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The Versatility of Reality Capture

with Alex Hill-Stosky

The Versatility of Reality Capture

with Alex Hill-Stosky

Alex Hill-Stosky sort of wants to be Bruce Lee, the guy who has practiced that one move 10,000 times.

Yet he also wants to be the guy who can execute 10,000 moves, because that’s how many he sees in reality capture’s future. It’s impossible for him to narrow his passion to one lane.

The Manager of Reality Capture Development & Regulation at Eagle Engineering and Consulting, Alex’s degree is actually in Geodesy – the science of measuring and understanding three properties of the Earth: shape, gravity field, and orientation in space, and how they change over time.

In other words, he’s wicked smart, with much to say on reality capture’s tools, Canadian vs. American tech adoption, telecom, drones, envelope-pushing, and more. He even shares a striking vision of soon being able to visit with family members…who have passed on.

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Episode Timeline

1:36
Alex becomes immersed in reality capture by way of his brother’s surveying; “I’ll give this a try”
4:50
Alex’s first job, courtesy of the Ottawa Light Rail Transit System. Two unique kinds of work, a heck of a sinkhole story, and some great gear talk
9:05
What the increased ease of reality capture means for digital twins, and the serendipitous encounter that led to Eagle
13:18
Being in the early stages of reality capture as a professional and a company
18:47
Canadian approach to adopting technology, and how reality capture assists flood mapping, insurers, and saves lives
22:39
Eagle’s rebrand through the uptick in reality capture applications, and when data becomes intimidating to clients
27:12
The plethora of tools as a blessing and a curse, and Eagle’s parent company asking why so much money was being spent
30:05
How manufacturers upsell, and RCN’s vision of a one-stop shop for software and equipment analysis
35:44
Drones, arrests, and security concerns
40:34
Eagle Engineering’s commitment to innovation
42:56
The SLAM Scan-off in Calgary, increasing awareness, and a future of collaboration
46:50
When there is, and isn’t, such a thing as too much data
49:19
Alex’s vision of visiting with our family members who have passed on
53:21
Elon Musk, pushing the envelope, and ideation vs. execution
58:38
The passion projects at Eagle Engineering
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This episode is
sponsored by:

Alex Hill-Stosky

Manager of Reality Capture Development & Regulation (RCDR)

Alex Hill-Stosky

Alex Hill-Stosky

Manager of Reality Capture Development & Regulation (RCDR)

Eagle Engineering and Consulting
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