Frank Willis

Frank L. Willis, PhD, PE, PLS, is owner and president of Willis Engineering and Scientific LLC (www.willisengineering.com), based in Alexandria, La. In addition to his professional practice, he presents continuing education sessions on drones around the country. He can be reached at frank@willisengineering.com.

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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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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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2015 April

In this April 2015 issue of POB, we explore how AVEVA solutions and laser scanning gave international contractor Ariosh some real competitive advantages in challenging oil and gas revamp projects.

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YOUR SUMMER PLANS?

Surveyors, with the weather finally starting to improve everywhere, are you thinking about the long days to come? This summer, you are going to …
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