As we kick off the new year with a fresh start, let us make communication more of a priority than ever. All stakeholders have a point of view that is of value in advancing geospatial technology and solutions, but they can’t make a positive difference if they aren’t shared.
According to USGS, coral reefs serve as useful indicators of the health of marine environments, but they are declining in many parts of the world. Geospatial data acquisition methods are providing a basic data layer from which to better understand how coral reefs are structured and function.
What makes Drew C. Bjorklund tick is “knowing the building.” He defines that as pulling all of the pieces of a building together — the site, enclosure, spaces, finishes, furnishings, systems and equipment — and making them work together.
As with many geospatial data acquisition approaches, the technologies that make LiDAR possible have experienced numerous advancements over the years with the aim to increase usability and decrease cost.
Many archaeologists spend their entire careers studying one historical site, getting to know it like they know their own house, says Jesse Casana, associate professor of anthropology at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.