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In July, laser scanning historic structures went prime time with the PBS TV series “Time Scanners,” and that’s a good thing for the professionals who read POB.
Clarifications on property law’s built-in limitations periods
On a recent project, I retraced a 40-year-old survey in order to establish the boundary lines for a partial topographic survey of a 31-acre parcel. There was bad news and good news.
I have had the unpleasant opportunity to consult with companies after a worker was killed while working on several occasions the past few years.
Mineral rights and mining interests in land have become more critical than ever in recent years, and disputes over conflicting property rights are common.
The story goes that Johnny Appleseed gathered the apple seeds from the cider press and traveled America planting apple trees along the way. While taking family walks, my wife and I might turn to the kids and point out a wild apple tree and exclaim, “That must be one of Johnny’s apple trees.”
When anybody can be an expert measurer, and the perception is that a GIS map is just as good as a survey, then the land surveying profession as we currently know it will cease to exist.
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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