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Third-generation surveyor follows in his relatives' footsteps in western Washington

 Working near the south shore of the Puget Sound in western Washington, Andy Holman learned much from a young age. He learned about honesty and integrity. He learned about taking pride in one’s work. And he learned to stay away from the three-leaved plant that appeared everywhere. 


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Denver Airport Project Takes Flight Thanks to BIM

Building information technology helped an airport’s redevelopment program take flight. Thanks to BIM and the efforts of HNTB, the Denver International Airport Hotel and Transit Center project has overcome any turbulence and smoothed out rough edges.


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New ASPRS Director Looks Forward

Dr. Michael Hauck has taken the reins at the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). Hauck became the fourth executive director in the 47-year history of ASPRS when he replaced James Plasker, who retired on Jan. 10.


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Using GIS to Search for the Buffalo Trace

Many years before settlers from Europe settled the United States, bison migrated along a route through southern Indiana as they traveled from grasslands and salt licks in Kentucky to prairies in Illinois. Later, Native Americans followed the path beaten into the ground by the bison as they moved through the lower Midwest. 


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MAPPS Honors Top-Flight Work by Geospatial Firms

For the seventh year, the Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS) the national association of private sector geospatial firms, honored top-flight work in the geospatial community.
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RPLS Network Provides Opportunities to Connect

Have you ever wondered what your fellow land surveyors think? From Maine to California, from Minnesota to Texas, and from all around the world, the RPLS Network allows you to find out what your colleagues are thinking, saying and doing. You may even be able to help out a fellow surveyor.


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AEC Summit Returns to its Roots

Esri is going back to the future with the AEC Summit. The conference, formerly called the Survey Summit, will take place July 12-15 in San Diego. It runs alongside the Esri User Conference from July 14-18, also in San Diego.
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Taking Stock of LiDAR Projects Following Superstorm Sandy

Superstorm Sandy devastated the northeastern United States in October 2012, leaving death and destruction in its wake. According to a report by the National Hurricane Center, Sandy led to at least 147 deaths and caused more than $50 billion in damage.


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Setting the New York Wheel in Motion

Surveying and scanning by Control Point Associates Inc. lays groundwork for construction of Big Apple attraction

Surveying and scanning by Control Point Associates Inc. lays groundwork for construction of Big Apple attraction


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January in Review: ASPRS Hires New Executive Director

Take a look at some of the top headlines of the month

Take a look at some of the top headlines of the month.


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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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2014 December

In this December 2014 issue of POB, we celebrate our 40th year, and take a look at how we began. Also, see how an innovative approach helped a surveying firm provide fast and accurate volume reporting for the aggregates industry.

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