Articles by Alexis Brumm

Surveyor Finds Calling in Volunteer Projects

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 From volunteering on projects in Haiti and India to working with his teenage son, Steven W. Carper is paving his own path in the surveying profession. 


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Solo Notes: Surveying the Island Life

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 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
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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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What You Read in 2012

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Business and marketing topics were hot in 2012.
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3 Tips for Effective Marketing

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Successfully marketing your firm’s services can be a significant challenge.
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Solo Notes: Keeping Clients Happy

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Trying to find new business in a difficult economy can be a challenge.
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Solo Notes: Drafting a Business Plan

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Launching a new business requires vision, determination and a lot of hard work, especially if you’re branching out into a new area of service.
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FAA Bill Creates Opportunities for Geospatial Professionals

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On Feb. 14, 2012, after five years of legislative issues, a temporary two-week shutdown of the FAA and 23 stopgap measures, President Obama signed into law the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (H.R. 658).
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Solo Notes: Outside the Box

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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

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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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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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POB September 2014

2014 September

In this September 2014 issue of POB, we take a look at a book that reveals how a rare-map dealer made millions stealing ancient maps. Also, discover the secrets of a 21st-century surveyor and how technology enables small surveying businesses to ease growing pains and maximize their potential.

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