Articles by Michael L. Binge, LS, GISP

In Review: Pinnacle Series by Eagle Point Software

The Pinnacle Series by Eagle Point Software is a server-based power suite of programs designed to help organizations manage the processes used by their workforce.
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Web-Exclusive! The Pine Springs Café

Pine Springs lies on Texas/US Highway 62/180 on the route from Carlsbad, N.M., to El Paso, Texas. It is wholly contained within the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. In 1972, I came to Pine Springs as part of a National Park Service survey crew.
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Surveying GIS-Developing a new GIS.

“There’s one thing I always wanted to do before I quit.”“What’s that?”“Retire.” --Groucho Marx, “Animal Crackers”For several years now I have been advising (if not agitating) surveyors to get more
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Surveying GIS-What's new in ArcGIS 9.2?

GIS is being used more and more as a framework for business management because it is often the best platform for integrating the various spatial and non-spatial data sets utilized by organizations large and small.
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Surveying GIS-Why Should I Record My Survey?

How many times have you heard the question “If not the surveyor, then who?” It’s certainly a fair question. Unfortunately, it goes unanswered all too often, even by the surveying community.
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Surveying GIS

The term "mobile GIS" and what it represents continues to gain popularity in the world of mapping. But some of us have been doing it and calling it something else for years--surveying.
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Surveying GIS

The zen of GIS is that everything is somewhere, right? And so it is. But we have to be able to find what we want in order to work with it. In GIS, we have powerful tools to help locate and organize our information.
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Surveying GIS

Create, manage and share. These were the three activities associated with GIS data we discussed in the preceding installment of this series ("Getting Data Into a GIS (And Out)" POB, August 2005). Just as it is in surveying, data is the "coin of the realm" in GIS. It is far and away our most important product. It's more valuable than either our hardware or our software. Hardware and software come and go, but data is unique. It is expensive to collect. And it is even more expensive to replace. Storing and keeping track of data over time is also not without its challenges.
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InReview: ProMark3 by Thales

It was, I suppose, inevitable that once the "marriage" between GPS and GIS technologies was consummated there would be an increasing demand for improvements in the quality of the products that supported them. Such is frequently the case in a marriage. Submeter accuracy has been the de facto standard for what has euphemistically been referred to as "mapping-" or "resource-" grade GPS receivers. But there have been rumblings of a cost-effective method of getting "survey-accurate" data into a GIS as well. GPS developers and manufacturers have been introducing a "new generation" of products designed to increase both accuracy and efficiency for users.
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Surveying GIS

In this column we are going to revisit some GIS basics for the benefit of those who may need to work on their GIS fundamentals...
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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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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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