August 2016 Archives

Retracement: The Hidden Corner

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This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series August 2016

The Art of Retracement The Old Man–Glenny Dale–paced slow and steady, picking his way through the ankle-bending sagebrush while enjoying its sweet, springtime smell. Eager (The Kid)–Igor Kidinsky–took a straight path along the old barb fence, crushing the twisted sage stems with solid stamps of his boots, lacking the patience of the old-timer. Four white-tailed […]

Your sUAS Un-checklist

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This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series August 2016

We’re all familiar with the concept of checklists: handy organizational tools for getting things done. As business persons, you should also be familiar with the concept of “barriers to entry”: the greater the obstacles, the more difficult it is for a business to enter a market, and vice versa. And unless you’ve beaten Elon Musk […]

The Future of Surveying: National Image, Recruiting & Education

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This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series August 2016

Forum on the Future of Surveying I’ll admit that I didn’t know what I was agreeing to (or getting myself into) when I accepted the offer to attend the second Forum on the Future of Surveying meeting to represent the NSPS Young Surveyors. I read the summary of the first forum meeting and was extremely […]

NavCom GNSS: Moving Dirt Just Right

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This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series August 2016

GNSS receivers help steer earth movers, providing users with accurate positions and no complexities. NavCom–a wholly owned subsidiary of John Deere–manufactures GNSS (global navigation satellite system) receivers for land survey, machine control, offshore, and military and government applications. One of its OEM partners is MOBA Mobile Automation AG, a German company specializing in measurement and […]

Full Kit: xyHt Looks at Cutting-Edge Surveying Gear

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This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series August 2016

Topcon releases a complete surveying suite. The release is timely. For forward-thinking firms trying to meet increased demand, two key challenges are staffing up and gearing up. Many firms that have not added crews or upgraded kit for more than a decade are looking to do both in a hurry. xyHt attended several surveying and […]

HxGN LIVE 2016 Unscripted

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series August 2016

We’re shaking things up By trying a different way to convey the latest news and views from Hexagon Geosystems (aka Leica Geosystems–we’ll get used to the new name); we put some of the experts at HxGN LIVE 2016 in front of a camera for unscripted Q&A. Follow the embedded links to open the videos in […]