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 of persuasion to the next, waiting for each stakeholder to experience his or her “aha” moment ...
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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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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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2015 February

In this February 2015 issue of POB, we take a look at how reflectorless total station monitoring proves invaluable for two complex watermain installation projects. Also, read our new studying revealing trends in laser scanning among surveying professionals.

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As new information about unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) use comes out just about every day, new conferences are popping up for 2015. Will you attend one of these events?
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