Vicki Speed

Vicki Speed is a freelance professional writer specializing in the engineering and construction industries.

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The U.S. Open in a New Dimension

Advanced laser and mapping technologies create a new visual experience for golfers and golf enthusiasts.
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The Winds of Change

Set amid the Allegheny Mountains near Altoona, Pennsylvania, the Allegheny Ridge Wind Farm will be the state’s largest wind farm and one of the largest in the mid-Atlantic region when complete in a few years. Under development by Gamesa Energy USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Spanish wind-energy company Gamesa Group, the first phase of the project was completed in October 2007 and includes 40 turbines able to produce 80 megawatts of renewable power. The second phase, called the North Allegheny Wind Farm LLC, is in progress and will include 35 windmills.

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Linked Without Baselines

When you read a road map, you see a network of interconnecting highways with the interstate system providing the backbone. When you think of the Internet, you imagine a huge cloud of magically linked data that moves through space from server to server, PC to PC.
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Crossing the Colorado

At the time of its construction, the Hoover Dam was the world's tallest dam and the largest hydroelectric producer of its kind. It is considered an engineering marvel, most notably for its ingenious concrete column construction, sheer size and speed of construction. Just a stone's throw away from this magnificent structure, another engineering masterpiece is now emerging. The Colorado River Bridge, initiated by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in 2004, is the first concrete-steel composite arch bridge to be built in the United States and the final segment of the $234 million Hoover Dam Bypass Project.
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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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2014 October

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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