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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.

Our Cover Story: Real-Time Monitoring Becomes A Big Hit Down Under

In the heart of Brisbane, Australia’s third most populous city, construction company Watpac Australia Pty. Ltd. has a contract to build a $570-million (US) project in the Southbank cultural precinct that will integrate residential, commercial, hotel and public space with a public transport hub.


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Kentucky Company Revs Up for Work at Corvette Museum

Dennis Smith’s firm seemed to be the logical choice when the National Corvette Museum (NCM) in Bowling Green, Ky., decided to expand and create a motorsports park.


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Exploring The Mystery of Famed Surveyor Thomas Freeman

Just who was the man who worked alongside famous U.S. surveyor Andrew Ellicott?
There is great confusion in the American surveyor historical literature about Thomas Freeman, a prominent surveyor in the United States from 1792 until his death in 1821, regarding whether he served as an officer in the United States military or in a state militia.


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Unmistakable Marks: How Much Research For Boundary Survey?

Despite its designation in court records, Roll v. Bacon: 160 Ohio Misc. 2d 23; 938 N.E.2d 85 (2010) is not a dispute about what to have for breakfast.


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Surveyor's Footsteps: Dan The Intern Sets a Good Example

Many years ago, the local high school contacted my employer, one of the large suburban engineering firms, and asked if we could help their internship program.


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Monitoring Success: When Should You Use GNSS Monitoring?

Asset monitoring with total stations is more common and better known than monitoring with other spatial sensors, and for good reason — total stations are a great choice in most situations, given their ability to monitor up to hundreds of points from a single setup, in real time and with high accuracy.


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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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Topcon Announces New GLONASS Signal Tracking Capability

Topcon Positioning Group announces its latest GNSS reference receiver, the NET-G5, is capable of tracking a new signal from the GLONASS constellation.


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Leica GR10 & GR25 Receivers Ready for Various GNSS Signals

Leica Geosystems has extended its Spider product family with the new GNSS Unlimited for the Leica GR10 and GR25 GNSS receiver series, allowing receivers to be upgraded to the latest technology standards at any time.


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Sokkia Reference Receiver Tracks Entire GNSS Spectrum

SOKKIA announced the latest edition to its line of geodetic GNSS reference receivers — the GNR5.


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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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