Liberalizing Drone Flights – FAA Part 107

New regulations for commercial small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS or “drones”) will take effect in the United States on August 27, 2016.  These new rules, referred to as Part 107, contain a real gem that not many folks are discussing.  In fact, I think it may be the most important rule of the entire Part…

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Exporting GeoTagged Screenshots for Google Earth

A new feature added as of TerraPhoto 015.005 (CE and v8i/v8) provides the ability to export rendered views in a TIFF+GeoTag file format. These images can then be bundled in a package that can be displayed within Google Earth. In this article, we will walk through this process using Danger Points in a power line…

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River Flattening in TerraModeler, Part II

In the January 2016 Newsletter, we presented one way to accomplish river flattening using TerraModeler. In this article, we introduce an updated approach to this process, which should be more efficient. Hydro-flattening is a common requirement when it comes to delivering surface models to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Elevation Dataset (NED). According to…

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GeoCue Project Data Archives

Once GeoCue projects have been completed and the physical project data is no longer required, the data can be removed from the server system using typical IT backup procedures (for instance backing the data up on tapes). It is always recommended that the GeoCue Project Folder layout is copied identical during the backup process. Keeping…

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Block Numbering

In creating a TerraScan project there are several approaches that one can take when numbering the blocks. Option 1: Use a pre-defined tile layout where blocks already have names/numbers assigned to them. The layout can be a DGN, DXF or shapefile and you use MicroStation’s functionality to reference and import into the working design file. If…

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