Jeff Lower

Jeff Lower is scheduled to be installed as the 18th president of MAPPS ( on July 25. He is vice president of operations at Magnolia River, a geospatial services firm based in Huntsville, Ala. He has 18 years of experience in the geospatial profession. He is a licensed surveyor photogrammetrist in Virginia and Oregon. 


Words Matter: How Geospatial Education Suffers Because of Government Classification

Demand for jobs in the next decade is predicted to be high, emphasizing the importance of education for the next generation of spatial scientists
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 Recently, MSNBC aired a story ( featuring Alex Trebek, host of the television game show “Jeopardy,” pointing to the neglect geography education is afforded in the United States. Geography is one of the nine core subjects listed in the No Child Left Behind Act, but it is the only one that has been unfunded. 

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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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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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