Editor's Points

Editor's Points

Mason Shows Our Actions Shape Our Legacies

What legacy will I leave? That’s a question I’ve thought a lot about following trips to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle System International's (AUVSI's) Unmanned Systems conference in Washington and the Surveyors Rendezvous in Philadelphia.

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POB Remains a Place to Connect

POB is more than a news and information source. It’s a community where professionals can connect.

More than 1,300 miles separate Bailey, Colo., from POB’s offices in Troy, Mich.

No matter. That distance did not deter Steve Franklin.

While visiting family in his native state of Michigan, Franklin went out of his way to visit one Monday afternoon in August.

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Putting Your Needs First

POB’s new editor wants to hear your ideas, opinions and concerns about the land surveying profession.

Meet POB's new editor, and let him know your thoughts, concerns and ideas by connecting via e-mail, phone or social media.

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Editor's Points: Some of My Favorites

If you haven’t been to pobonline.com lately, you should check it out. We recently overhauled the website and launched a new design that makes it easier for you to find your favorite POB content.

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Redefining Your Value Proposition

What should you do if prospective clients no longer seem to value your work? Should you lower your pricing structure to match the competition? Invest in new technology to make your firm stand out? Bolster your marketing efforts to highlight your strengths? Throw in the towel?

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Beyond the ‘Cool Factor’

I recently received an email from a reader calling me out on a reference I made to “traditional surveying tools” in a previous Editor’s Points column.

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Strength in Numbers

Few situations are more frustrating in the business world than the feeling that you’re facing a monumental challenge alone.
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Editor's Point: Is 3D Relevant?

Infographics are designed to stand alone, and the one we’ve developed on 3D Trends in Surveying for this issue (see pages 11-12) is no exception. But the writer in me can’t resist pulling out a few key points for discussion.
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Editor's Points: Preconceived Notions

My 7-year-old son has a wonderful imagination and is always thinking of new inventions. “I’m going to find a way to capture lightning and turn it into free electricity for people to use,” he said to me the other day.
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Editor's Points: Love and Business

There’s a lot of love in the month of December. We spend time with our loved ones during holiday dinners and extended breaks from work and school.
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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.


POB October 2014 Cover

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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