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Facebook’s AI-created maps will help bring the rest of the world online http://flip.it/TGVPn
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Date: Saturday, August 13, 2016 Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT) Location: Online (no hotel or travel fees, yay!) Description according to the Geov8 EventBrite event page: The Geov8 2016 Virtual Expo is an online virtual geo+innovation event showcasing new and innovative geospatial technologies. Industry leaders and experts in geospatial tech will present cutting edge information …
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Locate this! The battle for app-specific maps http://flip.it/BgRG8
It's no longer easy to get lost. Quite the opposite, we expect and rely on maps for our most common Internet tasks from basic directions to on-demand transportation, discovering a new restaurant or finding a new friend.
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Nearly 300,000 civilian drones registered in US in 30 days http://flip.it/xTnIr
Federal Aviation Administration recorded details of about 10,000 unmanned aerial vehicles a day after launching compulsory registration
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Map Envisions What a Worldwide Subway System Would Be Like - WIRED
Almost every metropolitan subway station is on this map.
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Results of a 3yr regulation void: F.A.A. Drone Laws Start to Clash With Stricter Local Rules http://flip.it/ZM.iB
As the Federal Aviation Administration begins to assert its authority to regulate drones, local lawmakers contend the agency’s efforts do not go far enough in protecting privacy and public safety.
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Locate this! The battle for app-specific maps http://flip.it/BgRG8
It's no longer easy to get lost. Quite the opposite, we expect and rely on maps for our most common Internet tasks from basic directions to on-demand transportation, discovering a new restaurant or finding a new friend.
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New Air Force Satellites Launched To Improve GPS http://flip.it/TFIPH
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German Forest Ranger Finds That Trees Have Social Networks, Too http://flip.it/0zDyb
Peter Wohlleben, a career ranger, has topped best-seller lists with “The Hidden Life of Trees,” describing trees as social beings that communicate on the “Wood Wide Web.”
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When Good Drones Go Bad - WIRED
As consumer drones become more capable, one new study shows, they become more of a threat.
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Insurer uses drones to inspect bushfire damage in Australian first http://flip.it/q7moF
Drones are being useful helping people rebuild after a traumatic start to the bushfire season in Australia.
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Land Surveying & AutoCAD Civil 3D Consultant
Introduction

I am a father of three, husband, professional land surveyor, entrepreneur, and blogger. I love land surveying, it's much more complex, challenging and rewarding than you may have imagined. I love technology, but only if it adds value, fun - or both. 

People are often surprised by how much goes into surveying their land and by how many diverse services professional land surveyors provide. I think they're also surprised by the high-tech equipment, software, and tools that we use, too.

Here's a short list of a few reasons I love being a professional land surveyor:

  • Nearly every survey is challenging and no two surveys are exactly alike.
  • There's history involved, from researching old deeds and maps to the fact that surveying is one of the oldest professions. Some say surveying is the second oldest profession.
  • Surveying is often like a treasure hunt and solving a puzzle.
  • I get to work inside and outside. Working inside is nice when the weather is bad and working outside can be a glorious gift when the weather and surroundings are nice.
  • I'm great at what I do, and while a lot of this comes from hard work and learning to be a great land surveyor, a certain amount is also because of an innate ability and affinity that I have for the land, boundaries, and land surveying.
  • I get to use my skills and abilities to help people.

If you'd like, please visit my website, EricColburn.com the Professional Land Surveyor Source or my Land Surveying Company at FosterSurvey.com.

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Three of the five places I've lived sound uplifting: Providence, Foster & Hope.
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  • Foster Survey Company
    President, 1993 - present
  • EricColburn.com - Professional Land Surveyor Adviser & Revivalist
    Professional Land Surveyor, 2008 - present
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