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Autodesk’s newest software promises to make work easier and more accurate in the field. The automatic point creation program allows information to be transferred to a robotic total station for layout, providing contractors laser-guided accuracy for the placement and verification of building elements on their tablets.
Hurricanes are among the most expensive natural disasters in the U.S., affecting more than just the coastal communities they ravage. Although natural disasters cannot be stopped, GIS technology may be able to help analyze and model them.
What if there was a way to make a terrestrial-based 3D laser scanner mobile? That’s what developers at SmartGeoMetrics and German-based p3dsystems were thinking when the companies created the ProScan G-Series.
Imagine a world where you can “see” the real world around you as it is, but with an added “virtual” overlay. For example, view a restaurant through the lens of your smartphone and its menu and latest reviews appear; or aim your phone at a storefront and instantly download a coupon.
State DOT personnel are looking more and more to aerial platforms when it comes to highway design and rerouting because it means less boots on the ground. International geospatial giant Merrick & Co., together with Midland Surveying of Maryville, Mo., recently provided airborne LiDAR services to the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) on two major highway projects.
It’s been a year since the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) announced its official launch at the SPAR International conference and began accepting members. What's next on the organization's agenda?
The oil and gas and mining industries have traditionally relied heavily on underground surveying methods that are costly, time-consuming and involve a substantial amount of drilling. A breakthrough technology promises to improve the process.
In the September 2020 issue of POB, see how Dewberry’s “complex” and “challenging” QL0 LiDAR
for the Tallahassee-Leon County GIS Landbase Update Project achieves the highest levels of topographic accuracy the region has on record.