March 2017 Archives

Converging Worlds Data, Imagery, and the Pipes Below

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This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series March 2017

Above: Hydromax USA data (sewer and gas) is combined with Nearmap imagery and Esri software, improving analysis and resource deployment. A data-collection company transforms its services with clear, streaming imagery. By Nicholas Duggan, FRGS, Cgeog (GIS) When you get new aerial imagery, the first thing you do is look up your house. (It’s okay, we […]

Workflow in Constructioneering

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This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series March 2017

To remove workflow barriers among surveying, engineering, and construction, Topcon Positioning and Bentley Systems are teaming up. Compartmentalization in AEC workflows is a universal curse, with individual segments in design and construction often operating more like discrete enterprises than integral phases. All too often, legacy processes are plagued with a series of fits and starts. […]

Caught Mobile Mapping

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This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series March 2017

Above: Using a mobile mapping system, Construction CAD Solutions can generate high-accuracy point cloud data–in multiple views, as shown above and at left–to assist in its utility design function. Mobile mapping: A Chicago firm uses lidar innovation to survey for fiber infrastructure–for hundreds of miles. By Larry Trojak The ability to identify, accept, and then […]