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Using 3D Modeling to Facilitate Design of King’s Cross Station

July 22, 2014

 Built in 1852, King’s Cross railway station is one of the main transportation hubs in London.  


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Topcon's Technology Roadshow Rolls Across North America

June 24, 2014
Business owners, contractors, engineers, surveyors and others linked to construction are, by nature, an extremely busy lot.


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Will Government Enforcement Get Ahead of the Proliferation of Drones?

June 23, 2014
Alfred Gates is a big believer in the potential of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also commonly referred to as drones.


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Solar Energy App Helps Curious Become Informed

June 23, 2014
Read any report on the health of the solar industry and you will likely reach the same conclusion: the sun has been shining brightly on this renewable energy sector ... very brightly


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Innovative System Ensures Vertical Alignment of Gerald Desmond Bridge

June 18, 2014
The Gerald Desmond Bridge is being replaced with California’s first long span, cable-stayed bridge, with an additional 50 feet of clearance, making it one of the tallest cable-stayed bridges in the United States. 


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A Kentucky Highway Interchange Project Brings Video Games to Public Infrastructure Design

May 30, 2014
Most large construction projects use some kind of 3D modeling through their various stages—whether it’s CAD, BIM, photo simulations, or another technology. 


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Efficient Movement of Information Plays a Key Role in Keeping Utilities and Transportation Infrastructure Functioning

May 30, 2014
There are more than 609,000 highway bridges in the United States, ranging from two-lane spans crossing rural streambeds to complex configurations for urban highway interchanges.


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A Different Approach to Data Management

May 29, 2014
 Anyone who works with geospatial information eventually faces the problem of managing change over time. This is especially true if multiple editors are involved, when working with data can lead to the frustration of conflicting changes, slow validation, and other challenges.  


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How Does Pirker Decision Affect UAS Flight

May 22, 2014

 To fly or not to fly … That is the question. Or at least that’s the question for those in the United States who are engaged in developing their businesses with an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) component.  


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As laser scanners become more popular, the need for training grows

May 20, 2014
 Two-thirds of laser scanner users plan to take training but only one-quarter of users believe there is adequate training available. 


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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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In the July 2014 issue, POB explores the growth of photovoltaic (PV) installations in the United States across residential, commercial and utilities markets. Also, read how an innovative system ensures the vertical alignment of Gerald Desmond Bridge.

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