December 2022 Archives

Recording Earth’s Changes

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This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series December 2022

Looking Forward What could you do if the entire world was remapped every 12 days? How would that impact your sector of the geospatial world? I pose the question because it is in the process of being answered, though not necessarily from the geospatial professionals’ point of view. So, it is important that we all […]

Putting the Best Foot Forward

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This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series December 2022

 Surveyors’ Corner We are upon a solemn moment in the land surveying profession. Yes, we’ve all known for a while that this end-of-era moment was coming, but now it ends without pomp or circumstance, without the formality of an obituary, without even a memorial service. We bid adieu to a long-faithful companion that, for all […]

Encoding Geography: Scale Up to Keep Up

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This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series December 2022

America’s foremost community of professional geographers wants all students, especially women and minorities, to have a head start in geocomputational abilities. A revolution in teaching geography is in the offing. Demand for professionals with geospatial skills is on the rise. In 2019, expertise in geospatial technology was listed by Upwork, a global job website, as […]

Space Mapping

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This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series December 2022

A satellite set to launch in 2024 will scan the Earth’s surface every 12 days. What does that mean for geospatial professionals? During the recent South Florida GIS Summit, I had the pleasure of attending a presentation by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) that blew my mind in terms of potential for the […]

THSOA: New Website and US Hydro 2023

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This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series December 2022

Staying Fluid The Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to promoting education in hydrography, inshore surveying, inland waters surveying, offshore surveying, positioning and mapping/charting, including related earth sciences. We have organized in a National Board, including the president, secretary, treasurer, and four trustees, and our members by geographical regions, in […]

UAS Processing as a Service

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This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series December 2022

Speed, improved workflows, scalability, and analytical tools have boosted the popularity of such services—especially in these times of staffing challenges Creating deliverables from your UAS captured data, orthophotos, point clouds, photo meshes, and terrain models, can put a premium on the skills of your staff and processing resources. This is why an increasing number of […]