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Questionnaire Says

This entry is part of 13 in the series July 2016The NSPS questionnaire report is released. This column continues to provide monthly coverage of the national initiative, Forum on the Future of Surveying (FFOS). See the first installment in our March issue. Responses to the questionnaire developed for the NSPS for the period of April...

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Hard Ball

This entry is part 5 of 13 in the series July 2016Topcon’s HiPer HR Rover is part of a completely new surveying system. You’re probably going to hear a lot about a new multi-product release from Topcon; they’ve taken an interesting approach by announcing four integrated products all at once–a complete new surveying system. This...

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Geography Professor Pikachu?*

This entry is part 8 of 13 in the series July 2016The single largest coordinated global geo-education event might just be … Pokémon GO! *Yes, aficionados have been quick to point out that the professor in the app is Professor Willow, but many readers might only connect the name Pikachu with the world of Pokémon....

And

And is a powerful word. Compare it to or. Few choices in life are as limiting as paper or plastic. When it comes to our professions, the services we provide, and the markets those services represent, it may be a bad idea to impose limitations on ourselves. Perhaps we need to take a deep breath...

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Measured Responses

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series xyHt in print, June 2016The NSPS questionnaire yields constructive feedback. This column provides monthly coverage of a national initiative: Forum on the Future of Surveying (FFOS). See the first installment in our March issue. The National Society of Professional Surveyors released a short, online questionnaire...

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Outlook 2017: 40 under 40 Geospatial Leaders

Join xyHt in Celebrating Young Leadership in Geospatial Professions, Industries, and Sciences Who are the current young geo-leaders internationally? And where are they making a difference? Send your nominations to 40under40@xyht.com before September 1, 2016. A maxim goes:  “We teach children their future, and not our past.” With the exception (in the geospatial realm) of...