Karen Meckel PLS

Karen Meckel, PLS, owns Colorado Mountain Surveys LLC in Bailey, Colo., and is the vice president of the American Association for Geodetic Surveying.


Web Exclusive: An Exercise in Patience

By Karen Meckel PLS
In this companion piece to this month’s feature article “Ground Control in Baghdad,” Karen Meckel, PLS, provides intriguing insight and additional details about the monumentation, survey plans and fieldwork that her group performed in Iraq.
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Ground Control in Baghdad

By Karen Meckel PLS
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The temperature is 130 F. The sand you’re standing in is burning your feet, and you just finished your last bottle of water. You’re supposed to be staking the boundary on a piece of land near Baghdad, but you’ve been running your total station for less than an hour and have already begun to feel the effects of heat exhaustion. ...
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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.

9/30/14 2:00 pm EDT

Technical Workflows on the Job Site Using 3D Laser Scanning

The purpose of this webinar is to dig into different laser scanning workflows and techniques.


POB September 2014

2014 September

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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