Posted on 27 August

FIFO Challenges For Mining Companies

Fly In Fly Out (FIFO) workforces are great at providing mining companies with a ready source of workers, yet they can also be a logistical nightmare. Having to organise the travel, accommodation and work schedules for hundreds of people at a time is a daily occurrence for mining companies who are unable to recruit local […]

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Posted on 20 August

Thoughts on Surveying

Surveying is a profession which can be tracked back to the time of the Ancient Sumerian Priests in 3000-1000 BC, the Egyptians and also the Greeks in 600-200 BC.

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Posted on 24 July

Possible Iconic New Concert Hall For Perth?

Perth residents and critics have mixed emotions about the design of a new opera house called The Arc, created by aspiring designer Shane O’Riley. With critics likening the design to ‘six nuns in a rugby scrum’ and ‘a bony fish,’ O’Riley says he envisions his design to provide visitors with the opportunity to experience being […]

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Posted on 15 July

Google Acquires Skybox Satellite Company

Google’s online maps are about to improve in detail and accuracy thanks to its $500 million purchase of Skybox Imaging. Source: Skybox Imaging Improved Online Mapping With the ability to send satellites into earth’s orbit, Skybox will provide Google with the opportunity to generate another income stream by selling images for use in apps and […]

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Posted on 26 June

Leica Viva GNSS Unlimited Series Launched

Surveyors using GNSS now have another tool to help them with the launch of the new Leica Viva GNSS Unlimited Series. Designed with future proofing in mind, the sensors can be upgraded if needed and will include an upgrade to a GNSS board capable of receiving 500 channels to satisfy user’s needs up to 2020. […]

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