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The future of surveying? Quantum computing and blockchain

Forty-four years ago, the U.S. government introduced the global navigation satellite system — what's known today as GPS. I remember attending a seminar where this amazing technology was described with speculation about its application in surveying. Since those early...

source: By Robert W. Foster, The American Surveyor
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An experimental service unveiled by IBM Research looks to plumb the depths of mounting geospatial and temporal data generated by satellites, drones and sensor networks. The cloud-based service called Physical Analytics Integrated Data Repository and Services, or PAIRS,...

source: Datanami

The history of Tuck Mapping Solutions and LiDAR began in the 1990s with our firm flying a LiDAR system for Airborne Laser Mapping. Dave Ward had a project for a developer near Williamsburg, Va. It ran along Interstate-64. He asked us to fly his system because our Piper Navajo...

source: Point of Beginning

I've been thinking about the issue of automation and robots and their impact on the geospatial profession. I think it's good news. So, let's get started on dispelling the idea that "the 'bots are coming for my job!" Here are two reasons why that's not going to happen. ...

source: xyHt

Precise Point Positioning techniques can be defined as processes where a single GNSS receiver can precisely compute its position (down to centimeter level) by autonomously correcting its raw pseudorange and carrier phase measurements using the PPP correction message content....

source: Inside GNSS

The emergence of inexpensive small unmanned aircraft systems has led to adversarial groups threatening deployed U.S. forces, especially infantry units, according to a new report. Although the U.S. Army and the U.S. Department of Defense are developing tactics and systems...

source: GPS World

NSPS lobbyist John "JB" Byrd recently met with Kristin Gaspar (R), a candidate for an open seat in the...

source: NSPS


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