NSPS Praises Congressional Call to Revoke Davis-Bacon Policy

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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

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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

By Angus Stocking LS
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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

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Surveys will check pipelines, infrastructure on Alaska north slope


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How Does Pirker Decision Affect UAS Flight

By Joe Paiva PhD, PS, P

 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

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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

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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

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 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

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

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NASA Purchases Leica Equipment for Space Program

Viva TS15 robotic total stations and Nova MS50 will provide monitoring and scanning capabilities in support of new heavy-lift rocket.
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Viva TS15 robotic total stations and Nova MS50 will provide monitoring and scanning capabilities in support of new heavy-lift rocket.

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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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Technical Workflows on the Job Site Using 3D Laser Scanning

The purpose of this webinar is to dig into different laser scanning workflows and techniques.


POB September 2014

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In this September 2014 issue of POB, we take a look at a book that reveals how a rare-map dealer made millions stealing ancient maps. Also, discover the secrets of a 21st-century surveyor and how technology enables small surveying businesses to ease growing pains and maximize their potential.

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