A vertical datum is technically, a surface of zero elevation to which heights of various points are referred in order that those heights be in a consistent system.
NCEES has announced the recipients of the inaugural NCEES Surveying Education Award. This annual award recognizes surveying programs that best reflect the organization’s mission to advance licensure for engineers and surveyors in order to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
The highest achievers on the TSA Surveying Course were commended for their diligence and professionalism by tutors and industry professionals at The Survey School’s (UK) annual graduation day ceremony.
Atlantic Geomatics will be utilizing their Burial Ground Management System to combine drone images with headstone photographs and scanned documents dating back hundreds of years to help visitors easily find the graves of their predecessors.
An unlikely event is getting our kids outside, interacting with maps, and utilizing GPS and might very well be the grand coordinated global geo-education event many have been hoping for – at least laterally.
Back in January, 2016, Loyal Olson described a consulting project that required raising a state plane so that ground distances were very close to grid distances and state plane grid azimuths were preserved. The purpose of this post is to share the results of the research that Loyal’s post prompted me to do. Let’s explore the relationships and mathematics that make it possible to raise a Lambert state plane projection to provide ground distances and grid azimuths over a limited area.
Topcon Positioning Group announces a new suite featuring four integrated solutions — three hardware products “fused” by a single software solution — designed to provide professionals with a powerful and complete survey system.
Today marks the sixth year since I launched this website. Many of you came to know it as “BeerLeg”, which was the original name I established for it. It didn’t hurt that the domain name was available at the time as well. As of this month, our website merged with RPLS Today and it has a very bright future.
Milrem and Leica Geosystems today announced Pegasus:Multiscope, the first unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) for off-road use, opening new applications in surveying, security, and monitoring.
It was late in October, the weather had turned cold, at least late in the night and early in morning. Compared to the temperatures of the past summer, with the hot wind blowing in from the east… whereby lies Death Valley. Climbing up to 3600 feet with the frost still on the road is a welcome change. It beats the thermometer pushing 116 degrees Fahrenheit, at 11 in the morning.