Rapid Surveyor

Infoterra Ltd (UK) has launched Rapid Surveyor, a new mobile laser mapping system. Infoterra has invested in the next-generation of laser technology, specifically designed for mobile use, to enable the capture of precise information of the built/natural environment at supreme resolution and coverage. Rapid Surveyor captures an unprecedented level of high quality data with a speed of capture far faster than traditional terrestrial-based surveys. Due to each survey taking less time, but delivering an extremely accurate and dense dataset, the Rapid Surveyor solution is highly cost-effective for a wide range of applications. For example, Rapid Surveyor opens up new possibilities... (read more)
2008-05-26 09:48:28

Aerial Surveyor Chronicle

Which photogrammetrist have you ever heard of who has attempted to chronicle his unplanned life? In the book Journey without Destination by Karl E. Kleinn, the reader finds stories of just such a life. Some will recognise the events and circumstances of some of the stories, and some might even remember the author as he traveled across America first on behalf of Carl Zeiss, then Kern Instruments, then Matra Technology (remember the Traster analytical stereo plotter) and finally OMICA (OMI Corporation of America). Some surveyors or their predecessors might remember the OMI demo van with an analytical stereo plotter in... (read more)
2010-01-25 11:39:24

Surveyor Killed over Disputed Land

A surveyor was killed and two people needed to be treated for gunshot wounds after a fight over the ownership of Ng'ati farm in Maella Naivasha. The deceased, a middle-aged man was killed by a gang of armed Maasai morans, who entered the farm in an attempt to stop the sub-division of the land. Armed security personnel were deployed in the area to try and quell the skirmishes and pursue the killers said to have hailed from the neighbouring Narok County. Trouble started when the morans moved in to repulse some surveyors hired to subdivide the land. A rival group... (read more)
2010-09-17 12:00:00

The Evolution of the Smart Surveyor

5 Trends Affecting Surveying, Bringing about the Next-generation Surveyor
These five trends currently affecting surveying are set to bring about the next-generation 'smart surveyor'. Surveyors are a versatile and flexible bunch. As the current COVID-19 situation has proven, this group, like others, has had to find new ways of operating. As illustrated by this article itself, which was originally planned as a presentation called 'Sensor Fusion for the Smart Surveyor' at the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) Working Week 2020, adapting to a new platform for information sharing is becoming the new normal. In FIG Commission 5 – Positioning and Measurement and FIG Commission 6 – Engineering Surveys, the... (read more)
2020-05-08 02:17:02

Geokosmos Aerial Surveyor of 2014 Olympic Games

Geokosmos has completed a LiDAR project in Krasnodar Krai (Sochi, the host city of the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, is located in this region). Imeretinskaya lowland and some parts of the extending mountain massif were surveyed by the Company specialists.   The project was carried out in the framework of the engineering survey aimed at construction of Olympic objects in the Sochi region. Geokosmos provided the customer with a wide spectrum of output products: a topographic map (1:1000) of the lowland, a topographic map (1:500) of the mountain territory, an orthophoto (pixel size - 0,09 m), digital terrain... (read more)
2008-03-27 09:04:21

Future Surveyor Will Control UAV by Thought

Surveyors today are already making use of cars with 3D cameras and controlling unmanned aircraft. In the future, however, the cars may not need an operator and unmanned aircraft could be controlled by thought. The first steps have now been taken to enable surveyors to make direct contact with UAVs using their brains and to manoeuvre them exactly as they wish. A team of scientists from the University of Minnesota has succeeded in designing a drone that can be controlled merely by thought. Five ‘pilots’ piloted an unmanned mini helicopter through a large hall. In 2010, other researchers had also... (read more)
2013-06-14 03:56:03

GLTN-FIG Volunteer Community Surveyor Programme

Together with Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), the FIG Young Surveyors Network (FIG YSN) has established a competence-based volunteer programme for young surveyors also known as the Volunteer Community Surveyor Programme (VCSP). The VCSP is an innovative volunteer programme that intends to be a powerful driver for both social impact and professional development. The VCSP leverages on the skills, experience, talents and education of young surveyors and matches these competences with the needs of GLTN, particularly in GLTN’s county-level implementation plans and programmes. VCSP represents opportunities for young surveyors to touch a particular cause, or bring surveying skills and knowledge to contribute... (read more)
2017-08-17 09:43:04

Kullasoft Lauches Android Version of Surveyor App

Kullasoft has announced the Android version release of its PGM Manager app. This app was specifically developed by CEO Jimmy Pewtress to allow surveyors to capture control point data on-site, upload it to a web portal and create witness diagrams at the click of a button. This significantly minimises time on-site and thus increases productivity throughout the organisation. The PGM Manager app for surveyors already has 96 registered users and it can now officially be utilised by Android users too. PGM Manager allows all the data surrounding the installation of a permanent ground marker (PGM) or control point to be captured on-site... (read more)
2017-01-26 10:55:56

Carlson Software Releases Surveyor2 Data Collector

Carlson Software recently released its new Carlson Surveyor2, the newest model in its Carlson Surveyor line of data collectors. The Surveyor2 is paired with Carlson’s software to provide a complete solution for surveying, stake out, construction layout, and GIS mapping. Designed and manufactured by Juniper Systems, the Carlson Surveyor2 is built to withstand the harshest conditions, with an IP68 rating for dust and water and durability when dropped or exposed to cold, heat, or other rugged environments. With minimal increases in weight, the new Surveyor2 offers greater memory and data storage, a faster, 1.0 GHz processor, and significantly improved Bluetooth... (read more)
2015-07-13 11:00:10
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