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GEOV8 2015 Virtual Expo Presentation: Will Photogrammetry Make Laser Scanning Obsolete?

David Boardman, CEO of Stockpile Reports (stockpilereports.com) will share his industry knowledge with this informative presentation on reality indexing and photogrammetry to show you innovative new business solutions.

This presentation will illustrate how reality indexing and photogrammetry is solving major business challenges on and off site. David Boardman’s discussion and demonstration will cover...

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The FAA may not be dragging its heels on commercial drone regulations after all. At a congressional hearing on Wednesday, senior FAA official Michael Whitaker said “the rule will ...
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The British are this month celebrating the 800th anniversary of Magna Carter, a document more than three times as old as the United States.
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GEOV8 2015 Virtual Expo Presentation: Will Photogrammetry Make Laser Scanning Obsolete?

David Boardman, CEO of Stockpile Reports (stockpilereports.com) will share his industry knowledge with this informative presentation on reality indexing and photogrammetry to show you innovative new business solutions.

This presentation will illustrate how reality indexing and photogrammetry is solving major business challenges on and off site. David Boardman’s discussion and demonstration will cover...

Read more >>http://wp.me/p5RR38-4S
Will Photogrammetry Make Laser Scanning Obsolete? David Boardman, CEO of Stockpile Reports (stockpilereports.com) will share his industry knowledge with this informative presentation on reality ind...
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Can we truly say mobile technology puts the world in our hands, when all we can see is 2D images in a flat (or slightly curved) screen? Technology continues to improve and I say it's time for the true next-generation devices to hit the store shelves. VR and Augmented reality are the first things that come to mind, but there is another type of display we haven't been paying too much attention to, other than in movies - holograms. What is the Holu...
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Land Surveying & AutoCAD Civil 3D Consultant
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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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