Remote Sensing

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

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Mapping in the Arctic Circle

April 5, 2014
Adverse conditions result in creative project management
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Technology Experts Offer Predictions for 2014

March 1, 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

March 1, 2014

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

January 22, 2014
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

January 21, 2014
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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Geospatial Community Discovers Benefits of UAS

January 2, 2014

Buckle up. Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are ready to take off for the surveying and geospatial professions.

At the AUVSI’s Unmanned System’s conference this summer, manufacturers taxied around the exhibition floor with the newest technology. On Wall Street and in Silicon Valley, investors—such as former Wired magazine editor Chris Anderson—are fueling up startups. In Washington, the FAA and other government agencies are navigating policy and privacy issues.


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UAS Maps the Matterhorn

January 2, 2014

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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Riegl Announces LMS-Q1560

Laser scanner system can be used for a variety of airborne surveying missions.
October 25, 2013

Laser scanner system can be used for a variety of airborne surveying missions.


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GeoCue Releases New LP360

GeoCue has released a new version of the LP360, a LiDAR extension for the ArcGIS.
September 5, 2013

GeoCue has released a new version of the LP360, a LiDAR extension for the ArcGIS.


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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
September 1, 2013

 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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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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In the July 2014 issue, POB explores the growth of photovoltaic (PV) installations in the United States across residential, commercial and utilities markets. Also, read how an innovative system ensures the vertical alignment of Gerald Desmond Bridge.

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