Remote Sensing

Remote sensing is the acquisition of information about an object without making physical contact.

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Our Cover Story: Real-Time Monitoring Becomes A Big Hit Down Under

In the heart of Brisbane, Australia’s third most populous city, construction company Watpac Australia Pty. Ltd. has a contract to build a $570-million (US) project in the Southbank cultural precinct that will integrate residential, commercial, hotel and public space with a public transport hub.


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GSSI StructureScan Mini GPR System Ideal for Concrete Inspection

GSSI announced its StructureScan Mini series, ideal for the concrete inspection industry.


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An Automated Solution for Vegetation Mapping

With its 27 member states, the European Union (EU) has some 12 million farmers who strive to reliably produce crops to feed about 500 million consumers, while simultaneously protecting the environment. 


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Mapping the USS Arizona

An Underwater Piece of American History


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Keeping workers safe on a rocky, steeply sloped mountainside requires precise, reliable monitoring

Keeping workers safe on a rocky, steeply sloped mountainside requires precise, reliable monitoring.


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Mapping in the Arctic Circle

Adverse conditions result in creative project management
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Technology Experts Offer Predictions for 2014

Experts with technology companies looked back at 2013’s technological breakthroughs and offered insight into technologies and infrastructure changes they expect to see in 2014. The year promises to be a big one with new and developing technology, better public engagement and innovative building processes.


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New ASPRS Director Looks Forward

Dr. Michael Hauck has taken the reins at the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). Hauck became the fourth executive director in the 47-year history of ASPRS when he replaced James Plasker, who retired on Jan. 10.


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Privacy Issues Raise Concerns for Remote Sensing

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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3DEP Program Offers Boatload of Benefits

Back in 2005, staff at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) realized that it was difficult to locate LiDAR coastal datasets because of the lack of a comprehensive list of available data, so a group started searching among state, county and local government agencies for existing datasets. The result was the first operational inventory of elevation data along United States coastlines.
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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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POB January 2015 Cover

2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of POB, we take a look at integrated technologies that provide real-time 3D measurements of a Brisbane construction site.

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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

With the unmanned aerial system (UAS) presence growing in surveying, you will in 2015:
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