Articles by Christine Grahl

Sight Lines: How Are You Celebrating Surveyors Week?

March 15-21 is National Surveyors Week. How are you celebrating?
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Sight Lines: Positive Press

Someone recently forwarded me this link to a video clip from a news broadcast, and I was encouraged to see that it portrays surveyors in a positive light-as individuals on the cutting edge of technological innovation.
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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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Sight Lines: What Does the Stimulus Bill Mean for You?

While many people are against the stimulus bill, just about every company is trying to figure out how they can take advantage of the situation to help improve their business. Will your business benefit?
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Sight Lines: Marketing Matters

Marketing is important to gaining new business, especially in a down economy. But how do you effectively capitalize on marketing opportunities?
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Editor's Points: Making Connections

About a year ago, I received an invitation to connect to someone on LinkedIn. I have to admit I had fallen behind the times.
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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: Happy New Year ... Now What?

I’ve always been a voracious reader, though my tastes in reading material have changed quite a bit over the years. When I was about 10 years old, one of my favorite types of books was the “choose-your-own-ending.” If only real life were so simple.
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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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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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