In a global economy, the future for manufacturers will be presiding over a network of factories producing different parts, subassemblies and final assemblies throughout the world—with the ability to trigger next step processes in plants that are half a world away, and run by robots and other automated instrumentation.
Mary Shacklett 5 days ago
“I wish I had known then what I know now” might be a familiar sentiment after a newly purchased piece of equipment or software does not live up to everyone’s expectations. Even if you do your homework before making an important purchase, there will always be surprises that can derail the intended plan. So before jumping on the unmanned aerial system (UAS) bandwagon, there are several significant factors to take into consideration that will improve the probability of success.
Linda Duffy 09 October 2014
Visual Intelligence took the big prize last week at the 8th annual MAPPS Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Awards ceremony in Alexandria, Va. The geospatial company won the Grand Award with their patented new method for coupling sensors into a single housing. Visual Intelligence's iOne SRK allows for reconfiguration of the sensors to meet the unique Geospatial demands of their clients. The ceremony took place at the 2014 Geospatial and Engineering International Marketing Conference on Sept. 25.
Benita Mehta 30 September 2014
For most surveying projects, speed, efficiency and accuracy of measurements are paramount. Since time truly is money in the surveying business, the goal is to reduce random error inherent in survey measurements.
Robert Galvin 30 September 2014
In March 2014, a mobile app named RiALITY was released by RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems for viewing and navigating LiDAR point clouds on an iPad with the added functionality of augmented reality for projecting point clouds into the real world. Over the past six months, there has been enthusiastic feedback from users and an expectation for future development.
Linda Duffy 25 September 2014
Teaming arrangements between county, state and federal partners have become commonplace as a funding mechanism for orthoimagery and LiDAR projects throughout the U.S. Municipalities, councils of governments (COG) and private companies are also taking part by contributing money for buy-ups to get higher resolution and better accuracy over specific areas of interest.
Linda Duffy 18 September 2014
The MAPPS 2014 Summer Conference in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, included a number of sessions focused on the timely topic of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The information shared included everything from potential applications of UAS data, evaluation criteria for UAS data, different types of UAS sensors and platforms, and the process to go through to legally fly a UAS in the United States today.
Linda Duffy 05 September 2014
Eighty-six percent of U.S. and Canadian construction contractors have been using building information modeling (BIM) for three or more years, with almost half of contractors from large and mid-sized companies claiming highly advanced BIM skills.