Few surveyors have likely given much thought to the Geomatics Industry Association of America (GIAA). After all, it’s primarily a manufacturers’ association with the express purpose of “addressing issues related to marketing and statistical information.” How does such an association benefit surveying and mapping professionals?
Twenty days after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded and sank into the Gulf of Mexico, I received an e-mail from Andrew Stephens (Drew), founder and director of the GIS Institute, a nonprofit organization that combines GIS support, planning and training around the world. Drew was heading to Houma, La. – a small town 60 miles southwest of New Orleans – to offer his support, and he invited me to join him. I agreed.
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Geomatics Innovation Awards Point of Beginning magazine is seeking completed project entries for our Geomatics Innovation Awards contest (previously Highlights in Surveying). The 2010 awards will highlight projects that demonstrate vision, creative problem solving and successful technology implementation. The deadline for entries is July 15, 2010.
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Louisiana Geomatics Professor Awarded Sizable Research Grant www.tri-parishtimes.com: The Louisiana Board of Regents recently awarded seven enhancement grants - totaling $473,481 - to Nicholls State University faculty members. The largest grant was awarded to Dr. Balaji Ramachandran, assistant professor of geomatics, who received $121,130 for his project titled "Acquisition of Terrestrial Laser Scanning Systems for Multi-Institutional Teaching and Research Enhancement."
Newsline: August 2010 It’s North vs. South at Rendezvous 2010; Esri, ACSM to Host Joint Conference in 2011 and more.
Full Speed Ahead The introduction of the first railroad in 1826 changed the landscape of America. Today, terrestrial mobile LiDAR scanning (TMLS) technology is changing the way railroads safely service the nation. ...
Surveying with Construction Applications, Seventh Edition covers the latest advances and foundational principles of surveying. Emphasizing instrumentation technology, field data capture, and data-processing techniques, this text highlights real-world applications of surveying to the construction and engineering fields. Additional complexities in electronic distance measurement and the order of presentation of surveying topics have been revised in this edition. All state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) in the U.S. and the provincial Transportation/Highways Departments in Canada conduct extensive training sessions for their large staffs. This book covers topics that are taught in these training sessions, in addition to all of the introductory topics needed for survey training.
On the level: Breaking down the silos.
has been much discussion in the last few months about the move by the NSPS, a
member organization (MO) of the ACSM, to establish a committee to study the
financial and membership impacts of separation from ACSM.