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 December 14, 2017

The Eyeball Perspective

Cartography offers an opportunity to view our world from a variety of unique perspectives. For thousands of years, cartographers have tried to create flat representations of our round planet by partitioning, measuring, mosaicking and controlling its surface. Modern cartography has further unlocked entire industries of analysis and intelligent decision-making about the land and our impact […]

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By On September 6, 2017

You’re Thinking About Open Data?

Open data is a trendy topic. From the federal data.gov portal to the Federal Geographic Data Committee’s GeoPlatform to state and local government open data portals, an increasing amount of government data is being made available as open data. What’s driving this? Citizens demand more government transparency and access to government-owned information. Many states, counties […]

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By On August 22, 2014

The Development of Crop Monitoring Tech: Part 1

In collaboration with Air Force Research Labs (AFRL), the Ohio State University (OSU) and the Design Knowledge Company (TDKC), our new research project could mean overall better crop yields, a benefit to both farmers and the general public alike.

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