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High-tech Tools Examine Minnesota Bridge Collapse

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A helicopter with a camera like those used to film Hollywood movies will soon peer into the wreckage of a collapsed bridge. Laser-guided surveying equipment has already helped produce a detailed map of the debris.
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County Surveyor: Locals should feel safe on bridges

Local residents should feel safe driving on the county's 426 bridges, Hall County Surveyor Casey Sherlock said.
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Online Map Services Can't Keep up with Big Dig Detours

Finally, the Big Dig was ready to be accurately shown on popular online maps and in-car navigation systems
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No Charges in Fence Dispute

A 39-year-old Mississauga man who tore down his neighbour's fence Friday afternoon over a property line dispute will not be charged by Peel Regional Police. Instead, Michael Homes agreed to erect a new fence.
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Malaysia's Land and Survey Department Plans to Introduce a New Land Alienation Policy

The Land and Survey Department plans to introduce a new Land Alienation Policy, a systematic approach to help resolve land application problems by prioritising landless and poor kampung folks in Sabah.
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First Lockheed Martin-Built GPS Satellite Marks 10 Years In Service

The first U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System Block IIR (GPS IIR) satellite, built by a team led by Lockheed Martin, has surpassed its 10-year design life of on-orbit service, providing the U.S. military and civil users world-wide with highly accurate navigation capabilities since 1997.
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Washington First Drawn to Math

George Washington (1732-1799) was the first president of the United States and is known as the "Father of Our Country." But few realize that Washington gained some of the skills that would help him build a new nation by working at an early age as a professional surveyor.
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Florida Atlantic University Announces New Geomatics Degree Program

Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science announces a new bachelor’s degree program in geomatics engineering to help alleviate the shortage of trained land-surveyor professionals.
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GIAA Mailbag

Q: When I use my prism/antenna poles, I’ve noticed that some are easier to hold still than others. My dealer told me this is because the “bubble sensitivity” of one is higher than the other, with the more-difficult-to-hold pole having higher sensitivity.
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Historic Search Points Surveyors to Finish Line

Imagine a missing link in Western property lines. An absent benchmark in a line that anchors property for hundreds of miles to the north and south. A line that shaped how America grew.
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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 January

In this January 2015 issue of POB, we take a look at integrated technologies that provide real-time 3D measurements of a Brisbane construction site.

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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

With the unmanned aerial system (UAS) presence growing in surveying, you will in 2015:
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