Month: December 2013

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Selects Six Sites for Unmanned Aircraft Research

After a rigorous 10-month selection process involving 25 proposals from 24 states, the Federal Aviation Administration has chosen six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and test site operators across the country. In selecting the six test site operators, the FAA

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Professional Land Surveyor Weekly Roundup December 22, 2013

Professional Land Surveyor Weekly Roundup: NCEES PE and PS Scoring Process Video Professional Land Surveyor Weekly Roundup December 15, 2013 URISA Issues Call for Presentation Proposals for GIS-Pro 2014 in New Orleans The Professional Land Surveyor Podcast Episode 16 Surveying

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NCEES PE and PS Scoring Process Video

Wondering why it takes so long to score the PE and PS exams? This video explains the NCEES pencil-and-paper scoring process.   Watch the NCEES PE and PS Scoring Process Video

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Professional Land Surveyor Weekly Roundup December 15, 2013

Professional Land Surveyor Weekly Roundup: URISA Issues Call for Presentation Proposals for GIS-Pro 2014 in New Orleans The Professional Land Surveyor Podcast Episode 16 Surveying Mathematics Made Simple Books Author Jim Crume Interview Turning Mobile Phones into 3D-Scanners Professional Land

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URISA Issues Call for Presentation Proposals for GIS-Pro 2014 in New Orleans

URISA is now accepting presentation proposals for GIS-Pro 2014: URISA’s 52nd Annual Conference to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, September 8-11, 2014. The focus of GIS-Pro 2014 is “Leveraging Spatial Technology to Support Sustainable and Resilient Communities”.  Submissions are

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The Professional Land Surveyor Podcast Episode 16 Surveying Mathematics Made Simple Books Author Jim Crume Interview

In this episode of the Professional Land Surveyor Podcast, sponsored by Datumate, I interview Surveying Mathematics Made Simple Books Author Jim Crume PLS, MS, CFedS. You can subscribe to this podcast via iTunes, grab the RSS feed or play from the website.

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Turning Mobile Phones into 3D-Scanners

This video showcases new mobile technology for Interactive 3D Mobile Reconstruction developed at the Computer Vision and Geometry Group from ETH Zürich. Simply moves the phone around the object of interest and after a few motions, a 3D model appears

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Professional Land Surveyor Weekly Roundup December 8, 2013

Sign up for the PLS Newsletter today! Professional Land Surveyor Weekly Roundup: MAPPS Announces Judges for Seventh Annual Geospatial Excellence Awards Competition Carl Bass Discusses Autodesk Revenue and Macro Environment on CNBC World How To Choose the Right Projects To

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MAPPS Announces Judges for Seventh Annual Geospatial Excellence Awards Competition

MAPPS (www.mapps.org), the national association of private sector geospatial firms, today announced the five judges who will evaluate entries in the seventh annual “Geospatial Products and Services Excellence awards competition”. The independent judges have been selected to evaluate projects submitted

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Carl Bass Discusses Autodesk Revenue and Macro Environment on CNBC World

Carl Bass: President and CEO of Autodesk

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How To Choose the Right Projects To Earn More

How do you know the right projects to work on at the right time? This is a  PLS Newsletter topic on following the money to achieve success. Sign up for the PLS Newsletter today! In business and life there are really

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Autodesk Powers 3D Explorer for Smithsonian Institution

First-of-its-Kind 3D Educational Tool Allows the Public to Interact with Rare Artifacts and Scientific Specimens Like Never Before WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) and the Smithsonian today debuted the Smithsonian x3D Explorer, an interactive 3D educational tool accessible to anyone via the web. Autodesk built

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High Tech Map Making In 1953 Video

You could make the mistake of looking down your nose at the tools and techniques used in the Ordnance survey clip from 1953 shown below. However, before you turn cross-eye with all that snooty-we-have-better-technology attitude (I kid), I’d point out

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SuperSurv (for iOS) V0.99 Now Available on App Store

Supergeo announced that SuperSurv (for iOS) V0.99 is now available on the App Store for trial. SuperSurv, the mobile GIS application designed for field survey, integrates with GIS and GPS technologies to provide functions like Map Display, Query, Measure, etc,

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Carlson Software Upcoming Webinar: Fixing Corrupt AutoCAD Drawings and Using Civil 3D Files

Join us for a Webinar on December 10!  Pick up practical skills this winter in this multifaceted two-in-one Webinar! Designed to help improve your everyday use of Carlson Software, this Webinar will be presented by Jennifer DiBona of That CAD

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DatuGram™3D Video Tutorials – Geo-referencing Images (Importing/Marking Control Points)

DatuGram™3D allows 3D geodetic measurements at sub-cm-level geodetic accuracy with regular cameras. Using DatuGram™3D, field work of topographic and as-made surveys is made easier, faster and at higher geodetic accuracy. Watch the Datumate LTD – DatuGram™3D Video Tutorial

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Proposes To Drone On In The Future

This video is a portion of Charlie Rose’s 60 Minutes interview last night of Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos. Delivery by Drone?

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International LiDAR Mapping Forum Launches 2014 Program

Early Bird rates available for delegates registering by Dec. 13 by SPAR Point Group staff | November 26, 2013 The International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF), taking place from February 17-19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado, has launched a dynamic conference program

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Sokkia Adds Robotic Functionality to DX Total Station Series

OLATHE, Kan. – Sokkia Corporation announces a new robotic total station, DX-105AC+, designed to provide a feature-packed solution for one-person operations.   Robotic functionality is also now available for standard model DX total stations through an auto tracking firmware upgrade. “The

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Professional Land Surveyor Weekly Roundup December 1, 2013

Professional Land Surveyor Weekly Roundup: Carlson Software Survey/Civil/Mining Training in Colorado, Dec. 16-19, 2013 Encore Performance What Do You Love To Do Video-AGF Surveyor MicroSurvey Releases MicroSurvey CAD 2014 Professional Land Surveyor Weekly Roundup November 24, 2013 Professional Land Surveyor

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