Items Tagged with 'Surveying and mapping issues'


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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Editor's Points: Love and Business

There’s a lot of love in the month of December. We spend time with our loved ones during holiday dinners and extended breaks from work and school.
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Editor's Points: More Questions Than Answers

In a session on “Defining Our Profession” at the MAPPS Summer Conference in Snowmass, Colo., I expected to hear insights on trends in surveying and mapping, and perhaps some ideas for an all-encompassing definition. Instead, the presenters primarily put forth a series of provocative questions.
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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.


POB December 2014 Cover

2014 December

In this December 2014 issue of POB, we celebrate our 40th year, and take a look at how we began. Also, see how an innovative approach helped a surveying firm provide fast and accurate volume reporting for the aggregates industry.

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