October 4, 2018
Le 4 octobre 2018
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Conferences / Conférences
2018 MGUG Fall Conference - October 17

FIG - 3rd Young Surveyors North America Meeting - October 17-18

OSPE 2018 Drainage Engineers Conference - October 25-26

GeoAlberta 2018 - October 29-31

CCGA Damage Prevention Symposium - October 30 - November 1

Geomatics Atlantic 2018 - November 14-16

See Events section below for more info. Voir la section Prochaines activités ci-dessous pour plus d'informations.
In the Media / Dans les médias
Aerial LiDAR and Photogrammetry: Which Makes Sense For Your Construction Project?
Commericial UAV News
Construction is booming. In 2017, there were a total of 210,000 jobs added to the construction industry, garnering optimistic predictions for 2018. Yet this growth also means that competition is intensifying between construction companies, as they attempt to expand into new markets and maintain both stability and growth. To remain competitive, construction companies are going to need to invest in new, more scalable technologies and improve upon metrics such as safety and productivity. Finding the right surveying solution may be the first step.

The Importance of a Surveying Solution in the Construction Industry

It can be difficult to begin a project without the appropriate surveys — and an incorrect survey can cause a project to come to a complete halt. Consequently, it’s understandable that surveying is one of the faster-growing employment areas, with the growth for professional surveyors expected to be 25% through 2020. Read more
Preserving Marin County history, one map at a time
Marin Independant Journal
A map is prepared for digitization in the Anne T. Kent California Room Map & Special Collections Annex in San Rafael on Thursday.
“Surveyors find old maps in here of the property they’re working on and that can help them find all sorts of clues for why it was laid out the way it was and how it was marked,” Livingston said. “Sometimes these maps can settle a dispute.”
Schaeffer and Hurn, photographers who specialize in digitizing historical collections, helped transform the annex this week into a lively space as they captured high-resolution images of the collection. With the help of volunteers and library staff, including Livingston, they photographed about 500 maps per day. Read more
And finally… Pioneering Scottish Arctic explorer honoured by RICS
Scottish Construction Now
The achievements and life of pioneering Scottish explorer and surveyor Dr John Rae are to be celebrated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) today.
Fronted by RICS President John Hughes, RICS has appointed John Rae an honorary chartered surveyor and will present the John Rae society his posthumous RICS diploma at RICS HQ.
Rae’s discovery of the missing link to the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago was a culmination of his skills as an explorer, surveyor and survivalist. Read more
A Regulatory Overhaul Could Drastically Change Who Can Fly Drones in the U.S.
There is intense debate over how closely drone and model aircraft enthusiasts should be regulated.
Popular Mechanics
Congress is posed to pass a five-year Federal Aviation Authority (FAA)

Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018 which represents substantive changes to how drones could be operated within the United States on both amateur and professional levels. Read more
Student designing maps aimed at making it easier to travel across B.C. without a car
CBC News
An education student at the University of Victoria has channeled his "passion for geography" into something he hopes will help people trying to travel across British Columbia without a car: a public transportation map based on the guides found on the London Underground subway system. Read more
Lawrence-Butler boundary line to be resolved soon - Questions arose two years ago
New Castle News
Questions about the Lawrence/Butler county boundary line location in Plain Grove and Worth townships arose two years ago when Love's Travel Shop and Country Stores proposed to build a service plaza at the intersection of Route 108 and Interstate 79. Read more
County begins process of updating land survey
Aitkin Independent Age
New county surveyor
Chair Rich Courtemanche introduced recently hired Aitkin County Surveyor Randy Quale. Quale gave a presentation about a survey remonumentation pilot project proposal. Read more
Un projet d'exploitation de gaz naturel liquéfié de 40 G$ obtient le feu vert en C.-B.
Un important projet d'exploitation de gaz naturel liquéfié de 40 milliards de dollars dans le nord de la Colombie-Britannique obtient le feu vert de cinq investisseurs avec, en plus, la bénédiction du gouvernement du Canada et du premier ministre provincial.
Le projet LNG Canada prévoit la construction d’un nouveau pipeline de 670 kilomètres pour transporter le gaz naturel de Dawson Creek, dans le nord-est de la Colombie-Britannique, jusqu’à Kitimat sur la côte. À cet endroit, le gaz doit être liquéfié dans une nouvelle usine, qui est à construire, pour être ensuite acheminé vers des marchés d’outre-mer. Lire plus
Harnessing the GPS Data Explosion for Interdisciplinary Science
More GPS stations, faster data delivery, and better data processing provide an abundance of information for all kinds of Earth scientists.
EOS Earth & Space Science News
The Earth has moved, and you need to know where, how much, and why. Imagine you are a volcanologist in Indonesia wanting to predict eruptions by detecting rapid land uplift. Or maybe you are a flood forecaster in Texas needing data on how fast the coast is subsiding. Read more
Army Corps of Engineers surveying waterway channels near Morehead City
The Army Corps of Engineers went out on the Survey Vessel Beaufort to check the waterways outside of Morehead City to assess the impacts of Hurricane Florence on those waterways.
Surveyors say that after a major event, like Hurricane Florence, the waterways will shut down until they survey the channels to verify it is safe for vessels to travel. Read more, view videos
Warrior, President and Surveyor: Historic book acquisition marks Washington Library’s fifth anniversary
Fort Hunt Herald
The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington (Washington Library) celebrates its fifth anniversary on Sept. 27, 2018, with the acquisition of a book from Washington’s personal library.
The 1679 edition of “The Compleat Surveyor” by William Leybourn offers the opportunity to foster additional research on Washington’s education and his early work as a surveyor. Read more
La SCHL résiste à sa simulation de crise annuelle
Les activités d'assurance hypothécaire et de titrisation de la Société canadienne d'hypothèques et de logement (SCHL) sont suffisamment stables pour résister à plusieurs scénarios de crise extrêmes, révèlent les résultats d'une simulation réalisée par l'agence fédérale.
Au terme de sa simulation de crise annuelle, la SCHL a affirmé mardi que son capital immobilisé était suffisant pour lui permettre d'honorer ses obligations même en cas de crise financière, de faiblesse soutenue du prix du pétrole ou de guerre commerciale mondiale. Lire plus
Note: you may find this disturbing, but a lesson to be learned

Man Who Reported Animal Cruelty Given A Citation
A land surveyor who found 19 emaciated dogs seized from the Dowdy Ferry area was ticketed $436 for interfering in an investigation.
CBS 11 News

73-year-old surveyor fatally struck by car in Emerald Hills is ID'd
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Edward Dutton of Imperial was crossing the street on Geneva Avenue at Winston Drive in San Diego, surveying a street, when the vehicle hit him shortly before 7:30 a.m., according to police and the county Medical Examiner's Office. Read more
Something humorous:

The Dronebrellas Are Coming
Just don't expect to use them in the rain, at least not yet.
Popular Mechanics
Drones already have a pretty impressive library of skills from the obvious ones like package delivery, to flying into your open windows or rescuing a stray AirPod. Engineers at Asahi Power Service hope to add "umbrella sidekick" to that list.
Designed for use on golf courses and with an estimated launch date of 2019, the "Free Parasol" can hover its 11-pound heft for about 20 minutes on a full charge. Read more
Build a Privacy Fence
The Columbus Dispatch
Before you begin searching for a contractor or preparing to do the job yourself, check with the local government to ensure your project is legal. You may be required to get a permit before construction can be started. It is also a good plan to hire a surveyor to make sure the fence doesn’t intrude on a neighbor’s property. This can cause big trouble and expensive modifications down the road. Read more
Le milieu des affaires veut parler de pénurie de main-d'oeuvre
Au lendemain de l'élection d'un gouvernement caquiste majoritaire, le milieu des affaires est rassuré par la stabilité que cela apportera, mais il lui demande de s'attaquer rapidement au problème de la pénurie de main-d'oeuvre.
Au cours d'entrevues avec La Presse canadienne, mardi, tant les représentants du Conseil du patronat du Québec que de la Fédération canadienne de l'entreprise indépendante ont répété que cet enjeu de la pénurie de main-d'oeuvre était non seulement important, mais urgent. Lire plus
Home title fraud: How it's done and how to protect yourself
The San Diego Union-Tribune
As an FBI agent through the 1990s, Art Pfizenmayer investigated title theft.

