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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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Citizen science digital applications that involve maps and mapping are at an all-time high. The expectations of Web 2.0 are fully established, and we are very familiar with the process of contributing data online. Using our smart phones to measure our location on the earth's...

source: Directions Magazine

The miniature UAV, smaller than a human palm, zips right to its human target — identified through facial recognition technology — and pierces the forehead with a projectile, for an instant kill. That harrowing scene takes place in a seven-minute viral video...

source: GPS World

For surveyors, the "unexpected" in the field is not usually welcome. Surprises lead to challenges to resolve, time delays and, often, increased costs. But occasionally, there are pleasant surprises. Like when Even Sellevoll, a survey engineer with Norwegian company, Geomatikk...

source: Point of Beginning

To prepare you for the this blog post, I wish to point out that I am a geospatial expert and can hold my own around the ins and outs of survey, so going to an event at the Ordnance Survey on "3D mapping for the improvement of GNSS in urban areas" was an eye-opener. You see,...

source: xyHt

The federal government is rumored to be nearing a decision about Ligado Networks' request to repurpose its satellite frequencies to also support a ground-based telecom network. Those frequencies neighbor the band used by GPS. Testing done both several years ago and more...

source: Inside GNSS

This is a hypothetical situation — I want to make that perfectly clear. Any resemblance to actual people, places or projects is purely coincidental. I don't need a lawsuit, disciplinary action or to retain an attorney for simply projecting current trends into the...

source: Carl CdeBaca, NSPS Director/Nevada

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