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John Perry

CEO of Altavian, Inc. The boom is on: UAS companies are launched nearly daily for consumer and professional craft, so positioning a UAS firm as a serious player is no small task. Having been founded only in 2011, Altavian has risen to become one of the top providers of UAS for the U.S. government and...

Christine Gayron

President of Gayron de Bruin Land Surveying and Engineering, PC  Because the natures of surveying and civil engineering change rapidly, dynamic leaders don’t stand still and let the changes pass by; such is Christine Gayron. She has a BS in geology and is a licensed land surveyor in New York State. She started her career...

The new storage tank inspection tool in RealWorks

Time to Do More

xyHt has been watching a recent flurry of news releases and webinar announcements from Trimble tagged with the slogan “Time to Do More.” There were quite a few major new products and enhancements announced so we wondered: Was this simply a marketing campaign? Or was this some new direction for Trimble? We decided to ask...

Phantom 2 on a photography mission

MAPPS Comments on Developing Best Practices for Use of UAS

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has called for comments on UAS and privacy; their request is here:NTIA seeks comment on the process for developing best practices for commercial and private use of unmanned aircraft systems MAPPS has filed its comments, which you can find below: Formed in 1982, MAPPS (www.mapps.org) is the only...

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)...