As a central part of system automation and informed decision making, business analytics and the use of big data will play a major role in supply chain, logistics and infrastructure management. Today, the Internet of Things (IoT), with its sensors that record information along the points in the supply chain and transportation infrastructures, can alert managers of traffic jams, infrastructure repair needs and the timeliness of goods transport. This sensor tracking is particularly effective when it links into GPS tracking and geographic information systems (GIS).
If you agree with the old saying, “Many hands make light work,” you understand why crowdsourcing is an excellent approach for filling gaps and improving accuracy in maps. The practice has been used online for more than a decade and has proven highly effective in identifying and updating many types of geospatial information.
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The pervasive presence of geospatial information — Google Earth, vehicle navigation systems, smartphones and location-based services to name a few — is having a big effect. Today’s geospatial-savvy clients are requesting comprehensive data, sophisticated deliverables and rapid delivery. In order to provide the tools needed to meet these requirements, geospatial business is evolving and expanding to provide services that go far beyond the traditional role of basic positioning and measurement.
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Mary E. Shacklett
The year 2016 will be a year of continuous improvements and new technology debuts for both drones and driverless cars. While many of these improvements will be in the areas of LiDAR, sensors, GPS and new computer chip and storage technologies, there are also policy and ergonomics considerations that enter into these seven notable trends.
Mary E. Shacklett
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Latest TerraGo Edge version available now on iOS and Android.
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New CAD tools allow 2D design work from 3D point cloud data.
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Despite the potential benefits that augmented reality (AR) can deliver to surveyors and builders, the technology is relatively unexploited. One reason is that decision makers in these industries — like those in other industries — really don’t know very much about what augmented reality is, or how it can bring business benefits to their organizations. There are several steps companies can take to test the waters for new AR apps that can benefit their businesses without prematurely committing their budgets.