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• Watcher  • NCEES  • Flooding  • Curt Brown Chronicles  • HP35s  • Hokey Pokey  • NGS Data Explorer  • Supreme Court  • Tunnel Vision  • Geodetic Preppers  • Curve Traverse  • Fire Alarm
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TerraGo Edge v3.5 Delivers Survey Grade Precision for Field Workers and Data Management Tools for the GIS Department
Blue Marble to Highlight the Global Mapper Lidar Module at SPAR International and CoastalGeoTools
LizardTech is Exhibiting at the Coastal GeoTools Conference
Bluesky Purchases Second UltraCam Eagle Camera
Phase One Industrial Announces the iXU 180 80 MP Medium Format Aerial Camera
Orbit GT to Showcase Mobile Mapping Publisher v11.1 at SPAR, Houston
Offenders Follow Longstanding Virginia Tradition to Become Surveyor Assistants
Real-World Lynx Accuracy and New LMS 3.0 Features on Display at SPAR
Optech Showcasing Latest Coastal Mapping Technology at Coastal GeoTools 2015
Latin America’s Largest Sanitation Company Chooses ProMark GNSS Receivers
NCTech to Demonstrate Three New Innovations At SPAR International
First Round of LiDAR BAA Awards Released
The Importance of Construction to State Economies
EngineerSupply Expands with Artograph Brand Products
USGS to Hold 3DEP Stakeholders Meeting at MAPPS-NSPS Conference
Global Mapper SDK v16.1 Released with Faster Display of Online Data Sources
Complementary Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Capability; Notice; Request for Public Comments
Dewberry’s Dave Maune, PhD, Appointed to NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel
SPAR Point Group Announces New and Exciting Developments at SPAR International 2015
Arithmetica to Launch Pointfuse Pro at SPAR International
Orbit GT and Paksoy, Turkey Sign Reseller Agreement
Lewis Graham to Deliver Keynote on Small UAS Market at Optech ILSC 2015
Delta IV to Launch GPS IIF-9
Maser Consulting Opens Office in Norfolk, Virginia
TerraGo Edge Simplifies Field Data Collection with Cloud Hosting
Orbit GT and TPI, Poland Sign Reseller Agreement
GPS Day March 25, 2015
Topographic's Robert Stokes Receives GISP Certification
RIEGL USA to Present and Exhibit at SPAR International 2015
Chesapeake Environmental Management Hires John Mettee III to Lead New Land Survey Services Division
George Southard Elected to MAPPS Board
GEO Business 2015 Launches Biggest Workshop Programme Yet
Proteus Delivers Habitat Maps for Four Environmental Impact Assessments
Status of GPS CNAV Performance
Bluesky Aerial Photography Gives Essex County Fire and Rescue a New Perspective
BHC RHODES Hires Adam Kline as Project Manager
Ten Conversations That Are Undermining Your Strategy and Killing Performance
Early Bird Registration Extended! Attend the NGS Geospatial Summit, April 13-14, 2015
WorldDEM, the New-Class 3D Model, Now Available For More Than 50% of the Global Landmass
GEOVISION Utilizes SuperGIS for Maritime and Land GIS Planning
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Editorial: The Fire Alarm
Based on the reaction to our exposé of an attempt to remove boundary experience from the requirements to sit for a licensing exam, we seem to have struck a nerve. An educator from New Mexico chastised me for allowing the magazine to be "divisive, vilify the efforts of other ....
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Wendy Lathrop
Vantage Point: Introducing TMAC-2
One of the closing suggestions of the first Technical Mapping Advisory Council to FEMA (TMAC-1), which convened from 1996 through 2000, was for an ongoing advisory group of technical users, something more permanent than its own five-year statutory span. The recommendations of TMAC-1 ....
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Michael J. Pallamary, PS 
The Curt Brown Chronicles: The Future for the Land Surveyor
Curt Brown spent a considerable amount of time and energy in advancing the interests of the profession and, as he astutely noted, notwithstanding the evolution of measuring equipment, the fundamentals components of the profession merit consideration and attention. Then, as now, the future ....
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Jason E.
Foose, PS 
The HP 35s Calculator—A Field Surveyor's Companion—Part 5- Inverse to a Line or Perpendicular Offset
This program is comparable to "inverse to line" and "station/offset" routines. The user enters a base point and defines a direction by point or azimuth, then selects a third point for reference. I use this routine frequently ....
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Natalie Binder 
Moving London Safely Forward
Paddington Station, ­famous worldwide not only for its creator Isambard Kingdom Brunel, but also for a small marmalade loving bear. Built in 1854, Paddington Station is a fine example of an English Heritage grade 1 listed building and is site to the ....
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Roman, Youngman 
Recent Activities at the National Geodetic Survey—Part 2 of 4
The Gravity for the Redefinition of the American Vertical Datum (or GRAV-D) project got off the ground, literally, in 2007 when NGS's first airborne gravity flights took place. Today the GRAV-D airplanes continue to fly! With a second airborne gravimeter acquired in December 2011, NGS has been ....
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Jerry Penry,
The Pole of Inaccessibility
The most challenging location to reach due to its remoteness from geographical features is known as a pole of inaccessibility. Generally, this calculated position is furthest from any coastline and would be the location where you would least like to be ....
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Larry Trojak 
Use of Total Station Spawns Improvements in Salmon Monitoring Program
Think surveying equipment and it's not likely that an organization working to ensure the survival of the Pacific Northwest's salmon population comes to mind. Yet that is precisely what's ....
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Albert “skip” Theberge 
Artillery Surveyors in WWII—Africa & Europe: Part 3: Survey Officers
Lieutenant Colonel Earle Deily, on loan from the USC&GS, was Survey Officer for the V Corps and the 17th Field Artillery Observation Battalion providing survey control to the battalion, training survey teams, and advising the V Corps Artillery Commander. He helped plan for the D-Day invasion and ....
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I read with great interest your editorial and comments concerning Chad and Linda Erickson's article on an Idaho initiative to redefine the definition of surveying in Idaho state statutes. I am not familiar with the specifics of what is being proposed and will leave it to others to decide the ....
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Bill Chupka,
100 Years Too Late?
There have been times in my life when I had more than just a foot in the past. Ever feel like you are one of those people who was born a hundred years too late? I remember feeling that way at times when I was young, but I was able to put all those thoughts to rest this summer over the span ....
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