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Surveyor's Footsteps: Dan The Intern Sets a Good Example

Many years ago, the local high school contacted my employer, one of the large suburban engineering firms, and asked if we could help their internship program.


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Unmistakable Marks: How Much Research For Boundary Survey?

Despite its designation in court records, Roll v. Bacon: 160 Ohio Misc. 2d 23; 938 N.E.2d 85 (2010) is not a dispute about what to have for breakfast.


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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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Monitoring Success: When Should You Use GNSS Monitoring?

Asset monitoring with total stations is more common and better known than monitoring with other spatial sensors, and for good reason — total stations are a great choice in most situations, given their ability to monitor up to hundreds of points from a single setup, in real time and with high accuracy.


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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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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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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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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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