Officially launched at World of Concrete on Jan. 23, Carlson's Supervisor+ GPS tablet—or SuperG for short—opens a broad range of capabilities for firms that are seeking to increase their productivity and remove data access limitations.
Altus Positioning Systems announced the introduction of a new GPS-based evidence mapping system for law enforcement. The new Altus evidence mapping package includes an ikeGPS multi-sensor data acquisition system integrated with MapScenes’ Evidence Recorder custom software for evidence collection and scene mapping.
Leica Geosystems announced the expansion of SmartNet North America in the east with a significant increase of coverage in Pennsylvania. SmartNet North America covers Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime Provinces in Canada, and some 15 states, including most of those on the East and West Coasts.
The creation of visual effects (commonly known as VFX) with digital technologies and computer-generated imagery (CGI) is spawning a massive new industry, one that holds substantial promise for filmmakers and data wranglers alike.
Ten years ago, Borbas Surveying & Mapping started turning down residential work except for well-paying projects performed as part of litigation or title claims. It began devoting more time to municipal infrastructure, open-space preservation and school projects, and it eliminated its engineering staff to avoid competing with engineering company clients. At the same time, the company began investing in its GIS capabilities and in the professional development of its staff. Today, the firm is thriving and is well respected for its work.
Like many other surveying firms, Rice Associates began to see a slowdown in the fall of 2008. A backlog of state and municipal assignments carried the firm through 2009, but as those projects ended, new projects failed to emerge. Through a series of strategic moves, the firm was able to not only maintain its existing base where it was incumbent but was also able to expand the number of its term contracts.
In the January 2020 issue of POB, find out how surveying and monitoring played a key role in Long Island Rail Road's much-anticipated main corridor track addition. Also in this issue, learn about emerging trends for drones in 2020.