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Digital film: A new era of sensors for aerial surveying and mapping

By Dr. Armando Guevara
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I know that sensors are not a typical subject for columns in POB, but there are some big things happening with sensor technology that will directly impact everyone who uses geospatial imagery and data for aerial surveying and mapping. For many of you, sensors are a behind-the-scenes technology and you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about them.
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Privacy Issues Raise Concerns for Remote Sensing

By Kevin Pomfret and Mike Tully
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As unmanned aerial systems (UAS) become more prevalent in the skies, the United States is engaged in spirited conversation about their impact on the constitutional guarantees of privacy and free speech. Over the next 10 years, tens of thousands of these vehicles could be safely darting in our national airspace, providing a wealth of valuable services to homeowners, ranchers, farmers, journalists and businesses. Many of these vehicles will be equipped with remote sensing technology enabling the identification of individuals. This technological leap forward brings with it challenges to our concept of “privacy” and “free speech” our society has not yet faced.
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UAS Maps the Matterhorn

By John Hetzler
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SenseFly climbed a mountain—literally—to show the potential of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

A team from the Swiss drone company joined with partners from Pix4D, Drone Adventures and Mapbox to map the Matterhorn, a majestic peak in the Alps often referred to as “the most beautiful mountain.”


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Potential and Pitfalls for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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The AUVSI Unmanned Systems conference in August shows potential of UAS in surveying, but many questions, from privacy to policy, remain.


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How Do You Determine Accuracy in Mapping?

Swimming in a sea of data, mapping professionals need to understand precision, accuracy and variance
By Mike Tully
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 All maps are wrong. Get used to it! Maps are an abstraction of the real world and as such only approximate reality. Each layer of orthos or LiDAR data comprises dozens, if not millions, of measurements about location.  


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Better Freeways by Design

Innovative use of 3D engineering and design software keeps a major freeway interchange project on track in Washington state.
By Jeff Mize
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The Salmon Creek Interchange Project is a $133 million joint project between Clark County Public Works and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)


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Better Imagery for Disaster Response

By Linda Duffy
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High resolution oblique imagery is gaining traction as an extremely useful tool to assist with emergency response, damage assessment and reconstruction planning.
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Flying Higher

By Christine Grahl and Sarah Hakim
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Advanced digital camera technology allows imagery to be captured in stunning detail at high altitudes. 
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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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Technical Workflows on the Job Site Using 3D Laser Scanning

The purpose of this webinar is to dig into different laser scanning workflows and techniques.

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POB September 2014

2014 September

In this September 2014 issue of POB, we take a look at a book that reveals how a rare-map dealer made millions stealing ancient maps. Also, discover the secrets of a 21st-century surveyor and how technology enables small surveying businesses to ease growing pains and maximize their potential.

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