Month: July 2009

Study: Economic Value of NOAA’s Geodetic Services at $2.4 Billion

Proposed Modernization Program to Net Additional $522 Million The NOAA-managed National Spatial Reference System (NSRS), the official U.S. government source for precise latitude, longitude and elevation measurements, provides more than $2.4 billion in potential annual benefits to the U.S. economy,

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AutoCAD Civil 3D Surveying Quick Tips and Tricks: Image Edit and Frames

More AutoCAD Civil 3D Surveying Help! I get more questions about AutoCAD Civil 3D than I do on any other subject. The complexity of the program coupled with the myriad of settings required to make it a useful piece of

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Ten Geospatial Organizations Endorse IFTN

Ten Geospatial Organizations Endorse IFTN The leadership of ten geospatial organizations has jointly agreed to support a simple resolution in support of a national digital imagery program: Be it resolved that the undersigned geospatial organizations support the funding and establishment

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Existing-Home Sales Up Again

Washington, July 23, 2009 Existing-home sales rose for the third consecutive month with inventory easing and home prices declining less sharply in June, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Existing-home sales – including single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops –

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USGS Astrogeologists Contribute to “Moon in Google Earth”

Astrogeologists at the U.S. Geological Survey here provided critical data sets used in the latest release of planetary exploration tools from Google, Inc.  The updated software enables users to explore the moon in high detail, including the Apollo 11 landing

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A Day in The Woods

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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 Video for Land Surveyors: Coordinate Systems

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 Video for Land Surveyors: Coordinate Systems This video shows you how to setup the coordinate system in your AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 Drawing and Survey Database. The goal here is to make sure that the coordinate

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ASPRS/MAPPS 2009 Conference: DIGITAL MAPPING From Elevation to Information

DIGITAL MAPPING From Elevation to Information ASPRS/MAPPS 2009 Conference San Antonio, Texas November 16 to 19, 2009 ASPRS/MAPPS 2009 Specialty Conference MAPPS and ASPRS are once again organizing a dynamic conference around a specialty theme “Digital Mapping – From

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National Ocean Service-Diving Deeper Podcast-What is Hydrography

National Ocean Service-Diving Deeper Podcast-What is Hydrography Learn about hydrography in this interview with Jerry Mills from the Office of Coast Survey. The discussion highlights why hydrography is important, the tools used to collect hydrographic data, and how it is

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Professional Land Surveyor Journal July 17, 2009

Summertime and the Living is Easy? Nice summer weather is finally here in New England, although it’s still been on the cool side and we’ve been hard-pressed to go more than a day without some rain. After more than three

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GITA 18th Annual GIS for Oil & Gas Conference 2009

GITA’s 18th Annual GIS for Oil & Gas Conference 2009 Whether you’re new to geospatial technologies or a knowledgeable veteran, mark your calendar for the 2009 GIS for Oil & Gas Conference Sept. 13-17, 2009, in Houston, Texas. Discover how

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Applied Signal Technology, Inc. Performs Successful Pipeline Inspection Survey in the Gulf of Mexico

Use of Synthetic Aperture Sonar Results in Significant Project Cost Reduction SUNNYVALE, California, July 10, 2009 – Applied Signal Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: APSG) (AST), a market leader in advanced underwater imaging systems as well as other intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance

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2009 Autodesk University (AU) User Conference and Exhibition

AU 2009 will be held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 1–3, 2009! Autodesk University 2009 is your chance to meet with the top experts in your industry and learn about the latest trends and

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MidAmerica GIS Consortium MAGIC 2010 Symposium

MAGIC 2010 Symposium The 2010 Symposium will be held at the Westin Crown Center April 18 – 22, 2010 in Kansas City, Missouri. GIS covers such a broad range of subjects, applications and types of people that use it, that

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AutoCAD Civil 3D: 10 Tips for Setting it up for use in Land Surveying

In the Beginning This is the beginning of a series of posts about setting up and using AutoCAD Civil 3D in your land surveying work. I know from the many conversations I’ve had with other professional land surveyors and mapping

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Happy 4th of July!

For fun here are a few Independence Day videos and images. Happy 4th of July everyone!

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China Compass Beidou Global Navigation Satellite System Predicted to Challenge All Other GPS

Here’s an article I found China Daily about the Chinese Compass, or Beidou (Big Dipper) Global Navigation Satellite System which is expected to challenge our U.S. developed GPS, the EU’s GPS and Russia’s GPS. This Compass GPS is planning on

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Space Station Appearing Nationwide Over July 4 Weekend

HOUSTON — As America celebrates its 233rd birthday this holiday weekend, there will be an extra light in the sky along with the fireworks. Across the country, Americans will be treated to spectacular views of the International Space Station as

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PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR SURVEY-As a Professional Land Surveyor, What Do You Want?

In this week’s PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR SURVEY I’m asking: As a Professional Land Surveyor, What Do You Want? You may want to read my recent post entitled What do Professional Land Surveyors Want? In that post I ponder what Professional

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RPS GROUP PLC Makes Strategic Acquisition of Australia Surveying Firm Conics for (£31.3m)

01 July 2009 RPS GROUP PLC (“RPS” or “the Group”) Strategic Acquisition in Australia & Pre Close Trading Update Acquisition of Conics Ltd (“Conics” or “the Company”) RPS announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the entire

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