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 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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