Action Steps to Improve Your City

As we begin 2017, HAKS would like to share Curbed New York’s suggestions on initiatives we can launch to improve our cities.  We have culled a small number from the list; you can access them all at 101 Small Ways You Can Improve Your City. Continue Reading…

New Application for Mood Ring Technology

mood-ringThe mood ring, a popular fad in the late 1970s, is a specialized liquid crystal thermometer typically ornamented with a faux gemstone (usually made of quartz or glass). Temperature changes in the wearer’s finger cause the crystal to reflect different wavelengths of light, which change the color of the stone.  Green is considered normal or average, while blue is calm and relaxed and black is stressed and tense. Continue Reading…

HAKS Offers Clients Mobile LiDAR

Mobile Lidar2Contributed by Ken Stigner, PLS, PP

In October 2012, after being retired from space flight, the Space Shuttle Endeavour made a crosstown journey from the Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center in Exposition Park.  A new technology known as Mobile LiDAR (for light detecting and ranging) was used to identify and map obstructions so that the shuttle could maneuver through city streets and arrive intact.  LiDAR is a remote sensing technology that measures distance by illuminating a target with a laser and analyzing the reflected light to create a detailed map of the landscape.  HAKS has recently added Mobile LiDAR to our land surveying and mapping service portfolio.  Continue Reading…