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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.

A Broad Solution For Italy's Narrow Streets

Cities across Europe are pursuing new sustainable energy policies. Integrated geospatial technologies are helping to reduce light pollution and energy use.
With urban activity accounting for 80 percent of worldwide energy consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, local governments play a decisive role in mitigating the effects of climate change.


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Robotic Technology in the Guatemalan Highlands

Our experience actually began in September, 2013, when my office was approached to provide surveying instruction to Dr. Eugenia Robinson, a Professor of Anthropology at Montgomery College in Maryland.


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Looking Back at the ESRI Conference

Donny Sosa opened the 2014 AEC Conference with an overview.


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One Dropped Word Leads a Long-Term Surveying Problem

I suppose after more than 40 years of survey practice in Colorado I could be forgiven for falling into the “I’ve seen it all” trap.


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3D Laser Scanning Produces a Winning Topographic Survey for a High School Football Field

When the Vallivue School District in Caldwell, Idaho, passed its school facilities bond, the main objective was to build a new high school.


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What Are Your Favorite Ways to Get News?

Technology changes everything. My kids have more social contact that I ever did at their age.


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Why Should Land Surveying Remain Regulated?

As a threshold matter before we can even talk about why land surveying should remain regulated, we have to consider why land surveyors even exist.


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Promote Your Competition

Recommending others in the profession who do good work to friends and family benefits all surveyors
Do you feel like the other local surveyors and engineers are your competition? Most of us know of survey companies past and present who we would not recommend to friends or family.


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Surveyors, Don’t Miss Another Boat!

It happened with GPS. And GIS.


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Topcon GLS-2000

Topcon positioning Group announced the release of the newest edition to the GLS line of laser scanners — the GLS-2000.


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Leica Cyclone 9.0

Leica Geosystems introduced Leica Cyclone 9.0, the industry-leading point cloud solution for processing laser scan data.


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I-Site 8820 Long Range Laser Scanner

Maptek announced the new I-Site 8820 long range laser scanner on day one of the Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors (AIMS) conference in Sydney, Australia.


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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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