But it was rare then. Today, it’s a growing problem. Read more
Google Faces Lawsuit in Belgium for Not Blurring Military Sites and Nuclear Power Plants on Maps
Belgium plans to sue Google over the tech giant’s refusal to blur sensitive military sites and nuclear power plants on the company’s various mapping platforms. Military leaders in Belgium have not yet filed a formal complaint but confirmed to Reuters that they intend to sue. Read more
International News / Informations internationales
Interference with the right of access
CyprusMail Online
Actions aiming to reverse or abolish the right of access are considered to be illegal violating the right of possession of a property and the owner of the dominant property in favour of which the right of access works is protected on the basis of the civil offence of unlawful interference and nuisance. Similar protection is also enjoyed by the owner of the servient property in the event of any actions by the owner of the dominant property which prevent him from using the right of access.
The rights of the owner of the dominant and the servient property were examined by the Supreme Court in its judgement issued in C.A. 217/2017 dated 10.9.2018, stating that it is an interesting issue in the field of the rights surrounding immovable property, especially the right of access. Read more
Experts seek review of ‘obsolete’ surveying laws
The Nation
SURVEYORS have called for a review of laws governing survey practice.
At a professional development workshop and luncheon organised by the Association of Private Practising Surveyors of Nigeria (APPSN), a sub-group of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS), stakeholders, including politicians and lawyers, they submitted that the was long overdue.
The theme was:“Participation and influence of partisan politics: the future of surveying practice in Nigeria”. The guest speaker, Mr. Olugbuyiro Akinola, urged surveyors to review the law and take advantage of advancement in technology in growing the sector.
“This is a wake-up call for surveyors because of the advancement in technology. Surveyors are using those technologies already but the law can be advanced to protect their practice. Data are being used everywhere – home and cars, to locate roads and addresses. Pilots, sailors and builders need data, which is being generated by surveyors. Therefore, survey must not be at the sideline of society; it must come to the forefront of the society,” he argued. Read more
Tech News / Nouvelles techno
Philippine inventor demonstrates drone that can carry a person
A former Philippine dancer and camera operator has turned into an inventor as he revealed his drone that actually carries a human being.
Kyxz Mendiola has invented a drone that features a cockpit for a single person and multiple propellors similar to those found in smaller drones. Think of it as a personal drone, or a single-seat flying vehicle of sorts.
After a video of the drone went viral on YouTube, Australian company Star8 has partnered with Mendiola to develop the drone further. Read more
Google Maps veut vous faire gagner du temps dans les transports
Un nouveau chantier bloque votre trajet d'autobus? Un incident cause un ralentissement de service dans le métro? Désormais, Google Maps peut vous en informer avant même que vous ne quittiez la maison.
Cette mise à jour est offerte dans « 80 régions du monde » non spécifiées, selon le blogue officiel de Google.
Pour activer cette nouvelle fonction, les utilisateurs doivent tout d’abord indiquer leurs trajets habituels dans les options de l’application. Lire plus
Drone Surveying Cracked Window at Millennium Tower Crashes Into Salesforce Building
NBC Bay Area
Any data from the drone that crashed in Saturday’s attempt to survey a cracked window at the Millennium Tower may have been lost for good, an attorney for the Millennium Tower Homeowners Association acknowledged Monday.
The remote controlled device was only in front of the cracked 36th window for a few minutes Saturday, before it lost its GPS navigation and hit the Salesforce East building across the street. Read more
La conduite autonome, la sécurité routière d'après-demain
« La voiture autonome va permettre de sauver un million de vies par an », déclarait en juin le PDG de Renault, Carlos Ghosn.
Cette vision n'est pas utopique.
« Plus de 90 % des accidents sont liés à une erreur humaine. Lire plus
Upcoming Events / Prochaines activités
2018 MGUG Fall Conference
Manitoba GIS User Group
October 17, 2018
Club Regent Event Centre
Winnipeg, MB

FIG - 3rd Young Surveyors North America Meeting
National Society of Professional Surveyors - NSPS
October 17-18, 2018
College Park Marriott and Conference Center
East Hyattsville, MD

OSPE 2018 Drainage Engineers Conference
Ontario Society of Professional Engineers Land Drainage
October 25-26, 2018
Holiday Inn Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre
Guelph, ON

GeoAlberta 2018
GeoAlberta 2018
October 29-31, 2018
Westin Edmonton Downtown
Edmonton, AB

CCGA Damage Prevention Symposium
Symposium du CCGA sur la prévention des dommages
Canadian Common Ground Alliance
October 30 - November 1, 2018
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Whistler, BC

Geomatics Atlantic 2018
Theme - Oceans of Data
Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia
November 14-16th , 2018 
Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
Halifax, NS

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