John Stenmark LS

John Stenmark, LS, is a writer and consultant working in the AEC and technical industries. He has more than 20 years of experience in applying advanced technology to surveying and related disciplines. 

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21st Century Treasure Hunters

As oil and gas production continues to increase in North America, the need for geophysical exploration grows with it. Seismic surveyors are adapting to meet the challenges posed by increased demand, cost constrains and environmental concern.
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Tunnel Beneath the Bay

For decades, California's Hetch Hetchy water system has supplied water to the San Francisco Bay Area. But the aging system is nearing the end of its useful life and is seismically vulnerable. Constructing a solution requires accurate, nerve-racking surveying.
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Cultivating GNSS

It’s come a long way in a short time. In the mid-1990s, GPS was moving into the surveying mainstream. Post-processed static or kinematic methods using briefcase-sized receivers were the primary techniques for GPS surveying, which focused heavily on control and geodetic applications.
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Full-Service Infrastructure

With abundant control, proactive management and a real-time network, South Carolina is providing world-class services for its surveying and positioning professionals.
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The Most Important Earthquake Ever

A disaster in Chile creates a challenge to gather accurate data for seismic research. The result is a new GPS network for surveyors and scientists.
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Turning the Tide

Spatial imaging technology improves erosion studies on coastlines and waterways.
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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 December

In this December 2014 issue of POB, we celebrate our 40th year, and take a look at how we began. Also, see how an innovative approach helped a surveying firm provide fast and accurate volume reporting for the aggregates industry.

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