Tag Archives: surveying

Just Say No

This article appeared in xyHt‘s e-newsletter, Field Notes. We email it once a month, and it covers a variety of land surveying topics in a conversational tone. You’re welcome to subscribe to the e-newsletter here. (You’ll also receive the Pangaea newsletter with your subscription.) As I have aged and learned, I have worked diligently to improve myself, whether through...

Life Lessons in Surveying

In my Field Notes installments the past few years, I have often written from personal experience, partly to share, but also to stimulate the thoughts and memories of our readers. This will be no different, except these are experiences that have extended to life, in general. Early in my career, well it was a summer...

New Products, Training Highlight Drones’ Increased Role in Mapping and Surveying

Drones are taking on an increased role in the world of mapping and surveying, with some companies specifically tailoring their products to appeal to this market. For instance, the companies UAVOS and Polynesian Navigation Inc. have collaborated to develop a long-distance autonomous UAS for 3-D mapping. Powered by UAVOS’s autopilot, the UVH -25EL unmanned helicopter...

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Sponsored: Microdrones goes to new ultra heights

Sponsored by Microdrones The new mdMapper3000DuoG VHR takes ultra-high resolution Photogrammetry from higher altitudes. Microdrones is releasing three new Integrated UAV Systems based on the heavy lifting power, resilience and efficiency of the Microdrones md4-3000 aircraft: the mdMapper3000DuoG VHR, the mdMapper3000DuoG and the mdMapper3000 PPK. The company has also updated the mdTector1000CH4 LR with a...

The “Ah Ha” Moments, Part 2

Last month I wrote of two “Ah Ha” moments early in my career: situations where the “light came on” from a surveying experience, even if the value of the moment wasn’t fully understood at the time. In this issue, I share a couple more: where a practical application cemented abstract concepts and where a lack...

The “Ah Ha” Moments

I can’t speak about other professional career paths, but I can certainly attest to land surveying after more than 40 years of “practicing” the art and science. There truly has been an opportunity to learn something new almost every day of those 40-plus years (unless I interfered). From the fundamental basics like stocking the survey...