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A Primer In Vertical Datums

A Primer In Vertical Datums

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.

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Winners of the 2016 NCEES Surveying Education Award

Winners of the 2016 NCEES Surveying Education Award

NCEES has announced the recipients of the inaugural NCEES Surveying Education Award. This annual award recognizes surveying programs that best reflect the organization? mission to advance licensure for engineers and surveyors in order to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

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St. Augustine Mapped Using UAS

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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Oregon GNSS Users Group

Hands-On Surveying with UAS (Drones)

Once again, the Oregon GNSS Users Group shines with their latest educational opportunity in Salem, Oregon on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. The workshop, Hands-On Surveying With USA (Drones), is an all-day workshop.

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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

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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Topcon Introduces Elite Survey Suite

Topcon introduces Elite Survey Suite

Topcon Positioning Group announces a new suite featuring four integrated solutions ?three hardware products ?used?by a single software solution ?designed to provide professionals with a powerful and complete survey system.

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