2020 Vision

What will the World Be like by 2040 for GIS Professionals? In 2020 we have seen how GIS has become absolutely ingrained in how the modern world works and operates. In another 20 years, what will GIS technology or the world for GIS professionals be like for them? We asked members of our team at […]

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Material Holding Yard 3D Model

The UAV Approach – A Valuable Tool Supporting Accurate Data Collection for the Construction Industry

The GEO Jobe UAV team has been busy collecting data for clients in a number of industries, including projects for clients in utilities, local government, facilities, campus planning, and construction. Some of these projects involve working up 3D and point cloud data to perform analysis in 3D to create accurate, high resolution models and conduct […]

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UAV Technology in Mining - Supporting Affordable, Accurate, 3D Volume Measurements

UAV Technology Supporting Affordable, Accurate, 3D Volume Measurements

According to UAV software creator, Pix4D, an estimated half of the mining companies have enlisted the use of UAV technology to provide fast, accurate measurements. This from the company, “Nearly half of the biggest mining companies include Pix4Dmapper in their workflow, providing 2~5% of accuracy for their stockpile volume measurement.” Indeed more validation for our […]

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urban planning 3d model

Urban Planning Sees Greater Situational Awareness with UAV Data and 3D Design Models

There’s no disputing the technological advances and the seemingly endless uses and benefits of UAV / Drone technology. Case in point, Facebook has a plan to map every building on earth, China is measuring air pollution readings, and countless industries (think Amazon) are seriously looking at drone delivery – extend that use case to emergency […]

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uav supports campus planning

Maps, UAV Data Collection Are at the Heart of the GIS to Support Campus Planning

College, University, and even Medical Campus facilities are the ideal “pet” project or poster child of how GIS is integral in planning and managing a facility. A campus is made up of infrastructure that ranges from buildings, equipment, parking, underground assets, trees, transportation systems, security and much more. Managing a campus facility is akin to […]

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ArcticDEM

Data Tip – White House Arctic initiative and elevation data via the ArcticDEM project

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the National Science Foundation publicly released new 3-D topographic maps of Alaska Sept. 1 in support of a White House Arctic initiative to inform better decision-making in the Arctic. The 3-D digital elevation models, or DEMs, are the first to come from the ArcticDEM project, which was created after a January 2015 […]

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