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South Carolina Group Honors Surveyor Posthumously

Frankie Manhardt, who died of cancer in May, was named the state’s surveyor of the year
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Frankie Manhardt, who died of cancer in May, received a posthumous honor from the SCSPLS.

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MAPPS Recognizes 10 Members for Service

Individuals honored for their contributions to the association and the geospatial profession.
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Individuals honored for their contributions to the geospatial profession.

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POB Study Finds Surveyors Embracing GIS Technology

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Concepts of geographic information systems (gis) have been around for more than 100 years, when our forefathers first started making maps to chart epidemics, for example. GIS began to take off in the early 1980s, when software-makers integrated mapping into computer-aided design.

Today’s GIS tools allow users to create searches, analyze spatial information and edit data to reveal spatial relationships, patterns and trends in an easily understood manner. The adoption of these technologies is having a positive impact on the surveying and mapping professions. According to POB’s study of GIS trends in surveying, firms are turning to GIS tools and software to serve clients.

Conducted by BNP media’s market research department, the study provides insights on how surveyors are dealing with changing markets and converging technologies.

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GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference Seeks Abstract Proposals

Deadline for submissions is Sept. 23
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Organizers are seeking abstract proposals for the 18th annual GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference on Feb. 24-27 in Jacksonville, Fla.

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Lower Becomes MAPPS President

Association also elects new officers and members of its board of directors
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Jeff Lower took office as the president of MAPPS, and the organization elected new officers and members of its board of directors.

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MAPPS Announces Aviation Legal Plan

Group reaches agreement with The Aviation Law Firm of Washington, D.C., to provide counsel on aviation-related laws and regulations.
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MAPPS reached a deal with The Aviation Law Firm to provide legal services related to aerial acquisition activities.

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Maine Governor to Keynote MAPPS Summer Conference

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MAPPS, the national association for geospatial firms, announced the Honorable Paul LePage, governor of Maine, will provide the opening keynote at the association's annual Summer Conference on July 22.

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ASPRS Develops Manual Of Remote Sensing 4th Edition

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The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)'s fourth edition of the Manual of Remote Sensing (MRS) will be designed and executed as an enhanced e-book and will focus on three parts: systems, data management and applications.
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SPAR Europe and ELFM Announce Call for Papers

SPAR Point Group announced a Call for Papers for the 2013 events
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SPAR Point Group announced a Call for Papers for the 2013 events

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Labor Department Expands Davis-Bacon Act on Survey Crews

NSPS reports that the Department of Labor reversed 50 years of precedent and ruled that surveyors are subject to the Davis-Bacon Act.
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NSPS reports the Department of Labor ruled that members of survey crews are subject to the construction prevailing wage law.

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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.

9/30/14 2:00 pm EDT

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

2014 September

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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