Articles by Christine Grahl

Sight Lines: Report from the ESRI SEG Summit

I’m in San Diego this week at the ESRI Survey & Engineering GIS Summit and User Conference. According to Brent Jones, PE, PLS, Survey/Engineering Industry Manager for ESRI, 36 percent of the attendees are here for the first time. Attendees are looking for networking opportunities, business ideas, new technologies and, in some cases, simply confirmation that their firm is on the right track.
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Sight Lines: Taking Risks

I’m at the Optech Innovative LiDAR Solutions Conference in Toronto, and I have to admit that I’m impressed with the turnout. Despite a serious recession, a global H1N1 flu pandemic and the near-simultaneous MAPPS 2009 Summer Conference, Optech’s debut event has drawn nearly 170 attendees based on preliminary estimates.
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Sight Lines: Is it Time for a National License?

Over the past few weeks, I’ve taken part in several conversations in which someone has mentioned the need for a national license or certification for professional surveyors. This is not an entirely new concept, but the changes that are occurring in our profession might force the issue onto center stage.
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Sight Lines: Free Choice or Forced Choice?

On March 10, The Employee Free Choice Act of 2009 was introduced to Congress. This bill, also known as “card check,” would amend the National Labor Relations Act to make it easier for employees to “form, join or assist labor organizations,” according to the language in the bill. What would it mean for our professions?
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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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