The workplace is changing, and signs of this change are everywhere. From companies with in-house bistros to Google’s dog-friendly spaces and Microsoft’s family benefits, the workplace is slowly evolving.
The first maps on record that took advantage of an aerial perspective were sketched from the deck of a hot air balloon under the auspices of the Civil War’s Union Army Balloon Corps. Aerial reconnaissance exercises took place regularly during the American Civil War and creating a rough map was strategically key. The first methods
Out with human surveying teams slogging across a project site to map a floodplain and in with slick UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle or drone) performing photogrammetry and collecting millions of elevation points in a matter of minutes. With the growing sophistication and cost-efficiencies of UAVs, the technologies of photogrammetry
A company’s history, if you look hard enough, has all the elements of a good fairy tale. It is multi-layered, with multiple moving parts and multiple players; it is a constantly evolving and shifting entity. There is the workforce, the executives, those that have resigned or been hired, the produ
You may lose your white-collar job to a robot sooner than you think. According to the IDC (International Data Corporation), a global provider of market intelligence and analysis, big changes in the U.S. workforce will happen quickly and at a scale you would never have expected. The IDC’s report
An overview of recent magazine covers would suggest that virtual reality technology is the latest marvel to hit the consumer market. Not too long ago, Best Buy’s main display table featured a virtual reality headset by Oculus Rift. No matter that the goggles were massive, awkward, heavy
Let’s declare right here what we all know to be true: Without a decent corporate phone system, businesses would go belly-up. An efficient, fool-proof phone system keeps the wheels spinning and business moving right along. Following in at a close second are the computers at CivilGEO
If you’ve been following this blog, you will notice a standard theme running through much of what I write: I like high performing software, but I like simplicity as well.I like software that does the work of several applications with an easy-to-use interface that is intuitive and a snap to learn.I like software
What would you think of a software company that is so keen on making a great product that it will take client requests for new software capabilities and will implement them, sometimes within days of the request? That would be a bit unusual wouldn’t it? And yet, CivilGEO does exactly that; we
Before refrigeration, an industry grew up around the task of delivering blocks of ice harvested from local ponds or lakes to those who could afford it. People that couldn’t afford the ice would keep food in underground cellars or windowless back rooms that faced north. My dad loved
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