Boundary & Topo

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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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3DEP Program Offers Boatload of Benefits

By Linda Duffy
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Back in 2005, staff at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) realized that it was difficult to locate LiDAR coastal datasets because of the lack of a comprehensive list of available data, so a group started searching among state, county and local government agencies for existing datasets. The result was the first operational inventory of elevation data along United States coastlines.
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Superstorm Sandy: The (Survey) Miracle of Route 35

A look back at how surveyors rallied in recovery efforts.
By Angus W. Stocking, LS
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A look back at how surveyors rallied in recovery efforts.


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Mapping Pulaski Skyway

Aerial topographic mapping supplemented by mobile mapping streamlines surveying for bridge project in New Jersey
By Aixa Lopez
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 The Pulaski Skyway is a four-lane bridge-causeway in the northeastern part of New Jersey, carrying a freeway designated U.S. Route 1/9 (US 1/9) for most of its length. The landmark structure has a total length of about 3.5 miles; its longest span is 550 feet.  


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25 Hours in Haiti

By Scotty Fletcher
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Two experienced land surveyors from the Southeast use laser scanning to help hungry children in Port-au-Prince and learn something about life along the way.


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What Does it Mean to Survey Property?

By Jeffery N. Lucas, PLS, Esq.
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I recently posted this question on a message board and received more than a few responses. This was by no means a scientific study, but the resulting comments, many of which strayed way off topic, confirmed what I have already come to realize. The answer to this question lies largely in the eyes of the beholder.


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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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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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