Articles by Linda Duffy

A Different Approach to Data Management

 Anyone who works with geospatial information eventually faces the problem of managing change over time. This is especially true if multiple editors are involved, when working with data can lead to the frustration of conflicting changes, slow validation, and other challenges.  


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HxGN LIVE 2014 Promises a Wealth of Information

To get valuable new ideas you can put into practice and learn something new about Leica Geosystems, Intergraph or Hexagon Metrology, HxGN LIVE 2014 is the place to be


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Mapping in the Arctic Circle

Adverse conditions result in creative project management
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The future of oblique imaging and 3D mapping

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


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RFID Helps Map Below the Surface

A tremendous amount of effort is focused on collecting data about the Earth’s surface using satellites, airplanes, terrestrial mobile mapping units, total stations and many other devices. Even land areas under water are measurable up to a certain depth. It is reasonable to say that we are at the point where nearly everything above ground is mapped.
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Where are the Business Opportunities in 2014?

The MAPPS Winter Conference will examine areas of growth in the geospatial profession.
The dynamic nature of the geospatial profession makes it challenging to predict where the best opportunities might lie in the future; however, the start of a new year is traditionally the time to identify areas of growth and make plans so it’s worth spending some time considering the options.
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3DEP Program Offers Boatload of Benefits

Back in 2005, staff at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) realized that it was difficult to locate LiDAR coastal datasets because of the lack of a comprehensive list of available data, so a group started searching among state, county and local government agencies for existing datasets. The result was the first operational inventory of elevation data along United States coastlines.
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Mapping Subsurface Utilities Requires Detective Work

 The slogans “Call before you dig” and “Know what’s below” are familiar reminders of the importance of verifying the location of all kinds of subsurface utility infrastructure before excavation takes place. It only takes a moment for a pipeline or conduit to be damaged by heavy equipment, potentially causing public safety issues and disruption of service; thus the need for subsurface utility engineering (SUE).  


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GeoDataPoint

Existing technology provides integrated system

 

Mobile mapping is rapidly developing as a preferred method to collect data to generate high-accuracy 3D models and record asset inventories without putting field crews in hazardous situations.


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3D Mapping With Multiray Photogrammetry

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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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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