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How Can We Engage Future Surveyors?

At a Midwest survey conference last month, the keynote speaker told the attendees to look around the room.
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How Education Raises the Bar for Surveyors

The recent article on surveyors and education elicited a broad range of comments, both in the online article and in related social media posts.
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How Can Scanning Add Value to Your Company?

Not long ago, I was talking to a VP at a 30-person surveying firm that had just purchased its first laser scanner.
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The Data Czar: NYSAPLS 53nd Annual Surveyors Conference and Exhibition

This year the 53rd Annual New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors held their conference in the beautiful city of Saratoga Springs, NY. 
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Cyborg Surveying & You: The Basics

There is a lot to think about when it comes to being a professional in the field of spatial science.
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15 Ways to Overcome Overload and Work Smarter in 2012

For too many of us, feeling anxious and overwhelmed has become the new normal.
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MAPPS Signs Coalition Letter Urging President and Congress to Invest in Construction and Design

MAPPS joined 44 construction and design groups in a letter (December 7) to President Obama and Congress to pass legislation providing certainty in the construction community.
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Federal Prison Industries Reform Introduced in Congress

A bipartisan group of House members has introduced H.R. 3634, the "Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Act of 2011".
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Staying Relevant

In my last post, I mentioned the current attempt to remove the educational requirements for civil engineers to become a PLS. If you think I'm missing the mark, you should check out the service developed by First American called ExpressMap.
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The Future of 3D

What do the following have in common: Microsoft’s Kinect technology and an ordinary digital camera?
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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 November

In this November 2014 issue of POB, we cover one company's effort to help find good employees. Also, read how drug and alcohol abuse among workers is a tough but necessary conversation.

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