Roland Mangold to head LIDAR Magazine @LiDARmag

A quick update as you may have heard the news. Industry veteran, Roland Mangold will be heading up the roll of Editor at LiDAR Magazine. In case the name sounds familiar to you, LiDAR Magazine is one of our sister properties / publications here as we all fall under the umbrella of Spatial Media LLC – see Spatial Media also operates The American Surveyor Magazine,, the Machine Control brands and other Geo-Technology focused properties.

Our LiDARNews is now LiDAR Magazine ( and I'm pleased to welcome an old Canadian friend, Roland Mangold to our team as we will be heading up all things LiDAR - Roland will succeed LIDAR Magazine Managing Editor Dr. Gene V. Roe effective with the July/August issue of the magazine. If you don't already receive the print version of the magazine, it's available free to industry professionals and I'll be frank and say that it really is an awesome publication - our publisher does a top notch job putting this together!…/spatial-media-acquires-uav-news-publi…/

Roland’s unique perspective and industry experience will serve hungry reader groups well; his enthusiasm and ability to present the business case will continually encourage our subscribers to invest in LIDAR, UAS and other developing technologies.

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Do’s and Don’ts For Taking Your Dog to the Office

A little mid-week fun here to break things up a bit… those of you who know me know that I’m a dog owner and dog lover, as are many of you I’m sure. However, have you ever considered taking the pooch into the office to hang out with you?  If so there’s a few things you’ll need to remember before  attempting this.

Dos and Don'ts for Taking your Dog to Work

Dos and Don’ts for Taking your Dog to Work

Dog lovers  will be taking their pets to work the week of June 22-26. The annual “Take the Dog to Work” event celebrates the bond between people and their canine companions and demonstrates the joys of being a pet parent. [Read more…]

Cincinnati Asks Residents to Be A Pothole Spotter

An interesting request from the Cincinnati City Manager… City Manager Harry Black is asking Cincinnati drivers to join the campaign to “Be a Pothole Spotter.” from the news post – “We’re in primetime pothole season. The ground’s thawing up, and cars are hitting potholes all over town. We need everyone to tell us about these potholes so that we can fix them as quickly as possible,” Black said.

report a pothole

Report a pothole (Image credit, BBC)

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New Rules Coming for Drone and UAV Operators

Nobody likes too much Government intervention, however, with the number of “near misses” between UAVs (drones) and commercial aircraft on the rise, not to mention the privacy concerns, it was only a matter of time before the rules get stepped up. the next step may likely be a move towards licensing and/or certification and may not be a bad idea!

DOT and FAA Propose New Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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The Top 5 Best and Worst Resume Terms

The year end is rapidly approaching and that means time to polish up the resume – yep, this is hands-down THE best time to shop yourself around and score that dream job! Before you hit send on that resume though you may want to look for some of the best and worst words/descriptors for the resume – this according to research from CareerBuilder.

best and worst resume terms

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Week-end Reading – GISuser Popular Article Recap

A few of the latest, trending topics on GISuser and popular articles and news items from the past week:

Census Bureau Celebrates 25th Anniversary of TIGER
Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) database – the first nationwide digital map of roads, boundaries and water – was initially created for the 1990 Census to modernize the once-a-decade head count.

Census Tiger data is 25

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