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Secrets of a 21-Century Surveyor

Technology enables small surveying businesses to ease growing pains and maximize their potential
By Beth Wilson
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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

By Maryanne MacLeod
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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

By Mary Jo Wagner
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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

By John Doughty, Matt Foster, Ron Horst, Jason Wert, Craig West, and Doug Wolfe
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Surveying is the foundation of any project involving developing, purchasing, or subdividing land.
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Mapping the USS Arizona

By Pete Kelsey
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An Underwater Piece of American History

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Keeping workers safe on a rocky, steeply sloped mountainside requires precise, reliable monitoring

By Angus Stocking LS
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Keeping workers safe on a rocky, steeply sloped mountainside requires precise, reliable monitoring.

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

By Janie Barrett
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John McAslan + Partners Uses 3D Modeling to Facilitate Design of King’s Cross Station

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Topcon's Technology Roadshow Rolls Across North America

By Larry Trojak
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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?

By Bruce MacLeod
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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

By Mary Jo Wagner
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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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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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The purpose of this webinar is to dig into different laser scanning workflows and techniques.


POB September 2014

2014 September

In this September 2014 issue of POB, we take a look at a book that reveals how a rare-map dealer made millions stealing ancient maps. Also, discover the secrets of a 21st-century surveyor and how technology enables small surveying businesses to ease growing pains and maximize their potential.

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