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Sensors of the Lost Tomb

Exploration team lets technology do the digging in search of an iconic burial site.
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The Fabric of Jacksonville Beach

Inaccurate documentation of property boundaries poses many problems for local governments in the United States. Spatial inaccuracies within a land base can lead to the inadvertent placing of utilities or other publicly owned facilities on private property when originally intended for placement in a right-of-way. Moreover, erroneous parcel information can often lead to disputes over property lines. ...
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Finding a Firm Footing

The significance of Port Arthur, Texas, is not lost on most professionals in the petroleum industry. Indeed, the Port Arthur Refinery (PAR), owned and operated by Houston-based Motiva Enterprises, is credited with ushering in the country’s modern-day oil industry and giving corporate life to some of today’s largest petroleum companies. ...
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GIS in the Jungle

More than 1 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water, according to the World Health Organization. A group of surveyors and engineers from the Fort Collins, Colo., chapter of Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA) is working to shrink that number and, in the process, clean up a boundary dispute. ...
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Connecting the Dots

Creating a compelling case for investing in new technology can feel much like a game of dot-to-dot. The crusader starts at point one--the demystifying dot--and slowly moves from one dot
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Connecting the Dots

Creating a compelling case for investing in new technology can feel much like a game of dot-to-dot. The crusader starts at point one--the demystifying dot--and slowly moves from one dot of persuasion to the next, waiting for each stakeholder to experience his or her “aha” moment ...
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Sustaining the Southwest

Delivering 10 trillion gallons of water to more than 31 million people each year, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation is the nation’s largest water wholesaler. ...
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A Metallic Past

Along a large swath of remote northeastern New Brunswick land, a handful of men stand still. Their expectant eyes fixed on the same point. Then it happens. A deep sound like the forceful downbeat of a drum cracks the air, and the dirt-caked ground explodes in a dusty plume of metal and sand.
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Into the Mainstream

Advanced laser scanning instrument secures an Alberta firm’s position in the 3D world.
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Controlling the Chaos

Mention Calgary, Alberta, and people tend to think of oil and long, frigid winters--and even the Calgary Stampede annual rodeo event. But in recent years, Calgarians have noted another characteristic prominent in its region, one that has been taking shape with increasing persistence: construction.
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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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2014 October

In this October 2014 issue of POB, we explore cities across Europe pursuing new sustainable energy policies. Also, read how 3D laser scanning produces a winning topographic survey for a high school football field and running track.

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