Category: Mapping & CAD

2017 MAPPS Winter Conference
LiDAR & Imaging
Wendell

2017 MAPPS Winter Conference

MAPPS (An Association of Photogrammetry, Mapping and Geospatial Firms) has announced their 2017 Winter Conference, which will be held January 13 through 17, 2017 at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Florida.

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Following Familial Footsteps
Land Surveying
gschrock

Following Familial Footsteps

Some people have an affinity for surveying or a related field ?n their blood,?and quite a few have it, literally, ?n their bloodlines.?There are a lot of multi-generational practices. These are more common among small, local firms providing, say, residential lot surveys; the nature of these firms means that they are often sole-proprietor with local knowledge and a client base that makes the following of one? parent? footsteps an attractive option.

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New Kespry Drone Features 2x Coverage and No Joystick
LiDAR & Imaging
Wendell

New Kespry Drone Features 2x Coverage and Full Automation

Kespry, which designs automated drone systems for commercial use, today announced the new Kespry Drone 2.0. The new lighter-weight drone flies 2X as long, covers 2X the ground area, and has 2X the wind resilience, due to the new airframe, battery, and flight system improvements.

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St. Augustine Mapped Using UAS
Mapping & CAD
Wendell

St. Augustine To Be Mapped Using UAS

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.

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GNSS & Geodesy
gschrock

Geography Professor Pikachu?*

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.

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Raising A State Plane Projection
GNSS & Geodesy
MathTeacher

Raising A State Plane Projection

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? post prompted me to do. Let? 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.

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Demystifying Mobile Mapping
LiDAR & Imaging
Moe Shetty

Demystifying Mobile Mapping

How could measurements taken from a moving vehicle possibly yield surety in high precision and accuracy? These are questions we hear from surveyors in particular as masters of professional determinations of boundary and other spatial elements that require assurance.

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U. S. Senate Passes Digital Coast Act of 2015
Business & Legal
Wendell

U. S. Senate Passes Digital Coast Act of 2015

Today, April 27, 2016, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation approved the Digital Coast Act of 2015. The Act, known as S. 2325 and backed by the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), was approved without opposition.

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To Drone Or Not To Drone
Land Surveying
Wendell

To Drone Or Not To Drone

Whether you call them “drones” or “UAV” (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) or just consider them toys, they are still a new technology that is causing a

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