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Solar Energy App Helps Curious Become Informed

By Mary Jo Wagner
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Read any report on the health of the solar industry and you will likely reach the same conclusion: the sun has been shining brightly on this renewable energy sector ... very brightly


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Pegasus:Two

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Leica GEOSYSTEMS introduces Pegasus:Two, its next generation vehicle independent mobile mapping platform.


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The future of oblique imaging and 3D mapping

By Linda Duffy
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CEO of Visual Intelligence Armando Guevara offers insight into the game-changing tools.


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New ASPRS Director Looks Forward

By John Hetzler
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Dr. Michael Hauck has taken the reins at the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). Hauck became the fourth executive director in the 47-year history of ASPRS when he replaced James Plasker, who retired on Jan. 10.


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Geospatial Community Discovers Benefits of UAS

By John Hetzler
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Buckle up. Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are ready to take off for the surveying and geospatial professions.

At the AUVSI’s Unmanned System’s conference this summer, manufacturers taxied around the exhibition floor with the newest technology. On Wall Street and in Silicon Valley, investors—such as former Wired magazine editor Chris Anderson—are fueling up startups. In Washington, the FAA and other government agencies are navigating policy and privacy issues.


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UAS Maps the Matterhorn

By John Hetzler
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SenseFly climbed a mountain—literally—to show the potential of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

A team from the Swiss drone company joined with partners from Pix4D, Drone Adventures and Mapbox to map the Matterhorn, a majestic peak in the Alps often referred to as “the most beautiful mountain.”


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How Do You Determine Accuracy in Mapping?

Swimming in a sea of data, mapping professionals need to understand precision, accuracy and variance
By Mike Tully
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 All maps are wrong. Get used to it! Maps are an abstraction of the real world and as such only approximate reality. Each layer of orthos or LiDAR data comprises dozens, if not millions, of measurements about location.  


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MAPPS Announces Aviation Legal Plan

Group reaches agreement with The Aviation Law Firm of Washington, D.C., to provide counsel on aviation-related laws and regulations.
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MAPPS reached a deal with The Aviation Law Firm to provide legal services related to aerial acquisition activities.


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Stonehenge Uncovered

By Douglas Fisher
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Laser scanning, photogrammetry and 3D visualization shed new light on the ancient structure in Great Britain.


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3D Mapping With Multiray Photogrammetry

By Linda Duffy
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LiDAR is the technology of choice for deriving highly accurate terrain data and 3D models. However, combined hardware and software improvements in digital aerial cameras and digital photogrammetry offer new point cloud possibilities.
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HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.

9/30/14 2:00 pm EDT

Technical Workflows on the Job Site Using 3D Laser Scanning

The purpose of this webinar is to dig into different laser scanning workflows and techniques.

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POB September 2014

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In this September 2014 issue of POB, we take a look at a book that reveals how a rare-map dealer made millions stealing ancient maps. Also, discover the secrets of a 21st-century surveyor and how technology enables small surveying businesses to ease growing pains and maximize their potential.

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