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Acquiescence … It's Not Just an Establishment Doctrine

By Jeffery N. Lucas, PLS, Esq.
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Acquiescence, under the right circumstances, is a boundary establishment doctrine, but as we are going to examine this month, it is much more than that.

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Getting Out in Bad Weather a Worthwhile Learning Experience for Surveyors

By Jeffrey Turner
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Many years ago, at my first place of employment, I was paid even if we were “rained out.”

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Railroad Rights-of-Way: Brandt Living Trust v. United States

By Kris Kline PLS
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On March 10, 2014, the U.S. Supreme court handed down a ruling of immediate interest to surveyors across the nation.

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Secrets of a 21-Century Surveyor

Technology enables small surveying businesses to ease growing pains and maximize their potential
By Beth Wilson
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At some point, every successful small surveying firm inevitably faces the same question: How much work can you reasonably handle without compromising quality or taking on too much overhead?

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Book Reveals How a Rare-Map Dealer Made Millions Stealing Ancient Maps

By Maryanne MacLeod
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He’s been described as a quirky yet charismatic social climber, obsessed with status and image, who within a relatively short period of time rose from middle-class beginnings to the inner circle of the rare map world.
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PA Surveyor Receives Award for Education Excellence

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 John G. Fuehrer II, PLS, PE, Ephrata, Pa., received the Earl J. Fennell Award from the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) in recognition of distinguished educational contributions to the surveying and mapping profession.  

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URISA Honors New GIS Hall of Fame Inductee

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 URISA announces the induction of Charles M. Croner, PhD into the GIS Hall of Fame. 

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New Marketing Agency Serves Design, Construction Firms

Fraley AEC Solutions, LLC launched to provide marketing and public relations services to the AEC industry in Pennsylvania and the surrounding region
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 Fraley AEC Solutions, LLC launched to provide marketing and public relations services to the AEC industry in Pennsylvania and the surrounding region 

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HxGN LIVE 2014 Promises a Wealth of Information

By Linda Duffy
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To get valuable new ideas you can put into practice and learn something new about Leica Geosystems, Intergraph or Hexagon Metrology, HxGN LIVE 2014 is the place to be

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Third-generation surveyor follows in his relatives' footsteps in western Washington

By John Hetzler
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 Working near the south shore of the Puget Sound in western Washington, Andy Holman learned much from a young age. He learned about honesty and integrity. He learned about taking pride in one’s work. And he learned to stay away from the three-leaved plant that appeared everywhere. 

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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.

9/30/14 2:00 pm EDT

Technical Workflows on the Job Site Using 3D Laser Scanning

The purpose of this webinar is to dig into different laser scanning workflows and techniques.


POB September 2014

2014 September

In this September 2014 issue of POB, we take a look at a book that reveals how a rare-map dealer made millions stealing ancient maps. Also, discover the secrets of a 21st-century surveyor and how technology enables small surveying businesses to ease growing pains and maximize their potential.

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