Articles by Christine L. Grahl

Complex Connections

When the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) set out in 2008 to develop a new sustainable college campus by acquiring and repurposing a 32-acre complex of buildings in South Gate, Calif., the board of trustees soon realized that connecting the past to the future can present a formidable challenge. ...
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Editor's Points: The next peak.

I learned to ski when I was in my early 20s. After a couple of lessons and some practice, I was able to swish somewhat gracefully down the easy slopes of some of Michigan’s premier ski hills.
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Editor's points: A thanks for giving.

The weather here in Michigan turns cold and gray, and the vibrant multicolored leaves that brightened October’s rainy days are now dull and scattered on the ground. Inevitably, I’m behind on my Christmas planning and already starting to feel some pre-holiday stress.
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Sight Lines: Keep It Simple

The Leica HDS Worldwide User Conference generated a whirlwind of information and ideas. It’s going to take me a few days to summarize the key thoughts. But one thing that stood out to me in all the discussions is that there is a tendency among surveyors to make scanning too complex.
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Editor's Points: Can you see the opportunities?

In a recent POB poll, 69 percent of respondents said that the most challenging issue facing their firms is a lack of available work.[1]
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Control on the Edge

How do you build an airport for a small island characterized by rugged terrain? For the city of Akutan on Akutan Island in the eastern Aleutian Islands of Alaska, it was a challenging question. The mountainous island, which lies 35 miles east of Unalaska and 766 air miles southwest of Anchorage, is home to the largest seafood production facility in North America. ...
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A Renewed Focus - EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!

Topcon Positioning Systems President and CEO Ray O’Connor talks to POB about his vision for the Topcon and Sokkia brands following the creation of a new survey business unit in June.
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Editor's Points: A vision for surveyors.

Much discussion has taken place lately concerning the many challenges facing the surveying profession.
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Precarious Positioning

On Oct. 3, 2009, thousands of people are expected to gather along the east and west sides of the Hudson River near Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to celebrate the grand opening of the Walkway Over the Hudson--the longest pedestrian bridge in the world. ...
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Editor's Points: Defining your role in GIS.

When it comes to GIS, it’s no secret that many surveyors have long been behind the curve.

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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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