Richard (Dick) W. McDonald, PLS, CP

Dick McDonald is president of MAPPS (www.mapps.org) and director of geospatial services for T3 Global Strategies Inc. (www.t3gs.com), a surveying, mapping, photogrammetry, and GIS firm based in the Pittsburgh suburb of Bridgeville, Pa. He can be reached at rmcdonald@t3gs.com.

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The Business of MAPPS: president's perspective

Over the past several years, MAPPS has carried out an awareness campaign on the use of the term “profession.” We believe individuals involved in surveying, mapping and other geospatial services are part of a profession, rather than “industry.” But what distinguishes an individual as a professional?
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The Business of MAPPS: President's Perspective: How QBS Unites Us All

If there is a single issue that unites individual surveyors and geospatial professionals in disciplines such as satellite and airborne remote sensing, photogrammetry, aerial photography, mobile mapping, LiDAR, building information models (BIM), 3D mapping, hydrography, bathymetry, charting, aerial and satellite image processing, GPS, and GIS data collection and conversion services, it is support for qualifications-based selection (QBS).
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MAPPS President's Perspective: The Role of Surveyors in GIS ... and MAPPS

The broader GIS, mapping, photogrammetry and geospatial markets, while certainly not robust, have not been hit as hard. In my 35 years as a licensed professional surveyor, I’ve seen my share of economic ups and downs. But this one is different, and it caused me to contemplate why.
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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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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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