September 2016 Archives

Action Plans: Forum on the Future of Surveying

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This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series September 2016

The second meeting of the Forum on the Future of Surveying produced a plan of action and strategy. Editor’s note: 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. The goals of the second meeting of the Forum […]

Surveyors of Tomorrow: Following Familial Footsteps

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This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series September 2016

Sometimes the most valuable and viable pool of recruits is sitting across from you at the dinner table. Some people have an affinity for surveying or a related field “in their blood,” and quite a few have it, literally, “in their bloodlines.” There are a lot of multi-generational practices. These are more common among small, […]

Pokemon Go: Geospatial Data, All the Time

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This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series September 2016

We want integrated, interoperable systems that are robust and cost-effective Geospatial technology is so entrenched in our daily routines that we often forget we’re using it. I search for map directions at least once a day, whether for a restaurant or for a time of arrival to my daughter’s daycare. And millions of people have […]

Project Sextant

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This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series September 2016

A unique research study from pioneers in the development of the GPS system yields a plan for a look into the future of PNT—improving resilience, options, flexibility, and availability. When something like GPS puts positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) in the hands (and pockets) of millions, maybe even billions, of people across the world, experts […]

Rochester & Associates: In Control with VRS Now

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series September 2016

Rochester & Associated uses precise on-demand positions to save time and money. Real-Time Networks (RTN) can be liberating: “When you get on a project site and have on-demand positions, there are so many more possibilities to get the job done rapidly and precisely,” says Jarrod Black, a licensed land surveyor and vice president at Georgia-based […]

Those Magnificent Men with Their Flying Machines: UAV Data Today

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This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series September 2016

A UAV firm provides surveyors and engineers with CAD-ready files, saving their clients’ resources while increasing accuracy. In case you don’t recognize the title here, it’s a reference to the British comedy film from 1965 based on a competition to fly from London to Paris the fastest. Many of our magnificent men—and women—these days are […]