Unmanned Systems

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), and Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV).

Bridging the surveying-GIS gap

At the recent Surveying-GIS Summit, I had an opportunity to reflect on the "gap." With all the opinions about the gap and its depth and width, it was a good thing that more than 400 people gathered to talk about how to bridge it.

A conference trifecta for engineers

Engineers explore design-build, technology for highways and bridges, and water quality topics at conferences this fall.

Project Case Study: High-definition surveying

Laser scanning produces highly accurate digital terrain models and as-built drawings of a busy Dallas highway without closing lanes or endangering surveyors.

Software, surveying, leak detection,

Software links paper plots to digital modelsBentley Systems, Inc., released ProjectWise Dynamic Plot V8i, which uses the publishing capabilities of ProjectWise InterPlot to add...

Planning challenges in surveying and mapping businesses

I have alluded in other columns to the dwindling number of licensed surveyors. Those leaving the ranks each year because of retirement, death, or other reasons far outnumber new registrants.

Questions about surveying and mapping support in Katrinas wake

This column is a small exposition of current mapping and surveying technology that, coupled with appropriate realtime sensors and other technologies, could have been used effectively to manage the response to the hurricane.

Land surveying: Profession or trade?

A new bill in New Jersey that would make it easier to meet state requirements for taking the surveying licensing exam is supported by some licensed engineers and others who feel that land surveying is not a real profession.

Cleaning up the Keys

Vacuum sewers reduce wastewater problems that threaten the islands— aquatic environment and economy.

Land Surveying Versus Geomatics

In many of my columns and presentations, I have discussed the term geomatics being a more inclusive word to cover such related disciplines as surveying, mapping, and spatial data analysis.

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