Data Collection

Hardware and software used for collecting survey data.


Surveying Fuels Energy

By John Doughty, Matt Foster, Ron Horst, Jason Wert, Craig West, and Doug Wolfe
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Surveying is the foundation of any project involving developing, purchasing, or subdividing land.
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The Case of the Conveniently Forgotten Easement

By Kristopher M. Kline PLS
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At first glance, these two cases would seem too dissimilar to be included in the same article. One tried in 1849, the other only a few years ago.

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Focus3D Laser Scanner

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FARO TECHNOLOGIES released the Focus3D X 130 laser scanner.

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Topcon's New Data Controller

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Topcon Positioning Group announced a new data controller – the FC-500 – with numerous features and benefits, including a large 4.3-inch touchscreen display and 5MP camera with built-in LED flash. 

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Digital film: A new era of sensors for aerial surveying and mapping

By Dr. Armando Guevara
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I know that sensors are not a typical subject for columns in POB, but there are some big things happening with sensor technology that will directly impact everyone who uses geospatial imagery and data for aerial surveying and mapping. For many of you, sensors are a behind-the-scenes technology and you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about them.
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Surveyors can grow by planting their own marks like MAG nails

By Jeffrey Turner
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The story goes that Johnny Appleseed gathered the apple seeds from the cider press and traveled America planting apple trees along the way. While taking family walks, my wife and I might turn to the kids and point out a wild apple tree and exclaim, “That must be one of Johnny’s apple trees.”

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Texas Military Forces utilize sextants and centuries old surveying techniques

By Captain Martha Nigrelle
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Texas Military Forces utilizes methods used by Lewis and Clark at Camp Mabry
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Students learn surveying at new Minnesota Vikings stadium

By Amelia Warwick
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When the new Minnesota Vikings stadium was announced, it became the most expensive construction project in Minnesota history, at about $950 million. EVS, Inc. took an innovative approach and assembled a team of local small and disadvantaged businesses to perform 90 percent of the total civil engineering contract.
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Team Uses Scanning to Uncover Herrin Massacre

By Steven M. Di Naso
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Twenty-three men died in Williamson County and on the streets of Herrin, Ill., over a two-day killing spree on June 21-22, 1922, the largest mass murder of non-union labor in the history of America. The event would become known around the world as the Herrin Massacre.
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What's in Store for the Surveying Market in 2014?

By John Hetzler

What technology or trend will have the greatest impact on the surveying and geospatial markets in 2014?

“I think there will be a definite move to the Cloud. We’re seeing more people moving data up into the Cloud and then accessing it from their own mobile devices out in the field, pushing data back and forth from the field to the office through wireless connectivity.”

 Lanny Schnipper, Segment Manager, Seiler Instrument & Manufacturing Co. Inc. 

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SPAR International 2013

The 10th annual event took place April 15 - 18 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. The conference brings together professionals from around the world to discover the latest advances and technologies in 3D data capture, processing and delivery.



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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 August 2014

2014 August

In the August 2014 issue, POB explores how John McAslan + Partners used 3D modeling to facilitate the update design of King's Cross Station. Also, read how keeping workers safe on a rocky, steeply sloped mountainside requires precise, reliable monitoring.

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