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Mining companies rely on surveyors to perform pit, excavation, tunnel and volumetric surveys.

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Satellite Imagery Improves Quality of Seismic Surveys

By Vele Galovski
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For nearly a century, energy companies have relied on seismic surveys as crucial information sources in the quest to discover subsurface oil and gas reservoirs. Advances in computing power have dramatically improved the fidelity of reservoir simulations, driving the need for more complex and precise seismic surveys.


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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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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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3D Trends in Surveying

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With 3D printing on the verge of going mainstream, 3D motion control making gaming more realistic, and 3D design tools aiding the visualization of everything from buildings and infrastructure to underground pipelines, 3D innovation is everywhere.
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Tunnel Beneath the Bay

By John Stenmark LS
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For decades, California's Hetch Hetchy water system has supplied water to the San Francisco Bay Area. But the aging system is nearing the end of its useful life and is seismically vulnerable. Constructing a solution requires accurate, nerve-racking surveying.
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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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An Explosive Field for Surveying

By Anthony Comber
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Accurate measurements and detailed 3D models are crucial for improving drilling and blasting operations in mining.
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Mining the Data

By Jason Richards
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The ability to quickly and safely capture accurate, highly detailed information with advanced technology improves mine planning and 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.

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POB August 2014

2014 August

In the August 2014 issue, POB explores how John McAslan + Partners used 3D modeling to facilitate the update design of King's Cross Station. Also, read how keeping workers safe on a rocky, steeply sloped mountainside requires precise, reliable monitoring.

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