February 2013 Archives

An Uphill Battle for Height

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This entry is part 1 of 15 in the series February 2013

“You can’t change nature… But nature IS change!”  – Remy in Ratatouille For decades climbers have struggled with the physical and technological hurdles of measuring the Earth’s highest mountain peaks. Now they’re turning to survey-grade GNSS equipment to measure extraordinary heights. It may surprise you to learn that the majority of the world’s mountains do […]

Diversification through Scanning

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This entry is part 2 of 15 in the series February 2013

A once-small surveying firm builds its business by adopting new technologies, all inspired by high-definition laser scanning. PSM continues to profile surveyors and surveying firms that have grown by developing markets with an eye to the future of the profession. Enjoy this profile of a very successful firm that has done just that. Over the […]

Student Essay Contest: On Level Ground

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This entry is part 3 of 15 in the series February 2013

PSM is proud to award the first prize in the student essay contest to Julien Clifford, a fulltime student enrolled in the Geographic Informa-tion Science and Geospatial Surveying Engineering programs at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. As the grand prize winner, Julien will be awarded a new R10 GNSS rover courtesy of contest co-sponsor […]

Student Essay Contest: One Foot on the Train, and One on the Platform

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This entry is part 4 of 15 in the series February 2013

“Future of Surveying” essay contest runner-up Gordon Wilson begins his thoughtful essay with a reflection on his first survey with his father and shares his optimism for the future of the profession and a global community of surveyors. Gordon, a Maine native, holds a BFA in creative writing from the University of Maine, Farmington, and […]

Student Essay Contest: An Everlasting Calling

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This entry is part 5 of 15 in the series February 2013

This “Future of Surveying” essay by contest runner-up Michael Nadeau, PLS/CFedS, comes from the perspective of a non-traditional surveying student. With 18 years of experience, having been a past chair for the Utah Society of Professional Surveyors and having taught surveying classes himself, Michael has gone back to school to complete his four-year surveying degree […]

Student Essay Contest: The Need for Highly Skilled and Well-trained Surveyors

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This entry is part 6 of 15 in the series February 2013

Student Essay Contest Finalist A couple of years ago, shortly after I made the decision to pursue a career in surveying, a man whom I have come to have great respect and admiration for told me something that I remember most every day.  He told me that if you put 20 surveyors together in a […]