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The thought of the next generation of professional land surveyors and geospatial professionals has a lot of people askin...
08/13/2021

The thought of the next generation of professional land surveyors and geospatial professionals has a lot of people asking themselves some serious—and scary—questions these days. We’ve all seen the shrinking numbers of new PLS licenses and heard about the rising age of the “average” surveyor.

https://www.xyht.com/surveying/generation-surveyor/

#xyht #august2021issue #generationsurveyor #surveyor #landsurveying #profession #nextgeneration #gnss #rtk #gps

The thought of the next generation of professional land surveyors and geospatial professionals has a lot of people asking themselves some serious—and scary—questions these days. We’ve all seen the shrinking numbers of new PLS licenses and heard about the rising age of the “average” surveyor.

https://www.xyht.com/surveying/generation-surveyor/

#xyht #august2021issue #generationsurveyor #surveyor #landsurveying #profession #nextgeneration #gnss #rtk #gps

May 1982: Using a single-beam laser to create a mapping profile in the Amazon jungle was a hint at aerial technologies t...
08/12/2021

May 1982: Using a single-beam laser to create a mapping profile in the Amazon jungle was a hint at aerial technologies to come.

https://www.xyht.com/aerialuas/looking-back/

#xyht #heights2021 #laser #mapping #aerial #uas #amazon

May 1982: Using a single-beam laser to create a mapping profile in the Amazon jungle was a hint at aerial technologies to come.

https://www.xyht.com/aerialuas/looking-back/

#xyht #heights2021 #laser #mapping #aerial #uas #amazon

In 2008, a 3D laser scanner and point cloud software became a staple on the new A&E TV show “Crime 360.” Later, the prim...
08/11/2021

In 2008, a 3D laser scanner and point cloud software became a staple on the new A&E TV show “Crime 360.” Later, the primetime NBC show, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” showcased the technology in multiple episodes. Those shows helped trigger crime labs and other forensic departments to check out the technology and the snowball started rolling.

https://www.xyht.com/lidarimaging/the-early-days-of-3d-scanning-part-14-final/

#xyht #august2021issue #forensics #scanning #3dscanning #pointcloud

In 2008, a 3D laser scanner and point cloud software became a staple on the new A&E TV show “Crime 360.” Later, the primetime NBC show, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” showcased the technology in multiple episodes. Those shows helped trigger crime labs and other forensic departments to check out the technology and the snowball started rolling.

https://www.xyht.com/lidarimaging/the-early-days-of-3d-scanning-part-14-final/

#xyht #august2021issue #forensics #scanning #3dscanning #pointcloud

GeoSearch, Inc. is the leading Geoscience recruiting company in mapping and geospatial! Whether you have positions to fi...
08/11/2021

GeoSearch, Inc. is the leading Geoscience recruiting company in mapping and geospatial! Whether you have positions to fill or are looking for a job, GeoSearch can help.

www.geosearch.com

#geospatial #helpwanted #jobseekers #employment @geosearch

GeoSearch, Inc. is the leading Geoscience recruiting company in mapping and geospatial! Whether you have positions to fill or are looking for a job, GeoSearch can help.

www.geosearch.com

#geospatial #helpwanted #jobseekers #employment @geosearch

Far and away the most valuable aspect that remote sensing has improved for land surveying data collection efforts is saf...
08/10/2021

Far and away the most valuable aspect that remote sensing has improved for land surveying data collection efforts is safety.

https://www.xyht.com/aerialuas/remote-sensing-its-about-the-safety/

#xyht #fieldnotes #remotesensing #drones #uas #insar #bim #photogrammetry

Far and away the most valuable aspect that remote sensing has improved for land surveying data collection efforts is safety.

https://www.xyht.com/aerialuas/remote-sensing-its-about-the-safety/

#xyht #fieldnotes #remotesensing #drones #uas #insar #bim #photogrammetry

The ability to capture accurate points from a distance with images provides a significant leap in safety and efficiency ...
08/05/2021

The ability to capture accurate points from a distance with images provides a significant leap in safety and efficiency for subsurface utility engineering.

https://www.xyht.com/gnsslocation-tech/gnss-innovation-keeps-utility-surveyors-safer/

#xyht
#gnssandsurveyors
#august2021issue
#sue #gnss #surveyor #cad #rtk #3D #bim #gpr #laserscanning

Leica Geosystems

The ability to capture accurate points from a distance with images provides a significant leap in safety and efficiency for subsurface utility engineering.

https://www.xyht.com/gnsslocation-tech/gnss-innovation-keeps-utility-surveyors-safer/

#xyht
#gnssandsurveyors
#august2021issue
#sue #gnss #surveyor #cad #rtk #3D #bim #gpr #laserscanning

Leica Geosystems

If airborne lidar can create an exact replica of Earth, will it help future geospatial professionals and scientists unde...
08/04/2021

If airborne lidar can create an exact replica of Earth, will it help future geospatial professionals and scientists understand the history of our planet?

