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POB Market Study: Who Is Spending What, Where and Why in 2015?

As the old saying goes, you’ve got to spend money to make money. To provide detailed information on expected spending in the next year on equipment and software, BNP Media’s market research division worked with the staff of POB magazine to conduct a market study this fall.

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In Wet Chicago, the Topcon Laser Scanner Comes to the Rescue!

Laser scanner adds precision to major rainwater diversion structure being built for city's overflow
There are many profound and romantic quotations about floods. Many popular ones use flooding as a metaphor for overwhelming love or spiritual enlightenment.

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Materially Speaking, Leica Technology Sizes Up The Aggregates Biz

What is the value of a pile of crushed stone, sand or gravel? Gathering this information hasn’t traditionally been an exact science.

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Monitoring Success: 4 Critical Factors for Tall Vertical Alignment

We live in an age where the construction of “supertall” (over 300 meters) and even “megatall” (over 600 meters) buildings is no longer extraordinary.

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Solo Notes: Montana Surveyor Defines Role in Real Estate

As I see it, we professional land surveyors who focus only on the required accuracy and precision of measurement and boundary law and, in the west, the Public Land Surveying System, miss the boat when it comes to effectively educating the public about the importance of what we do.

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Drug, Alcohol Abuse: A Difficult, But Necessary Talk For You To Have

In the construction industry, where dangerous equipment requiring intense focus is operated on a daily basis, there is no room for missteps and inadequate judgment.

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One Tech Company's Answer to The Search for Good Employees

The need is there. Visit construction contractors anywhere in North America and they’ll mention their pressing need for good employees.

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Secrets of a 21-Century Surveyor

Technology enables small surveying businesses to ease growing pains and maximize their potential
At some point, every successful small surveying firm inevitably faces the same question: How much work can you reasonably handle without compromising quality or taking on too much overhead?

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Saving Surveying Starts Simply Enough

I have heard and seen a lot of things relative to surveying and the land surveying profession over these many years, but one thing I have heard constantly and one thing that I have not heard bother me the most.

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Decades of Experience Helps Surveyor Dennis Smith

Firm was first on the scene when disaster hit.

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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.


POB December 2014 Cover

2014 December

In this December 2014 issue of POB, we celebrate our 40th year, and take a look at how we began. Also, see how an innovative approach helped a surveying firm provide fast and accurate volume reporting for the aggregates industry.

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