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Frozen Remains Found In Field Not Peterson, Stebic

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A land surveyor calls Chicago police to tell them he just found the frozen remains of a "badly decomposed" female.

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Little parking lot holds big surprise

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A town official orders a survey to widen sidewalks in front of a town parking lot and gets an unpleasant surprise.

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Appeals court reverses Vollor, blocks path of county surveyor

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A county in Mississippi sends land surveyors to inspect for violation of county development ordinances. The two land owners fight back in court -- and win.

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Filing snag keeps residents from popular beach

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When new landowners--an American couple from New York-- post "No Trespassing" signs along the trail that leads down to a popular Canadian beach, a surveyor is called in to set the record straight.

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Driver who hit surveyors was drunk

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Witnesses report that the drunken woman was driving at speeds up to 100 mph when she lost control and rammed into a surveying crew on the side of the road.

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Searching for Perfection: White- and blue-collar workers perform under greater pressures than Patriots

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The New England Patriots get the glory for a perfect record, but it's the perfectionism of working professionals like surveyors that really matters.

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Skeletal remains found

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A land surveyor working in a Texas desert discovers skeletal remains. The sheriff's office turns the bones, which appear to be human, over to the medical examiner for confirmation.

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Maps don't match; county attorney wants help sorting out section lines

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When Red Willow County, Nebraska, landowners contest their taxed acreage, county officials discover that a series of land surveys, which have been used to apportion taxes, do not match. Now officials must decide what to do.

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Black landowner's 1919 acquittal in white man's killing shed a 'different light' on the South

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A boundary dispute between two wealthy farmers turns deadly when a surveyor is called in to resolve the issue.

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From little-known railroad subsidiary to the nation's largest private landowner: Plum Creek Timber Co.

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Plum Creek Timber Co.’s rapid ascent from a little-known railroad subsidiary to the nation's largest private landowner is, in many ways, emblematic of the dramatic changes that have wracked the industrial forestry business in recent decades.
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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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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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