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Cyborg Surveying and You: Professional Development

By Andrew Gaiennie
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All surveyors in Louisiana must maintain a certain number of Professional Development Hours (PDH) each year to keep their licenses.
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Technology Benchmark: Is Surveying a Career for your Son or Daughter?

By Harry O. Ward, PE
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We recently completed our Spring semester at George Mason University where I have been teaching for many years.
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Cyborg Surveying and You: Responsibility

By Andrew Gaiennie
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Technology and advancement are awesome things, and they are constantly changing how people see and interact with their world.
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The Business of MAPPS: Potpourri

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MAPPS has been deeply involved in a number of important issues of late, so this blog post will be a potpourri on several topics of interest to the private geospatial community.
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The Data Czar: Data Reviewer

By Darron Pustam MBA, GISP
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In the business of quality assurance one requires a meticulous demeanor. From a data quality standpoint - identifying the defects or errors in data is a primary first step.
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Cyborg Surveying and You: Job Ideas

By Andrew Gaiennie
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At my new job I have time on my side, so I get to do a lot of thinking and have a chance to apply my philosophy at work. While I’m excited to have the chance to put all my ideas to the test, I’m also glad to have two engineers above me to keep me inside of what is realistically and fiscally possible.
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Technology Benchmark: Floods in the Midwest - More Failing Infrastructure!

By Harry O. Ward, PE
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For weeks now we are seeing the Mississippi flooded, dams being intentionally breached by the USACE and farms and towns completely flooded out. OK, so it rained, a lot.
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Cyborg Surveying and You: Defining My Blog Title

By Andrew Gaiennie
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In a future blog post, I will be getting into the "cyborg" aspect of my blog, which has been about surveying so far. As a preface, I'm going to define what being a cyborg is and how it relates to us.
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Opinion: Why We Need Laser Scanning Standards

By Laura Crook
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There are two types of cooks: Those who follow a recipe as a precise set of instructions, not to be deviated from, and those who look at a recipe as a set of guidelines, a springboard for their next culinary creation. I fit into the second category.
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Cyborg Surveying and You: Answers from the Pros

By Andrew Gaiennie
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After attending a recent POB webinar on the basics of laser scanning (several of which are freely available to view through a link from the RPLS.com website).
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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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In the August 2014 issue, POB explores how John McAslan + Partners used 3D modeling to facilitate the update design of King's Cross Station. Also, read how keeping workers safe on a rocky, steeply sloped mountainside requires precise, reliable monitoring.

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