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An Automated Solution for Vegetation Mapping

By Mary Jo Wagner
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With its 27 member states, the European Union (EU) has some 12 million farmers who strive to reliably produce crops to feed about 500 million consumers, while simultaneously protecting the environment. 


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Mississippi city used geospatial information to improve water and sewer operations

By Erik Dahlberg
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A fast-growing Mississippi city is using digital geospatial information to improve efficiency and customer service in its water and sewer operations.


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Keeping workers safe on a rocky, steeply sloped mountainside requires precise, reliable monitoring

By Angus Stocking LS
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Keeping workers safe on a rocky, steeply sloped mountainside requires precise, reliable monitoring.


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Will Government Enforcement Get Ahead of the Proliferation of Drones?

By Bruce MacLeod
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Alfred Gates is a big believer in the potential of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also commonly referred to as drones.


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A Kentucky Highway Interchange Project Brings Video Games to Public Infrastructure Design

By Jennifer Caroland-Shaw and Chuck Lounsberry
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Most large construction projects use some kind of 3D modeling through their various stages—whether it’s CAD, BIM, photo simulations, or another technology. 


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Mapping buried fiber cable in Columbia County Georgia

By Kevin Corbley
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The GIS Department in Columbia County, Ga., is mapping buried fiber cables as fast as its field crews can walk—even under tree canopy. 


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NSPS, MAPPS to Testify Before Congress

Surveying and mapping leaders to advocate for greater coordination of federal government’s geospatial activities.
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Leaders to advocate for greater coordination of federal government’s geospatial activities.


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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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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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URISA Seeks Applications for ESIG Awards

Organization will honor achievements in the application of geospatial information technology that have improved the quality of government services
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Organization will honor achievements in the application of geospatial information technology that have improved the quality of government services


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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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