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The Data Czar: Deregulation & HB-5005 - An Economical Perspective

April 11, 2011
The HB-5005 caused quite a commotion over the last month in Florida, especially amongst the four thousand plus Professional Surveyors and Mappers residing in the state, placing at odds those for and against deregulation.
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Technology Benchmark: A Survey Certificate in Data Prep

March 21, 2011
With the growth of automated machine guidance increasing at a strong pace related work occurs in surveying, stakeout and data prep. Machine Control is useless without a good 3D model and we have talked about this in my writings for over ten years!
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Technology Benchmark: It's a Great Time to be a Surveyor or Civil Engineer if You Live in China

March 17, 2011
t is a great time to be a Surveyor or Civil Engineer if you live in China! - Land Development is dead in the U.S., it is flourishing in China due to increasingly wealthy population and a huge influx of ex-patriate workers.
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Cyborg Surveying and You: A Fair Shake

March 17, 2011
There are always ups and downs to the situations we find ourselves in. While surveying tools have greatly improved, these hard times have given large numbers of professionals the impetus to upgrade their components.
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The Data Czar: GIS at the NYSAPLS Conference

February 7, 2011
The New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors (NYSAPLS) 52nd Annual Surveyors Conference and Exhibition was held Wednesday 19th through Friday 21st of January 2011 at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York.  The conference was exceptionally hosted and despite the snow storms and economic backdrop – was well attended. 
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Cyborg Surveying and You: Reading Material

February 1, 2011
I have always enjoyed reading. I will read books, manuals, pamphlets; anything with words is interesting to me. This means I read a lot of literature that is not directly related to my profession. 
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Technology Benchmark: State of the Union - 2011

February 1, 2011
It was interesting to hear the President give the annual State of the Union address last week. As anticipated, he urged us to invest in three things: infrastructure, education and research. These concepts come on the heels of the rare visit by Chinese President Hu Jintao.
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Cyborg Surveying and You: New Year, New Opportunities

January 3, 2011
This year is a very important year for me: I am officially a blogger for RPLS.com, andI’ll soon be graduating college and finding an employer that I will work for over the nextseveral years consistently-a very big thing when going back and forth between schooland internships. 
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Technology Benchmark: Why Don't We Build Things to Last?

January 3, 2011
I had a rare opportunity to watch a bunch of TV this holiday, mostly documentaries, but they were varied in content. After watching several on history I began to realize how flimsy our construction is. The shows highlighted the work of the Romans, their great cities many of which still stand today; their public works facilities, their roads, bridges and coliseums, libraries and meeting places.
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What Does 2011 Look Like From Your Point of View?

December 20, 2010
First of all, Merry Christmas to my colleagues in the business! Here we are at the end of a horrendous year of business for most people in engineering, surveying and construction. Land development is all but gone, infrastructure shows promise but could be a mere fleeting tease of what should be. What does 2011 look like from your point of view?
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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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