Geospatial Community Answers Call to Update Benchmarks

By Dick Kleinmann, PLS, and Mick Heberlein, PLS, PS, CFedS The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) rolled out a program in late 2020 asking surveyors to make GPS observations on existing benchmark monuments nationwide. The intent is to improve the vertical data model and tools that will facilitate transition to new 2022 datums. The effort will… Read More »

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Drones Bring High-Quality Imagery to Subsurface Utility Engineering Projects and More

By Cailey Bechtol and Kasey Hayes As the demand for high-quality subsurface utility engineering (SUE) services grows for municipalities across the country, finding ways to deliver this service efficiently and accurately is paramount. Now there’s a way to bring even more accuracy and peace of mind to municipalities to meet SUE project requirements: using imagery… Read More »

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Can Multiple Grants Be Stacked to Fund Single Project?

By Scott Wilson, PSS, and Keely Campbell, PG Anyone who’s been working on infrastructure projects for a while knows grants can take care of a significant portion of the price tag. But 80% or 100%? By combining multiple grant applications in multiple programs, this holy grail of funding is possible. In this post, we will… Read More »

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