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Surveyors must be mindful of environmental protection on both land and water in map-making.

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Solar Energy App Helps Curious Become Informed

By Mary Jo Wagner
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Read any report on the health of the solar industry and you will likely reach the same conclusion: the sun has been shining brightly on this renewable energy sector ... very brightly


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Taking Stock of LiDAR Projects Following Superstorm Sandy

By John Hetzler
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Superstorm Sandy devastated the northeastern United States in October 2012, leaving death and destruction in its wake. According to a report by the National Hurricane Center, Sandy led to at least 147 deaths and caused more than $50 billion in damage.


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7 Keys to a Successful RFP Response

Are you ready to respond to the next big RFP? Before you send it off, check these important parameters to give yourself a greater chance of success.
By Robert Cooper CIC, CRM
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The invitation to provide a response to a request for proposal (RFP) is often received with a sense of excitement because someone has recognized your professional expertise and has requested your services.


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GSI Scout Helps Utilities Assess Storm Damage

New software solution can cut recovery time and cost
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New software solution can cut recovery time and cost


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Deformation Modeling's Role in Preventing Catastrophic Collapse

By Robert Galvin
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 Deformation modeling, while not a substantial percentage of services performed by surveyors, can red-flag changes in various structures and help prevent severe damage. Some projects assigned this measurement method reveal little deformation change, whereas others can show dramatic structural movement.  


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Detecting Deforestation

Landsat imagery and Trimble’s eCognition software prove invaluable to conservation efforts in Laos
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 The Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area covers almost 600,000 hectares (about 2,300 square miles) of wild, mountainous terrain in the northern reaches of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos). The area is home to one of the last tiger populations in Indochina and one of the most important remaining populations of northern white-cheeked crested gibbons, a critically endangered primate found only in northern Vietnam, northern Laos and southern China.  


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GIS on the Border

Enterprise solutions streamline binational governance and management of flood control assets between the U.S. and Mexico.
By Kristi Teykl GISP
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For more than 100 years, the Mexican and United States sections of the International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) have worked in tandem to carry out the provisions of the various boundary and water treaties


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Better Imagery for Disaster Response

By Linda Duffy
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High resolution oblique imagery is gaining traction as an extremely useful tool to assist with emergency response, damage assessment and reconstruction planning.
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Superstorm Recovery

By Angus Stocking LS
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A combination of progressive technology, high standards and excellent service allows a New York firm to thrive despite challenges.
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Liberated Beavers and Cavorting Catfish

By Kristopher M. Kline PLS
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A student recently asked if court opinions ever discussed beavers and their propensity for obstructing streams and ditches.
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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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