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Systematic Survey to Solve Land Conflicts

In 1989, Mr Roman Alenyo of Kosim Village in Kobwin sub-county in Kumi District was hacked to death together with his son, William Oluka, over a land dispute.
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Love Thy Neighbour - the Laws Governing Neighbourly Conduct

Since time immemorial we have seen countless dramas unfold due to neighbourly disputes and, as many estate agents will testify, small problems between neighbouring properties can cause larger issues when it comes to the selling of one of the properties in question.
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Survey Monuments Found

FAIRFIELD TWP., Mich. - Two wooden survey stakes dating back to 1824 were unearthed last week during the reconstruction of Weston Road between M-52 and Treat Highway.
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Border Dispute Continues

When Bibb County was created from Monroe County in 1823, no official border was drawn. For 184 years, the counties have tried to agree on a border with no luck.
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A Fellow Surveyor Needs Your Help

Michael Porter is a Land Surveyor. He works for the City of Lawton, Oklahoma. Michael Porter needs a Liver Transplant.
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Area Land Surveyors Volunteer After Tornado

Douglas County employees Michael Kelly and Kevin Sontag were among members of the Kansas Society of Land Surveyors who volunteered to help establish a network designed to guide reconstruction efforts in Greensburg, a Kansas town devastated by a tornado May 4.
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Dam Escaped State Permit Threshold

Balsam Mountain Preserve is off the hook on one front: it didn’t need a permit from the state dam safety office before constructing a dam at its golf course.
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New Land Surveyor Makes Sask. History

Although it's rare to hear of a "first female" anything anymore, Jill Cheverie has unintentionally found herself a place in the history books.
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Boy Scout Marks 100th Meridian in Dodge City

The imaginary line on the earth's surface known as the 100th Meridian can now be located in Dodge City thanks to the efforts of a local Boy Scout working on his Eagle project.
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New Flood-Risk Maps Chart Potentially Costly Course for Area

The new flood-risk maps for Brown County, which will be on display today for municipal officials and the public, could have a long-range impact on property owners, developers, builders, real estate agents, insurance companies and mortgage lenders.
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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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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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