Robert Galvin

Robert Galvin is a freelance writer who covers technology and business trends. He can be reached at rsgpr@msn.com.

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Technology Tools Cut Time, Boost Accuracy of Geodetic Surveying Projects

Technology has become crucial for streamlining geodetic surveying to make it quicker, easier and as accurate as possible.


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Precious Points

Deformation Modeling's Role in Preventing Catastrophic Collapse

 Deformation modeling, while not a substantial percentage of services performed by surveyors, can red-flag changes in various structures and help prevent severe damage. Some projects assigned this measurement method reveal little deformation change, whereas others can show dramatic structural movement.  


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Smart Data Collection

Intuitive software helps surveyors speed field work, verify accuracy and share data in real time. 
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At the Scene of the Crash

Determining the cause of train derailments requires solid sleuthing skills and sound application of measurement and mapping technologies.
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The Automation Age

Remember when you collected a client’s survey field data but then had to wait until returning to your office to download it? You prayed all the data you needed was gathered, and accurately, to avoid a return trip to the jobsite, which could be two hours away.
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Burden of Proof

Surveying and civil engineering firms increasingly are discovering a potentially strong new niche for client work: forensic surveying. Although not new, this market segment is growing, with a constant need for professional surveyors who can apply their experience and skills in applications involving serious accidents or crimes.
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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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