Click on the cover below to view the Heights 2020 issue of xyHt magazine. Articles in the issue include (links will turn live throughout April):
- Drone Surveying in the Ozarks: An engineering and surveying firm was tasked with the daunting job of surveying up to 160 acres to collect data needed to design a new road through the heart of the Ozarks, by Sara Furlong.
- Making Aerial Lidar Work for Small Businesses: Aerial lidar’s growth has created challenges for small aerial-data collection businesses; here’s Ed Kunz on how one company turned them into opportunities.
- Weathering Corporate Consolidations: xyHt regular Matteo Luccio on how an independent aerial photogrammetry company survived the wave of consolidations and continues to grow.
- MAPPS on Capitol Hill: A 2020 Update: Washington, D.C. was an incredibly dynamic place this past year. Despite a complex and polarizing political environment, MAPPS made significant progress on many priority issues, and John Copple, Ed Kunz, and Stefan Bailey lay it out for us.
- Fusing Data on Doomed Ash Trees: By using fused data gathered with lidar and hyperspectral imaging, a geospatial services company helped a large utility to identify 90% of ash trees with the potential to fall into their power lines. Ian Berdie, Zach Raymer, and Mia Chen explain how—and in a timeframe that wouldn’t have been possible without the use of remote sensing.
- Lidar vs.Wildfires: Mike Meiser relays how, after the 2018 wildfires in Southern California, lidar data was collected to enable risk-mapping assessment and planning, to identify fuel-load reduction programs, and to escalate the emergency assessment of post-fire debris flow hazards.
- Mark Brooks, the president of MAPPS, on The State of MAPPS in 2020