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Commercial UAV Expo Announces 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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Virginia Association of Surveyors Appoints Palatiello Management

The Virginia Association of Surveyors has announced the firm of John M. Palatiello & Associates, Inc. has been selected to provide association management services for the organization, effective Jan. 1.

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What You Will See at The International LiDAR Mapping Forum

The International LiDAR Mapping Forum is a technical conference and exhibition focused on data acquisition, fusion, processing and point clouds for the aerial surveying and mapping used to support transport, urban modeling, coastal zone mapping, utility asset management, and more.

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GeoNorth Expands Into Satellite Imagery and Remote Sensing

GeoNorth, LLC, specializing in the development of integrated solutions for end-to-end geospatial decision-making, announces the launch of a significant new business line, further enhancing the firm’s geospatial solutions capabilities.

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GeoLearn Adds to Catalog with 7 New Courses by Lathrop

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 Wendy Lathrop has added seven new courses to the GeoLearn catalog.

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Geospatial Corporation Kicks Off Uber-Like Pipeline Mapping

Geospatial Corporation has launched its Strategic Service Provider platform, kicking off a national “go-to-market” initiative with proprietary new software and a model similar in many respects to the successful car service provider Uber.

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‘Know Before You Fly’ UAS Safety Campaign Is Taking Flight

Leading UAS organizations team up with FAA to launch new safety program
Leading unmanned aircraft systems industry groups, along with the federal government, have launched a new education campaign providing UAS operators with the information and guidance they need to fly safely and responsibly.

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Refreshed Branding Boosts Westwood Professional Services

Surveying and engineering company simplifies logo, updates website
Westwood’s fresh brand message reflects its dedication to client satisfaction by cultivating an environment where its employees are provided professional and personal growth opportunities, the company says.

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New Record for SPAR Europe and European LiDAR Mapping Forum

Co-held events draw largest number of attendees in five-year history
The nearly 90 presentations in the two-and-a-half-day, five-track conference program touched on advances in 3D technologies, including new options for capture, processing, visualization and deliverables.

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Stantec, Atkins Team Up on National Flood Mapping Program

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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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 January 2015 Cover

2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of POB, we take a look at integrated technologies that provide real-time 3D measurements of a Brisbane construction site.

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