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

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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Spencer Road interchange foes interfere with surveyors at work

Protesters, municipal officials see dispute heading to the courts.
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N.J. Quakers help save lives a world away

Frank Lenik, a New Jersey surveyor, spearheaded an effort to donate magnetic detectors toTajkistan, a country where there is a great hazard of unexploded cluster bombs.

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Vermont's 18th Century Maps Going Online

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Two and a half centuries after men braved the trackless wilderness to map Vermont, using tools as simple as long chains to measure out towns and lots, their work is going online to help lawyers, landowners and historians.
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The Role of a Land Surveyor in Purchasing a Property

A land surveyor is one who using a combination of experience and education comprehends and define the characteristics of land.
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The price isn't right "¦

As the housing market suffers its most serious bout of the jitters for at least two years, nervous buyers are already being hit with another dilemma - discrepancies between the agreed sale price and that at which the mortgage lender's surveyor values the property appear to be on the rise.
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City Shares Award for Reducing Surveying Error

A new mapping system that reduces surveying error to less than one inch per mile has resulted in Surprise and a national planning and management company sharing the Grand Award in the 2007 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Arizona annual Engineering Excellence Awards.
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Fairbanks Engineering Firm Celebrates 50 Years

Today, the company employs 55 people who specialize in a range of disciplines, including engineering, architecture and land surveying.
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Developers Fight Plan to Extend Streets to Riverfront

It seems unlikely that many people out for a stroll on Market Street in Center City ever stop to ask themselves, "Should this street be here?"
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New Roads in 182

On the north bank of the Missouri River at its confluence with Bonne Femme Creek a mile north of Easley, a surveyor by the name of Ira Nash laid out two Spanish land grants.
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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 December

In this December 2014 issue of POB, we celebrate our 40th year, and take a look at how we began. Also, see how an innovative approach helped a surveying firm provide fast and accurate volume reporting for the aggregates industry.

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