Editor's Points

The editor of POB weighs in monthly on surveying and mapping issues affecting the profession.

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POB … A Place to Connect

By Bruce MacLeod
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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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Laser Scanners on Prime-Time TV

By Bruce MacLeod
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 In July, laser scanning historic structures went prime time with the PBS TV series “Time Scanners,” and that’s a good thing for the professionals who read POB.


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Lions and Tigers and Technology … Oh My

By Bruce MacLeod
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How do you feel about technology’s impact on what you do?


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Rules for Use of Drones Are Needed Soon

By Bruce MacLeod
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 Getting a structure of rules of use for drones as well as a standard of competence for operators is essential and needs to be done as soon as possible.  


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Salary & Benefits Study Shows Who POB Readers Are

By Bruce MacLeod
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Thanks to our annual Salary & Benefits Study conducted by the BNP Market Research Division, we have a pretty good snapshot of who you, the readers of POB, are. 


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New editor at POB

By Bruce MacLeod
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I have a lot to learn. We all do. That’s why you’re reading POB…to learn more about what’s happening in and around your profession. That’s why we converse, go to conferences, email and Google. We’re all learning.
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RPLS Network Provides Opportunities to Connect

By John Hetzler
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Have you ever wondered what your fellow land surveyors think? From Maine to California, from Minnesota to Texas, and from all around the world, the RPLS Network allows you to find out what your colleagues are thinking, saying and doing. You may even be able to help out a fellow surveyor.


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Prepare for 2014 by Making the Most of Time

By John Hetzler
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I’m not going to argue with Albert Einstein, especially when it comes to time.

“I never think of the future,” the famed scientist and author of the theory of relativity once said. “It comes soon enough.”

 Indeed. Another year has ended, and a new one has begun. It seems like we just celebrated the arrival of 2013, and now we already are welcoming in 2014. 


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Hope, Opportunity Abound for Surveyors

By John Hetzler
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Winter is coming.

That’s the theme of the hit HBO show “Game of Thrones,” and it’s hammered home week after week as the main characters struggle through ever-more difficult times.

 While “Game of Thrones” is a fantasy—a gritty one, at that—its theme keeps showing up more often, not only in pop culture but in everyday life. The phrase is repeated on social media and in newspaper headlines. Winter is coming.


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Why Not Ask Why Not?

By John Hetzler
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No limits. Those words came to mind as I read “The Measure of Manhattan” by Marguerite Holloway.

 The book, published earlier this year by W.W. Norton and Company, tells the story of John Randel Jr., a surveyor, cartographer and inventor who plotted Manhattan’s city grid in the early 19th century. 


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