Tag Archives: automation

Repositioning GIS

The technology that will drive the next era Esri calls GIS the nervous system of the planet, a platform relevant to almost every human endeavor. It’s a way to display, manipulate, and analyze geospatial data—and that ability is ever changing and expanding across industries.   GIS technology allows us to derive location intelligence from spatial and...

xyHt Weekly News Recap: 04/08/2022

FIG Congress 2022 in Warsaw: Registration Now Open  Gold Shovel Association to Become Part of Common Ground Alliance  3,500 Attend Amsterdam Drone Week  URISA Accepting Nominations for the GIS Hall of Fame  Australian Firms Deliver High-Resolution Hyperspectral Earth Observation Microsatellites  CoreLogic and EagleView Enhance Claims Processing Automation  Quanergy 3D Lidar Flow Management Solution Deployed to...

What Is Automation in GIS Mentoring?

Being asked to write about mentoring, I find myself reflecting on my years in GIS … —The multiple teams I’ve managed and the challenges along the way, plus how I approach leadership or mentoring now, and how my teams go about getting advice when no help is present. First though, what do we mean by...

Mentoring in the Age of Automation

Above: Darrell Hanners, LSI completes a topographic survey in the mountains of Caribou County, Idaho. As old-timers retire and fewer young people enter surveying, we are at a turning point where mentoring is crucial to the future of the profession, but we will need to adapt to mentor well.  Land surveying is an ever-evolving profession....

Ray O'Connor

Topcon Positioning System’s Ray O’Connor on Infrastructure

Topcon Positioning System’s president and CEO, Ray O’Connor, speaks to xyHt about the U.S.’s infrastructure needs and how to meet them.  Ray O’Connor, president and CEO of Topcon Positioning Systems, has many passions: producing advanced measurement and automation equipment and software, family, golf, and the subject of infrastructure—more specifically, the lack of long-term infrastructure planning. Putting...