GHOSTS IN THE DATA: When Drone Data Gets Spooky

GHOSTS IN THE DATA: When Drone Data Gets Spooky

Have you ever seen ghosts in your orthoimagery? Have you looked? Maybe you should… How about goblins crawling up out of your surface model, or gremlins messing up your point cloud? The drone industry is filled with case studies of perfect projects and examples...
GroundPoint Engineering on the Move

GroundPoint Engineering on the Move

With the economy creeping to a halt and everyone shifting to work-at-home and online engagement, there are a lot of unknowns in front of all of us for 2020.  We want to reassure you that GroundPoint Engineering has been operating fully and succeeding in this “virtual...
Challenges in Mapping Change – Part 2

Challenges in Mapping Change – Part 2

The first part of this article was mostly me whining about the problems associated with mapping change. This part focuses on solutions. One of the fundamental principles introduced earlier was the idea that we need to account for “allowable error” in the data. We...
Challenges in Mapping Change – Part 1

Challenges in Mapping Change – Part 1

What’s the Problem? In the geospatial profession, we really have great data. And we have LOTS of great data. And a bunch of that data has been around for a pretty long time. Which means as more and more new data arrives on the scene, buried in there somewhere is the...
Culvert Mapping Pays Off

Culvert Mapping Pays Off

Culverts Are A Problem Let’s face it, most of the culverts in your Town are old. And quite often there is no record of when they were installed. Plus, in the past 50 years or more, the surrounding landscape has changed. That means runoff has changed too. At Indian...
Stormwater Video

Stormwater Video

This past Fall (2020), GroundPoint was fortunate enough to participate in the Southeast New York Stormwater Conference, being led by the Lower Hudson Coalition of Conservation Districts. For such as small group, the sessions, conducted virtually over the course of...
Mapping Change

Mapping Change

Does anyone remember the old TV add campaign “Is it live, or is it Memorex”? It’s a great reminder that even though we continually strive to make technology reflect reality, it doesn’t always match reality. At least not…exactly. And if you haven’t ever read the quote...