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AeroMetric Wins Grand Award in MAPPS Geospatial Excellence Awards

A project for the Navajo Housing Authority, developing orthoimagery and digital elevation models (DEM) for 30,000 square miles transcending four states, has been selected as the Grand Award Winner for the 2012 MAPPS Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Awards.
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Salina Chapter of Kansas Society of Land Surveyors to Hold Seminar Series

The Salina Chapter of the Kansas Society of Land Surveyors will be hosting its annual Salina Seminar Series, Jan. 10-12, 2013, at Webster Conference Center, Salina, Kan.
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Final Program Released for MAPPS/ASPRS Joint Specialty Conference

In less than a week, geospatial professionals from around the world will come together in Tampa, Fla. to learn about the revolution and evolution of cloud computing and other emerging new technologies that impact the geospatial practice at the 2012 MAPPS/ASPRS Joint Specialty Conference to be held Oct. 29 through Nov. 1.
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Jeff Lucas to Present at MSPS on Nov. 1

The Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS) will host Jeffery N. Lucas, PLS, Esq., for two informative presentations on Nov. 1 in Clare, Mich. In the half-day session, “Boundary Dispute Resolution,” Lucas will explore principles of law used by the courts when dealing with conflicts in boundaries.
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KAPS Chapter to Host Mock Trial in November

The Audubon Chapter of the Kentucky Association of Professional Surveyors (KAPS) will host a mock trial and land surveyor in court seminar in Owensboro, Ky., on Nov. 9.
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MAPPS-ASPRS Offer Workshops at Joint Specialty Conference

Prior to the start of the MAPPS-ASPRS Joint Specialty Conference Oct. 29 – Nov. 1 in Tampa, Fla., three important workshops will be presented that may contribute to continuing professional development of geospatial practitioners and contracting officers.
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MAPPS/ASPRS Conference Adds Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Showcase

The geospatial profession is finding unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or unmanned aerial system (UAS) technology has the potential to revolutionize data collection and lower operating costs. 
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MAPPS Applauds Introduction of Digital Coast Act in U.S. House

A bill to establish a "Digital Coast" program, where the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) develops a coordinated and comprehensive national mapping effort for coastal, state and territorial waters of the United States, has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, earning praise from MAPPS.
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MAPPS to Hold Chapter Interest Meeting in Florida

MAPPS will hold an interest meeting of private sector firms Sep. 12 in Florida to discuss the formation of a state chapter.
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A Closer Look at the EMR

If your firm has ever been rejected for a contract because of its experience modification rate (EMR), then you know how damaging this number can be. What can you do to ensure this number is in your favor?
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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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