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ATLIS Geomatics Increases Mapping Efficiency with Integrated Leica Solution

An investment in a Leica ALS70-HP LIDAR system and RCD30 camera positions the aerial surveying firm to provide a faster turnaround on innovative mapping solutions.
Leica Geosystems Inc. today announced that ATLIS Geomatics, an aerial surveying and photogrammetry firm based in Winnipeg, MB, has invested in a Leica ALS70-HP LiDAR system fully integrated with an RCD30 camera.

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Looking Back at the 2014 ESRI Conference Held in San Diego

Donny Sosa opened the 2014 AEC Conference with an overview. He announced there were about 275 surveyors attending the conference this year. But he was referring to the International User Conference.

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One Dropped Word Leads a Long-Term Surveying Problem

I suppose after more than 40 years of survey practice in Colorado I could be forgiven for falling into the “I’ve seen it all” trap.

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Bringing Robotic Technology to the Guatemalan Highlands

Our experience actually began in September, 2013, when my office was approached to provide surveying instruction to Dr. Eugenia Robinson, a Professor of Anthropology at Montgomery College in Maryland.

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3D Laser Scanning Scores Topographic Survey Touchdown

When the Vallivue School District in Caldwell, Idaho, passed its school facilities bond, the main objective was to build a new high school.

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A Broad Solution For Italy's Narrow Streets

Cities across Europe are pursuing new sustainable energy policies. Integrated geospatial technologies are helping to reduce light pollution and energy use.
With urban activity accounting for 80 percent of worldwide energy consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, local governments play a decisive role in mitigating the effects of climate change.

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Secrets of a 21-Century Surveyor

Technology enables small surveying businesses to ease growing pains and maximize their potential
At some point, every successful small surveying firm inevitably faces the same question: How much work can you reasonably handle without compromising quality or taking on too much overhead?

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Book Reveals How a Rare-Map Dealer Made Millions Stealing Ancient Maps

He’s been described as a quirky yet charismatic social climber, obsessed with status and image, who within a relatively short period of time rose from middle-class beginnings to the inner circle of the rare map world.
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An Automated Solution for Vegetation Mapping

With its 27 member states, the European Union (EU) has some 12 million farmers who strive to reliably produce crops to feed about 500 million consumers, while simultaneously protecting the environment. 

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Surveying Fuels Energy

Surveying is the foundation of any project involving developing, purchasing, or subdividing land.
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HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.


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2014 October

In this October 2014 issue of POB, we explore cities across Europe pursuing new sustainable energy policies. Also, read how 3D laser scanning produces a winning topographic survey for a high school football field and running track.

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