Tag Archives: surveying

xyHt Weekly News Recap: 06/20/2024

Sonardyne Confirms Next Phase of On Demand Ocean Bottom Node Project  Esri Releases New Edition of Top-Selling ArcGIS Pro Book  Hexagon Acquires Voyansi to Enhance its BIM Solutions Portfolio  DroneDeploy Launches Reality Capture Content Streaming Platform  Trimble Dimensions Session Schedule  GeoWeek Call for Speakers  Still Time to Register for Commercial UAV Expo  Staying on Course:...

xyHt Digital Magazine: June 2024

xyHt magazine’s June 2024  issue focuses on hydrography in the geospatial world. As the oceans become increasingly important and the “blue economy” grows, the topic is becoming more important to understand.    As always, if you don’t have a subscription to our print edition, or if someone else in the office has snaffled your copy, don’t...

Are Surveyors Professionals or Merely Technicians?

Legal Boundaries This is a question that has haunted the surveying profession for years if not decades. A second related question is: What’s the difference? Curtis Brown addressed this issue in an article he wrote that in 1961 that was published in the ACSM’s Surveying and Mapping magazine, entitled “The Professional Status of Land Surveyors.”...

xyHt Weekly News Recap: 05/10/2024

Teledyne FLIR Defense Unveils Rogue 1 Loitering Munition System at SOF Week  API Allows Customers to Directly Task World’s Largest SAR Satellite Constellation  Registration Open for Commercial UAV Expo  Airbus completes acquisition of UAS maker Aerovel  Descartes Labs Accelerates Mission-Ready Solutions with EarthDaily Constellation  Flight Chaos in NATO Countries Amid GPS Jamming  Shift5 introduces GPS...

Saving Alcatraz (Digitally)

The infamous island is under attack by climate change, rising sea levels, and old age. Can scanning it from the sky and on the ground preserve it? When the first functional photogrammetry uncrewed aviation vehicles (UAVs) became mainstream technology around 2013, geodesists and land surveyors around the world adopted these flying wonders as an innovative...