xyHt in print August 2014 Archives

Dr. Mark Monmonier on Modern Cartography

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This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series xyHt in print August 2014

“I’ve heard people say that cartography is dead. Where might that kind of thinking be coming from?” I asked Dr. Monmonier, distinguished author and professor of geography at Syracuse University. His response was, “Why would anyone in his or her right mind think cartography is, or might be, dead?” This initiated a discussion about people […]

Google Glass

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This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series xyHt in print August 2014

The box a Glass arrives in is pretty impressive in and of itself—it reminded me more of Apple packaging for iPads than of typical Android products  (top right). A little card underneath the Glass holder tells you that you are special for spending so much money (middle right). There are really very few operating instructions […]

Encouraging Industry and Professions to Get Smart

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This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series xyHt in print August 2014

What started as a simple Q and A turned into a primer on how, in a very short amount of time, a small, flailing, Swedish company challenged conventional wisdom and grew into a global powerhouse. Familiar to our readers mainly from their Leica Geosystems business (in its ninth year as a division of the parent […]

We Can Do This

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series xyHt in print August 2014

“It was not a matter of ‘if’ we could do this project,” said Brian Mayfield, Atlantic’s president and chief operating officer. “It was a matter of how. Then there was the question of ‘Exactly how remote is Nunavut?’ What are the conditions, and what resources would be available?”  The proposed project site, in an uninhabited […]

Satellite Imagery for Precision Agriculture

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This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series xyHt in print August 2014

Precision agriculture consists primarily of using geospatial technologies to map spatial variations in crop and soil conditions and to match inputs—such as water, seed, and fertilizer—to those variations by applying them at variable rates. The link between the spatial variations and the variable rates are zone maps and prescription maps. The former show the difference […]

High Accuracy for Sanitation Lines

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This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series xyHt in print August 2014

This proved true for Manchac Consulting Group, Inc. when they recently teamed with Louisiana’s Bossier City to solve an infrastructure issue. The project provided the chance for Manchac to expand their GNSS capabilities, an expansion from which the company is continuing to harvest fiscal rewards. Having hired Manchac in the past for design and engineering […]