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Working For You

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Heights 2015Interviews with representatives from ASPRS, AUVSI, SPAR Point Group, MAPPS, and PAPA Several groups have evolved over the years to represent geospatial organizations that use aerial platforms in the course of their work. We asked five of these organizations (with a combined membership in...

Dual Frequency: NSPS Awards $22.5k in Scholarships

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series November 2013The National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) has awarded $22,500 in scholarships to 14 college students studying the surveying profession with intention of joining the profession when they graduate. “Selecting this year’s recipients was very challenging because of the number of excellent and qualified students...

Education in Surveying: Improving the Geospatial Learning Experience: GeoLearn

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series May 2014GeoLearn is an online education company founded in 2013 and designed to improve the learning experience for busy professionals and technicians in the geospatial professions.  Joe Paiva, PhD, PS, PE, a long-time geospatial industry educator, and Robert Morris are principals of this start-up educational...

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3D GIS

This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series Outlook 2015Breaking the Wall between Consumer and Professional, the Appearance of Disappearance, Versioning An Interview with Lawrie Jordon Contrary to what the current buzz might indicate, GIS and CAD have been 3D-rich from their start (although sometimes with elevation as an attribute, not necessarily part...

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Call for Abstracts for 2015 GIS in Action!

Mark your calendars for May 4-6, 2015 and join us in Vancouver, WA at the Hilton Vancouver Hotel and Conference Center for the 2015 GIS in Action conference. This year’s conference is jointly sponsored by the Oregon-Southwest Washington Chapter of URISA (ORURISA), Washington State Chapter of URISA (WAURISA), and the Columbia River chapter of ASPRS...

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Model of a Fiery Earth

This copper engraving entitled “Fire Canals” is an early 3D diagram of volcanology; it’s a cross-section of the Earth showing volcanoes on the surface forming from a molten magma core. Note the ships sailing between erupting volcanoes, blown by the four winds. This model was created by the Jesuit scholar and polymath Athanasius Kircher (1620 –...