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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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Topcon's Technology Roadshow Rolls Across North America

Business owners, contractors, engineers, surveyors and others linked to construction are, by nature, an extremely busy lot.


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MAPPS Honors Top-Flight Work by Geospatial Firms

For the seventh year, the Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS) the national association of private sector geospatial firms, honored top-flight work in the geospatial community.
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Where are the Business Opportunities in 2014?

The MAPPS Winter Conference will examine areas of growth in the geospatial profession.
The dynamic nature of the geospatial profession makes it challenging to predict where the best opportunities might lie in the future; however, the start of a new year is traditionally the time to identify areas of growth and make plans so it’s worth spending some time considering the options.
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Managing Risk with Additional Insured Policies

If you provide professional services to others, then you have more likely been requested on one or more occasions to list your client as an “Additional Insured” on certain insurance policies that you maintain. This is a commonly accepted risk management strategy that is designed to shift the responsibility to indemnify for a loss to the party who is legally responsible and hopefully be defended by that party’s insurance company.


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Study of 3D Surveying Trends Shows Growing Demand

3D tools have opened up new opportunities, and POB would like to know how and to what extent surveyors are embracing the new technology. Thus, for the second year, BNP Media’s market research division has worked with POB to conduct a study on trends in 3D surveying.
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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.
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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OSHA, Traffic Safety and the MUTCD

References to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) have been in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations since at least 2001 and possibly earlier.
In Subpart G of the 1926 Construction Regulations, three paragraphs for Signs, Flaggers and Barricades tie OSHA directly to the MUTCD for construction activities.


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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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2014 October

In this October 2014 issue of POB, we explore cities across Europe pursuing new sustainable energy policies. Also, read how 3D laser scanning produces a winning topographic survey for a high school football field and running track.

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