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Topcon Heads North To Open Roadshow

Toronto stop April 22-23 will be first of more than 30 planned for Topcon mobile solutions center

The Topcon Technology Roadshow showcases the latest construction, survey, civil engineering, precision farming, architecture and design technologies in a hands-on educational environment.


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U.S. Congressional Speakers Line Up to Address MAPPS, NSPS

Associations announce high-powered speakers as part of National Surveying, Mapping and Geospatial Conference

Wednesday’s legislative breakfast will kick off a day of meetings in which more than 100 surveying and mapping professionals will visit some 75 U.S. senators and more than 100 congressmen.


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AUVSI Applauds Streamlined FAA Exemption Process

Sped-up approvals process benefits businesses working in surveying, mapping and geospatial areas

According to AUVSI, the FAA summary grant process is “a step in the right direction that cuts through the red tape while making it easier for operators to fly UAS.”


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FAA Summary Grant Process Speeds Up UAS Exemptions

Great news for companies operating in the surveying, mapping and geospatial areas

Although the FAA still reviews each Section 333 petition individually, the agency can issue a summary grant when it finds it has already granted a previous exemption similar to the new request.


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MAPPS Connects Geospatial Companies With Federal Agencies

Association’s Federal Programs Conference behind held as part of a full week of events

MAPPS member firm principals will hear presentations by federal agency officials on programs, budgets and requirements for the acquisition of geospatial services, data and products by contract from the private sector.


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National Conference Lands FAA’s UAS Manager to Speak

Williams will deliver the keynote address at the National Surveying, Mapping and Geospatial Conference

Jim Williams will speak about the recently-published notice of proposed rulemaking issued by his office, including regulations and policies that will affect surveying and mapping firms that want to fly UAVs in the commercial market.


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Newly-Released Book Proves A Handy Project Management Resource

Cartlidge’s ‘no-nonsense’ pocket book written specifically for project managers and surveyors

“Construction Project Manager’s Pocket Book” tackles the typical activities associated with the role in the order they occur on real projects, making the book particularly accessible and easy to follow, says publisher Taylor & Francis Group.


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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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In this April 2015 issue of POB, we explore how AVEVA solutions and laser scanning gave international contractor Ariosh some real competitive advantages in challenging oil and gas revamp projects.

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