Data Collection

Hardware and software used for collecting survey data.


The latest hardware advances for surveying and mapping professionals.

GIS (Geographic information systems)

GIS is designed to capture, manipulate, analyze and present all types of geospatial data.


Global positioning systems (GPS) and global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) are transforming high-precision surveying.


Light Detection and Ranging is remote sensing that measures properties of targets through point clouds.

Survey Monuments

Survey monuments are objects placed to mark key survey points on the Earth's surface.


Photogrammetry is the practice of determining the properties of objects from imagery.

Remote Sensing

Remote sensing is the acquisition of information about an object without making physical contact.

Surveying & Mapping Software

The latest software tools for surveying and mapping professionals.

Total Stations

Electronic, optical instruments used for surveying are becoming increasingly more sophisticated.



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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.

9/30/14 2:00 pm EDT

Technical Workflows on the Job Site Using 3D Laser Scanning

The purpose of this webinar is to dig into different laser scanning workflows and techniques.


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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