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SAM Opens K.C. Office, Welcomes Perkins

Veteran, accomplished professional to head up new office for multi-platform geospatial company

Scott Perkins, GISP, has joined Surveying And Mapping (SAM), LLC, as office manager for the company’s new office location in Kansas City, Kan.

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Sign Up For April's Geospatial Event, NOAA Urges Sector

National Geodetic Survey’s Geospatial Summit will be part of National Surveying, Mapping and Geospatial Conference
The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration has announced that registration is now open for the National Geodetic Survey’s Geospatial Summit, to be held April 13-14.

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Who’s Counting the Engineers? NCEES Is With New Publication

Reaching out to a wider audience, organization intros NCEES Squared: A Year in Numbers
The official National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) source for engineering and surveying licensure statistics, the new NCEES Squared publication is designed to make licensure data available to a wide audience.

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MAPPS Supports Proposed FAA Rules for Small UAS Use

Association has worked closely with federal agency to serve aerial surveying needs, says Palatiello

“The proposed rules issued by the FAA for the commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems will provide considerable potential business applications for member firms in the aerial survey profession,” says John Palatiello, executive director of MAPPS.

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Commercial UAV Expo Declares Early Backers for Inaugural Event

Dozens of companies and properties, including POB, pledge support for inaugural event in Las Vegas

“The list of supporters grows every day, as more and more business learn about the new event exclusively focused on the commercial UAV market in North America organized by SPAR Point Group,” says Lisa Murray, event director.

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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.


POB February 2015 Cover

2015 February

In this February 2015 issue of POB, we take a look at how reflectorless total station monitoring proves invaluable for two complex watermain installation projects. Also, read our new studying revealing trends in laser scanning among surveying professionals.

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