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Education in Surveying: Improving the Geospatial Learning Experience: GeoLearn

GeoLearn 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 company.  The company’s initial slate of  professional development courses, announced at launch...

NYSAPLS Conference, 2014

The frigid temperatures did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm at the 55th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the NYSAPLS at the Rochester Riverfront Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Approximately 600 attendees enjoyed 35 plus seminar sessions by 20 different speakers, plus nine optional shortened (one-hour) programs featured in the exhibit hall and as...

3D GIS

Breaking 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 of the core spatial definition). Even in the 1990s era of...

Online: Pennsylvania Conference

Mild weather, smiling faces, and lots of chocolate greeted nearly 600 attendees at the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Surveyors Conference at the Hershey Lodge & Conference Center. The goal of supplying a broad range of continuing education opportunities was clearly met by conference chairman John G. Fuehrer, executive director Kate Sherman, and assistant Laurie Troutman....

Federal Government Shutdown: Its Effect on Surveyors and Alternate Resources

The federal government shutdown as of Oct.1 is affecting many surveyors who rely on GPS/GNSS, but there are non-federal resources you can use in the meantime.  Below are lists of resources as well as explanations of the government’s role in providing data and access to data.  This information has been provided by PSM geodesy editor Dave Doyle;...

FieldNotes: State Society Show Recaps

NJSPLS Conference  By Bill Beardslee SurvCon 2013 was the 34th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors. Approximately 700 attendees, vendors, and guests experienced 23 continuing education workshops and several social events at Bally’s Park Place Hotel in Atlantic City. The workshops covered a variety of topics, including business...