Earlier this year, the head of Google Earth defended the virtual mapping program against those who blame it for aiding acts of terrorism. "I don't really think it's tipping the balance in favor of the bad guys," John Hanke, director in charge of Google Earth and Google Maps, said in an interview. "The evilness is in the philosophies and the desires of those that want to do evil. They will use the tools at hand to do that, whether it's throwing a Molotov cocktail, or shooting a rifle or using some piece of technology as part of the process." What do you think?
This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. At 10:56 p.m. EDT on July 20, 1969, Commander Neil Armstrong made a great stride for humanity when he became the first person to set foot on the moon.
An ABC News Science & Technology article recently posed the question, Will GPS Make Us Dumb? With international headlines like "Faith in GPS sends Mercedes downstream," "GPS causes accident in France," and "Man follows GPS straight into a train," it isn't a long stretch of the imagination to think that--for some people--maybe it already has. Retired Xerox executive Al Byrd, of Georgia, might agree.
Like many things in the Lone Star State, the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors (TSPS) Education Committee is big. “It’s been divided into several subcommittees,” says TSPS board member Bill Coleman, RPLS. “We have a whole division that deals with educational activities. It’s one of the major things we do.”
In the April 2017 issue of POB, find out how 3D tools played a role in the renovation of the Institute of Civil Engineers headquarters in London. Also, POB releases the results of its 2017 3D Surveying Trends Study.