Category Archive: software

Nov 08 2011

Virtual Site Visit 2

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If you want to have a quick look at a project site without actually going there, the free applications I mentioned in the last post will certainly get the job done.  However, it is often important to gather more information that requires better data and more powerful analysis tools.  Imagery and Topography There are limitless …

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Oct 03 2011

A Few Good Reads (10/3/11)

This week: revisiting Cadillac Desert, climate change and California, learning from Joplin, and vDatum. Cadillac Desert revisited: Marc Reisner’s landmark water study tested and vindicated  (by Dennis Myers, Reno News and Review) The book, by Marc Reisner, challenged basic beliefs by which the West had been developed and governed, beliefs still widely held by some …

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Sep 15 2011

A Tool for Georeferencing Field Photos

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One piece of software in our toolbox that gets utilized nearly every time an engineer in our office heads into the field, is GPS-Photo Link. What does this software do that makes it so special? Essentially, it can take your time referenced digital photos (from any camera) and synchronize them with a field GPS tracklog …

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Sep 12 2011

A Few Good Reads (9/12/11)

This week: the impact of Hurricane Irene, the testing of the new flood defenses in New Orleans, run-down dams in China, the trees on levees debate continues, and the never-ending GIS vs CAD struggle. Vermont Flood Hi-Res Galley – August 2011 (Lars Grange & Mansfield Heliflight): Unbelievable ground and aerial pictures of the flooding and …

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