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Book Reveals How a Rare-Map Dealer Made Millions Stealing Ancient Maps

By Maryanne MacLeod
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He’s been described as a quirky yet charismatic social climber, obsessed with status and image, who within a relatively short period of time rose from middle-class beginnings to the inner circle of the rare map world.
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Mapping the USS Arizona

By Pete Kelsey
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An Underwater Piece of American History


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Texas Military Forces utilize sextants and centuries old surveying techniques

By Captain Martha Nigrelle
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Texas Military Forces utilizes methods used by Lewis and Clark at Camp Mabry
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Using GIS to Search for the Buffalo Trace

By John Hetzler
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Many years before settlers from Europe settled the United States, bison migrated along a route through southern Indiana as they traveled from grasslands and salt licks in Kentucky to prairies in Illinois. Later, Native Americans followed the path beaten into the ground by the bison as they moved through the lower Midwest. 


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Team Uses Scanning to Uncover Herrin Massacre

By Steven M. Di Naso
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Twenty-three men died in Williamson County and on the streets of Herrin, Ill., over a two-day killing spree on June 21-22, 1922, the largest mass murder of non-union labor in the history of America. The event would become known around the world as the Herrin Massacre.
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Artist Brings Mason, Dixon to Life

Adrian Martinez to highlight famous surveyors at exhibit in Pennsylvania
By John Hetzler
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Adrian Martinez to highlight famous surveyors at exhibit in Pennsylvania


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Superstorm Sandy: The (Survey) Miracle of Route 35

A look back at how surveyors rallied in recovery efforts.
By Angus W. Stocking, LS
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A look back at how surveyors rallied in recovery efforts.


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Surveying the Work of John Randel Jr.

Marguerite Holloway, the author of “The Measure of Manhattan,” talks to POB about the life of the man who laid the grid for Manhattan.
By John Hetzler
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Marguerite Holloway, the author of “The Measure of Manhattan,” talks to POB about the life of the man who laid the grid for Manhattan.


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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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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 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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