Glen Thurow, Ballard

Glen Thurow is a professional surveyor licensed in New Mexico and a part-time instructor at CNM. He is a past president of the New Mexico Professional Surveyors and is employed by Premier Data Services Inc., a Denver-based GIS/LIS firm. Amy Ballard is the chairperson of the GIT/Geomatics program at CNM. She is an ASPRS Certified Mapping Scientist (GIS/LIS) and has a master’s degree in anthropology with a background in forensic mapping and water rights. She can be contacted at


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"The strength of this great nation is not measured in its monetary wealth but by the education and character of its people.” This statement, from David Cooper, current president of the New Mexico Professional Surveyors (NMPS), speaks volumes.
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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 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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