Paul Francis, OLS, OLIP

Paul M. Francis is a licensed Ontario land surveyor (OLS) and a certified Ontario Land Information Professional (OLIP). He is vice president of Northway-Photomap Inc., a firm offering aerial photography, mapping, terrestrial LiDAR scanning and land information services.


At the Scene of the Crime

Anyone who has seen the popular television show “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” knows that technology now plays a key role in solving crimes. Most law enforcement officials, however, point out that technology alone-without the use of sound investigative methods-does not solve crimes. While we at Northway-Photomap acknowledge this to be true, we believe that offering our LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) services to law enforcement agencies improves their methods of collecting data.
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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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