Articles by Alexis Brumm

Solo Notes: Surveying the Island Life

 A rich history and a passionate culture can often be found in exotic locations. However, owning and operating a business in such an environment can produce a set of challenges. Robert Wilson, PLS, owner of San Juan Surveying in Washington, shares with POB how he has found success. 


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Hitting a Milestone

Rob Hoffman, owner of Hoffman Land Surveying in Houston, tells POB how his company is still going strong today
The first few years are a challenge for any small business. Staying successful over several decades takes a great amount of adaptability and perseverance. Rob Hoffman, owner of Hoffman Land Surveying in Houston, tells POB how his company is still going strong today.
 


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Solo Notes: Outside the Box

When Mark Hanna went looking for business opportunities that drew on his surveying background, he discovered a demand for accurate geospatial services in some unexpected places. His firm, PrecisionPoint Inc., is built solely on providing 3D scanning and modeling services to fill these needs. In an interview with POB, Hanna shares how his bold and innovative path led to success in industries not traditionally served by surveyors.


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The Big Picture: Twists and Turns

Thirty years ago, Tony Hall never envisioned where his career would eventually take him. An artist, carpenter, mechanic and self-described “jack of all trades,” Hall pursued an undergraduate degree in agricultural sciences and then went on to receive a master’s degree in marine biology before founding Welaptega Marine Ltd. in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1991.
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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 March 2015 issue of POB, we take a look at how a dam project's field work becomes complicated with a river and lush vegetation. Also, read about Williston, North Dakota's population boom due to unprecedented oil exploration and drilling activity.

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