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Dual Frequency: Q&A with Lamar Evers, President, NSPS

Lamar Evers, PLS, was elected president of the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) in March 2013.  He began his surveying career in 1966 and went on to own and operate his own professional surveying company before becoming a county, and now statewide, surveyor currently working for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.  He is licensed in Florida...

Young Visions

PSM’s February and March 2013 issues feature essays by young surveyors about their visions of surveying’s future, many who are continuing to write for us into 2014. The Next Wave Talks about Their First JobsIn 2013 we began examining the future of surveying through the eyes of the next generation of surveyors by co-sponsoring a student essay contest (with Trimble)...

Update: Surveyors Relentlessly Innovating

PSM April 2013 We first write about Severn Partnership in PSM’s November 2012 issue when we explore their application of SnakeGrid, a dynamic, low-distortion projection for long corridor projects. In PSM’s April cover story, we examine how they applied their scanning gear and expertise to scanning ships.  UPDATE: One thing we have now learned about Severn Partnership, the multi-disciplined surveying...

Precise Point Positioning

PSM SEPTEMBER 2013 In our September issue PSM reports from the PPP symposium held in Toronto, Canada by the International GNSS Service.Global and Real-TimePSM began our in-depth coverage of Precise Point Positioning in 2012, continuing through 2013. PPP’s technology has been around in various formats for nearly two decades in academic circles, and recently it has entered...

Databased Mapping

PSM APRIL 2013 PSM’s April issue begins the series Databased Mapping, about building the ultimate surveying database that not only stores surveying project data but also structures it to be able to produce accurate reports, analyses, and visualizations that do not depend on the way the data itself is stored.The Web of Things The theme of our...

BIM

BIM (building information modeling) continues to be a hot technology that surveyors can leverage into new markets.  PSM September 2013In our September issue, Cathi Hayes examines “Do You Know BIM?” to help us understand the basics of the process as well as the opportunities it affords.  OUTLOOK The Future of BIMFor a look into the...