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Woolpert Signs Contract with NOAA to Map U.S. Coastal Regions, Great Lakes
LandWorks Upgrades Web AutoMapper Online Mapping Service...Now Includes USLandGrid
MAPPS, NSPS Announce 2017 National Surveying, Mapping & Geospatial Conference
Arithmetica Appoints point3D as North American Reseller of SphereVision 360 Imaging Software
5th GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment Workshop
Thiess Invests in Maptek I-Site Laser Scanner for Oyu Tolgoi Project in Mongolia
Tractor on Track to Driverless Future?
Best Practices for Leap Second Event Occurring on 31 December 2016
Construction Input Prices Begin to Trend Higher, ABC Says
Fuyao Glass America Celebrates Growth, Collaboration at Grand Opening
RIEGL and RIEGL USA to Exhibit and Present at the Commercial UAV Show 2016 and Commercial UAV Expo
Kathryn Fenstermaker Joins Company as Business Development Consultant
INTERGEO 2016 – Smart Geoinformation Shaping the Future
Contractor Confidence Dips in First Half of 2016
Metcam Announces Release of TramBed 2.0, the World’s Most Helpful Commercial Truck Bed Extension
GEO Jobe Pleased to Participate as Sponsor of Fourth Annual Mississippi Geospatial Conference
USIBD's Version 2 of the Level of Accuracy (LOA) Specification Version 2.0 Published
Topcon Announces MAGNET Construct 2.0 App for Connectivity with More Instruments
Arithmetica Launches Pointfuse V2 at Intergeo
Eos Positioning Systems Announces the Arrow Gold High-Accuracy iOS/Android GNSS Receiver
Hemisphere GNSS Announces New Eclipse P328 OEM Positioning Board
Maptek NA Operations Move to New Location
Topcon Announces New MAGNET Software Solutions for Increased Integration, ROI
Topcon Announces Release of Deformation Monitoring Solution
East View Brings Iranian Cartographic Data Online via New Digital Platform
RIEGL Debuted the New miniVUX-1UAV and the New VQ-1560i at INTERGEO and Announced Launch Customers
Eco3d Vice-President to Serve as Master of Ceremonies at USIBD Conference
RIEGL with Broad and Impressive Product Range, New Products at Intergeo 2016
TerraGo to Showcase Collaborative Geospatial Solutions at INTERGEO 2016
InterGEO2016: AltiGator and YellowScan Unveil a 5.6kg Survey-Grade LiDAR UAV All Integrated System
Teledyne Optech Announces New Efficiency Enhancement for ALTM Galaxy Wide-Area Lidar Mapping Sensor
Teledyne Optech Unveils the Ultra-Light Maverick for Mobile Asset Mapping
Brand-New Optech Polaris Terrestrial Laser Scanner Launches at INTERGEO 2016
Teledyne Optech Doubles Scanner Speed with Lynx HS-600 Mobile Surveying Solution
DotProduct & Elysium Announce InfiPoints DP On-Tablet Feature Extraction for DPI-8
Applanix Announces POSPac MMS 8 Featuring Post-Processed Trimble CenterPoint RTX Service
SimActive Launches Subscription UAV Software
Orbit GT Unveils Mobile Mapping Feature Extraction v17 Features
Orbit GT to Join Partners at Intergeo, Hamburg
Hemisphere GNSS and Carlson Software Continue Groundbreaking Collaboration with New GNSS Receiver
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Thought Leader: NCEES Forum on the Future of Surveying
On June 10-11, 2016, the Forum on the Future of Surveying (Forum) under the auspices of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) was hosted by the Louisiana Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors Board (LAPELS) offices in Baton Rouge, Louisiana ....
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Jerry Penry, PS 
The Gold Tree
The Wildcat Hills are a scenic area of buttes and canyons forested with pine and cedar located in the Panhandle region of Nebraska between the North Platte River and Pumpkin Creek. In the 1830-60's, early emigrants passed through the northern ....
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Fulvio Bernardini 
Catching the Right Train
At work in his ground floor office in full view of passers-by, Diego Callegari had no idea that his career would take a new turn that day in 2001. Pictures of a survey that Zenit Topografia--the surveying firm owned by Callegari and Nicola Rebora ....
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Lieutenant Charles Pierce Part 1: The California Coast 1932--1933
During the 1930's there was a huge geodetic surveying effort as thousands of men were hired on various federal projects meant to help mitigate the high unemployment of the Depression Era. Charles Pierce (not to be confused with the great Coast Survey scientist and philosopher Charles Sanders ....
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Eric Stahlke, PS 
The Final Voyage Part 12
I kept a journal on the Seloohge, these are the final pages: August 16: The area we are working now, on the Yukon between Ruby and Tanana, is a remote and beautiful stretch of river with a different climate than we experienced on the lower Yukon ....
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Dr. Mathias Lemmens 
EDM Without Reflectors
A total station is an angle measuring device, also known as theodolite, integrated with an electronic distance meter (EDM). The integration provides the ability to measure angles and distances by the same instrument which gives the surveyor a leap in portability, convenience and speed ....
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Michael J. Pallamary, PS 
Angle Points: A Surveyor's Crossword Puzzle
2. Unit Of Measurement    5. A Measuring Component    7. In The Hills    9. River Component    10. Four Parts    12. Publisher    16. Line Of Elevation    18. Chaining Pin    19. Map By Colors    22. Way To Map    23. Geometric Shape    26. Above The Center    27. Rotation Of Flight Line ....
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Dave Lindell, PS 
Test Yourself: Angles, Angles, Angle
Given: parallelogram ABCD, AE bisector of angle BAD, AE & BC extended meet at F, Q is center of circle passing through points F, C, and E, angle BQD is 1120. What is angle QBD? ....
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Michael J. Pallamary, PS 
The Curt Brown Chronicles: Line Trees
When the original section lines of the U. S. sectionalized land system were run, especially in forested areas, it was not uncommon for original surveyors to mark line trees in accordance with the instructions issued by the Surveyor General. The following question was raised by R. E. Schmeling on ....
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Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM 
Vantage Point: Pop-Ups and Zoning
The term "pop-up" has several meanings, but is not widely known outside of urban areas. As I'll use it today, it will not be the compact expandable camper. It also will not refer to adding a story to crown a row house (currently the source of a great zoning battle in Washington, DC ....
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