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Design to Paver: Event promoting Construction Systems and Technologies (ICST)

Back in 2010, I was honored to be invited to speak at the “Design to Dozer” training event hosted by Oregon Department of Transportation’s Geometronics Unit. Ron Singh, Chief of Surveys and Geometronics Manager for the Oregon Department of Transportation, lead the event bringing together technologies that make up construction systems and technologies (ICST). Click here [...]

July 6, 2014 in Randy's Blog
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LandXML 2.0: New Update to Data Exchange Standard

If you are an engineer, surveyor or contractor, you are likely familiar with LandXML. The data exchange standard has been around over 14 years making data exchange between multiple proprietary and nonproprietary data formats play well together. LandXML is an ambassador of sorts lubricating the data workflow. Now there is a new sponsor, new development [...]

July 6, 2014 in Randy's Blog
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New Utility Claims to Restore Damaged DWG Files

Here is a press release I received. I read through and visited the website. The website is a bit archaic which doesn’t speak great but if the utility works, it certainly could save the day. Give it a look. DataNumen has released a new version of DataNumen DWG Recovery, a Windows application that repairs corrupted or [...]

June 4, 2014 in Randy's Blog
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Obituary Karl Soar – EMEA Paving Sales Manager Leica Geosystems

Karl Soar, an inspirational member of the machine control team at Leica Geosystems and world class specialist in his field, was known, liked and respected by professionals across the globe. Colleagues, customers and friends were shocked and saddened to hear of Karl’s sudden and early death at home, at the age of 45. Many of [...]

January 27, 2014 in Randy's Blog
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RIP Karl Soar, EMEA paving sales manager, Hexagon GeoSystems

  It is with regret and great sadness that I am passing this message along from Mark Concannon, President, GSR EMEA, Hexagon GeoSystems. “Dear All  It is with shock and great sadness that we write to inform you of the tragic and early death of Karl Soar, our EMEA paving sales manager. Karl died suddenly [...]

January 13, 2014 in Randy's Blog
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Do it yourself (DIY) Mobile Mapping?

A friend sent me a link (below) about a DIY mobile mapping system by students in Stuttgart, Germany. Mobile mapping is a collection of sensor technologies that combine to create a powerful and productive 3D documentation system. The result is unprecedented access to productive measurement and documentation of spaces and objects. The number of applications [...]

November 4, 2013 in Randy's Blog
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CIME Mining Show-Beijing 2013 Brief Summary + Images

I just returned from a business trip to China and attended my first CIME Mining Show held in Beijing at the China National Convention Center. The show had over 450 exhibitors. I was surprised at the number of Chinese equipment manufacturers that I had not seen at prior trade shows around the world nor heard [...]

September 9, 2013 in Randy's Blog
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AIMEX in Sydney considered a success

I have been traveling the past 6 weeks (Germany, Australia, China) so am just getting around to posting to my blog. I attended the AIMEX 2013 show in Sydney. This was my first AIMEX. It seemed well attended although I notice a few large companies missing, such as Atlas Copco and other heavy equipment manufacturers. [...]

September 8, 2013 in Randy's Blog
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Your Garbage is Fuel

  That’s right….your trash…and for that matter, my trash, everyones trash. As waste flows into landfills and is compacted, the microbial action generates methane gas. The gas is collected and can be used as clean fuel. Carbon emissions from this fuel are 97% lower than diesel. Below is an excerpt from a blog I came [...]

July 21, 2013 in Randy's Blog
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The Internet of Things-How Android Got in Everything

  First let me say that I am a fan of Apple and the Apple ecosystem. I have been for several years. It simply works and works well. This is a less popular and less cool statement to make these days. Apple, a once underdog company with leading technology perceived to be oppressed by the [...]

June 2, 2013 in Randy's Blog
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