Category Archives: Surveying

Geographic Education

A Holistic Approach, MOOCs, Formalized Teacher Training Geographic education is the pedagogical domain focusing on geographic literacy (“geolit”). Spatial literacy is related, and it tends to focus on forms of spatial information and technology, which in turn are related to the rubric of cognition and sometimes even areas like Human Computer Interaction (HCI) when one...

The (New) National Conference

Publisher’s Note: Two of our organizational partners, NSPS and MAPPS, announced the launch of a national geospatial conference this spring. We invited the incoming NSPS president to tell us what to expect and why we should all participate. Everything starts somewhere, or—in the case of a national surveying/geospatial conference—it must be reborn somewhere. So, why...

Exceeding the Limits

Forensic survey technology is now a need rather than a luxury as Latin America’s urban concentration accelerates. For decades the art and science of determining how a crime was commit-ted and how a car crash occurred has relied on expert hypotheses based on personal experience and memory. Experts have used tape measures, cameras, and paper...

Survey Web Tools

How to use them for land survey planning and reconnaissance.  When I first used GNSS, it was my usual practice to go to the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) website to gather the data sheets for control monuments in the vicinity of my project area. I would plot these in a program called TopoScout, a topographic...

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About xyHt

xyHt is a magazine and blog covering geospatial disciplines for professionals and prosumers, published by Flatdog Media. We print 12 issues of xyHt per year, with two seasonal supplements (sometimes three). All print issues are also available digitally for free, as are our two emailed newsletters: Pangaea and Surveyors’ Field Notes. A print subscription is...

Flatdog Media

Flatdog Media publishes xyHt print and digital magazine, a blog, and two enewsletters.  We’re comprised of a small staff; our office is in Frederick, MD but our writers and editors live and work internationally. Click on each name for bios, photos, and articles for and about staff members. Publishing Staff Neil Sandler, Publisher Shelly Cox,...