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Surveyors collect data for pipelines and underground utilities to map corridors for other companies.

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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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Intergeo 2013 Offers Glimpse of Future

By John Hetzler
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For three days in October, Essen, Germany, served as the center of the world—or at least, the center of how the geospatial community looks at the world.

From Oct. 8-10, the city in the Ruhr area of western Germany hosted Intergeo, one of the premier conferences for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. With a history dating back to the eighth century and roots in industry and religion, Essen focused its attention on the geospatial world—for a few days at least.

What did it show?


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Geologists Using Drones to Hunt for Oil

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Researchers at Centre for Integrated Petroleum Research (CIPR), a joint venture between the University of Bergen (UiB) and Uni Research, have found a new method – using drones to map new oil reserves from the air.


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Strength in Numbers

By Christine Grahl
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Few situations are more frustrating in the business world than the feeling that you’re facing a monumental challenge alone.
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Seamless Fit

By Vicki Speed
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Laser scanning provides the high level of detail needed for precise modeling of a natural gas processing plant expansion.
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Editor's Points: Preconceived Notions

By Christine Grahl
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My 7-year-old son has a wonderful imagination and is always thinking of new inventions. “I’m going to find a way to capture lightning and turn it into free electricity for people to use,” he said to me the other day.
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Conquering the Divide

By Andrew Gaiennie
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Closing the gap between technology and tradition requires an open mind and an unwavering commitment to quality. 
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A High-Performance Fleet

By Sean McCormick
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Effective fleet management allows surveying and mapping firms to be safer, more productive and more profitable.
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Rock Solid

By John Stenmark LS
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Modern mining is a difficult, narrow-margin business. A Nevada mine uses advanced surveying technology to control costs and improve safety. 
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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.

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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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