Tag Archives: USV

Ocean Observation

Monitoring and comprehensive data collection is now a national security imperative For most of the second half of the last century there was general agreement that the primary existential threat to humanity was the purposeful or accidental exchange of nuclear weapons. While that threat has not been completely eliminated, in the 21st century there is...

Looking Forward: Up Above and Down Below

by Jeff Thoreson TWO MAJOR ASPECTS OF THE FUTURE OF THE GEOSPATIAL INDUSTRY don’t have much to do with surveyor boots on the ground—or the ground at all. The next few years of progression in our fields will have a lot to do with what flies above and what lies beneath. Unmanned aerial vehicles—a politically...

No Barrier Between Land and Water

Innovative tools and technology help hydrographic mapping deliver detailed data in previously inaccessible areas. Underwater mapping presents unique logistical challenges that are increasingly being met with technology used in creative ways, and by combining multiple types of data to develop a complete picture. From unmanned surface vessels (USV) to multi-beam sonar, advanced equipment yields accurate...

New Horizons in 2022

News from The Hydrographic Society of America  For those that are not too familiar with this organization, The Hydrographic Society of America Inc., also known as THSOA, is a non-profit professional membership organization, whose main focus is to provide support to its members in the Americas. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to promoting...

The CEE-USV remote survey boat at work on Detroit Lake, OR

Surveying Beyond the Water’s Edge

A remotely controlled unmanned survey vessel gives a land survey crew full hydrographic abilities for two busy marinas in Oregon. Founded in 2005, Statewide Land Surveying (SWLS) is a small business located in Gresham, Oregon, well acquainted with taking on challenging projects. While mostly engaged in land surveying, SWLS crew members have been involved for over...

Weekly xyHt News Links: 10/27/17

Septentrio launches the AsteRx-m2a and AsteRx-m2a UAS at Commercial UAV Expo WiBotic Announces a New Lightweight Onboard Charger Ideal for Wireless Charging of Smaller Drones Teledyne Oceanscience Introduces a new USV! Welcome to Z-Boat 1250! Solve Gas Detection Problems with Microdrones mdTector1000 CH4 Commercial UAV Expo and Drone World Expo Come Together in 2018  OGC...