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April 2020 News

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Oh Man…

Oh man, oh man, oh man…. Just what the heck is going on? Well, a few weeks ago I had all this stuff going on: getting ready to travel from one coast to another for conferences, preparing class presentations, renewing my passport just in case. Now, even though I’ve spent twice as much on groceries […] ...

Map Into the Void

For many mine sites around the world, the juxtaposition of a modern, open pit site with historic underground workings raises concerns of a potentially catastrophic hazard such as ground instability caused by the presence of old cavities underneath current mining operations. It is often the case that very little reliable mapping data survives from historic […] ...

Working With Cloud Data and Surfaces

Everyone who has worked with a drone or scanner has come to realize the difficulties that are often presented with that method of mapping. The final output, beyond just an image file, usually comes in the form of a point cloud, a LAS or a similar format. These clouds contain a tremendous amount of data […] ...

March 2020 News

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A Note from the President’s Desk | March 2020

Response to COVID-19 It is times like this when we at Carlson Software feel especially fortunate to be working with the land surveying, mining and construction industries. All involve field work, fresh air and almost built-in “social distancing”. Work takes place on construction sites, at wind-swept mines, in woods, fields and subdivisions, away from large gatherings in […] ...

February 2020 News

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IntelliCAD President Dave Lorenzo to Deliver Keynote at Carlson Go West

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium President Dave Lorenzo will be delivering the keynote speech at Carlson’s ‘Go West ‘ User Conference, April 20-22. Dave started with AutoCAD when it first released in the early 1980s, working as a CAD design/drafting consultant, trainer and developer. As one of the founding partners of Ketiv Technologies, he worked for over […] ...

New FAA Proposal Drone Pilots Should Know About

In case you were partying on December 31 and failed to notice your government at work…there’s a new document out for comment: 14 CFR Parts 1, 47, 48, 89, 91, and 107 [Docket No.: FAA–2019–1100; Notice No. 20–01] RIN 2120–AL31 Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft Systems In summary, this will require all drones, regardless of […] ...
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January 2020 News

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