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.
Last year, my traditional Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends was replaced with a trip to Salzburg, Austria, to attend and participate at the Capturing Reality Forum, a technical conference focused on 3D, laser scanning and LiDAR technologies.
At its launch, AVEVA Everything3D delivered a major advance in productivity and capability in 3D design, and it created a long-sought catalyst of engineering and plant design for lean construction. But its development continues rapidly, and the release of AVEVA E3D 2.1 brings new technology that enables projects to be delivered faster, more cost effectively and more reliably than ever before.
Just how are surveying firms embracing the newest technologies? Our latest market study paints an intriguing picture.
April 6, 2015
Fair or not, surveying professionals have long been labeled as staunchly independent.There is little doubt of the pride that prevails throughout the profession, but so too does the demand for savvy business techniques, perhaps no more so than today.
As owner-operators of oil and gas facilities increasingly turn to laser scanning to extend the life of their assets, U.S.-based contractor Ariosh has secured a valuable competitive advantage by pioneering the technology in West Africa.