Articles by Don Talend

Harnessing the Cloud

Real-time office-to-field collaboration increases survey crew productivity for bottom-line benefits.
File and data transfer between the field and office can be a substantial bottleneck for surveying firms.


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A Measure of Hope

Uganda has a long, complicated history characterized by British colonialism, subsequent independence and cyclical upheaval as various governments have taken control only to be overthrown by resistance movements. War and genocide have marked this struggle over the past century, tearing families apart and decimating villages.
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A Growing Interest in Land Surveying

Judging from interest among students at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture at Knoxville, the land surveying field has a bright future. According to a professor who teaches land surveying skills as part of broader curricula there, the ongoing infusion of technology into the field is what currently generates so much interest--both in his case and as far as students are concerned.
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A Golden Image

The Fort Knox mine near Fairbanks, Alaska, produces about 330,000 ounces of gold annually, making it one of the largest gold-producing areas in the state. According to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Mining, Land & Water, the Fort Knox deposit has yielded nearly 179.6 million tons of ore containing 4.61 million ounces of gold since 1996. ...
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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 February

In this February 2015 issue of POB, we take a look at how reflectorless total station monitoring proves invaluable for two complex watermain installation projects. Also, read our new studying revealing trends in laser scanning among surveying professionals.

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Going to an UAV Event?

As new information about unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) use comes out just about every day, new conferences are popping up for 2015. Will you attend one of these events?
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