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POB Study Finds Surveyors Embracing GIS Technology

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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Lower Becomes MAPPS President

Association also elects new officers and members of its board of directors

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.

MAPPS reached a deal with The Aviation Law Firm to provide legal services related to aerial acquisition 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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2015 March

In this March 2015 issue of POB, we take a look at how a dam project's field work becomes complicated with a river and lush vegetation. Also, read about Williston, North Dakota's population boom due to unprecedented oil exploration and drilling activity.

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