Items Tagged with 'Surveying and mapping issues'


What You Will See at The International LiDAR Mapping Forum

The International LiDAR Mapping Forum is a technical conference and exhibition focused on data acquisition, fusion, processing and point clouds for the aerial surveying and mapping used to support transport, urban modeling, coastal zone mapping, utility asset management, and more.

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Editor's Points: We Love What Our Audience Tells Us

Those of us who toil in media are forever challenged with “audience engagement." Seems simple enough, right?

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Editor's Points: Why We Revere Trimble Dimensions So Much

Full disclosure: The first time I ever heard the phrase “user conference” uttered, I shuddered a little.

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Simple Mark Can Cut Down on Confusion

On pirate maps, “X marks the spot.” When entering the main doors in most large malls across America, we find the information board with a map and key to help us locate a store. Our survey plans often have a location map. In parks there will be a placard with a big arrow that says “YOU ARE HERE.” These are all a necessity to find the place we seek.

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Carlson Releases Sight Survey 2014

Software package helps solve construction surveying problems.

Software package helps solve construction surveying problems.

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Why Not Ask Why Not?

No limits. Those words came to mind as I read “The Measure of Manhattan” by Marguerite Holloway.

 The book, published earlier this year by W.W. Norton and Company, tells the story of John Randel Jr., a surveyor, cartographer and inventor who plotted Manhattan’s city grid in the early 19th century. 

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Mason Shows Our Actions Shape Our Legacies

What legacy will I leave? That’s a question I’ve thought a lot about following trips to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle System International's (AUVSI's) Unmanned Systems conference in Washington and the Surveyors Rendezvous in Philadelphia.

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NSPS Asks Labor Department to Rescind Expansion of Davis-Bacon Act

Organization says the ruling is ‘demeaning to the professional image of surveying.’

Organization says ruling is ‘demeaning to the professional image of surveying.’

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Labor Department Expands Davis-Bacon Act on Survey Crews

NSPS reports that the Department of Labor reversed 50 years of precedent and ruled that surveyors are subject to the Davis-Bacon Act.

NSPS reports the Department of Labor ruled that members of survey crews are subject to the construction prevailing wage law.

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Strength in Numbers

Few situations are more frustrating in the business world than the feeling that you’re facing a monumental challenge alone.
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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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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of POB, we take a look at integrated technologies that provide real-time 3D measurements of a Brisbane construction site.

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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

With the unmanned aerial system (UAS) presence growing in surveying, you will in 2015:
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