Category Archives: Editors Desk

Leica Captivate – Did you know…

Leica Captivate offers a wide range of apps and it's likely you've never heard of most of themAs you know, your Smartphone does not come with all available apps loaded - there are loads of additional apps which you can install as needed. It's the same for...

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Mapping the world’s ecosystems

A Conversation with Roger Sayre, Senior Scientist for Ecosystems at the U.S. Geological Survey

Scientists have long mapped components of our planet’s ecosystems including soils, rocks, vegetation, and climate. More recently, the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observation (GEO) commissioned the first comprehensive maps that define all of Earth’s ecosystems. A team led by Roger...

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2019 predictions for the Commercial Drone Industry

2018 proved to be a big year for the commercial drone industry as a whole, as it saw the launch of the UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP) from the FAA, new products like the Phantom 4 RTK from DJI and major developments for a new European regulatory framework for...

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Storm Chaser

Adaptable technologies help a British surveying firm tame a powerful blizzard.

As Ted Harland loaded his vehicle, he knew he was headed into some very bad weather. It was 4:00 a.m. and he faced a four-hour drive to the jobsite, a stone quarry in Scotland near Glasgow. Harland had conducted surveys to...

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