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Old Records Help With Staking

By Jeffrey Turner
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I think the railroad has been good to land surveyors in providing all those spikes that have been set for property corners over the years.

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Saving Surveying As We Know It Starts With A Simple Question

By Jeffery N. Lucas, PLS, Esq.
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I have heard and seen a lot of things relative to surveying and the land surveying profession over these many years, but one thing I have heard constantly and one thing that I have not heard bother me the most.

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Laser Scanners on Prime-Time TV

By Bruce MacLeod
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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.

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The Case of the Conveniently Forgotten Easement

By Kristopher M. Kline PLS
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At first glance, these two cases would seem too dissimilar to be included in the same article. One tried in 1849, the other only a few years ago.

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A Statute of Limitation on Boundaries

By Jeffery N. Lucas, PLS, Esq.

 Clarifications on property law’s built-in limitations periods

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Fixing Old Survey’s Measurement Errors Difficult, But Can Be Done

By Jeffrey Turner
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 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.

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A Workplace Fatality: How Bad Can it Get Afterwards?

By Ronald E. Koons
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I have had the unpleasant opportunity to consult with companies after a worker was killed while working on several occasions the past few years.  

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Getting to the Bottom of Subsurface Rights

By Kris Kline PLS
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 Mineral rights and mining interests in land have become more critical than ever in recent years, and disputes over conflicting property rights are common.  

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Digital film: A new era of sensors for aerial surveying and mapping

By Dr. Armando Guevara
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I know that sensors are not a typical subject for columns in POB, but there are some big things happening with sensor technology that will directly impact everyone who uses geospatial imagery and data for aerial surveying and mapping. For many of you, sensors are a behind-the-scenes technology and you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about them.
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Surveyors can grow by planting their own marks like MAG nails

By Jeffrey Turner
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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.”

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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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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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