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Messing around in boats

Jesse in the boat with the depthsounder at Lake Hood

“There is nothing… half so much worth doing as simply messing around in boats” Kenneth Graham – Wind in the Willows. We recently had the team messing around in boats at a couple of sites. However, instead of towing a waterskier they had a depthsounder behind them.  The projects required us to get levels inside…

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More on that Geoid Measuring satellite

Further to my previous post about Geoid Measurements by Satellite the European Space Agency has now released a video showing the geoid model in glorious spinning-around 3D.  Yes, it does look a bit like a newly dug spud.   There’s also an excellent discussion of the project at the BBC website with an explanation of…

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Geoid Measurements by Satellite

The European Space Agency has been doing a survey of the worlds gravity field using a satellite, and they’ve produced this world map showing the results. I’m not a geo-physicist, but it’s interesting to see the blue area just South of India. A dip like this means that any satellites circling the globe would pass…

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Location as a commodity

Recently there’s been a rise in the use of GPS in the marketplace.  We’ve all seen in-car navigation systems, where the combination of a GPS receiver, intelligent map data and user-friendly software in a compact package makes for a incredibly useful product.

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