Boundary & Topo

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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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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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Storing GIS Applications in the Public Cloud

By Noam Shendar
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Spatial data is implicitly storage-intensive, and therein lies the rub, to paraphrase Shakespeare. 


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Surveyor Gives Back with Life Remodeled

Project will help renovate high school in Detroit
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Project will help renovate high school in Detroit


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OSHA, Traffic Safety and the MUTCD

References to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) have been in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations since at least 2001 and possibly earlier.
By Ronald E. Koons
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In Subpart G of the 1926 Construction Regulations, three paragraphs for Signs, Flaggers and Barricades tie OSHA directly to the MUTCD for construction activities.


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Setting the New York Wheel in Motion

Surveying and scanning by Control Point Associates Inc. lays groundwork for construction of Big Apple attraction
By John Hetzler
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Surveying and scanning by Control Point Associates Inc. lays groundwork for construction of Big Apple attraction


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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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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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