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Exploring The Mystery of Famed American Surveyor Thomas Freeman

Just who was the man who worked alongside famous U.S. surveyor Andrew Ellicott?
There is great confusion in the American surveyor historical literature about Thomas Freeman, a prominent surveyor in the United States from 1792 until his death in 1821, regarding whether he served as an officer in the United States military or in a state militia.

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Kentucky Company Revs Up for Work at Corvette Museum

Dennis Smith’s firm seemed to be the logical choice when the National Corvette Museum (NCM) in Bowling Green, Ky., decided to expand and create a motorsports park.

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A Huge Success Story: Real-Time Monitoring A Hit Down Under

In the heart of Brisbane, Australia’s third most populous city, construction company Watpac Australia Pty. Ltd. has a contract to build a $570-million (US) project in the Southbank cultural precinct that will integrate residential, commercial, hotel and public space with a public transport hub.

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POB Market Study: Who Is Spending What, Where, Why in 2015?

As the old saying goes, you’ve got to spend money to make money. To provide detailed information on expected spending in the next year on equipment and software, BNP Media’s market research division worked with the staff of POB magazine to conduct a market study this fall.

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Professional Surveyors Mark 40 Years with POB Magazine

Readers share opinions on hot topics within the profession
In the 1980s and ’90s, POB featured a section called “Surveyors Speak Out,” which asked readers to answer a survey question with yes or no as well as offer anonymous comments on their reasoning.

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In Wet Chicago, the Topcon Laser Scanner Comes to the Rescue!

Laser scanner adds precision to major rainwater diversion structure being built for city's overflow
There are many profound and romantic quotations about floods. Many popular ones use flooding as a metaphor for overwhelming love or spiritual enlightenment.

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One Tech Company's Answer to The Search for Good Employees

The need is there. Visit construction contractors anywhere in North America and they’ll mention their pressing need for good employees.

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STAR*NET’s Latest Version Earns Top Marks From Users

For most surveying projects, speed, efficiency and accuracy of measurements are paramount. Since time truly is money in the surveying business, the goal is to reduce random error inherent in survey measurements.

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MAPPS Recognizes Innovation Leaders With Annual Awards

Annual awards honor companies with cutting-edge geospatial solutions
Visual Intelligence took the big prize at the 8th annual MAPPS Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Awards ceremony in Alexandria, Va.

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ATLIS Geomatics Increases Mapping Efficiency with Leica

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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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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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of POB, we take a look at integrated technologies that provide real-time 3D measurements of a Brisbane construction site.

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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

With the unmanned aerial system (UAS) presence growing in surveying, you will in 2015:
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