July 2016 Archives

NSPS Questionnaire Says…

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This entry is part 1 of 12 in the series July 2016

The NSPS questionnaire report is released. This column continues to provide monthly coverage of the national initiative, Forum on the Future of Surveying (FFOS). See the first installment in our March issue. Responses to the questionnaire developed for the NSPS for the period of April 3 to June 1 total more than 2,200. Is this […]

Modern Surveying: It’s Time to Bury the Dead Presidents

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This entry is part 2 of 12 in the series July 2016

By John M. Palatiello How would you respond if asked to name a famous surveyor? Here’s what prompted me to think about this. In October 2014 at the NSPS leadership meeting in Overland Park, Kansas during the joint Kansas and Missouri surveyors’ conference, my firm arranged for representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) to address the then-NSPS […]

UAV Fly-off

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This entry is part 3 of 12 in the series July 2016

Colorado businesses and non-profits teamed to evaluate UAV technology and to network at this fun event. This spring, a cooperative effort between civil engineering firm CH2M, Juniper Unmanned, the Boy Scouts of America, and local UAS businesses yielded a fun-filled fly-off and network event southeast of Denver, Colorado. Ground Work and Ground Control Alexander Mahrou […]

eLearning & the Benefits of Self-paced Learning

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This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series July 2016

By Michelle Rasmussen Many companies are augmenting the traditional, classroom training offered to employees with self-paced, online learning courses. This type of learning offers compelling benefits to both employers and employees. It’s time geospatial companies joined in. Business Benefits From a business perspective, self-paced learning is powerful for three reasons: it increases employee engagement, lowers […]

Topcon’s HiPer HR Rover Plays Hard Ball

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This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series July 2016

Topcon’s HiPer HR Rover is part of a completely new surveying system. You’re probably going to hear a lot about a new multi-product release from Topcon; they’ve taken an interesting approach by announcing four integrated products all at once–a complete new surveying system. This includes a new flagship total station (with an ultrasonic drive), a […]

Higher-ed Profile: California Polytechnic University, Pomona

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This entry is part 6 of 12 in the series July 2016

Geospatial Engineering Program By Dr. Francelina A. Neto, PLS The Cal Poly Pomona College of Engineering offers 11 undergraduate and five Master of Science degree programs housed in seven departments. Serving over 5,000 students, the college is the 17th largest in the nation. The civil engineering department currently has two programs: Civil Engineering (CE) and […]