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Conveying water in steep heights

By | 2018-04-04T06:13:05+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|Hydrology, Land Survey|

To increase the reliability of electric power supply for its mining operations, Peruvian mining company Buenaventura elected to develop a hydroelectric project in the Pallca River basin of the Andes Mountains in Peru, approximately 130 kilometers east of the capital city Lima. Water conveyance for hydropower in the high mountains of the Andes is often

Airborne surveillance market growth graph is incline towards the sky

By | 2018-04-04T05:56:01+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Drone, GIS, Land Survey|

Airborne surveillance system aims to provide early airborne unusual activities warning. It consists of antenna, airborne data processor, and integrated navigation system, which are featured to provide high accuracy navigation system. These are responsible for tracking and scanning of required target. They receive signal from transmitting radar, analyze the signal and transmit the signal to

Bozeman questions FEMA’s take on downtown flood risks

By | 2018-04-04T05:44:18+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Hydrology, Land Survey, Storm Water|

Swaths of downtown Bozeman might get new rules to live by as a federal agency redraws the map of where nature could collide with the city. City hall and people invested in keeping Main Street pretty and busy are spending a chunk of money to ensure those changes are justified. The Federal Emergency Management Agency,

Remapping Montecito: FEMA establishing new ‘hazard zones’ and 100-year-flood elevations

By | 2018-04-04T02:06:40+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Engineering, Hydrology, Land Survey|

Last week, the owners of a one-story house on Santa Elena Lane sought preliminary approval from the Montecito Board of Architectural Review for an 800-square-foot addition and a new wall in the front yard to deflect floodwaters from Montecito Creek. The 1/9 Debris Flow carried mud right up to the house but not inside. The

Drones ahoy! Woman-owned business takes innovative approach

By | 2018-04-04T01:50:02+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Drone, Engineering, Land Survey|

One sunny day in March, someone looking up at the sky over the Straight River just west of the Becker county line might have noticed an object flying a zigzag route. Was it a bird? A plane? No, it was an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone. Its name is Hubert. Hubert and another quadcopter drone,

Borough, FEMA floodplain map numbers not in sync

By | 2018-04-04T01:46:02+00:00 July 16th, 2018|GIS, Hydrology, Land Survey, Storm Water|

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have been working on new flood plain maps for Southeast Alaska, with implementation anticipated by early next year. For Ketchikan and other areas, the new maps expand the number of properties considered in a flood-risk area. Those properties will be required to have flood insurance, if they hold a federally

With a green makeover, Philadelphia is tackling its stormwater problem

By | 2018-04-04T01:34:17+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Architecture, Engineering, Hydrology, Land Survey, Storm Water|

enjamin Franklin, Philadelphia’s favorite son, described his city’s stormwater problem well: By “covering a ground plot with buildings and pavements, which carry off most of the rain and prevent its soaking into the Earth and renewing and purifying the Springs … the water of wells must gradually grow worse, and in time be unfit for

Surveyors uncover history in the woods of St. Louis County

By | 2018-04-04T01:21:18+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Engineering, GIS, Land Survey|

CENTRAL LAKES — A mile off the nearest gravel road in a stand of young aspen, balsam and birch, a four-man crew from the St. Louis County Surveyor's Office hopped off their tracked ATVs and loaded up their backpacks for a walk in the woods. They brought a chainsaw and hand saws, a compass and

Drones and LIDAR pump up aerial surveying and mapping

By | 2018-04-04T00:52:24+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Drone, Land Survey|

One might think that maybe, just maybe, advancing technology would not disrupt the age-old, venerated profession of land surveying in the U.S. After all, Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were surveyors as young men, and President Thomas Jefferson was one generally throughout his life. Alas (but to a great extent thankfully), miniaturized digital hardware,

Our legacy of liveable cities won’t last without a visionary response to growth

By | 2018-04-04T00:47:19+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Hydrology, Land Survey|

Australia’s major cities are growing more rapidly than ever before, gaining three million residents in a decade. Concerns about the risks to their long-term livability and health are growing too. Is the consistent placing of Australian cities at the top of most liveable city rankings a reason for complacency? The fastest-growing city, Melbourne, is experiencing