Latest Headlines

The Most Detailed Ecological Land Units Map in the World

Esri and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) are pleased to announce the development of the highest-spatial-resolution ecological land units (ELUs) map of the world "ever produced."

Read More

GeodesyGroup Adds UltraCam Lp Aerial Digital Camera

GeodesyGroup Inc. has contracted with Microsoft’s UltraCam business unit and subsidiary to purchase an UltraCamLp aerial digital camera system that enables simultaneous digital image/LiDAR acquisition.

Read More

FAA Announces 5 UAS Exemptions for 4 Commercial Entities

‘Unmanned aircraft offer a tremendous opportunity to spur innovation,’ says Transportation Secretary Foxx

The commercial entities that received UAS exemptions are: Trimble Navigation Limited; VDOS Global, LLC; Clayco, Inc.; and Woolpert, Inc. — the latter company receiving two exemptions.

Read More

Leica Launches Certified Plant Service Provider Program

Leica Geosystems Inc. has announced the availability of a new Certified Plant Service Provider (CPSP) program to establish a standard of excellence for 3D laser scanning in plant environments.

Read More

Frontier Precision Acquires Accupoint's Geospatial Business

Frontier Precision, Inc. is pleased to announce that, as of Dec. 1, 2014, the company has acquired the geospatial assets and business of Accupoint, Inc., located in Anchorage, AK.  Frontier Precision, Inc. will now represent all Trimble Geospatial products for the Alaska region.

Read More

Eagle Point Expands Pinnacle Series Into BIM, Transportation

Eagle Point Software Corporation, an Autodesk AEC Industry Partner, announced the expansion of content in Pinnacle Series. Pinnacle Series subscribers who use the cloud version can now access:

Read More

Commercial UAV Expo Announced for October 2015 by SPAR Point Group

SPAR Point Group announced today that it will launch Commercial UAV Expo, October 5-7, 2015 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada. As organizers of premier 3D technology events in North America, Europe and Asia, SPAR Point Group is well established in the data capture and imaging technology space.

Read More

Topcon Announces Acquisition of Leading Console Manufacturer

Topcon Positioning Group announces the complete acquisition of Wachendorff Elektronik GmbH and Wachendorff Electronics Inc. in a private transaction.

Read More

Geospatial Corporation Offers Revamped GeoUnderground Site

Geospatial Corporation announced today that the company has unveiled a totally new version of its GeoUnderground website. GeoUnderground is the secure, mobile, enterprise strength, Location-Based Underground Infrastructure Management System constructed around Google Maps Engine and the Google Maps API.

Read More

GIS Day Celebrates Geospatial, Savings, Sustaining Technology

Promoting a Resilient Future Starts with Educating the World about GIS
On Wednesday, Nov. 19, students, educators and GIS professionals around the world will demonstrate the power of geospatial technology by celebrating GIS Day.

Read More



Image Galleries

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 December 2014 Cover

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.

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Surveyors, during the winter season, does your firm?
View Results Poll Archive

Point of Beginning Store

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\POB\epubsite\Statues-pic-large.gif
Surveyor Statues

The perfect gift or award for any special occasion.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Facebook logo Twitter logo  LinkedIn logo  YouTube logoRPLS small logo

Google +

Geo Locator

Buyers Guide

The #1 buyers' guide for land surveyors and geomatics professionals. Search listings for software and equipment manufacturers, equipment dealers and professional services. CLICK HERE to view GeoLocator.