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A Model Schoolhouse

3D laser scanning provides valuable data for renovating a historic school building in Wyoming, Ohio.
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When It's OK to Spend Your Boss's Money

Many years ago, while working at a mid-size engineering firm, I was called into my supervisor’s office.
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On One Condition

Conditional or consentable boundary lines are often referred to in deed descriptions.
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Editor's Points: Information vs. Data

Surveyors are highly skilled at collecting and analyzing data. Much like software developers who think in code, surveyors can intuitively understand complex datasets. Most clients, on the other hand, can’t.
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Pinpoint Location - Above the Speed of Sound

North American Eagle inches closer to world landspeed records with a boost from satellite positioning technology.
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Editor's Points: More Questions Than Answers

In a session on “Defining Our Profession” at the MAPPS Summer Conference in Snowmass, Colo., I expected to hear insights on trends in surveying and mapping, and perhaps some ideas for an all-encompassing definition. Instead, the presenters primarily put forth a series of provocative questions.
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Traversing the Law: Can the Original Surveyor Blunder?

Now that the seminar season is beginning to wane, I have had some time to reflect on some of the conversations that I have had with surveyors from all across the country.
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The Business of MAPPS: The Broad View

H.R. 4233, the Map It Once, Use It Many Times Act, is a bill before Congress that would restore the USGS to its position as the pre-eminent civil federal mapping agency. 
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Editor's Points: Mapping Your Future

On May 3, 2012, a Congressional oversight field hearing was held in Colorado Springs, Colo., to address problems and solutions regarding the federal government’s geospatial activities.
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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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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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