December 2016 Archives

Single-Photon Lidar

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This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series December 2016

SPL collects massive data from the air, uses less power, and can see through semi-porous objects with green lasers. Technological advances in our industry have truly been a sight to behold. It seems like when you blink, already there’s a faster, smaller version of the instrument you just bought. Look at aerial lidar, for instance–who […]

Right-sized? Taking the Surveying Profession to the Future

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This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series December 2016

Verb -Gerund or present participle: right-sizing. As in reducing the size of (a company or organization) by eliminating staff positions, specifically when business conditions necessitate such a reduction Editor’s note: We asked esteemed Nevada surveyor and editor of the Nevada Traverse (journal of land surveying in Nevada) Carl C. de Baca to weigh in on […]