Michael G. Shackelford, PLS

Michael G. "Mickey" Shackelford, PLS, works in private practice near Chicago. He is a member of the Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association, a Fellow Member of ACSM, and a Life Member of the Surveyors Historical Society. He served on the Board of Directors for ACSM from the National Society of Professional Surveyors for two terms, and is a past president of the Surveyors Historical Society.

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As land surveyors, we are often faced with the need to know something about the history of our profession, the instruments once used, the surveyors who once used them and certainly the history of the land we have been hired to survey. Yet how far back must our knowledge extend?
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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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