Tag: GPS

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

By Dick Kleinmann, 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 was a project manager… Read More »

Mobile Devices, Fieldwork Apps, and Gear Lighten Engineers’ Load

By Dusty Robinson The advent of smartphones, tablets, and bluetooth GPS units has decidedly altered the way engineers, surveyors, and technicians conduct their business when out in the field. Before this new era, collecting data in the field (whether that be survey, construction plan review, construction observation, site assessments, or any other number of fieldwork… Read More »

Sleigh Bells Ring, Are You Tracking?

For the past 50 years, kids have been able to keep tabs on Santa during his delivery route thanks to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) team. While this is undoubtedly excellent and very useful information, we wondered how exactly Santa knows where to stop once he’s loaded up that sleigh and checked his… Read More »