Tag Archives: Digital Innovation

3 Ways Small and Midsize Organizations can Cut Cyber Attack Risk this Year

Small and midsize businesses (SMBs; organizations with fewer than 1,000 employees) are often unprepared for cyber attacks due to the erroneous belief that hackers are only concerned with attacking large enterprises with deep pockets. In fact, 43% of all data breaches involve SMBs. These organizations are an attractive target for ransomware, financial fraud, and supply

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ALTA Survey Requirements: Everything you need to know for 2022

What are the current ALTA survey requirements? The Minimum Standard Detail Requirements (ALTA Standards) for American Land Title Association (ALTA)/National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Land Title Surveys (ALTA survey requirements) were last updated in February of 2021. Often referred to simply as ALTA surveys, these boundary surveys are created pursuant to a set of minimum standards

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Custom Dudek Tool Enables Efficient Trail Alignment Assessment

In post-fire landscapes, unauthorized trail pioneering often occurs when barriers to passage, such as dense native vegetation, have been removed. Unplanned, spontaneous trail establishment is done without consideration of proper trail design, and these activities often happen out of the purview of land managers, in areas where patrolling is infrequent or absent due to limited

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UAV-Based Construction Monitoring Delivers Accurate Daily Counts

Dudek’s Mapping and Surveying team leverages more than 20 years of experience providing survey, permitting, and construction monitoring services. In 2019, we worked with First Solar to create a UAV-based construction monitoring and materials counting survey system. Data is collected using UAVs and analyzed with machine learning technology to provide material counts, before being provided

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Faster Natural Disaster Area Mapping with Drones and Powerful and Cloud Processing Tech

When a natural disaster strikes, emergency service personnel need to mobilize and deploy support quickly. But before that can happen, they need to understand the extent of the damage on the ground. And to do that, they need eyes in the sky. Dustin Gaessner, Dudek Flight Operations Lead was born and raised on Oahu. He

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Custom Technology Enables 10-Times-Faster Drone Data Processing

After launching a successful drone surveying and mapping practice 3 years ago, Dudek’s Mapping and Surveying team faced a new challenge. “We were mobilizing and flying new sites at such a fast pace that the industry-standard drone data processing software platforms couldn’t scale to efficiently keep pace with our growing business,” said Mapping and Surveying

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How Technology Has Changed Environmental Field Data Collection

Digital technology has transformed environemental field data collection. Digital methods allow data to be collected more efficiently, more accurately, in greater quantity and processed more quickly than ever before. For Dudek biologists, archaeologists, urban foresters, hydrologists, and other science and engineering professionals that manage projects involving fieldwork, applying technology is a constant challenge as it

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Detailed Data Collection Streamlines Project Permitting

Accurate and thorough collection of geographic information system (GIS) datasets is integral to successful project review and permitting. Equally important is submitting datasets with ample detail so they can be easily understood, analyzed, and manipulated by project owners and regulators. Unintelligible data slows permitting Often, regulators receive datasets that make perfect sense to the data

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City of Rocklin Uses Mobile App for Water Quality Monitoring

When a new state water quality permit required the City of Rocklin, California to do more pollutant testing of its stormwater system, the city turned to Dudek’s Kerata field data collection mobile app. Watch the video of Rocklin’s real-time field data collection mobile app for water quality monitoring. “All the outfalls discharging water directly into

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Mobile GIS Changes Game for Field Data Management

Gathering and distributing spatial intelligence from the field traditionally has been a complex, manual and lengthy process. Now, Dudek project managers use a mobile GIS application that makes collection faster and more accurate; updates the project’s central GIS databases instantly, and lets non-GIS staff leverage the power of spatial data for review and analysis. Dudek

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