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In this December 2014 issue of POB, we celebrate our 40th year, and take a look at how we began. Also, see how an innovative approach helped a surveying firm provide fast and accurate volume reporting for the aggregates industry.

Professional Surveyors Mark 40 Years with POB Magazine

Readers share opinions on hot topics within the profession
In the 1980s and ’90s, POB featured a section called “Surveyors Speak Out,” which asked readers to answer a survey question with yes or no as well as offer anonymous comments on their reasoning.


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POB Market Study: Who Is Spending What, Where and Why in 2015?

As the old saying goes, you’ve got to spend money to make money. To provide detailed information on expected spending in the next year on equipment and software, BNP Media’s market research division worked with the staff of POB magazine to conduct a market study this fall.


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In Wet Chicago, the Topcon Laser Scanner Comes to the Rescue!

Laser scanner adds precision to major rainwater diversion structure being built for city's overflow
There are many profound and romantic quotations about floods. Many popular ones use flooding as a metaphor for overwhelming love or spiritual enlightenment.


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Materially Speaking, Leica Technology Sizes Up The Aggregates Biz

What is the value of a pile of crushed stone, sand or gravel? Gathering this information hasn’t traditionally been an exact science.


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Traversing The Law: Do Surveyors Commit Consumer Fraud?

How about we come up with solutions, before someone else does?
This year marks the 40th anniversary of POB Magazine. It just so happens that in June of this year I marked my 10th anniversary as a regular columnist for the magazine.


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Editor's Points: Why We Revere Trimble Dimensions So Much

Full disclosure: The first time I ever heard the phrase “user conference” uttered, I shuddered a little.


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Surveyor's Footsteps: Music to an Old Surveyor's Ears

Harriett Zilch wrote that the old cowboy song Goodbye Old Paint was “a melancholy hymn of farewell to an aging American paint horse.”


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Monitoring Success: 4 Critical Factors for Tall Vertical Alignment

We live in an age where the construction of “supertall” (over 300 meters) and even “megatall” (over 600 meters) buildings is no longer extraordinary.


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Solo Notes: Montana Surveyor Defines Role in Real Estate

As I see it, we professional land surveyors who focus only on the required accuracy and precision of measurement and boundary law and, in the west, the Public Land Surveying System, miss the boat when it comes to effectively educating the public about the importance of what we do.


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Esri Integrates SciPy, ArcGIS For Scientific Applications

ESRI announced the integration of SciPy and ArcGIS. Scientists, engineers and GIS professionals will use SciPy to get more value from ArcGIS for scientific applications.


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DT Research Tablets Built Rugged for Mapping Applications

DT RESEARCH, INC. announced the new line of rugged tablets with the GNSS modules for mapping applications.


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GSSI StructureScan Mini GPR System Ideal for Concrete Inspection

GSSI announced its StructureScan Mini series, ideal for the concrete inspection industry.


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New Modeling, Mine Planning Tools in Maptek Vulcan 9.1

Maptek Vulcan 9.1 delivers widespread improvements to the flagship modeling and mine planning product. Standout new features are Gantt Scheduler for underground operations, Level Designer for stope access design and enhancements to Implicit Modelling.


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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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2014 December

In this December 2014 issue of POB, we celebrate our 40th year, and take a look at how we began. Also, see how an innovative approach helped a surveying firm provide fast and accurate volume reporting for the aggregates industry.

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