A best practice for driverless trucks that most everyone agrees with is that these trucks can be productively used to haul extremely hazardous materials, or to gain access to difficult or dangerous terrain. It is a major reason why mining and oil and gas exploration companies are leading the way in driverless truck adoption.
The point of a water well is, of course, to produce water, so the objective is always to place it in a spot where the aquifer is plentiful. With that in mind, an aquifer mapping project is being worked out in Sioux Falls, S.D., to paint a comprehensive picture of what lies below in the Big Sioux Aquifer. Over the course of four days in October, a cylindrical sensor was flown about 30 meters above the section of the aquifer that Sioux Falls has water rights to. It collected raw data about the physical characteristics of the subsurface, which will be handed over to USGS to process further into a comprehensive groundwater model for the city to refer to.
2 weeks and 2 days ago
The RIEGL VMQ-450 is a compact single scanner mapping system that works for a variety of mobile mapping applications.
one month and 2 weeks ago
The ability to access surveying tools and maps by simply tapping into it from a mobile device or a laptop gives surveyors on-the-ground, real time information when they need it, and also gives them a place to store new survey data without having to worry about transporting their data to a physical facility. The survey information they gather can then be further integrated into other data or applications in the cloud, or ultimately integrated with survey data that is stored at the home office.
3 months and 4 weeks ago
As I sit back, being a bit long in the tooth in my chosen profession, I have reflected on how my role has changed from when I entered into the craft. So for those of you that have been around long enough to know what “long in the tooth” means or for those that have your whole career before you, I offer you my levels of the profession.
4 months and one week ago
Integrated systems enable geospatial professionals to provide new value in services and deliverables.
5 months and one week ago
These days, the word drone is used to refer to just about any kind of remote-controlled, unmanned aircraft. That could mean a consumer-grade quadcopter or a slightly more advanced octocopter. But it has a negative connotation. It hasn’t helped any that many of these quadcopters in the hands of amateurs have caused further negative impact on a technology that has proven a valuable tool for commercial use. Regardless of size, the responsibility to fly safely applies equally to manned and unmanned aircraft operations.
Michael R. Frecks, LS
5 months and 2 weeks ago
Interesting projects were in abundance at the recent RIEGL LiDAR conferences in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China, but cave explorers seemed to capture everyone’s attention. Andy Eavis and Richard Walters, of the British Caving Association, discussed their project during a user session in Hong Kong and also offered a keynote presentation at the start of the Guangzhou conference.