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Top 3 Tips for Using the RPLS Network

Connect with land surveyors around the world by joining in the conversation.

Connect with land surveyors around the world by joining in the conversation.


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Numbers Point to Big Things for NSPS

Surveying organization aims to build on success amid increase in membership

Surveying organization aims to build on success amid increase in membership


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Where are the Opportunities for Growth?

Equipment dealers point to emerging technologies in 2014

Equipment dealers point to emerging technologies in 2014


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What's in Store for the Surveying Market in 2014?

What technology or trend will have the greatest impact on the surveying and geospatial markets in 2014?

“I think there will be a definite move to the Cloud. We’re seeing more people moving data up into the Cloud and then accessing it from their own mobile devices out in the field, pushing data back and forth from the field to the office through wireless connectivity.”

 Lanny Schnipper, Segment Manager, Seiler Instrument & Manufacturing Co. Inc. 


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Geospatial Community Discovers Benefits of UAS

Buckle up. Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are ready to take off for the surveying and geospatial professions.

At the AUVSI’s Unmanned System’s conference this summer, manufacturers taxied around the exhibition floor with the newest technology. On Wall Street and in Silicon Valley, investors—such as former Wired magazine editor Chris Anderson—are fueling up startups. In Washington, the FAA and other government agencies are navigating policy and privacy issues.


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UAS Maps the Matterhorn

SenseFly climbed a mountain—literally—to show the potential of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

A team from the Swiss drone company joined with partners from Pix4D, Drone Adventures and Mapbox to map the Matterhorn, a majestic peak in the Alps often referred to as “the most beautiful mountain.”


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Prepare for 2014 by Making the Most of Time

I’m not going to argue with Albert Einstein, especially when it comes to time.

“I never think of the future,” the famed scientist and author of the theory of relativity once said. “It comes soon enough.”

 Indeed. Another year has ended, and a new one has begun. It seems like we just celebrated the arrival of 2013, and now we already are welcoming in 2014. 


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FAA Announces Six Test Sites for UAS

Agency takes next step toward integrating UAS into national airspace

The six sites are the University of Alaska, the state of Nevada, New York’s Griffiss International Airport, the North Dakota Department of Commerce, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Virginia Tech


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Introducing POB Today

The new blog aims to look at best practices, business strategies and emerging trends to maximize your work.

The new blog aims to look at best practices, business strategies and emerging trends to maximize your work.


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Intergeo 2013 Offers Glimpse of Future

For three days in October, Essen, Germany, served as the center of the world—or at least, the center of how the geospatial community looks at the world.

From Oct. 8-10, the city in the Ruhr area of western Germany hosted Intergeo, one of the premier conferences for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. With a history dating back to the eighth century and roots in industry and religion, Essen focused its attention on the geospatial world—for a few days at least.

What did it show?


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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 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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