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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.