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"I read articles about the 'one man' surveying companies, and how they are saving money. But who is going to save the profession?"
In recent years, we have been faced with the fact that the number of licensed Professional Land Surveyors is declining rapidly.
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"Getting in on the ground floor with visionaries has been a learning curve throughout my career. It has its challenges and it has great rewards," says Michael Frecks, PLS.
There is a graveyard of first attempts in technology, from Microsoft Vista to the Blackberry and, most recently gasping for air, the Segue.
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How and why to stay on the leading edge in #surveying:
Clients have always wanted rapid, accurate and complete surveys, but now that they know what’s possible with the newest technologies, their expectations on all fronts have increased.
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#Surveyors: What does your jobsite look like today? #POB is curious! Photos welcome.
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"So, why would a contractor ask you to make your mark?" This question answered in Jeffrey Turner's February column:
With a few years of stakeout experience, most surveyors have been asked many times to “set a benchmark.” That could be one of the most risky acts for a party chief.
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Useful tips for the #surveyors buying a firm or thinking about it, from Milton Denny, PLS:
As we’ve determined in the previous two columns, buying or selling a survey or engineering firm is, for all practical purposes, the same.
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Are you signed up for our Land Boundary Master Class, led by Jeff Lucas, PLS?
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Did you know that #POB has launched a mobile app for iOS and Android? #surveying #mapping
Point of Beginning (POB) covers the latest surveying, mapping and geospatial technologies, as well as business, legal and educational issues.
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#AUVSI is calling for no further delays with the #UAV rule process: #FAA #drone
The association lists its six priorities to advance the commercial drone industry.
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The February 2016 issue of #POB is out! Time to snuggle up and read: #surveying #mapping
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A look at what #drones bring to #surveying & how they're being utilized:
Slashing the time and improving the documentation needed for site development surveys is what any survey firm wants.
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You're either one or the other as a #surveyor, no in between, says Jeffery N. Lucas in his latest column:
The retracing surveyor’s societal role in the United States is that of steward of the nation’s property boundaries.
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