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Hemisphere GNSS Announces R330 Universal GNSS Receiver

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Hemisphere GNSS launched the R330 GNSS receiver, a versatile, fully featured positioning system. R330 delivers accurate and robust positioning through a variety of differential correction methods including SBAS, L-Band, Beacon and RTK.
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Altus Introduces GNSS Survey Receiver with TERRASTAR-D

Altus Positioning Systems released the APS-T GNSS survey receiver, which provides global real-time positioning using the TERRASTAR-D Precise Point Positioning (PPP) augmentation service.
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Altus Positioning Systems released the APS-T GNSS survey receiver with TERRASTAR-D Precise Point Positioning (PPP) augmentation service.


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ROI: How to Make Technology Pay Off

Here are six strategies from a surveying and mapping group on the leading edge.
By Christine Grahl
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Technology advances are making it faster and easier for surveying and mapping professionals to collect data and provide increasingly sophisticated deliverables that solve complex problems for clients.


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GIS on the Border

Enterprise solutions streamline binational governance and management of flood control assets between the U.S. and Mexico.
By Kristi Teykl GISP
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For more than 100 years, the Mexican and United States sections of the International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) have worked in tandem to carry out the provisions of the various boundary and water treaties


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Harnessing the Cloud

Real-time office-to-field collaboration increases survey crew productivity for bottom-line benefits.
By Don Talend
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File and data transfer between the field and office can be a substantial bottleneck for surveying firms.


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Superstorm Recovery

By Angus Stocking LS
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A combination of progressive technology, high standards and excellent service allows a New York firm to thrive despite challenges.
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Tunnel Beneath the Bay

By John Stenmark LS
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For decades, California's Hetch Hetchy water system has supplied water to the San Francisco Bay Area. But the aging system is nearing the end of its useful life and is seismically vulnerable. Constructing a solution requires accurate, nerve-racking surveying.
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Modern Marvel

By Anders Rhodin
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Today's surveying office software handles massive datasets to perform complex tasks, and productivity is growing faster in the office than in the field. The difficult part is making it look easy.
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Precise Positioning 'In-the-Wet'

By Francisco Fierro Jr.
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Successfully implementing a first-of-its-kind design/build locks and dam demands a combination of new survey technology and old-school methods.
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Sensors of the Lost Tomb

By BNP Media Staff
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Exploration team lets technology do the digging in search of an iconic burial site.
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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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POB August 2014

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In the August 2014 issue, POB explores how John McAslan + Partners used 3D modeling to facilitate the update design of King's Cross Station. Also, read how keeping workers safe on a rocky, steeply sloped mountainside requires precise, reliable monitoring.

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