Month: June 2009

GPS Surveying Equipment to Help Assess the threat of Land Slips at Waihi Village at Lake Taupo

Hi-tech surveying equipment is to brought in to help assess the threat of land slips at Waihi Village at Lake Taupo. Radio New Zealand News reports that GPS Surveying Equipment to Help Assess the threat of Land Slips at Waihi

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Earth Science Week 2009 Photography Contest “How Climate Shapes My World”

Earth Science Week 2009 Photography Contest. “How Climate Shapes My World” The American Geological Institute (AGI) is sponsoring a photography contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2009. The photography theme for this year is: “How Climate Shapes My World.” The

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New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, August 10, 1902 AU Sable Chasm to be Surveyed for a State Park

I came across this newspaper article from the New-York tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, August 10, 1902. The title of this pictorial is “PICTURESQUE AU SABLE CHASM, NEAR LAKE CHAMPLAIN, IS ABOUT TO BE SURVEYED FOR A STATE PARK (Photographs

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Decline in April Home Prices Better Than Expected According to Forbes.com Consumer Reading In Focus

According to Forbes.com, the decline in April home prices where better than expected. Watch this Forbes.com Consumer Reading In Focus Video to learn more about the April home prices and other financial news.

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National Ocean Service-Diving Deeper Podcast-What are Tides?

National Ocean Service-Diving Deeper Podcast-What are Tides? Learn about tides in this interview with Steve Gill from the Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services. The discussion highlights what causes tides, the factors that affect them, and why we study

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Congratulations to the New Class of CFedS Graduates

Congratulations to the new class of CFedS Graduates! The following list is of the recent June 2009 graduates of the Certified Federal Surveyor (CFeds) program. But first, here is a brief description of the CFedS program: What is a CFedS?

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Boeing Ships Next-Generation GPS Satellite to Cape Canaveral for Tests

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 25, 2009 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has shipped a Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to conduct a series of key tests for the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation

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GPS Hands on Post-Processing Workshop Co-Sponsored by CALS & NES-ACSM

New England Section - ACSM

Course Summary This one-day computer lab workshop co-sponsored by the Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors (CALS) & the New England Section of ACSM (NES-ACSM) is designed to empower surveyors to post process their own single point or pair of points

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Autodesk Announces Availability of Autodesk Navisworks 2010 With New Features for Process and Power Customers

Autodesk Announces Availability of Autodesk Navisworks 2010 With New Features for Process and Power Customers Newest Release of 3D Visualization, Simulation, and Review Software includes 3D Interoperability, Clash Detection, and Collaboration Capabilities SAN RAFAEL, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — WHAT:

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Arkansas Secretary of State Charlie Daniels Presents State Capitol Exhibit on Land Surveying

LITTLE ROCK, AR—Secretary of State Charlie Daniels today announced the opening of the summer State Capitol exhibit, Lines on the Land, which celebrates both the art and science of land surveying as practiced in Arkansas for almost 200 years. The

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National Ocean Service-Diving Deeper Podcast-What is Geodesy?

National Ocean Service-Diving Deeper Podcast-What is Geodesy? Learn about geodesy in this interview with Dru Smith from the National Geodetic Survey. The discussion highlights why geodesy is important and how we rely on it every day. Diving Deeper is a

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Lone Star College Holds High School Educators Retreat to Learn About Land Surveying and Mapping

“MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas — More than 35 high school teachers and technical/career counselors from across Texas played the role of student this week during a three-day High School Educators Retreat, hosted by Lone Star College-Montgomery’s land surveying and mapping technology

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Tomoji Tanabe Worlds Oldest Man, Former City Land Surveyor, Dies at 113

“TOKYO (AP) — Tomoji Tanabe, the world’s oldest man, has died in his sleep at his home in southern Japan, a city official said. He was 113. “He died peacefully. His family members were with him,” said Junko Nakao, a

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Mohawk Prepares to Expand Tax Base in Wake of Recent Land Survey

“Mohawk, NY – The village of Mohawk is preparing to expand its tax base after completion of a recent land survey. Pending legal contracts and approval through the office of the Secretary of State of New York, the Mohawk trustees

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Intergraph Advances Enterprise Geospatial Product Lines

Intergraph® Advances Enterprise Geospatial Product Lines Newly enhanced offerings further extend the value and exchange of spatial data throughout the enterprise HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 17, 2009 – Intergraph® has enhanced its widely adopted, open geospatial technology portfolio to further extend

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CARTOSAT-2 VHR data now acquired in Russia

CARTOSAT-2 VHR data now acquired in Russia On the eve of opening the XVI All-Russian Forum “Market of Geoinformatics in Russian. Current state and development trends” that is to take place in Samara on June 8-10, ScanEx RDC presented a

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What do Professional Land Surveyors Want?

I’m preparing a new feature for this site and in that process I started thinking about what it is that Professional Land Surveyors want. As a profession we cover a lot of the territory ranging from being employees, or managers,

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We’ve Got the GPS Blues

Here are two news stories from yesterday and today concerning GPS that I think you might find interesting. First, in yesterday’s news. Some GPS devices unable to acquire satellite signal It is being reported today that certain GPS devices stopped

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O’Reilly Where 2.0 Conference: Jack Dangermond, “Realizing Spatial Intelligence on the GeoWeb”

ESRI president Jack Dangermond video at the 2009 Where 2.0 Conference in San Jose, California, talking about Realizing Spatial Intelligence on the GeoWeb. Covered in his talk is: GeoWeb. WebGIS Cartographic Knowledge Geographic Knowledge Created in GIS Environments. Data and

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A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 204

A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 204 Here is the A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 204 The main topics covered are: ERDAS Labs TransAtlas Trailview WWDC If you’ve enjoyed this podcast you will also like the VerySpatial.com site. Professional Land Surveyor

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