Articles by Christine Grahl

Sight Lines: Conference Recap

I just returned from Salt Lake City, Utah, and then Las Vegas for the ACSM Conference and Trimble Dimensions. Here's a recap of the two events - including video interviews and a short clip of the chain throwing event at ACSM.
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A Winning Bet

When the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) board of directors decided to embark on an $890 million project in 2005 to provide a face-lift to the Las Vegas Convention Center, they didn’t fully anticipate the challenges of working with the existing structural grid system. ...
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Sight Lines: Wallpaper Mapping

A wall-sized display of flat-screen LCD monitors that generate real-time ultra-high-resolution images backed by supercomputer power will provide expansive, razor-sharp, eagle’s eye aerial pictures during Tuesday's presidential inauguration of Barack Obama. Is this technology the future of aerial surveying?
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Sight Lines: Where is the Diversity?

A reader called me last week with the question, “Why doesn’t POB highlight many women and racial minorities in its articles?” The quick and easy answer is that we are largely reflecting our audience: As evidenced by the attendees at numerous conferences and trade shows, the vast majority of individuals in the surveying profession in the U.S. are white males. While women and minorities have certainly made inroads over the past few decades, their numbers remain relatively small in comparison. But why is this so?
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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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2015 February

In this February 2015 issue of POB, we take a look at how reflectorless total station monitoring proves invaluable for two complex watermain installation projects. Also, read our new studying revealing trends in laser scanning among surveying professionals.

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Going to an UAV Event?

As new information about unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) use comes out just about every day, new conferences are popping up for 2015. Will you attend one of these events?
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