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Figure 3 US labor force by generation: prior generations, generation x, millennials, baby boomers, 1995 - 2015

Boom Behind/Boom Ahead: Millennials & Surveying

The outlook for surveying and geospatial services may soon swing up significantly, and being prepared may depend on paying attention to simple demographics. Generational shifts will dictate the types and magnitude of needed services and our ability to attract new practitioners to surveying and geospatial professions.  Of course, the future is impossible to completely predict,...

Finding Your Voice & 40 Under 40

DON’T MISS XYHT’S OUTLOOK 2017, the 40 Under 40 (40 < 40) special issue. You have there a valuable resource. Be prepared to visit the future of geospatial: featured are the upcoming leaders of our profession. Unless you are lucky enough to have one of these individuals on your staff, they are your competitors. If...

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40 Under 40, 2017: Nimas Hayu Merlina Anggarini

TECHNICAL SPECIALIST AT HEXAGON GEOSPATIAL SINGAPORE OR HER BS THESIS in geodetic engineering at Universitas Gadjah Mada in Indonesia, Nimas Hayu Merlina Anggarini researched the “Rate of Displacement and Strain Computation of Sumatran GPS Array (SuGAr) Station from 2011 to 2013.” Such an auspicious start to her career was followed by a series of postings...

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40 Under 40, 2017: Jasna Filipovic

PROJECT MANAGER OF THE WATER AND WASTEWATER SYSTEMS IN THE HALTON REGION ONTARIO, CANADA WE ASKED LAST YEAR’S “40 UNDER 40” honoree Caitlin Blundell if she knew of a rising star in the Canadian geomatics community, someone having an impact at the local level and serving as an inspiration for other young folks entering the...

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40 Under 40, 2017: Alok Srivastava

SENIOR PRODUCT MANAGER OF GNSS AT TOPCON CALIFORNIA, USA NOTING HIS BROAD EXPERTISE and ability to master so many subjects, Alok Srivastava’s colleagues joke that, “this guy must be 100 years old.” After completing his B. Tech (civil) at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay (Mumbai) in 2005, Alok moved to Ohio to earn...

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40 Under 40, 2017: Raynah Kamau

TECHNICAL SUPPORT ANALYST AT ESRI CALIFORNIA, USA WITH ABOUT 40% OF THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR GIS SOFT- WARE, Esri serves hundreds of thousands of customers—at all levels of skill and experience—who put pressure on technical support specialists. These specialists are the unsung heroes who often make the difference be- tween your project’s success and failure....