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A Statute of Limitation on Boundaries

 Clarifications on property law’s built-in limitations periods


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NSPS, MAPPS to Testify Before Congress

Surveying and mapping leaders to advocate for greater coordination of federal government’s geospatial activities.

Leaders to advocate for greater coordination of federal government’s geospatial activities.


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What's Wrong with the Land Surveying Profession

This isn’t a question. It’s a lead-in to another example of what is wrong with the land surveying profession, as if we need another example.
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Looking at Fraud in the Land Surveying Profession

I imagine most land surveyors don’t give the idea of committing fraud a second thought in their everyday practice. I know this because in my discussions with land surveyors over a 30-plus year career, and in traveling across the country and meeting surveyors at various conferences and other venues, I have yet to come across a surveyor who gave me the impression that they wanted to mislead their clients in any way. As a matter of fact, the vast majority of these surveyors seem to pride themselves in trying to do the right thing, even though as we know, the road to you-know-where is paved with good intentions.
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Breaking Down the Rules of Construction

Surveyors deal with the rules of construction each time they read a deed and attempt to walk in the footsteps of the original surveyor. While it would be tempting to refer to these as basic principles, the permutations found among the many jurisdictions that make up the nation seem anything but “basic.”
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Land Surveyor as Equity Judge

 Many learned minds with a better understanding of the law or land surveying, or both, have expressed the idea that the land surveyor is both judge and jury when it comes to rendering a well-reasoned opinion on the location of property boundaries.  


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Pennsylvania House Passes Bill for Geospatial Council

Bill still needs approval by state Senate.

Bill still needs approval by state Senate.


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TRAVERSING THE LAW

Why Our Technical Standards Need to Go

Take away the crutch that allows bad practitioners to damage our citizens with impunity

Our technical standards, as they exist today, simply provide cover for bad practitioners who are able to break the law, damage property rights and adversely affect the well-being of our citizens—with impunity. No other profession allows similar activity to go unpunished, and we wonder why we get no respect. 


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Value Pricing

Step 8: After Action Review

Ask questions to determine the level of satisfaction the client has for your services.

The project is complete. Your (hopefully satisfied) client has moved on to other things. It’s time to turn your attention to the next project safe in the knowledge that all is right with the world. But is it? Is the client truly satisfied? There is only one way to know for certain: You have to ask.


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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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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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2014 October

In this October 2014 issue of POB, we explore cities across Europe pursuing new sustainable energy policies. Also, read how 3D laser scanning produces a winning topographic survey for a high school football field and running track.

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