Surveyor's Footsteps: Music to an Old Surveyor's Ears

Harriett Zilch wrote that the old cowboy song Goodbye Old Paint was “a melancholy hymn of farewell to an aging American paint horse.”

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Monitoring Success: 4 Critical Factors for Tall Vertical Alignment

We live in an age where the construction of “supertall” (over 300 meters) and even “megatall” (over 600 meters) buildings is no longer extraordinary.

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Traversing The Law: Do Surveyors Commit Consumer Fraud?

How about we come up with solutions, before someone else does?
This year marks the 40th anniversary of POB Magazine. It just so happens that in June of this year I marked my 10th anniversary as a regular columnist for the magazine.

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Solo Notes: Montana Surveyor Defines Role in Real Estate

As I see it, we professional land surveyors who focus only on the required accuracy and precision of measurement and boundary law and, in the west, the Public Land Surveying System, miss the boat when it comes to effectively educating the public about the importance of what we do.

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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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Unmistakable Marks: Making Adverse Claims Against The State

It is often presumed that no adverse claims may be perfected against the state under any circumstances.

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Surveyor's Footsteps: Experience Steers Us Away From Actions That Are Unnecessary

From a very young age we all start to make judgment calls. Growing older and gaining experience, we find some things we wish we had done differently and would have had we known then what we know now.

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Monitoring Success: How to Use Total Stations Effectively in Asset Monitoring

One reason surveyors are a natural choice to lead the way and dominate the market in asset monitoring is that the main field tool of land surveying, the total station, is also one of the best and most flexible monitoring sensors.

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Once a Land Surveyor

I’m a second-generation land surveyor.

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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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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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2014 December

In this December 2014 issue of POB, we celebrate our 40th year, and take a look at how we began. Also, see how an innovative approach helped a surveying firm provide fast and accurate volume reporting for the aggregates industry.

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