June 2022 Archives

Every Drop Counts

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This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series June 2022

With help from GIS, these five megacities are future-proofing their water infrastructures so that sufficient water supply will no longer be a pipe dream. Megacities are a thirsty lot. These large and overpopulated metropolises have greater than 10 million inhabitants who consume more water than what their reservoirs can supply. Water shortages are commonplace, and […]

Surveyors and Appellate Court Opinions

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series June 2022

Why should we care about appellate court opinions? I have had this question posed to me on numerous occasions. I suppose it has its roots in the old surveyor’s saw: “We don’t need to read court decisions, because you can never know what the judge is going to do.” While this may have a grain […]

What to do With All the Lidar Data

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This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series June 2022

An age-old Aesop’s Fable adage says, “Be careful what you wish for, lest it come true!” When the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) embarked on the National Enhanced Elevation Assessment (NEAA) in 2012, the goal was to document the national-level requirements for enhanced elevation data. Little did USGS know at the time, the report would be […]

No Barrier Between Land and Water

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This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series June 2022

Innovative tools and technology help hydrographic mapping deliver detailed data in previously inaccessible areas. Underwater mapping presents unique logistical challenges that are increasingly being met with technology used in creative ways, and by combining multiple types of data to develop a complete picture. From unmanned surface vessels (USV) to multi-beam sonar, advanced equipment yields accurate […]

General Data Protection Regulation and the Locus Charter

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This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series June 2022

Helping geospatial professionals to work ethically with location data Responsible data use is key to many professionals, not just in the geo and location industries. Data and privacy has been on our radar for a number of years now, and in recent years it has come to the forefront with the advent of General Data […]