xyHt in print December 2014 Archives

Creating the Futuristic Worlds of 3D

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This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series xyHt in print December 2014

We interviewed Autodesk’s technology futurist Jordan Brandt, appropriately, in the Autodesk Gallery at their One Market offices in San Francisco. The Gallery, open to the public and the venue for monthly techie events, is a showcase for eye-popping examples of the types of innovation Autodesk’s customers have been producing for more than three decades. It […]

Survey. Dredge. Repeat: Keeping the Columbia River Navigable

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This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series xyHt in print December 2014

As the skipper of Galileo 3, a 30-foot sailboat on the Columbia River, I tell my crew that I am comfortable with 15 feet of water under the keel, get nervous when it drops below 10 feet, and take immediate action if it drops below 6 feet. That’s because I cannot constantly monitor my chart […]

COAs from an Operational Applicant’s Perspective

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This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series xyHt in print December 2014

Above picture: As COAs cross different airspace types, more coordination is required for the FAA to allows safe UAS operations in the National Airspace. By now, most everyone reading this has at least some understanding of the potential benefits an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has on their industry. I have read publications that mention that precision […]

Fighting Crime with GIS and Lidar

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This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series xyHt in print December 2014

In spring 2013, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) needed to track and apprehend major targeted offenders in Weakley County, Tennessee. They asked the county 911 department to assist in creating GIS-based intelligence packages to be used as a critical tool for this job. This request, plus an increased demand for more […]

One Center ¼

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

Igor Kidinsky, known as Eager (the Kid), was breathing hard after such a rough hike, and he wondered how Glenny Dale, or Glutton (the Old Man), would make it back to the truck, because the return hike would be uphill. Fall had turned the Quaking Aspen into a shimmering yellow that seemed to flood the […]