Bruce Joffe, GISP

Bruce Joffe, GISP, is a GIS consultant who advised the California First Amendment Coalition. He organized the Open Data Consortium which provides information and services to help resolve issues surrounding access to public information. Joffe can be reached at GIS.Consultants@joffes.com.

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Opinion: The Santa Clara Public Records Lawsuit Decision Is Good for Surveyors

A three-year lawsuit to enforce California's Public Record Act (PRA) finally concluded in late August with Santa Clara County substantially reducing the price it charges for its digital parcel basemap. While some surveyors may still argue that their private stash of control monuments is their source of revenue, most today acknowledge that compiling this information in a supervised manner and sharing it benefits everyone a lot more.
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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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2015 May

In this May 2015 issue of POB, we take a look at the keynote on technology in the information age given by Andy Lowery, DAQRI CEO, at this year's SPAR International.

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YOUR SUMMER PLANS?

Surveyors, with the weather finally starting to improve everywhere, are you thinking about the long days to come? This summer, you are going to …
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