Posts by Qassim.Abdullah:

Saying Goodbye: The Vanishing Reality of NAD83 and NAVD88

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 By Qassim Abdullah fresh ideas, in the works

I recently attended the National Geodetic Survey’s (NGS) workshop on the future of the horizontal and vertical datums. Industry leaders and software companies gathered with NGS representatives to discuss the logistics and implications of migrating to new datums. Since the 1980s, the United States and some North American neighbors have used the North American Datum […]

Top 7 Geospatial Trends to Watch in 2018

Friday, January 12th, 2018 By Qassim Abdullah cool things, fresh ideas

Let’s talk geospatial trends. Here are the seven that I predict will dominate the geospatial community’s 2018 conversation:

Small UAS: Don’t Be Disrupted By Disruptive Technology

Monday, November 20th, 2017 By Qassim Abdullah cool things, fresh ideas, white papers

Drones, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)—whatever you prefer to call them—are taking the geospatial community by surprise. UAS are almost becoming disruptive technology, or new technology introduced to society that deviates from the norm and changes the way we do business.

USGS Finds a Trusted Partner in Woolpert for Testing New Lidar Tech

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 By Qassim Abdullah cool things, fresh ideas

Last year, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) wanted a trusted partner to help evaluate the new lidar technologies of Geiger Mode and Single Photon that were recently introduced to the market by Harris Corp. and Sigma Space Corp. (now Hexagon), respectively. Our well-respected reputation and technical expertise in the field made the case for […]