https://www.xyht.com/lidarimaging/creating-earths-digital-twin/

#xyht
#heights2021
#creatingearthsdigitaltwin
#earth #lidar #drones #3D #archaeology

If airborne lidar can create an exact replica of Earth, will it help future geospatial professionals and scientists understand the history of our planet?

https://www.xyht.com/lidarimaging/creating-earths-digital-twin/

#xyht
#heights2021
#creatingearthsdigitaltwin
#earth #lidar #drones #3D #archaeology

With America, Russia, China, and the EU all now having GNSS constellations operating, what does it mean for surveyors an...
08/02/2021

With America, Russia, China, and the EU all now having GNSS constellations operating, what does it mean for surveyors and geospatial professionals?

https://www.xyht.com/gnsslocation-tech/a-better-gnss/

#gnss #galileo #beidou #satellite #geospatial #GLONASS #gps
NSPS - The National Society of Professional Surveyors

With America, Russia, China, and the EU all now having GNSS constellations operating, what does it mean for surveyors and geospatial professionals?

https://www.xyht.com/gnsslocation-tech/a-better-gnss/

#gnss #galileo #beidou #satellite #geospatial #GLONASS #gps
NSPS - The National Society of Professional Surveyors

As we were finishing at 3:30 that afternoon, I reminded him that we would need to work until 5:30 in the evening to get ...
07/30/2021

As we were finishing at 3:30 that afternoon, I reminded him that we would need to work until 5:30 in the evening to get the full mandatory 10 hours. He said, “It’s too damned hot out here to work that many hours in the field! I’m going to rescind that order to work 10-hour days.”

https://www.xyht.com/surveying/a-hard-days-work/

#xyht
#july2021issue
#aharddayswork
#summer #surveying #landsurveyor

As we were finishing at 3:30 that afternoon, I reminded him that we would need to work until 5:30 in the evening to get the full mandatory 10 hours. He said, “It’s too damned hot out here to work that many hours in the field! I’m going to rescind that order to work 10-hour days.”

https://www.xyht.com/surveying/a-hard-days-work/

#xyht
#july2021issue
#aharddayswork
#summer #surveying #landsurveyor

Douglass Houghton was Michigan’s first state ge­ologist, but he was also a mineralogist, chemist, doctor, politician, an...
07/27/2021

Douglass Houghton was Michigan’s first state ge­ologist, but he was also a mineralogist, chemist, doctor, politician, and surveyor. His love was the natural world, and in the mid-19th century he led a linear and geological survey of the state’s Upper Peninsula.

https://www.xyht.com/spatial-itgis/teaching-the-future/

#xyht
#july2021issue
#teachingthefuture
#michigantech #MTU #houghton #michigan #UP #education

Michigan Technological University
NSPS - The National Society of Professional Surveyors
Michigan Tech Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Douglass Houghton was Michigan’s first state ge­ologist, but he was also a mineralogist, chemist, doctor, politician, and surveyor. His love was the natural world, and in the mid-19th century he led a linear and geological survey of the state’s Upper Peninsula.

https://www.xyht.com/spatial-itgis/teaching-the-future/

#xyht
#july2021issue
#teachingthefuture
#michigantech #MTU #houghton #michigan #UP #education

Michigan Technological University
NSPS - The National Society of Professional Surveyors
Michigan Tech Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Surveyors have a rich history that is highlighted in almost all surveying magazines with incredible stories ranging from...
07/26/2021

Surveyors have a rich history that is highlighted in almost all surveying magazines with incredible stories ranging from alligators encounters to scaling the highest mountains in the world.

https://www.xyht.com/spatial-itgis/surveying-and-gis-its-and-not-or/

#xyht
#july2021issue
#surveyingandgis
#surveying #gis #gnss #gps

Surveyors have a rich history that is highlighted in almost all surveying magazines with incredible stories ranging from alligators encounters to scaling the highest mountains in the world.

https://www.xyht.com/spatial-itgis/surveying-and-gis-its-and-not-or/

#xyht
#july2021issue
#surveyingandgis
#surveying #gis #gnss #gps

Two senators have reintroduced the Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform (FLAIR) Act, a bipartisan bill to create a single...
07/26/2021

Two senators have reintroduced the Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform (FLAIR) Act, a bipartisan bill to create a single database for lands owned by the federal government.

https://www.xyht.com/cartography-2/senators-reintroduce-federal-land-asset-flair-act-bill/

#xyht #FLAIR #news #legislation

Two senators have reintroduced the Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform (FLAIR) Act, a bipartisan bill to create a single database for lands owned by the federal government.

https://www.xyht.com/cartography-2/senators-reintroduce-federal-land-asset-flair-act-bill/

#xyht #FLAIR #news #legislation

Grab your coffee and catch up on the geospatial news from the past week including companies such as Esri and AEye, Inc. ...
07/24/2021

Grab your coffee and catch up on the geospatial news from the past week including companies such as Esri and AEye, Inc.

