Geospatial Highlights Week of 4/12

Each week GeoDataPoint finds a selection of good reads related to hot topics in the geospatial community. This week, Google is making headlines with its purchase of solar-powered drone company Titan Aerospace; read about a University of Connecticut researcher's pioneering LiDAR project, which recently earned international acclaim for uncovering Rhode Island history; and a drone bill sparks constitutional debate in Louisiana Senate committee.

Benita Mehta 4 days ago

USIBD Seeks Feedback to Impact Industry Standards

Owners, architects, engineers and general contractors: Are you having difficulties receiving building documentation information that meets your project’s needs?  USIBD is here to help. During the next four weeks we are looking for feedback from all industries and professions that have an interest in the building documentation industry of our draft Request For Qualifications (RFQ), 3D Imaging Specification, Level Of Accuracy (LOA) Specification, Request For Proposal (RFP), and their associated user guides.

Carlos Gregory Velazquez 10 April 2014

Digital Film: A New Era of Sensors for Surveying and Mapping

We are entering a new era for sensors that will reshape the quality of data that geomatics and surveying professionals have to work with—for the better. More significantly, the advancements in sensors will alter the way that collection companies work with their clients, and that new relationship will enable each tier of the geospatial industry to pursue higher-level, higher-margin work than in the past.

Dr. Armando Guevara 10 April 2014

Geospatial Highlights From Around the Web

Each week GeoDataPoint finds a selection of good reads related to hot topics in the geospatial community. This week, find out about NASA's new airborne mission to measure the snowpack of major mountain watersheds in California; learn why drones may be reshaping the mining industry; and read about a Houston missing-persons search group fighting an FAA order to stop using unmanned aircraft.

Benita Mehta 08 April 2014

Open Source from Boundless Allows Flexibility, Creativity

Since its origin in the 1980s, development of open source software has picked up momentum and acceptance has become widespread. It is clearly not a passing fad and now forms the foundation of nearly every large and successful internet company, from open source providers like Red Hat to proprietary enterprises like Facebook, Google and Amazon.

Linda Duffy 03 April 2014