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City Faces A Well Of A Water Problem

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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

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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'

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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

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[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

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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

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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

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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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GIAA Mailbag

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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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When the target centering feature of my servo-driven total station is switched on and I do a visual check through the telescope, I often find that the telescope cross hairs are not on the target. There seems to be a constant offset above and to the left of the target. My instrument dealer has told me not to worry about this. He says that the instrument has been calibrated and that a software correction is applied. Is this true? Should I be concerned?
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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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Technical Workflows on the Job Site Using 3D Laser Scanning

The purpose of this webinar is to dig into different laser scanning workflows and techniques.

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POB September 2014

2014 September

In this September 2014 issue of POB, we take a look at a book that reveals how a rare-map dealer made millions stealing ancient maps. Also, discover the secrets of a 21st-century surveyor and how technology enables small surveying businesses to ease growing pains and maximize their potential.

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