xyHt Magazine Digital Edition: October 2021

Welcome to xyHt‘s October issue. Please enjoy our features on the impact geospatial technologies are making on history.

As always, if you don’t have a subscription to our print edition, or if someone else in the office has snaffled your copy, never fear, here is the digital edition. Click here or on the cover to the right, to view the September 2021 issue of xyHt magazine; or better yet, click here to have us send you a free copy of the print issue.

Here are some highlights:

  • Breaking Old Ground with Modern Equipment: Tom Hebert is creating a GIS map that could change the way dinosaur fossils are recorded and once successful could advance our understanding of the world they lived in.

  • Mapping Florida’s Sea Turtles: Over the past five decades, human activity has caused sea turtles to become an endangered species, but now technology is helping track endangered marine life.

  • Students Uncover History: Some members of the 2021 land surveying class at Cincinnati State have been busy bringing history back to life near the city of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, by preserve a pre-European Native American site.

  • Remote Sensing and Historic Buildings: Researchers are demonstrating how lidar, combined with imagery and hyperspectral data, helps prevent costly damage to historic buildings in urban construction zones.

  • Curt Sumner Stepping Down: Long-time NSPS executive director Curt Sumner is retiring, and judging from reaction around the surveying world, he will leave big boots to fill.

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