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Potential and Pitfalls for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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The AUVSI Unmanned Systems conference in August shows potential of UAS in surveying, but many questions, from privacy to policy, remain.


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Scanning Firm Fast-Tracks Hospital 3D BIM Creation

By Kevin Corbley
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 Elkhart General Hospital in northern Indiana completed construction of a new wing less than 10 years ago, but already another addition is in the works. Opened in 2005, the three-story west wing of the 100-year-old structure gave the hospital a much-needed centralization of its oncology services and an expansion of its birthing center.  


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How Can Drones Transform Surveying?

The next quantum leap in surveying technology is coming. Are you ready?
By Frank Willis
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During the past 50 years, surveying and engineering measurement technology has made five quantum leaps: the electronic distance meter, total station, GPS, robotic total station and laser scanner. Unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) or drones (also known as unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs) will be the sixth quantum leap in technology.
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Immersed in Versailles

Laser scanning and 3D modeling with SketchUp brings the Palace of Versailles to life in video and imagery
By Andrea Berlin
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Few monuments enjoy the international recognition of Versailles, the French royal chateau located 12 miles southwest of Paris.


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GIS Unmanned

Emerging technologies are making data capture for GIS more timely and affordable for projects of all sizes.
By Devon Humphrey and Darron Pustam, MBA, GISP
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GIS users and decision-makers require both spatial accuracy and timeliness of data for projects of all types, including emergency management, utilities, energy, agriculture and environmental analysis.


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Underwater survey from the shore

Accurate underwater topography leads to improved decision-making in fields such as mining, environmental management and oil production.
By Christine Grahl
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A remote-control surveying technology makes it easier and safer to gather critical data.<


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Optech Announces Optech LMS Professional Edition

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Optech announce the release of Optech LMS Professional Edition for users of the Optech Lynx Mobile Mapper.
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Topcon Announces MR-1 Heading Solution

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Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) announced the MR-1 Heading System, an OEM GNSS solution for high-performance positioning and heading solutions.

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Juniper Systems Offers RFID Options for Handhelds

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Juniper Systems announced that it will be offering RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) options for its existing rugged handheld computers, due to its recent business partnership with IDBLUE.
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Carlson Software Announces Carlson SurvCE 3.0

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 At the opening session of the Carlson Software 30th Anniversary User Conference, Bruce Carlson, president and founder of Carlson Software, announced that the newest version of Carlson Software’s data collection software – Carlson SurvCE 3.0 – will be released in April.


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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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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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