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Opinion: Unlicensed Practice and the Public Trust

By Cliff Wagner, PLS
Substandard "surveys" hurt our profession. Is there anything we can do about it?
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Technology Benchmark: 14 Steps to Starting Your Own Business

By Harry O. Ward, PE
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Many business experts agree that a recession can be a good time to start a new business. Here are some steps that can get you started on the path to becoming a successful entrepreneur.
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Technology Benchmark: Happenings in the Biz and Infrastructure Stimulus

By Harry O. Ward, PE
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I attended the NYSAPLS conference in Albany, N.Y., last week as a lecturer and speaker on a panel discussion. The conference was well attended; in fact, according to Jennifer Mauer, the association’s director, they had a record attendance for both audience and vendor participation.
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The Technology Benchmark: Get Over It-The Economy is NOT Coming Back

By Harry O. Ward, PE
Many firms think that the economy will hit bottom in 2009, and that they'll be ready when the market picks back up in 2010 and 2011. I believe this is flawed thinking.
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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.

9/30/14 2:00 pm EDT

Technical Workflows on the Job Site Using 3D Laser Scanning

The purpose of this webinar is to dig into different laser scanning workflows and techniques.


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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