January 2020 Archives

xyHt Magazine January 2020 Issue

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This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series January 2020

Click on the cover below to view the January 2020 issue of xyHt magazine. Articles in the issue include (links will turn live throughout January): Nick Duggan and Nick Bearman on GIS Mentoring in the Age of Automation 4th Wave: What Is South? Riding High on AI: Artificial intelligence is making huge waves in the […]

Trimble in the Wild: Scanning the Roundest Bear

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This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series January 2020

Katmai National Park broke new ground in laser scanning this October when a survey-grade scanner was used for their annual “Fat Bear Week.” Traditionally, the fatness of many a Katmai Park brown bear has been voted on by awe-struck online onlookers—the park has several webcams—and has been a matter of personal opinion gauged by eye. […]

Hidden Infrastructure in 3D: Visualizing with AR

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This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series January 2020

A visualization platform overlays data displays on your view of a job site by fusing data, AR software, and mobile-device sensors. From Superman’s x-ray vision, to current technologies that use radio waves to sense objects through walls. The ability, fictional or actual, to “see” through obstacles has long been a source of fascination. (Above: An […]

Growth from China: an Interview with CHCNAV’s George Zhou

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This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series January 2020

George Zhou has long been a figure in GNSS integration and product development, but he’s best known for founding and growing CHC Navigation from a startup in 2003 to a major global developer and producer of GNSS and geospatial hardware and software. As a follow-up to our November 2019 recap of our recent visit to […]

Technology to Buy Into: Riding High on AI

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This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series January 2020

Artificial intelligence is making huge waves in the geospatial industry, changing how location information and BIMs are created from big data. Meet three startups at the forefront. (Image above: By applying computer vision to street imagery, Mapillary detects map data at scale.) Startups in the AEC realm have skyrocketed over the last decade. The availability […]