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The Next Big Thing
Business & Legal
RJ Leaver

The Next Big Thing

The next big thing will be a geospatial renaissance.  You may prefer to call it a geospatial awakening, or revolution, or regeneration, or even a

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Unlicensed Group Deceives California Property Owners
Business & Legal
Wendell

Unlicensed Group Deceives California Property Owners

BPELSG, with the help of several licensees, has investigated and monitored the activities associated with a small group of unlicensed individuals who have deceived multiple Southern California property owners by representing themselves as legitimately authorized to perform land surveying services and providing those services in a manner that directly fails to meet the standards which the public can rely upon.

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Gambling With The Deregulation of Land Surveying
Business & Legal
RJ Leaver

Gambling With The Deregulation of Land Surveying

The editor of POB just wrote about the deregulation of land surveying. Everyone is buying it. Everyone seems to be missing the point that we have already been deregulated as land surveyors, long ago. How did this happen?

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Winners of the 2016 NCEES Surveying Education Award
Business & Legal
Wendell

Winners of the 2016 NCEES Surveying Education Award

NCEES has announced the recipients of the inaugural NCEES Surveying Education Award. This annual award recognizes surveying programs that best reflect the organization? mission to advance licensure for engineers and surveyors in order to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

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State of the Cadastre
Business & Legal
RJ Leaver

The State of the Cadastre

The state of the cadastre in this country is still at an all time high at D+. Surveyors see the world of GIS as the next isolated individual parcel that will need to be surveyed, or resurveyed. That decision on which parcel and why that parcel needs surveying is always made by anyone but the surveyor.

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NSPS Future of Surveying Forum
Business & Legal
Wendell

NSPS Future of Surveying Forum

If you haven’t already participated in the questionnaire from the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) regarding the Forum on the Future of Surveying, please check it out now.

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U. S. Senate Passes Digital Coast Act of 2015
Business & Legal
Wendell

U. S. Senate Passes Digital Coast Act of 2015

Today, April 27, 2016, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation approved the Digital Coast Act of 2015. The Act, known as S. 2325 and backed by the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), was approved without opposition.

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Cool Heads
Business & Legal
gschrock

Cool Heads

Cool heads need to prevail, and for the most part they do. There is an odd mix of emotions surrounding the transition of the surveying profession from the 20th century to the 21st ?angst, optimism, fear, excitement, motivation, despairt

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Is GPS Really A Gift to Surveying?
Business & Legal
Jim McLefresh

Is GPS Really A Gift to Surveying?

Today, with survey grade GPS, measurements can be made to the nearest centimeters. Are today? advancements in technology improvements that we really need? Were the skills and accuracies of yesterday good enough for land measurements? Is GPS surveying just another way of challenging yesterdays’ skills?

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The Role of Land Surveyors in Society
Business & Legal
Dave Karoly

The Role of Land Surveyors in Society

Surveyors and civil engineers, like other experts, may give testimony on questions involving matters of technical skill and experience with which they are peculiarly acquainted. This article focuses on the essential role the Land Surveyor plays when acting as a Boundary Surveyor.

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5 Steps to Get Started in Social Media for Surveyors
Business & Legal
Wendell

5 Steps to Get Started in Social Media for Surveyors

When it comes to businesses getting things going for the first time in social media, it? okay to start small. It doesn? matter if you are a large, longstanding company or a fledgling solo operator. There? no good reason for you to jump into the social media frenzy and tackle all of the various networks.

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