May 2013 Archives

Software Review: My Evolution from Land Desktop to Carlson Software

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This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series May 2013

With the retirement of Land Desktop, many land surveyors and engineers are wondering where to go next with their design software. This month’s column is the first of a two-part series explaining how and why two AutoCAD Land Desktop experts made the decision to move in different directions: Jennifer DiBona currently recommends Carlson Software, and […]

PPP: IGS Announces the Launch of RTS-IGS

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This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series May 2013

 If anything underscores the fact that high-precision, global, real-time GNSS  is real, viable, and here for the long run, it is the news that the International GNSS Service (IGS) has launched an open access real-time precise-point-positioning (PPP) service. While a few years behind some commercial (and sometimes proprietary) real-time PPP services, this international cooperative of […]

Stories from the “E” File: The Secret of Discovery

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This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series May 2013

These stories are based upon true incidents.  Names and some details have been altered to insure confidentiality.  In May of 2002, Freddy Griffen called for an appointment with me to discuss property he was interested in acquiring along Bayou Chat Blanc in St. Bernard Parish. After several minutes Marie was able to coax enough information out […]