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Cyborg Surveying and You: New Year, New Opportunities

January 3, 2011
This year is a very important year for me: I am officially a blogger for RPLS.com, andI’ll soon be graduating college and finding an employer that I will work for over the nextseveral years consistently-a very big thing when going back and forth between schooland internships. 

This year is a very important year for me: I am officially a blogger for RPLS.com, andI’ll soon be graduating college and finding an employer that I will work for over the nextseveral years consistently-a very big thing when going back and forth between schooland internships. Like my peers, I am very excited to be entering the surveying profession,even in a time of poor economic performance. This is because people are getting tounderstand their worlds in a spatial way as more and more detailed maps become publiclyavailable. As more people begin to use spatial data, the need for surveying will grow.A strong argument for this need was highlighted last year when Google started two(or more) small wars because their boundaries were off. Last month, the small townof Beebe, Ark., solved their sudden bird problem with the help of aerial surveying. Surveyors are the original creators of that information, and graduates like me are amongthe newest breed of surveyor. It should be a very exciting time as new technologies andsources of funding become available in our day-to-day jobs.

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