Editor's Points

Editor's Points: We Love What Our Audience Tells Us

Those of us who toil in media are forever challenged with “audience engagement." Seems simple enough, right?

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Editor's Points: Why We Revere Trimble Dimensions So Much

Full disclosure: The first time I ever heard the phrase “user conference” uttered, I shuddered a little.

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Editor's Points: As Colleagues, Let’s Always Be Friends

As providers of information about surveying for surveyors, we at POB tend to focus on the equipment, technique and success of the job. And we should.

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POB … A Place to Connect

Offices are fine. Plenty of staples, swivel chairs and people who share the same grievances about parking lots and vending machines.

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Laser Scanners on Prime-Time TV

 In July, laser scanning historic structures went prime time with the PBS TV series “Time Scanners,” and that’s a good thing for the professionals who read POB.

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Lions and Tigers and Technology … Oh My

How do you feel about technology’s impact on what you do?

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Rules for Use of Drones Are Needed Soon

 Getting a structure of rules of use for drones as well as a standard of competence for operators is essential and needs to be done as soon as possible.  

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Salary & Benefits Study Shows Who POB Readers Are

Thanks to our annual Salary & Benefits Study conducted by the BNP Market Research Division, we have a pretty good snapshot of who you, the readers of POB, are. 

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New Editor at POB

I have a lot to learn. We all do. That’s why you’re reading POB…to learn more about what’s happening in and around your profession. That’s why we converse, go to conferences, email and Google. We’re all learning.
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RPLS Network Provides Opportunities to Connect

Have you ever wondered what your fellow land surveyors think? From Maine to California, from Minnesota to Texas, and from all around the world, the RPLS Network allows you to find out what your colleagues are thinking, saying and doing. You may even be able to help out a fellow surveyor.

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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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