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Announcements, features and columns from and about the trade organizations in the geospatial profession.


MAPPS Recognizes Innovation Leaders With Annual Awards

Annual awards honor companies with cutting-edge geospatial solutions
Visual Intelligence took the big prize at the 8th annual MAPPS Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Awards ceremony in Alexandria, Va.

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Maryland Society of Surveyors Selects John M. Palatiello & Associates to Provide Association Management Services

The Maryland Society of Surveyors announced that it has retained the firm of John M. Palatiello & Associates, Inc. (JMP&A) to provide association management services.

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New ASPRS Director Looks Forward

Dr. Michael Hauck has taken the reins at the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). Hauck became the fourth executive director in the 47-year history of ASPRS when he replaced James Plasker, who retired on Jan. 10.

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MAPPS Members Create Care Packages for Military at Conference

Over 100 people attending the annual winter conference of MAPPS at The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif., competed to win prizes for care packages to be sent to deployed military service members.

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AEC Summit Returns to its Roots

Esri is going back to the future with the AEC Summit. The conference, formerly called the Survey Summit, will take place July 12-15 in San Diego. It runs alongside the Esri User Conference from July 14-18, also in San Diego.
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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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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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URISA Announces Mentoring Program

Vanguard Cabinet aims to help colleagues in GIS profession

Vanguard Cabinet aims to help colleagues in GIS profession

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URISA Names New Members to Vanguard Cabinet

Five new members selected for 2014-15

Five new members selected for 2014-15.

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Numbers Point to Big Things for NSPS

Surveying organization aims to build on success amid increase in membership

Surveying organization aims to build on success amid increase in membership

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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 January 2015 Cover

2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of POB, we take a look at integrated technologies that provide real-time 3D measurements of a Brisbane construction site.

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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

With the unmanned aerial system (UAS) presence growing in surveying, you will in 2015:
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