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2014 November

In this November 2014 issue of POB, we cover one company's effort to help find good employees. Also, read how drug and alcohol abuse among workers is a tough but necessary conversation.

One Technology Company's Answer to Construction's Search for Good Employees

The need is there. Visit construction contractors anywhere in North America and they’ll mention their pressing need for good employees.


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STAR*NET’s Latest Version Earns Top Marks From Users

For most surveying projects, speed, efficiency and accuracy of measurements are paramount. Since time truly is money in the surveying business, the goal is to reduce random error inherent in survey measurements.


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Drug, Alcohol Abuse: A Difficult, But Necessary Talk For You To Have

In the construction industry, where dangerous equipment requiring intense focus is operated on a daily basis, there is no room for missteps and inadequate judgment.


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MAPPS Recognizes Innovation Leaders With Annual Awards

Annual awards honor companies with cutting-edge geospatial solutions
Visual Intelligence took the big prize at the 8th annual MAPPS Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Awards ceremony in Alexandria, Va.


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Once a Land Surveyor

I’m a second-generation land surveyor.


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Experience Steers Us Away From Actions That Are Unnecessary

From a very young age we all start to make judgment calls. Growing older and gaining experience, we find some things we wish we had done differently and would have had we known then what we know now.


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How to Use Total Stations Effectively in Asset Monitoring

One reason surveyors are a natural choice to lead the way and dominate the market in asset monitoring is that the main field tool of land surveying, the total station, is also one of the best and most flexible monitoring sensors.


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Adverse Claims Against The State

It is often presumed that no adverse claims may be perfected against the state under any circumstances.


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As Colleagues, Let’s Always Be Friends

As providers of information about surveying for surveyors, we at POB tend to focus on the equipment, technique and success of the job. And we should.


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Hemisphere GNSS Announces Low Profile, Multipurpose Antennas

Hemisphere GNSS announced two low profile, multipurpose antennas that will exceed expectations in all GNSS applications.


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Optech Introduces ALTM Galaxy Airborne Laser Terrain Mapper

Optech introduced the latest addition to its innovative line of airborne laser terrain mappers, the ALTM Galaxy. Galaxy is a giant leap forward in productivity and technology innovation that truly raises the bar in sensor capability.


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Sokkia Releases GNR5 Optimized GNSS Reference Receiver

Sokkia announced the latest edition to its line of geodetic GNSS reference receivers — the GNR5. Utilizing 452 channels optimized to track the full GNSS spectrum, the GNR5 is designed to assign any visible signal to any available receiver channel.


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Topcon Announces Latest 3-D Mobile Mapping Systems

Topcon positioning Group announced the latest edition to its line of 3-D mobile mapping systems — the IP-S3. The fully integrated high-density digital imaging system is more compact, lightweight and designed to scan at a rate up to five times faster than previous models.


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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 November 2014 Cover

2014 November

In this November 2014 issue of POB, we cover one company's effort to help find good employees. Also, read how drug and alcohol abuse among workers is a tough but necessary conversation.

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