Surveying & Mapping Education

POB takes you back to basics with columns and news stories about education in the geospatial profession.


eGPS Solutions, Inc. Strengthens Support with Addition of Leica Geosystems Solutions

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 A recognized leader in survey training, service and support in the Southeast, eGPS Solutions is now an authorized dealer for Leica Geosystems.

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GIS Tutorial for Health, an Essential Book for Students and Analysts Alike

Esri Press Releases Fifth Edition of GIS Tutorial for Health
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Esri Press Releases Fifth Edition of GIS Tutorial for Health

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As laser scanners become more popular, the need for training grows

By Bruce MacLeod
 Two-thirds of laser scanner users plan to take training but only one-quarter of users believe there is adequate training available. 

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BNP Media Becomes Authorized Provider of IACET CEUs

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Prestigious accreditation demonstrates commitment to high-quality lifelong learning.

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Webinar about Cyclone and CloudWorx

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Learn about Cyclone and CloudWorx in a free webinar.

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Third-generation surveyor follows in his relatives' footsteps in western Washington

By John Hetzler
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 Working near the south shore of the Puget Sound in western Washington, Andy Holman learned much from a young age. He learned about honesty and integrity. He learned about taking pride in one’s work. And he learned to stay away from the three-leaved plant that appeared everywhere. 

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Students learn surveying at new Minnesota Vikings stadium

By Amelia Warwick
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When the new Minnesota Vikings stadium was announced, it became the most expensive construction project in Minnesota history, at about $950 million. EVS, Inc. took an innovative approach and assembled a team of local small and disadvantaged businesses to perform 90 percent of the total civil engineering contract.
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MundoGEO Launches GIS Spanish

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 MundoGEO has begun two online courses in Spanish: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems – Practice with ArcGIS, and Introduction to Geographic Information Systems – Practice with Quantum GIS

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New ASPRS Director to Speak at ILMF

Hauck will discuss the future of imaging and geospatial information
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New ASPRS executive director will discuss the future of imaging and geospatial information

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Esri Extends Deadline for Papers for AEC Summit

Deadline moved to Jan. 17.
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Deadline moved to Jan. 17.

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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.


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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