Teaches Questioning: What’s So Great About That?

xyHt has featured many articles about mentors and mentoring before now! But— Why do we need mentors? It is definitely not because some third party randomly mandates it. Mentors and mentoring are a practical need for companies and for employees. Most often when I hear the topic of mentoring come up, it’s from employers who...

Social Media and the Surveyor (That’s You!)

Why social media is important, and how to participate. One of my favorite parts of the day is opening up LinkedIn and Instagram (IG) where I can admire the lives of surveyors around the world. You work in some of the most beautiful places … and not-so-beautiful places. I get to see how deep the...