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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By On June 6, 2018

CARTO Locations 2018 – A New Era of GIS

At their Locations conference in Brooklyn this year, CARTO set forth a new vision for their company and the GIS industry, as a whole. CARTO is moving away from “traditional GIS” and focusing their platform on what they call “location intelligence”. Traditionally, GIS has focused on visualization and calculation, but CARTO aims to be in […]

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By On May 15, 2018

Accurate Navigation Coming to a Phone Near You

At last week’s Google I/O developer festival, engineers from Google’s Android location team previewed some exciting advancements coming soon to Android mobile devices. Two technologies will significantly improve location accuracies: Wi-Fi round-trip time (RTT) will enhance indoor location accuracy and enable indoor navigation. Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) will achieve sub-meter location accuracy outdoors in […]

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