Virginia Association of Surveyors Appoints Palatiello Management

The Virginia Association of Surveyors has announced the firm of John M. Palatiello & Associates, Inc. has been selected to provide association management services for the organization, effective Jan. 1.

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MAPPS Recognizes Innovation Leaders With Annual Awards

Annual awards honor companies with cutting-edge geospatial solutions
Visual Intelligence took the big prize at the 8th annual MAPPS Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Awards ceremony in Alexandria, Va.

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Looking Back at the 2014 ESRI Conference Held in San Diego

Donny Sosa opened the 2014 AEC Conference with an overview. He announced there were about 275 surveyors attending the conference this year. But he was referring to the International User Conference.

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Bringing Robotic Technology to the Guatemalan Highlands

Our experience actually began in September, 2013, when my office was approached to provide surveying instruction to Dr. Eugenia Robinson, a Professor of Anthropology at Montgomery College in Maryland.

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Acquiescence … It's Not Just an Establishment Doctrine

Acquiescence, under the right circumstances, is a boundary establishment doctrine, but as we are going to examine this month, it is much more than that.

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Getting Out in Bad Weather a Worthwhile Learning Experience for Surveyors

Many years ago, at my first place of employment, I was paid even if we were “rained out.”

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Railroad Rights-of-Way: Brandt Living Trust v. United States

On March 10, 2014, the U.S. Supreme court handed down a ruling of immediate interest to surveyors across the nation.

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Secrets of a 21-Century Surveyor

Technology enables small surveying businesses to ease growing pains and maximize their potential
At some point, every successful small surveying firm inevitably faces the same question: How much work can you reasonably handle without compromising quality or taking on too much overhead?

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Book Reveals How a Rare-Map Dealer Made Millions Stealing Ancient Maps

He’s been described as a quirky yet charismatic social climber, obsessed with status and image, who within a relatively short period of time rose from middle-class beginnings to the inner circle of the rare map world.
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PA Surveyor Receives Award for Education Excellence

 John G. Fuehrer II, PLS, PE, Ephrata, Pa., received the Earl J. Fennell Award from the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) in recognition of distinguished educational contributions to the surveying and mapping profession.  

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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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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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