October 2019 Archives

East Meets West Meets East

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This entry is part of 6 in the series October 2019

Above is the object lens for the FOCUS 35, one the largest for robotic total stations with the prism directly attached; this differs from the legacy prism stems that can reduce returned signals. Photos: G. Schrock, from a recent tour of the Spectra factory in Shanghai. Multiple, distinguished legacy companies in precision optics and manufacturing […]

Clear Scanning on the Clearwater

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This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series October 2019

Above: The survey included collecting bathymetric data on the river bottom and bridge substructure with multibeam sonar as well as capturing above- and below-waterline mobile mapping data with the Leica Pegasus: Two mobile sensor platform. Two well-paired engineering firms used high-accuracy mobile mapping to combine bathymetry and lidar data for a fast-turnaround topographic survey of […]

Rock, Paper, Drones

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This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series October 2019

Above: Luck Stone flies one of their UAVs over their Bealeton quarry plant in Virginia. Luck Stone, a large mining and aggregates company, significantly improves their workflows and planning with UAVs and Delair’s UAV platform. In the mining and aggregates sector, half of your success is in the planning. Being prepared to have inventory available, […]

Plastic Islands No More

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This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series October 2019

4Ocean uses geospatial technology to clean oceans, helping to reduce and reimagine plastic waste. The mess is big enough that it can be seen from outer space. These days, satellite imagery reveals massive islands of plastic in oceans, and the waste is so vast that various groups and inventors are trying to combat the problem […]

The Program R

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This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series October 2019

What is it, and what can it do for AEC? R is a free, open source program that is becoming increasingly popular in the geospatial industry. R used to be the preserve of statisticians, but its open and flexible nature has allowed it to grow to cover a wide range of disciplines and user bases. […]

3D Evidence

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This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series October 2019

Diagram software helps the New Mexico State Police enhance their extensive forensics work. Reconstructing what happened at the scene of a traffic accident or a crime is a complex undertaking involving scientific methods, physical evidence, deductive reasoning—and their interrelationships. It also requires hardware to gather data and software to analyze it and display it. Laser […]