May 2018 Archives

Freeing the Data

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This entry is part of 7 in the series May 2018

A Canadian software company is making it easy for the geospatial community (and beyond) to work with, exchange, and extract value from data. Many GIS professionals—and others in the geospatial community and beyond—use Safe Software’s FME daily to convert, extract, and analyze data. Yet, few of them know much, if anything, about the Canadian company that […]

Over Roads and Quarries

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This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series May 2018

A surveyor with a construction company in Northern Ireland uses UAVs to develop highway construction and for adjoining quarry quantities. Improving infrastructure has become crucial to local and global economies due to increased strain on roads and public transport from a rising population. When GRAHAM Construction and its partner, Farrans, were jointly awarded the contract […]

Open Source for Enterprise Solutions

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This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series May 2018

A geospatial firm integrates open-source GIS and cloud services for the DoD’s IT security, a giant energy co-op managing 2,500 miles of transmission lines, and the USACE as they monitor dredging vessels. Too often, clients maintain outdated and inefficient workflows because they fear that building applications to improve processes would be too time-consuming and expensive. […]

BVLOS

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This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series May 2018

Beyond visual line of sight is the next frontier for UAVs. The FFA’s Part 107 rule allows for routine civil operation of small unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV) in the National Airspace System (NAS) and provides safety rules for those operations. Since this implementation almost two years ago, more than 70,000 drone pilot applications have been […]

Easy 3D

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This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series May 2018

A surveyor tests software solutions from an innovative Canadian firm for managing, processing, navigating in, and visualizing large 3D data sets.  When do you have enough software? Is it when you’ve finally reached the ability to perform a software program’s base use that drove you to purchase it in the first place? Or is it […]

xyHt Magazine May 2018 Issue

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series May 2018

Click on the cover below to view the May 2018 issue of xyHt magazine. Articles in the issue include (links will turn live throughout May): Open Source for Enterprise Solutions – A geospatial firm integrates open-source GIS and cloud services for the DoD’s IT security, a giant energy co-op managing 2,500 miles of transmission lines, […]