Remote Sensing

Riegl Announces LMS-Q1560

Laser scanner system can be used for a variety of airborne surveying missions.

Laser scanner system can be used for a variety of airborne surveying missions.


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GeoCue Releases New LP360

GeoCue has released a new version of the LP360, a LiDAR extension for the ArcGIS.

GeoCue has released a new version of the LP360, a LiDAR extension for the ArcGIS.


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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

 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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How Can Drones Transform Surveying?

The next quantum leap in surveying technology is coming. Are you ready?
During the past 50 years, surveying and engineering measurement technology has made five quantum leaps: the electronic distance meter, total station, GPS, robotic total station and laser scanner. Unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) or drones (also known as unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs) will be the sixth quantum leap in technology.
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ROI: How to Make Technology Pay Off

Here are six strategies from a surveying and mapping group on the leading edge.
Technology advances are making it faster and easier for surveying and mapping professionals to collect data and provide increasingly sophisticated deliverables that solve complex problems for clients.


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Harnessing the Cloud

Real-time office-to-field collaboration increases survey crew productivity for bottom-line benefits.
File and data transfer between the field and office can be a substantial bottleneck for surveying firms.


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Better Freeways by Design

Innovative use of 3D engineering and design software keeps a major freeway interchange project on track in Washington state.
The Salmon Creek Interchange Project is a $133 million joint project between Clark County Public Works and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)


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Beyond the ‘Cool Factor’

I recently received an email from a reader calling me out on a reference I made to “traditional surveying tools” in a previous Editor’s Points column.


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Immersed in Versailles

Laser scanning and 3D modeling with SketchUp brings the Palace of Versailles to life in video and imagery
Few monuments enjoy the international recognition of Versailles, the French royal chateau located 12 miles southwest of Paris.


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Who Owns Your Survey Data?

In a digital age when projects routinely generate vast amounts of data that can be readily repurposed, the question of who owns the data becomes increasingly important.
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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.

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2014 October

In this October 2014 issue of POB, we explore cities across Europe pursuing new sustainable energy policies. Also, read how 3D laser scanning produces a winning topographic survey for a high school football field and running track.

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