Month: August 2009

Strong Gain in Existing-Home Sales Maintains Uptrend

Washington, August 21, 2009 For the first time in five years, existing-home sales have increased for four months in a row, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Existing-home sales – including single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops – rose 7.2

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Discover the Life and Work of the Nineteenth Century Land Surveyor

Discover the Life and Work of the Nineteenth Century Land Surveyor at Plum Grove Historic Home What do George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Robert Lucas, First Governor of the Iowa Territory all have in common? They all served as land

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Decline in Commercial Real Estate Sectors Appears to be Slowing

Washington, August 19, 2009 Commercial real estate activity has suffered from a severe credit crunch for commercial sectors, sustained job losses and weak consumer spending, although the decline appears to be slowing.  A forward-looking indicator shows commercial real estate will

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National Ocean Service-Diving Deeper Podcast-What is Land Cover Data?

National Ocean Service-Diving Deeper Podcast-What is Land Cover Data? Learn about land cover data in this interview with Nate Herold from the NOAA Coastal Services Center. The discussion highlights the difference between land cover and land use, how land cover

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TerraGo Announces General Availability of TerraGo Composer

TerraGo Announces General Availability of TerraGo Composer New release for creating GeoPDF-based map books adds dynamic update and editing capability ATLANTA, GA – August 20, 2009 – TerraGo Technologies®, a leading provider of geospatial collaboration software solutions, announced today the

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AutoCAD Civil 3D Surveying Quick Tips and Tricks: Apply Description Keys

In today’s AutoCAD Civil 3D Surveying Quick Tips and Tricks I’m going to show you how to apply Description Key codes to a point. This may be necessary in the following situations. You created a point in your AutoCAD Civil

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Autodesk Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2010 Financial Results

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2010. Revenue was $415 million, a decrease of three percent sequentially and 33 percent compared to the second quarter

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Landsat 5 Satellite is Now Stabilized and the Cause is Being Investigated

Satellite is Now Stabilized and the Cause is Being Investigated Landsat 5 tumbled out of control and power was at a critical level in the early morning of August 13. The cause for this anomaly is currently unknown and being

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Professional Land Surveyor Journal August 17, 2009

A day at the beach. It has been very difficult times for my family and I for the past two years. Recession, the complete stoppage of work, financial burdens, health issues, you name it and times have been tough. Significant

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The Economy, Cash For Clunkers and a Turning Tide?

A turning tide? Only time will tell for certain, but the economy finally seems to be making a turnaround. People and companies, I think, have adjusted to the financial and business realities of recession, made adjustments, and now are ready

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Professional Land Surveyor Demands Pay From Bibb County, Georgia for County Line Survey

The story stays the same … I’m not going to go into much discussion about this story, which you can read for yourself by following the link at the bottom of this post. The only thing I would like to

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Vermont Puts Land Surveying Maps Online

I think that one area of concern for Professional Land Surveyors, Lawyers, Title Examiners and land owners, alike, is the historical journey they take in researching land records. And no, I’m not talking about the thrill of diving into old

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Professional Website Package for Professional Land Surveyors

In the past years it has become more commonplace for surveying companies to have their own website. What has surprised me, though, is how many land surveyors I come across that still don’t have a website (or one that’s rather

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AutoCAD Civil 3D Surveying Quick Tips and Tricks: Menu Bar

AutoCAD Civil 3D Surveying Quick Tips and Tricks: Menu Bar If you’ve upgraded from previous versions of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 one of the first things you’ll notice is the Ribbon interface. The Ribbon interface of process-oriented grouped commands and

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Autodesk 2010 Certification Now Available for Design Professionals

Autodesk 2010 Certification Now Available for Design Professionals Certified Associate and Certified Professional exams now available for newest versions of AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Revit Architecture, and AutoCAD Civil 3D Software SAN RAFAEL, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Autodesk, Inc.,

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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 Update 1

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 Update 1 Last Friday, July 31, 2009, Autodesk released the first update to their AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010. Clicking to the above link, you will find the update c3d2010sp1.exe, a readme file (which I recommend you

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