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Modern Surveying: It’s Time to Bury the Dead Presidents

This entry is part 2 of 13 in the series July 2016By John M. Palatiello How would you respond if asked to name a famous surveyor? Here’s what prompted me to think about this. In October 2014 at the NSPS leadership meeting in Overland Park, Kansas during the joint Kansas and Missouri surveyors’ conference, my...

Infrastructure Gets a C from COGO

Former governor says U.S. spatial data leadership has slipped. The nation’s spatial data infrastructure gets a barely passing grade of “C” indicating it “requires attention,” former Governor Jim Geringer (R-WY) reported on February 23. Speaking at a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Geringer said the national spatial data infrastructure (NSDI), a...