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Van Horn to Lead Land Surveyors

Lisa Van Horn, owner of Van Horn & Van Horn Surveying, Green Bay, is the new president of The Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors.
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City Faces A Well Of A Water Problem

Harrisburg, Ore. - Oops. It seems that the city of Harrisburg drilled a well on someone else's property without permission.
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Neighbors Resolve Property Line Dispute

Property line disputes can become litigious, costly nightmares for property owners, but some Loomis neighbors have come up with an amicable solution to their problem.
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Geographic Center of USA is 'Moving'

When Alaska and Hawaii joined the union in 1959, the National Geodetic Survey designated Belle Fourche, a ranch town of 4,500 residents in western South Dakota, the geographic center of the USA.
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Surveyor Scores Training Session With England Football Team

[UKPRwire, Fri Mar 23 2007] A chartered surveyor from London has won a dream prize to train with Wayne Rooney, Stephen Gerrard, John Terry and the other members of the England football team.
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Land Surveyors Receive Federal Certification

A group of professional land surveyors nationwide recently received a new federal certification from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
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GIAA mailbag

This month we are highlighting a technique that a reader has been using for quite a while. Arthur J. Saarloos of Delta Junction, Alaska, sent it in hoping we would share it with the readership.
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GIAA Mailbag

When I used optical theodolites, I checked and adjusted the horizontal and vertical collimation myself. I noticed in my new total station's instruction manual that I only have 30 arc seconds or so of adjustment I can use. The manufacturer requires that I return it to an authorized service center for larger collimation adjustments. Why?
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I know that the bubbles on my prism/antenna poles can go out of adjustment. How much of a problem is this? And how do I check them to see if they're in adjustment?
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I have a two-part question. I have a total station setting for curvature and refraction correction. To turn it on, I have to select from one of two constants to be used in the correction. Which one should I be using? The second part of my question comes from noticing that my surveying textbook (Moffit & Bossler) uses only one constant for the curvature and refraction correction. Why the difference?
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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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