Articles by John M. Palatiello

MAPPS Broad View: What Is the 'Gas Tax' for Geospatial Programs?

At the 2011 Esri International User Conference in July, the Russian Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Mapping was presented an award for building a national cadastral layer.
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Association Update: MAPPS members seek to prosper in a troubled economy.

With the economy still sputtering and job creation lagging, new technologies, emerging markets and legislation have been the focus of MAPPS in 2010.
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Capitol Gains: Defining your business.

Have you ever gone to the bank for a loan and been asked for your business plan? Have you ever struggled when attempting to tell the bank what your firm’s market share is?
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Capitol Gains: Build Highways, Not Bureaucracies.

What’s more important, constructing roads or expanding government?
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Capitol Gains: A strategic approach to building a national spatial data infrastructure.

In recent years, many initiatives have been promoted or endorsed to some degree by a federally funded research study.
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Capitol Gains: Commercial competition from universities.

The issue of workforce development, training and education of the next generation of surveyors, photogrammetrists and other professionals and technicians in the geospatial field is becoming a topic of increasing concern. It also raises a question as to what role universities should play in preparing individuals for their careers.
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Capitol Gains: A National Parcel Cadastre

Ask David Cowen what his passion is and you won’t have to wait a half-second for his answer: parcels.
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Capitol Gains: Questions for the presidential candidates.

As this column is being written, the American people have begun the quadrennial process of choosing a president.

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Capitol Gains - A government program "¦ that helps.

You’ve heard the joke about the things you should never believe: “The check is in the mail.” “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.”
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Capitol Gains-Global climate change and the profession.

Both scientists and politicians are debating whether “global warming” or “global climate change” actually exists. Stick with me and I will explain how this relates to the surveying and mapping profession.
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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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