Archeological surveys in untouched areas are tricky at the best of times. Vegetation and trees must be disturbed, heavy equipment is brought in, and the results can still prove inconclusive or fruitless.
But thanks to laser technology, that’s all changing. LiDAR (aka Light Detection and Ranging technology) is helping archeologists champion scientific research without disturbing the natural habitat.
Here we are again, another New Year, another opportunity to look back and plan ahead! Here at Acronym, it’s no exception. 2013 was an exciting year. From the astonishing success of our 2nd Annual Public Sector CAD Awards and Expo (hosted virtually in February and attended by nearly 1,000 people), the release of several new educational e-books, and the launch of our new website earlier this summer – 2013 has kept us busy!
If you’re a surveyor, engineer, infrastructure designer, or transportation official and are in the North Carolina area you might want to check out this one-of-a-kind all day educational event and workshop hosted at the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) in Raleigh on December 18.
CAD News for Govies is a weekly feature on Acronym that scans thousands of industry articles to present you with a regular source of CAD and GIS news, information and ideas that impact the public sector. Here’s the latest round-up:
Webinar Series: A Multi-Faceted View of Infrastructure Project Success
LiDAR, a remote sensing system used for mapping the surface of the earth, has been around for decades, but it’s only in the past few years that it’s undergone a boom and is now at the heart of many government data gathering projects – from mapping desert terrain in Afghanistan to creating forest height maps.