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Stantec, Atkins Team Up on National Flood Mapping, Hazard Mitigation Programs

Will update and maintain FEMA’s massive programs to manage flooding and hazards across the nation

A joint venture of Atkins and Stantec has been selected by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide services for the agency’s extensive flood risk mapping and hazard mitigation programs. This multi-pronged effort helps communities identify and understand the risks that natural and manmade disasters pose to infrastructure and buildings.

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Venerable Company Moves to Digital with Z/I Aerial Camera

Air Photographics expands its capability to efficiently collect and deliver high-quality aerial imagery

Leica Geosystems Inc. announces that West Virginia-based Air Photographics has purchased its first digital aerial camera — a Z/I DMC II 230.

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HxGN LIVE 2015: Get Ready for Two Great International Events

HxGN LIVE, Hexagon’s annual international conference and exhibition, goes global in 2015 with two locations featuring the in-depth Hexagon Geosystems track.

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National Surveying and Mapping Conference Planned for April

MAPPS, NSPS team up to host large ‘umbrella’ event in the D.C. area

As announced by MAPPS and NSPS, Collaboration: The Map to the Future will be held April 13-16 at the Hilton Hotel in Crystal City, Va., just outside the District of Columbia.

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MicroSurvey CAD 2015 Offers Highly Efficient Drafting and Design

MicroSurvey announces a major update to its flagship desktop survey and design program for land surveyors and civil engineers.

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Esri Explorer for ArcGIS Now Available for Android Devices

App taps into rich maps for visual information sharing
Esri has released its highly anticipated Android version of Explorer for ArcGIS, providing access anywhere to data-rich, visually stunning maps.

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Unmanned Aerial Systems Benefit All, MAPPS Tells States

Executive director John Palatiello makes the case for surveying professionals using technology
In remarks before the National Conference of State Legislatures, MAPPS executive director John Palatiello said photogrammetry and remote sensing provide enormous “societal benefit.”

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GeoLearn Adds 7 New GNSS Courses with Expert Bill Henning

GeoLearn, a company focused on serving the geospatial industry with online learning and continuing education credits, is proud to announce that nationally recognized geospatial expert Bill Henning's seven new GNSS courses have been added to the GeoLearn course catalog.

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Exprodat Adds First ArcGIS Pro Course for Petroleum Industry

Exprodat, the oil and gas ArcGIS Platform specialist, has launched the petroleum industry’s first training course for ArcGIS Pro, Esri’s soon-to-be released new ArcGIS for Desktop application.

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SP80 GNSS Receiver Tops Five Others in Sarawak Rainforest

When the Land Survey Department of Sarawak wanted to upgrade its cadastral survey capability, it held a competition among six leading brands to determine the best GNSS receiver for its needs.

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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 December 2014 Cover

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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