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