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Land Surveying Firm Landpoint Named a Finalist in the 2014 Oil and Gas Awards

The Oil and Gas Awards panel has awarded Landpoint, one of the largest land surveying firms in the Southwest, a finalist position in the 2014 program.


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NSPS Praises Congressional Call to Revoke Davis-Bacon Policy

The NSPS praised members of congress for urging Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to reverse the department's decision to unilaterally extend the Davis-Bacon Act requirements to survey technicians. 


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PBS Series Uses Scanner Technology on Ancient Structures

The PBS series "Time Scanners" debuts July 1. The show uses modern laser scanners to learn about ancient structures.


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Innovative System Ensures Vertical Alignment of Gerald Desmond Bridge

The Gerald Desmond Bridge is being replaced with California’s first long span, cable-stayed bridge, with an additional 50 feet of clearance, making it one of the tallest cable-stayed bridges in the United States. 


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FAA Approves First Commercial UAS Flights Over Land

Surveys will check pipelines, infrastructure on Alaska north slope

 


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How Does Pirker Decision Affect UAS Flight

 To fly or not to fly … That is the question. Or at least that’s the question for those in the United States who are engaged in developing their businesses with an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) component.  


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NOAA Digital Coast Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer

With the addition of South Carolina data to the Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer, the Southeast region states join the West Coast, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic states in having access to coastal flooding scenarios and uncertainty maps as well as marsh migration, social vulnerability, and flood frequency visualizations. 


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Trimble Acquires Assets of European Engineering and Construction Accessories Company

Trimble announced that it has acquired the assets of privately-held GeoDesy and GeoDesy Free Space Optics.


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Canadian firm helps in search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight

 The Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (MRSA) has been utilizing recent access to RADARSAT-2 information to aid in the search of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.  


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National Surveyors Week

 This week is National Surveyors Week. What are you doing in recognition of this week?


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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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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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