June 2013 Archives

Erick Schonstedt: The Schonstedt Legacy

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This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series June 2013

For 60 years, the life work of Erick Schonstedt has been shining though the company and its exemplary instrumentation produced for surveying, geosciences, space exploration, and humanitarian causes. “MAGNETISM, n.  – Something acting upon a magnet. The definition is condensed from the works of one thousand eminent scientists, who have illuminated the subject with a great white […]

TaunusTurm: High-level Surveying

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This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series June 2013

Plumb, level, and precise: Surveyors maintain the highest level of positional integrity throughout the surveying and construction of Europe’s unique and striking new skyscraper. Until quite recently, you might not have seen a lot of European city skylines dominated by shining glass towers, but this is changing. New skyscrapers are rising in such cities as […]

Software Review: Moving from Land Desktop to AutoCAD Civil 3D

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This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series June 2013

Now that Land Desktop has retired, many land surveyors and engineers are wondering where to go next with their design software. This is the second of a two-part series explaining how and why two AutoCAD Land Desktop experts made the decision to move in different directions. The case for Civil 3D is made here; the […]

Business Leader: 30 Years of Carlson Software

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This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series June 2013

The three decades of Carlson Software have been marked by rapid growth, fierce independence in a very competitive market, and expansion worldwide into hardware as well as software. But just like founder and president Bruce Carlson, the company maintains that personal touch, with a direct customer service reputation that has built a loyal customer community. PSM correspondent […]

Beyond the Scope: Business Is Still about Relationships

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This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series June 2013

This is a bit of a different view through the scope than I usually proffer in this column. My normal article picks a business or communication issue and discusses ways to enhance performance in that area. But today, I bring to you a growing concern about individual communication skills.As the article title indicates, any business […]

Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science: the Next Wave of Surveyors

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This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series June 2013

The innovative Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science is educating the next wave of surveying and geomatics professionals at Texas A&M – Corpus Christi.If you were to endow a new facility for a surveying school and university campus, where would you put the building? To a surveyor, the choice is obvious: on the highest point […]