Marine / Hydrography

Surveyors are employed in dredging and oil platform projects, underwater mapping and for bathymetric surveys.


Mapping the USS Arizona

By Pete Kelsey
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An Underwater Piece of American History

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ILMF to Focus on Bathymetric LiDAR

Three-day conference will take a look at the latest technology and applications.
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Three-day conference will take a look at the latest technology and applications.

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NOAA Goes Off the (Paper) Charts

Office of Coast Survey Moves to Print-On-Demand Charts
By John Hetzler
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Office of Coast Survey moves to print-on-demand charts.

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RIEGL Wins Geospatial World Innovation Award

RIEGL’s topo-hydrographic airborne laser scanner wins the Geospatial World Award for innovation
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RIEGL's topo-hydrographic airborne laser scanner won the Geospatial World Award for innovation

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Professional Pay on an Uptrend

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Conducted by BNP Media's Market Research department, the 2013 study reveals a number of key trends in surveying and mapping and provides insights on how firms and individuals are dealing with changing markets and converging technologies.

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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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Underwater survey from the shore

Accurate underwater topography leads to improved decision-making in fields such as mining, environmental management and oil production.
By Christine Grahl
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A remote-control surveying technology makes it easier and safer to gather critical data.<

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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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Marks of Excellence

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Five surveying and mapping firms and one technology developer were honored in October with the 2012 MAPPS Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Awards.
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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.

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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.


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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