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What Is a Least Squares Adjustment Anyway?

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series August 2016Up to now I have talked about a least squares adjustment as if everyone knows what it involves. In this article, I discuss what a least squares adjustment is and what makes it so valuable in adjusting observational data. Note: Please use the gallery...

Amanda Askren talks recruiting at the Forum meeting

National Image, Recruiting & Education

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series August 2016Forum on the Future of Surveying I’ll admit that I didn’t know what I was agreeing to (or getting myself into) when I accepted the offer to attend the second Forum on the Future of Surveying meeting to represent the NSPS Young Surveyors. I...

A Liebherr excavator equipped with MOBA assisted guidance.

Moving Dirt Just Right

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series August 2016GNSS receivers help steer earth movers, providing users with accurate positions and no complexities. NavCom–a wholly owned subsidiary of John Deere–manufactures GNSS (global navigation satellite system) receivers for land survey, machine control, offshore, and military and government applications. One of its OEM partners is...

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Full Kit

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series August 2016Topcon releases a complete surveying suite. The release is timely. For forward-thinking firms trying to meet increased demand, two key challenges are staffing up and gearing up. Many firms that have not added crews or upgraded kit for more than a decade are looking...

HxGN LIVE 2016 Unscripted

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series August 2016We’re shaking things up By trying a different way to convey the latest news and views from Hexagon Geosystems (aka Leica Geosystems–we’ll get used to the new name); we put some of the experts at HxGN LIVE 2016 in front of a camera for...

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