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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...

Ocean Business 2019

With preliminary surveys already starting around the coast of the UK for another round of wind farms being built, the offshore industry descended on the National Oceanographic Centre in Southampton, UK for the bi-annual event, Ocean Business, centered around the offshore survey industry. Luckily, my home is a walk away from the event, so I was more than happy...

xyHt Magazine January 2019 Issue

Click on the cover below to view the January 2019 issue of xyHt magazine. Articles in the issue include (links will turn live throughout January): GPR on a Drone – An international research team used new UAV and GPR technology to locate a lost U.S. airplane 300 feet below the ice in Greenland. PS Exam Changes –...

Close Enough for Government Work

Image above: High-tension measurement: Credit NOAA National Geodetic Survey. We have all heard it, most likely have even said it. I have. And we probably meant it as a negative, implying sloppy work. However, researching the origin of the saying revealed that it was born during World War II and meant excellence, as in: if...