xyHt in print, June 2015 Archives

Summertime, and the Surveying Ain’t Easy

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This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series xyHt in print, June 2015

Now that winter and even spring have finished thrashing half the country, we can officially enjoy summer. As a laser scanner operator I have a fairly easy job this season due to the limitations of the instrument—at least, it’s easier than being a field surveyor. If you’ve ever worked on a survey crew in the […]

Comparing Maps a New Way

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This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series xyHt in print, June 2015

Above: The new standards are independent of map scale or contour interval and provide a way to deal with lidar data. ASPRS releases new positional accuracy standards. The positional accuracy of geospatial technologies has improved dramatically in the past few decades, and digital maps have replaced paper maps, making old ways of comparing maps obsolete. Satellite […]

GIS-Ready sUAS

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This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series xyHt in print, June 2015

Producing GIS-ready 2D and 3D products to support decisions in transportation. Transportation planners and engineers have often made use of remotely sensed data such as overhead imagery and lidar for mapping, measuring, and monitoring transportation networks.  However, despite its utility, remote sensing has failed to achieve its full potential.  Remote sensing should be able to […]

Robot Revolution

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series xyHt in print, June 2015

Clearpath Robotics CEO Matt Rendall discusses unmanned systems, land survey, and robotic industry trends.   The robot revolution is hitting a big milestone. Robotic use is expanding beyond research activities, aerial applications, and industrial manipulators through a new kind of deployment: the service robot. These robots are autonomous, they’re geospatially aware, and they can manipulate […]

Creating Energy From Images

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This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series xyHt in print, June 2015

Geospatial information has long played an essential role in the energy industry, but now a new technology is cutting costs while improving the flow of knowledge. Editor’s note: The energy sector, oil and gas in particular, has grown more rapidly in the past half dozen years than in the past half a century. New fields, […]