Category: Geospatial Services

A Decade of Changes in Infrastructure Design

With another decade in the books – and a new one starting up – it’s time to look back on some of the most interesting questions in the architecture/engineering world that technology has answered in the last 10 years. What will the finished project look like? How can most people (who aren’t engineers or professional… Read More »

Surveyors Stepping Up to International Foot

By Richard Kleinmann, PLS How long is a foot? Well, that depends on who’s doing the measuring, what state they are doing the measuring in, and what measuring “stick” they are using. Land surveyors in most U.S. states use the U.S. survey foot. The rest of the world, including some U.S. states, uses what’s known… Read More »

Task Force Positions Geospatial Community for Proposed 2022 Datum Changes

By Dick Kleinmann, PLS The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) soon will be replacing the North American Datum (NAD) of 1983 and the North American Vertical Datum (NAVD) of 1988 to improve the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) – the system that defines latitude, longitude, height, and orientation throughout the nation. Read More »