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An Automated Solution for Vegetation Mapping

By Mary Jo Wagner
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With its 27 member states, the European Union (EU) has some 12 million farmers who strive to reliably produce crops to feed about 500 million consumers, while simultaneously protecting the environment. 


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Old Records Help With Staking

By Jeffrey Turner
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I think the railroad has been good to land surveyors in providing all those spikes that have been set for property corners over the years.


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Surveying Fuels Energy

By John Doughty, Matt Foster, Ron Horst, Jason Wert, Craig West, and Doug Wolfe
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Surveying is the foundation of any project involving developing, purchasing, or subdividing land.
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Mississippi city used geospatial information to improve water and sewer operations

By Erik Dahlberg
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A fast-growing Mississippi city is using digital geospatial information to improve efficiency and customer service in its water and sewer operations.


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The Case of the Conveniently Forgotten Easement

By Kristopher M. Kline PLS
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At first glance, these two cases would seem too dissimilar to be included in the same article. One tried in 1849, the other only a few years ago.


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Solar Energy App Helps Curious Become Informed

By Mary Jo Wagner
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Read any report on the health of the solar industry and you will likely reach the same conclusion: the sun has been shining brightly on this renewable energy sector ... very brightly


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Visual Intelligence's iOne Software Sensor Tool Kit Architecture

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Visual intelligence announced that its iOne Software Sensor Tool Kit Architecture (iOne STKA) is available for purchase or licensing by manufacturers of Unmanned Airborne Vehicles (UAVs) that want to deliver an integrated UAV/geospatial imaging solution to customers. 


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Leica's new ScanStation P15

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Leica announced the launch of its latest versatile 3D laser scanner, the Leica ScanStation P15.


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A Kentucky Highway Interchange Project Brings Video Games to Public Infrastructure Design

By Jennifer Caroland-Shaw and Chuck Lounsberry
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Most large construction projects use some kind of 3D modeling through their various stages—whether it’s CAD, BIM, photo simulations, or another technology. 


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Efficient Movement of Information Plays a Key Role in Keeping Utilities and Transportation Infrastructure Functioning

By Chris Gibson
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There are more than 609,000 highway bridges in the United States, ranging from two-lane spans crossing rural streambeds to complex configurations for urban highway interchanges.


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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.

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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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