Articles by Harry O. Ward, PE

The Technology Benchmark: Higher Education for Surveyors

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As a professor at George Mason University (GMU), I have learned about some changes afoot in the education requirements for professional engineers, some of which I think should be addressed for the surveying profession.
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The Technology Benchmark: A photogrammetry primer.

By Harry O. Ward, PE
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Part of the curriculum in the class I teach at George Mason University includes a brief introduction to the field of photogrammetry.

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The Technology Benchmark - What's holding surveyors back?

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In September I was honored to speak at the California Land Surveyors Association (CLSA) Los Angeles chapter meeting and dinner on the topic of 3D data preparation and 3D machine control as it relates to surveyors.
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The Technology Benchmark-Prescription for reviving the surveying profession.

By Harry O. Ward, PE
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In keeping with the latest theme of going where the conversation takes us, I want to discuss the current state of the field of surveying, as a career and as a profession.
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The Technology Benchmark-Requiring licensure for digital stakeout.

By Harry O. Ward, PE
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A strikingly important phenomenon in the field of surveying is currently sweeping the nation. Some states are now requiring that a licensed engineer or surveyor be in responsible charge of “digital stakeouts” or 3D data models created for use in 3D machine control systems.
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The Technology Benchmark-Price Fixing vs. Cost Fixing

By Harry O. Ward, PE
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I travel heavily in my duties as a consultant and trainer and have discovered a theme that runs through almost every surveying firm I visit.
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The Technology Benchmark

By Harry O. Ward, PE
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Can you believe that it has been a year since I first wrote about my experiences with dowsing? I received more responses from readers on the topic of dowsing than any other topic I have written about in seven years.
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The Technology Benchmark

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In addition to selling software to the civil engineering market, Carlson Software of Maysville, Ky., has long filled a niche in the surveying and construction markets with its Autodesk-based SurvCADD software.
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The Technology Benchmark

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Civil 3D 2007 is the third release of Autodesk's popular civil engineering software. Now, with the addition of a strong set of survey tools, Autodesk is reaching out to all surveyors. Written in a modern, object-oriented programming language, Civil 3D continues to rapidly evolve and address industry needs.
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Web Exclusive! Water Witching How-To

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An illustrated guide to divining.
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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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POB September 2014

2014 September

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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