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FARO Acquires kubit, Global Leader in Surveying Software

All-cash deal also includes substantially all of kubit’s U.S. distributor

“The acquisition of kubit is an exciting step in FARO’s strategy to develop integrated, disruptive 3D documentation product offerings for the architecture, engineering and construction market,” says Jay Freeland, FARO’s president and chief executive officer.


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Trimble Continues To Expand VRS Now Service Worldwide

Commercial subscription correction service now available in Oregon's Willamette Valley, parts of Australia

Trimble VRS Now provides surveyors, civil engineers and geospatial professionals with instant access to Real-Time Kinematic corrections without the need for a base station.


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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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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.

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2015 March

In this March 2015 issue of POB, we take a look at how a dam project's field work becomes complicated with a river and lush vegetation. Also, read about Williston, North Dakota's population boom due to unprecedented oil exploration and drilling activity.

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