September 2019 Archives

Construction Verification Automation

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This entry is part of 6 in the series September 2019

How multiple companies collaborated to solve persistent challenges to rapid comparisons of design models and constructed features—in high-precision 3D. Image above: the GTL-1000 scanner. When you look at the images in this article, if you see a piece of hardware and think this is a product review, you may be disappointed. It is an impressive-looking […]

My 2019 Interview with Jack Dangermond

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

Above: Dangermond and Duggan at the Esri UC 2019. What’s changed in a year?  Editor’s Note: At last year’s Esri User Conference, writer Nick Duggan interviewed Jack Dangermond, co-founder (with Laura Dangermond) of Esri. At this year’s UC Nick spent time with Jack again to delve deeper. Nicholas Duggan: First, I need to thank you. […]

The Science of Where to Build Anything

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

Above: Both Esri and Autodesk have shown this graphic at their individual presentations. Will the Esri/Autodesk partnership take BIM head-on? In August 2018, xyHt editor Gavin Schrock sat down with Jack Dangermond and Andrew Anagnost, of Esri and Autodesk respectively. They spoke of the natural industry links between the two companies and how they were […]

Fully BIM

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

Above: Jeffrey Truijens, BIM manager and information and process coordinator for one of the general contractors for the Pontsteiger building. Credit: Josine Voogt Fotografie. A new Amsterdam icon was developed completely with openBIM, proving that BIM can be a cornerstone for highly complex, multidisciplinary design and production coordination. Editor’s Introduction At the 2019 Geospatial World […]

Growing Airports with UAVs

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This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series September 2019

Above: AERIUM Analytics conducts Microdrones flights near the Edmonton International Airport control tower. A Canadian UAS provider uses a special UAV with lidar to transform their airport business into supportive infrastructure operations and runway-scanning projects across North America. The skies above Edmonton International Airport (EIA), Canada’s fifth-busiest airport in terms of passengers, are filled with […]

InSAR Quake “Rainbow”

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This entry is part 7 of 6 in the series September 2019

This graphic, which some folks call a rippling rainbow effect, is part of the valuable post-quake analysis of the 6.4 and 7.1 magnitude earthquakes—and thousands of minor quakes—in the vicinity of Ridgecrest, California in early July 2019. This map—produced by the Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, […]