Articles by Christine Grahl

An Office in the Field

October 4, 2012
Integrated tablet technology helps a small surveying firm expand by keeping it connected.
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Moving the Data

October 4, 2012
As Topcon Corp. celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, the company is focused on the future. Ray O'Connor shares his views on where the surveying profession is headed and how it will get there.
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Why Some Old-School Survey Methods Die Hard

October 3, 2012
When Francisco Fierro Jr. was called in to assist with the Olmsted Locks and Dam project near Olmsted, Ill., it wasn’t because of his equipment expertise or software savvy, although the seasoned construction surveyor is adept on both fronts.
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Expanding Access to LiDAR Through Compression

September 5, 2012
What happens when a computer scientist with an uncanny knack for geometry compression takes an interest in LiDAR data?
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What Surveying and Film Have in Common

September 5, 2012
When Anchorage, Alaska-based Evergreen Films agreed to enter a strategic partnership with NANA Development Corp. in September 2010, the independent film production studio saw a strong financial supporter. 
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Editor's Points: Information vs. Data

September 5, 2012
Surveyors are highly skilled at collecting and analyzing data. Much like software developers who think in code, surveyors can intuitively understand complex datasets. Most clients, on the other hand, can’t.
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Sight Lines: Next Steps for the NSPS

July 17, 2012
The merger of ACSM and NSPS is almost complete. What does this mean for the national organization, and how will these changes affect you?
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Flight Plan

July 3, 2012
Achieving new heights of success in aerial surveying requires careful preparation at the ground level. 
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HEXAGON 2012: Predicting the Future

July 3, 2012
More than 3,000 people attended the Hexagon 2012 conference in Las Vegas in June, where the theme was "Think Forward".
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Editor's Point: Raising the Bar

July 3, 2012
I’ve been thinking a lot about value lately. In a world where technology is constantly changing capabilities and expectations, how can professionals move beyond the pricing game to prove their worth?
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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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