Manned and unmanned aerial systems or unmanned aerial vehicles (UASs and UAVs) are vital in the geospatial profession.

Boundary & Topo

Topics of interest related to boundary and topographical surveys.


Machine control and 3D visualizations in construction from the surveying and mapping industry.

Energy & Surveying

Surveyors collect data for pipelines and underground utilities to map corridors for other companies.


Surveyors must be mindful of environmental protection on both land and water in map-making.


Technologies such as total stations and LiDAR are used at crime and accident scenes.


A look at the laws and geospatial happenings in the public sector.

Marine / Hydrography

Surveyors are employed in dredging and oil platform projects, underwater mapping and for bathymetric surveys.


Mining companies rely on surveyors to perform pit, excavation, tunnel and volumetric surveys.


Underground utilities, oil and gas pipelines, and mining are highlighted.



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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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