Assessing the Impacts of a High-Alpine Wildfire

By Colin Barry, PG, CFM This year, Colorado experienced its largest wildfire in state history. The Cameron Peak fire started August 13 west of Fort Collins in the Arapaho and Roosevelt national forests, destroying nearly 209,000 heavily wooded acres before being contained on December 2. With the devastating blaze still smoldering, emergency crews rushed to… Read More »

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UAS Technology Delivers Precise Orthoimagery, Quality Inspections

By Paul Crocker The latest in drone-mounted medium format metric camera technology delivers benefits to clients who require high-precision orthoimagery over areas that are too small for a traditional manned aircraft approach or who need superior-quality inspection imagery delivered by unmanned aerial systems (UAS). About the Expert: Paul Crocker, an FAA certified UAS pilot with… Read More »

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Task Force Co-Chairs Offer a Call to Action for Wisconsin’s Geospatial Community

By Dick Kleinmann, PLS, and Howard Veregin Changes are coming to improve the National Spatial Reference System – the system that defines latitude, longitude, height, and orientation – and Wisconsin’s municipalities, counties, and state agencies are going to want to take note of a quickly approaching deadline. About the Experts: Dick Kleinmann is a project… Read More »

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