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Sensors of the Lost Tomb

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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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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 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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