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2014 September

In this September 2014 issue of POB, we take a look at a book that reveals how a rare-map dealer made millions stealing ancient maps. Also, discover the secrets of a 21st-century surveyor and how technology enables small surveying businesses to ease growing pains and maximize their potential.

Book Reveals How a Rare-Map Dealer Made Millions Stealing Ancient Maps

He’s been described as a quirky yet charismatic social climber, obsessed with status and image, who within a relatively short period of time rose from middle-class beginnings to the inner circle of the rare map world.
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Secrets of a 21-Century Surveyor

Technology enables small surveying businesses to ease growing pains and maximize their potential
At some point, every successful small surveying firm inevitably faces the same question: How much work can you reasonably handle without compromising quality or taking on too much overhead?


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An Automated Solution for Vegetation Mapping

With its 27 member states, the European Union (EU) has some 12 million farmers who strive to reliably produce crops to feed about 500 million consumers, while simultaneously protecting the environment. 


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Railroad Rights-of-Way: Brandt Living Trust v. United States

On March 10, 2014, the U.S. Supreme court handed down a ruling of immediate interest to surveyors across the nation.


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Acquiescence … It's Not Just an Establishment Doctrine

Acquiescence, under the right circumstances, is a boundary establishment doctrine, but as we are going to examine this month, it is much more than that.


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Getting Out in Bad Weather a Worthwhile Learning Experience for Surveyors

Many years ago, at my first place of employment, I was paid even if we were “rained out.”


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POB … A Place to Connect

Offices are fine. Plenty of staples, swivel chairs and people who share the same grievances about parking lots and vending machines.


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Pacific Crest XDL Rover 2

Trimble introduced the Pacific Crest XDL Rover 2, an advanced, high-speed, wireless data link built to withstand the rigors of GNSS/RTK surveying and precise positioning.


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Archer 2

Juniper systems’ Archer 2 rugged handheld is utilized by POM Incorporated (POM) to provide innovative, energy-efficient parking meter solutions.


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BRx5 GNSS Receiver

Carlson introduced the BRx5 GNSS receiver, an integrated all-in-one pole-top GNSS receiver, has just been released by Carlson Software Inc.


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GSI Scout

GeoSpatial Innovations, Inc. recently announced that their storm damage assessment software, GSI Scout, is now supported on any mobile device using HTML5 and through a native iOS application.


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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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POB September 2014

2014 September

In this September 2014 issue of POB, we take a look at a book that reveals how a rare-map dealer made millions stealing ancient maps. Also, discover the secrets of a 21st-century surveyor and how technology enables small surveying businesses to ease growing pains and maximize their potential.

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