New Version of Microsurvey STAR*NET Gets High Marks for Improved Functionality

For most surveying projects, speed, efficiency and accuracy of measurements are paramount. Since time truly is money in the surveying business, the goal is to reduce random error inherent in survey measurements.

Robert Galvin 21 hours ago

Experience Augmented Reality with RIEGL RiALITY

In March 2014, a mobile app named RiALITY was released by RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems for viewing and navigating LiDAR point clouds on an iPad with the added functionality of augmented reality for projecting point clouds into the real world. Over the past six months, there has been enthusiastic feedback from users and an expectation for future development.

Linda Duffy 6 days ago

Leverage the Trend for Teaming into New Revenue Streams

Teaming arrangements between county, state and federal partners have become commonplace as a funding mechanism for orthoimagery and LiDAR projects throughout the U.S. Municipalities, councils of governments (COG) and private companies are also taking part by contributing money for buy-ups to get higher resolution and better accuracy over specific areas of interest.

Linda Duffy 18 September 2014

UAVs Solve Environmental Mapping Issues

As global commerce expands, developing countries with emerging economies become destinations for goods—and as global warming disrupts weather patterns, catastrophic events like tsunamis and floods become more impactful.

Mary Shacklett 12 September 2014

Computer Vision: Foundation of Automated UAS Data Processing

The MAPPS 2014 Summer Conference in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, included a number of sessions focused on the timely topic of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The information shared included everything from potential applications of UAS data, evaluation criteria for UAS data, different types of UAS sensors and platforms, and the process to go through to legally fly a UAS in the United States today.

Linda Duffy 05 September 2014

BIM Saves Money and Effort in Building Construction

Eighty-six percent of U.S. and Canadian construction contractors have been using building information modeling (BIM) for three or more years, with almost half of contractors from large and mid-sized companies claiming highly advanced BIM skills.

Mary Shacklett 04 September 2014