In an industry of rapidly developing advancements in technologies used in design, construction, maintenance and the life cycle of facilities the need for well-defined documents addressing issues of qualifications, specifications, accuracy and uniform proposal responses are critical. On Jan. 7, 2015, the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) published of its introductory set of Building Documentation Standards/Specifications.
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International LiDAR Mapping Forum is a technical conference and exhibition focused on data acquisition, fusion, processing & point clouds for aerial surveying and mapping used to support transport, urban modeling, coastal zone mapping, utility asset management and more.
one week and 3 days ago
Global positioning technology is most often associated with GPS navigation in vehicles and locational services on mobile devices. But with the growth of big data initiatives, which combine data from many different sources and then analyze and draw actionable conclusions from it, more companies are innovating new business contexts in which to deploy GPS.
one month and 6 days ago
MAPPS Executive Director John Palatiello called on state legislatures to exempt aerial surveying and mapping from any legislation limiting unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or unmanned aerial systems (UAS), sometimes derisively called "drones."
about one month and 7 days ago
Mother Nature really pulled a joke on us this year. Up to 7 feet of snow blanketed parts of western New York, then flooding; Detroit already has seen its seasonal snowfall; Buffalo 8 feet of snow in one day; 80 percent of California is in either extreme or exceptional drought; lava flowing like molasses in Hawaii and in the Midwest where the temperature can swing in extremes of 100 degrees we do not welcome the frigid temperatures we have seen before Thanksgiving.
As a land surveyor in the Midwest we learn to acclimate to extreme weather, however according to Survival Magazine it is easier to acclimate to heat than it is to cold. Query any job description for a land surveyor and they all state “must be able to work in extreme weather conditions.”
Michael R. Frecks, LS
one month and 2 weeks ago
The members of MAPPS, the national association of private sector geospatial firms, will have the opportunity to learn about, discuss and debate the threats and opportunities presented by emerging and disruptive technology at the MAPPS Winter Conference to be held Jan. 25–29, 2015, in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.
The Chair of the MAPPS Program Committee, Mike Tully, President and CEO of Aerial Services, Inc., describes the agenda as “covering changes in the market from a business and a technical standpoint that are emerging as opportunities or maybe as threats by infringing on traditional practices. We communicate a great mix of information using new technology briefings, updates on UAVs and other FAA policies, ‘best practice’ presentations, and the status of upcoming government opportunities.”