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tmackinnon
  • The Impact Of Modern GPS On Transportation & Society
    GPS technology has been around a lot longer than most people give it credit for, and was meant more as a means of tracking satellites during the space race than for pin pointing our own positions on Earth. Now, not even a decade after the smartphone revolution took off and put GPS into the palms of our hands, GPS is taking on another new purpose ...
  • Advocate Harbour Color Shaded Relief Map
    A new large Color Shaded Relief Map has been created for Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia and posted for display at a local kiosk. The Color Shaded Relief model was created using a combination of PCI geomatica and adobe illustrator software.
  • Manuals for Leica total stations
    Various user manuals that I refer to when working with Leica total stations. Some I created and others from Leica.
  • Top 5 Viewed UAVs for Mapping & 3D Modelling

    Geo-matching is a site that features some of the latest geomatics hardware such as UAVs for Mapping and 3D Modelling. This information then allows others to compare the various product specifications & read others reviews as a way to help them make better decisions.

    The top 5 viewed UAVs for 2014 from the geomatics community from Geo-matching were … http://candiangeo.info/top-UAVs

  • How to install LAStools toolbox in QGIS
    Want to use LIDAR data with QGIS? Then use these simple step by step guide to help you install the LAStools toolbox into your free QGIS software.
  • Geomatics Acronyms and Abbreviations
    Using acronyms and abbreviations is commonly practiced in the Geomatics industry and most of the time people just assume that everybody else knows what every acronyms and abbreviation stands for. Well that is obviously not the case most of the time and over the years I have created myself a little digital cheat-sheet of geomatics acronyms and abbreviations that I use with my work in my writing.
  • 3D Modeling with High Resolution LIDAR
    I created and presented this poster featuring LIDAR Color Shaded Relief model of Bouctouche / Shediac area of New Brunswick at the 2004 Geotech event that was held in Toronto.
  • Geomatics – GIS data base modeling
    The design of the spatial database is the formal process of analyzing facts about the real world into a structured model. Database design is characterized by the following phases: requirement analysis, logical design and physical design. In more common terms, you basically need a plan, a design layout and then the data to complete the process.
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