By On July 30, 2018

How Can Stormwater Be Smart?

In today’s world, it seems like everything is smart. Smart phones. Smart cars. Smart homes. Smart buildings. But what does that label “smart” really mean? And how can we apply it to our communities and environments? Gone are the days when smart referred to humans and their intellectual prowess. Currently, smart refers to a level […]

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By On July 13, 2018

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Everyone has heard the age-old saying, “Work smarter, not harder.” Nowhere is this concept more applicable than as a result of the Internet of Things’ aptitude for automating and communicating manual tasks. Tracking the daily measurements of seemingly unchanging interior spaces can be terribly tedious. Yet when large, heavy equipment begins shifting positions, the demand […]

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By On June 26, 2018

Saying Goodbye: The Vanishing Reality of NAD83 and NAVD88

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 […]

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By On June 19, 2018

Micro-Scale Photogrammetry: UAS for Construction Monitoring

Point 1: Photogrammetry is not a new science. For hundreds of years, photogrammetry has been applied successfully across varied and vast geospatial extents to help users understand and analyze their environments. Point 2: Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) allow for the quick and efficient acquisition of aerial imagery—the very building blocks of photogrammetry. A single UAS […]

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