Surveying & Mapping Education

Oregon Tech Offers Online Classes in GIS, Surveying

Geomatics department will start online offerings on Sept. 30.
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Geomatics department will start online offerings on Sept. 30.


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How Do You Determine Accuracy in Mapping?

Swimming in a sea of data, mapping professionals need to understand precision, accuracy and variance
By Mike Tully
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 All maps are wrong. Get used to it! Maps are an abstraction of the real world and as such only approximate reality. Each layer of orthos or LiDAR data comprises dozens, if not millions, of measurements about location.  


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Charles Mason Receives Memorial Stone at Burial Site

Surveyors Rendezvous pays tribute to famous surveyor and 250th anniversary of Mason-Dixon Line.
By John Hetzler
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Ceremony highlights surveyor’s legacy and 250th anniversary of Mason-Dixon Line.


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Surveyors Commemorate the Mason-Dixon Line

Surveyors Rendezvous helps dedicate official Pennsylvania state historical marker at southernmost point of Philadelphia.
By John Hetzler
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Attendees at the Surveyors Rendezvous in Philadelphia continued to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Mason-Dixon survey.


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Surveyors Rendezvous Set to Celebrate Mason-Dixon Line

Group will dedicate memorial at Charles Mason’s burial site at annual event in Philadelphia
By John Hetzler
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History weighs on Chas Langelan.


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The Man Who Changed the History of Ohio

A look behind the mystery setting the state's northern border.
By Charles Coutellier P.S.
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The mystery surrounding the establishment of Ohio's northern border.


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The History of Writing the History of Surveying in Ohio

By Charles Coutellier P.S.
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In the 1960s, the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers’ magazine, “Ohio Engineer,” published several articles about surveying in Ohio by J. Merrill Weed, a prominent engineer and writer. 


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Professional Pay on an Uptrend

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Conducted by BNP Media's Market Research department, the 2013 study reveals a number of key trends in surveying and mapping and provides insights on how firms and individuals are dealing with changing markets and converging technologies.


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Redefining Your Value Proposition

By Christine Grahl
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What should you do if prospective clients no longer seem to value your work? Should you lower your pricing structure to match the competition? Invest in new technology to make your firm stand out? Bolster your marketing efforts to highlight your strengths? Throw in the towel?


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Step 5: Create the Client Agreement

By Larry Phipps, PLS
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In the last article (POB February 2013), we discussed presenting the proposal to your prospective client. The notes you took during that presentation (you did take notes, right?) will form the foundation for the fixed-price agreement (FPA).
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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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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.

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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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