https://www.xyht.com/pressreleases/xyht-weekly-news-recap-07-23-2021/

#xyht #news #lidar #esri #vexcel #hexagon #satellite #amc

Grab your coffee and catch up on the geospatial news from the past week including companies such as Esri and AEye, Inc.

https://www.xyht.com/pressreleases/xyht-weekly-news-recap-07-23-2021/

#xyht #news #lidar #esri #vexcel #hexagon #satellite #amc

Saving the Big Cats with GIS - “GIS lets us see the distribution of our bomas and know which areas we haven’t covered,” ...
07/22/2021

Saving the Big Cats with GIS -

“GIS lets us see the distribution of our bomas and know which areas we haven’t covered,” she said. “We can go there and find out why people in this area are not applying for bomas. Is it that there is no conflict? Is it that they are not aware of the boma program?”

https://www.xyht.com/spatial-itgis/saving-the-big-cats-with-gis/

#xyht
#July2021issue
#africa #locationintelligence #gis #bomas #bornfree #kenya #iucn

Saving the Big Cats with GIS -

“GIS lets us see the distribution of our bomas and know which areas we haven’t covered,” she said. “We can go there and find out why people in this area are not applying for bomas. Is it that there is no conflict? Is it that they are not aware of the boma program?”

https://www.xyht.com/spatial-itgis/saving-the-big-cats-with-gis/

#xyht
#July2021issue
#africa #locationintelligence #gis #bomas #bornfree #kenya #iucn

I’m sure some surveyors love doing construction stakeout. Even with the advent of GPS machine control and the associated...
07/20/2021

I’m sure some surveyors love doing construction stakeout. Even with the advent of GPS machine control and the associated modeling that goes with that type of work, there are still a lot of stakes being driven into the ground. I am one who would be happy to never pound another stake.

https://www.xyht.com/surveying/a-hard-days-work/

#xyht
#july2021issue
#aharddayswork
#summer #surveying #landsurveyor

I’m sure some surveyors love doing construction stakeout. Even with the advent of GPS machine control and the associated modeling that goes with that type of work, there are still a lot of stakes being driven into the ground. I am one who would be happy to never pound another stake.

https://www.xyht.com/surveying/a-hard-days-work/

#xyht
#july2021issue
#aharddayswork
#summer #surveying #landsurveyor

07/20/2021

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When you join a start-up, as I did in 1998 with 3D laser scanning pioneer Cyra Technologies, you worry about two things....
07/19/2021

When you join a start-up, as I did in 1998 with 3D laser scanning pioneer Cyra Technologies, you worry about two things. One is if your start-up’s “new thing” will catch on in the market and your company will survive. The second is if a competitor will “out-invent” you with something better (and your company won’t survive), not uncommon in high-tech.

https://www.xyht.com/lidarimaging/early-3d-scanning-competition-1998-2000-part-13/

#xyht
#july2021issue
#early3dscanningcompetition
#Geodude
#3dscanning #cyratechnologies #riegl #leica #mensi #k2t

When you join a start-up, as I did in 1998 with 3D laser scanning pioneer Cyra Technologies, you worry about two things. One is if your start-up’s “new thing” will catch on in the market and your company will survive. The second is if a competitor will “out-invent” you with something better (and your company won’t survive), not uncommon in high-tech.

https://www.xyht.com/lidarimaging/early-3d-scanning-competition-1998-2000-part-13/

#xyht
#july2021issue
#early3dscanningcompetition
#Geodude
#3dscanning #cyratechnologies #riegl #leica #mensi #k2t

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Turning sadness into global action, learn the backstory of why International Surveyors Week is so important to me - any why it should be important to you as a hashtag #surveyor #landsurveying #surveying
What a wonderful post: I am one of those 88 year old surveyor who talks to the trees and birds. the forests and boundary surveys are my home.
Asa retired California Land Surveyor, I receive the XHHT monthly magazine. I am interested in the laws which pertain to the use of UAVs (drones) and the surveyor's right of entry. I experienced an "invasion of privacy" recently by a surveyor who was using a drone for aerial data collection whereby he flew the drone over my property without advance notification. He was working on a proposed cell site next door but flew past an open bathroom window on my house while my wife was taking a bath on a warm summer day. She was somewhat taken by surprise. Has anyone submitted any articles on this subject? I would like to know more about the legal responsibilities associated with the use of UAV or UAS.
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I am in need of a user manual for a TOPCON GTS-3D. Not a 3, not a 3B, not a 3C. Original, copy, or scan will be OK. Please reply to ingramATcfwDOTcom
Some cool aerial footage of an Antelope running across our job site. It's part of aerial video we recently collected for an engineering construction project in Utah. See our website for more details. arizonasurveying.com https://youtu.be/CVa40vIFAZE
This was an interesting historic survey we did near Winslow, Arizona. Check it out :-)
FYI - Your Archives Page for Professional Surveyor Magazine expired on June 25th, which may have been on purpose, but it means that those of use using problems from the old "Problem Corner" as teaching aids for our future-surveyor kids, can no longer check the results of our work. Just an FYI. Thanks!