xyHt Magazine Digital Edition: October 2020

xyHt October 2020: If you don’t have a subscription to our print editions, or if someone else in the office has snaffled your copy, never fear—here’s the digital edition.

Click here, or on the cover to the right, to view the October 2020 issue of xyHt magazine.

Articles in the issue include:

(Links will turn live throughout October, as they are reposted here on our site blog!)

  • Ghost Towns: Surveying abandoned diamond mine towns in the African Sperrgebiet will help Namibia build tourism
  • George Washington, Surveyor: If what you know about George Washington comes from your primary and secondary education, then John Berlau’s new book George Washington, Entrepreneur holds a treasure trove of information for you – especially for surveyors
  • Doers: Christoph Hinte: 25 years at Intergeo
  • Game of Clones: How lidar imaging turned old town Dubrovnik into a realistic fantasy world
  • The Early Days of 3D Scanning, Part 5: Joining the 3D Laser Scanning Pioneering Start-up, Cyra Technologies
  • Google’s Play in GNSS: Many surveyors are familiar with the U.S. National Geo-detic Survey’s Online Positioning User Service (OPUS), a cloud-based processing ser-vice that allows them to upload a Receiver-Independent Exchange (RINEX) file and receive results in minutes. Soon, they may be able to achieve centimeter accuracy by accessing raw GNSS measurements on their Android phone
  • Yes, We Scan! With a clever mobile app and a can-do attitude, Swiss surveyors have created a 3D model of a river valley in the Alps to improve risk prediction of landslides.

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