Articles by Christine L. Grahl

Editor's Points: What Is Innovation?

This kind of issue is always fun to put together. A high-tech theme usually lends itself to some nice images, and it’s exciting to see how advanced technology is being applied in the real world to provide practical solutions.
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Are You An Event Planner Or a Project Manager?

Are you an event planner or a project manager? According to Dean Exline, PS, president of GeoInnovation PC in Wilmington, N.C., just about every surveyor fits into one of these two categories. Understanding your profile type can help you identify a professional niche and develop a successful business model.
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Editor's points: Try Standing on Your Head

My 5-year-old son is very determined. When he decides something should be a certain way, everything had better go according to plan. If it doesn’t, he’s furious.
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How Do You Measure Up?

The economy continued to challenge many surveying and mapping professionals in 2010. Although income and employment appeared to stabilize, a number of firms still struggled with finding steady streams of work and getting paid in a timely manner.
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Faster, Better, Cheaper

More than 800 attendees converged on the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, in March for the eighth annual SPAR International conference.
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Sight Lines: Where is 3D Headed - and Are You Onboard?

I have to admit I was a bit incredulous as I listened to Brian Mathews describe the future of 3D imaging at the recent SPAR International conference near Houston.
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Editor's Points: Just a Spark

In early 2010, Bruce D. Bowden, president of the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors (WSLS), had an idea. National Surveyors Week was right around the corner, and everyone was brainstorming ways to help promote the profession. What about a world record land survey to kick off the annual week-long celebration of surveyors?
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Sight Lines: How to Change the Future in an Hour

When the idea was first presented to the NSPS board of governors, it seemed a bit far-fetched. Would surveyors from around the nation really participate in a nationwide event happening on the same day at the same time? Wanting to be supportive, the board of governors agreed.
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Industry Urges FCC to Rescind LightSquared's Waiver

On March 1, LightSquared announced they and the U.S. GPS Industry Council (USGIC), working cooperatively, issued their first joint filing to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday, Feb. 25.
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The Big Picture: Capturing the Cloud

While many surveying and mapping professionals are trying to understand what the cloud is and how to best use it to their advantage, entrepreneurs at Aerial Services Inc. are creating their own. Their vision? To become an integral part of the new paradigm in geospatial data sourcing.
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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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