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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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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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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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